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What are buildings made of? What makes them strong? Construct buildings using a variety of materials and then test the buildings to find out if they are sturdy.

In the Discovery Area, children are encouraged to test the strength of their buildings. For example use fans and hairdryers to simulate wind. Or stack blocks on top of the buildings to see how much weight the buildings can withstand.

Preschool Printables: Construction Vehicles

Preschool Printables: Construction Vehicles

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Make mini discovery boxes filled with open ended materials like pene pasta, pipe cleaners, toilet paper tubes, egg cartons, foam shapes, straws, small wooden blocks, and whatever else you can think of. Add them to the block are for a week, and rotat

Block Structure including photos and signs

Can you build it? Book with real buildings and pictures of block constructions. Perfect way to integrate math and literacy into the block center!

Great construction ideas out of sponges, cans, etc.

Educational creativity: Math Centers- Construction

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