25 Building and engineering activities for kids
All kids are creative and love to play! Am I right? It’s just the matter to exposing them to the right kind of stimulation that gets their creative juices flowing. For some this stimulant is art and art activities, for some, it could be setting up sensory activities, for some it could be simple tinkering games and for my kids it has always been building activities – any kind of building! As long as it means putting together something, then they are game.
Here is a super fun round up with tons of ideas for creating simple “invitation to build”. There are 25 ideas. C’mon, let’s build and build with something other than BLOCKS!
I have categorized the ideas according to the major material needed. All the images will take you to the original blog.
Building activity with pipe cleaners from Blog Me Mom
Invitation to build with Styrofoam from Mama.Papa.Bubba.Blog
Geoboard Building Activity from Meri Cherry Blog
Styrofoam Structures from Housing A Forest
Build with meat trays from Happy Hooligans
Invitation to build with cardboard from Happy Hooligans
Building activity with paper rolls and straws from Frugal Fun for Boys
Build a castle with cardboard from Acorn Pies ( more involved- great for school age kids)
Build with index cards and straws from Artchoo! (scroll down for the idea)
Build with paper blocks from Babble Dabble Doo
Build with newspaper!!! from Modern Parents Messy Kids (AMAZING IDEA!)
Build with sugar cubes from Mama.Papa.Bubba.Blog
Build with watermelon from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Build with orange peels from Buggy and Buddy
Building activity with spaghetti and gumdrops from Composition Classroom
Build with apples from Fun at Home with Kids
Saving the most versatile for the last – build with random objects. The most open ended building activity for kids.
Invitation to build with magnetic building blocks from Whatdowedoallday
Build with bottle caps from Mama Peapod
Building activity with loose parts from No Times for Flash Cards
Building with pool noodles from And Next Comes L
Button and Cork Builders from No Time for Flash Cards
Build with cups from Teach Preschool
Build with ice from Blog Me Mom
Build with sticky crafts sticks from Hands on: As we grow
Blocks and shaving cream from Fit Kids Clubhouse
Build with straws and spools from Make Do and Friend
Thanks for reading!