Construction Lesson Plan for Preschool

This Construction Lesson Plan for Preschool lesson plan also includes:

Young construction engineers may huff and puff a bit as they design new homes for the three little pigs. After reading the classic tale, class members create their own blueprints, and then use popsicle sticks, cut out squares, circles, rectangles, and triangles to construct new abodes.

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Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Fill the sandbox or exploratory play area with construction toys (dump trucks, bulldozers, etc.) and building blocks and/or Legos
  • To add a bilingual element to the lesson also read Susan Lowell's The Three Little Javelinas
  • For older students include a mini-lesson on point of view by reading Jon Scieszka' The TRUE Story of the 3 Little Pigs 
Classroom Considerations

  • Required materials include a couple of bricks, several sticks, some straw, a sample blueprint, blue paper, white colored pencils, crayons, rulers, glue, and popsicle sticks
  • Check for food allergies before engaging in the snack time activity
Pros

  • Includes art and math connections
  • The modified version of the "So Early in the Morning" song substitutes construction verbs (pound, saw, paint, stack)
Cons

  • None