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Work Bench and Construction Center for Kids!

July 10, 2009 20:03 by Barbara Shelby

SUPPLY IDEAS -ALSO-SEE 'SAND PLAY' AT PAGE BOTTOM... 

  • Apron (Canvas Utility)
  • Blue Prints
  • Building Craft Kits
  • Calculator
  • Carpenter’s Pencil
  • Carpet
  • Clamps
  • Clipboard/Paper
  • Drop Cloth
  • Flashlight
  • Hammer
  • Hard hats
  • Level
  • Literacy materials: Tool catalogs, Home improvement Magazines
  • Log to pound in nails to make log sculpture
  • Magnets to pick up nails
  • Manual Drill
  • Nail Practice Board
  • Nails
  • Paint brushes
  • Plane
  • Paint, Paint Brushes and Rollers, Paint Tray
  • Ruler
  • Safety Goggles
  • Sand Paper
  • Saw
  • Screws
  • Screw Driver
  • Styrofoam Pieces and Golf Tees for younger children to nail
  • Tape measure
  • T-Square
  • Varnish
  • Vice Grip
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Scraps/Pieces
  • Work Shirts and Gloves

Develop Literacy in the woodworking area… by providing tool catalogs, home improvement magazines, and picture reference books about building.

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SAND PLAY

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PLAY ITEMS FOR OUTSIDE

Bowls
Buckets
Cars
Colander
Cookie Cutters
Funnels
Ladles
Magnifying Glass
Measuring Cups
Molds of different shapes
Muffin tins
Natural Materials: seeds, shells, pebbles, sticks
Pails
Plastic animals, dishes, people
Rake
Rolling Pin
Scale
Scoops
Shovels
Sieve
Sifters
Spoons
Strainer
Trucks

IN SENSORY TABLE

In place of sand or water-- along with the above-- add Beans, Seeds, Pasta, Rice, Ice cubes, Snow, Dirt and Worms, Packing Peanuts, Cotton Balls, Instant Potato Flakes, Shaving Cream

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 MENU IDEAS FOR CENTERS

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