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Construction Crafts

We did two crafts this week for our construction theme. 

Movable Digger 
We have never used the pins that allow for craft pieces to move in our preschool before.  When I found this craft I was very excited!  I was unable to download the craft or save it as a printable so I drew my own and copied it for our use. 

Materials: 
  • movable digger printable
  • turning pins
  • paint (we used black and yellow only)
  • scissors
  • paint brushes
This craft is good for:
  • scissor practice
  • counting practice
  • pencil holding skills
I set out the paint for the Dragons and asked that they use both colors for their pictures. 

 Little Dragon did a wonderful job painting in the lines

It was adorable watching the boys paint and talk together calmly

The cutting was a bit difficult but that is because it took awhile for the paint to dry so the paper was wet and tearing. 

Both boys were very proud of their work and loved their diggers! 


Construction Scene
This was the craft we added to the alphabet wall.  I drew the pictures for this craft so they ended up being bigger then the letter C road we had.  Little Dragon didn't notice so I didn't say anything. 
Little Dragon colored some of the trucks and asked if I would color the others.  There were 5 trucks to color so I helped color some in. 

Then Little Dragon cut them out

He had a favorite truck for the duration of this craft and made sure to point out it's position on the finished project.

All done! 







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  1. Could you put up a PDF file of the movable digger?

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