Every project needs a good plan. Kids can follow these construction plans to make their own builds.
The following activity is designed for parents and children to do together. Supervision of children with materials such as glue, scissors, etc. is strongly recommended.
To prepare, you will need:
- Construction paper
- Pen or pencil
1. Draw a large rectangle on a piece of construction paper with a ruler, similar to real life architecture plans. You can add a small corner square to your rectangle with your construction company name (e.g. “Bob’s Construction”).
2. Next, draw four squares on top of each other in the middle of your plan.
3. Pass the plan to your child. Instruct them to build a tower out of blocks following the construction plan. Make sure they count the number of squares used and have them use the same number of blocks.
4. Then, you can create other construction plans for your child to build or have your child create his or her own plans. Other construction plan ideas include:
- Draw three squares on top of each other on one side. Then, draw three squares on top of each other on the other side. Draw a straight line connecting the top of the squares. Instruct your child to build this bridge with blocks and a piece of paper.
- Draw two squares on top of each other. Leave a little space and draw another two squares on top of each other. Draw a triangle connecting the tops of the squares. Instruct your child to build this house with square blocks and a triangle block.