Kindergarten Building Center

Kindergarten building center ideas and materials that you can use for your construction activities in the classroom.

We changed up our building center this year so that students have a bit more room to build, and they have space to leave their works in progress up. They have been loving this new space, and it’s been so great to see them creating and enjoying the space.

Here is a quick tour of our Construction Site:

Construction Materials

Kindergarten building center with different materials. A construction site that students can use to build and make with.

Our students are free to choose which materials they would like to use in their project (within reason- we don’t want them dumping out everything). I made labels for the drawers that they can use, and made all the construction materials easy for them to take out and put away.

Building Blocks

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I love having a variety of materials available for the students to use, but everything is always so expensive, and we have such a limited budget! So I have been working on making different blocks myself (with the help of my SO!) So far I have made wooden gems, colourful blocks, and wood-burned blocks. I am always looking for some new ideas on what I can add.

Shelves

Kindergarten building center with different materials. A construction site that students can use to build and make with.

Another area that students are free to explore are our shelves. There are different materials that they can use, and it has a good variety of materials.

Class Blueprints

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creative-Kindergarten

We encourage our students to write about their creations, and they can add pictures and their writing to our class book.

Kindergarten building center with different materials. A construction site that students can use to build and make with.

If this is something your would like to use with your class, you can download the template for free from here:

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Need more ideas for your construction site? Take a look at this past blog post: A Tour of our Construction Site.

What have you included in your building center?

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5 thoughts on “Kindergarten Building Center”

  1. Hi Amanda,

    Went to the post cannot find link to download the page for kids to draw their plans.
    Thank you.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. What a beautiful classroom you have! I absolutely love the wooden blocks you made! How did you learn to do that? They are so creative, attractive and I bet your students love them too? Thanks so much for sharing great ideas!

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