Adding building blocks, construction vehicles and different tools can enchance sensory play and help build a whole new set of skills for kids! Here you will find 33 construction sensory play ideas for little builders and we hope you and your kids will enjoy the play!
Make a start with our Nuts and Bolts Sensory Bin.
Invite your child to have fun pretending to be a bricklayer using blocks and Play dough.
Four ways to play and learn with Foam Blocks.
Set your Lego Mini-figures to work on this Pumpkin based Construction Site.
Adding coloured shaving foam and Lego bricks to a big tub will keep you toddlers very busy.
Have fun building with Mud.
Build a castle in the sky with this Jack and the Beanstalk themed sensory play.
Practice spreading shaving foam onto blocks and then stacking them up to construct a big tower.
Pasta and cereal make great pretend mud, bricks, gravel and stones in this Small World Play Construction Site.
Add a calming element to your Construction sensory play.
Load up a Construction Table with diggers and shaving foam.
Make your own Mini Gravel Quarry and have fun tipping and shoveling stones around.
Fill a tub with sand, rocks and mini diggers and sit back and enjoy watching your kids play.
Taste safe mud is the perfect ingredient to add into a construction sensory play activity.
Explore magnetism and build towns with magnetic letters and yogurt cups.
Set up your own Play Dough Construction Site.
Load up on some learning as you play in this Alphabet Construction Bin.
Did you know that Jenga pieces make great construction site signs? Play with them in this Construction Zone Play.
Creating this Sensory Construction Site is a great way to use up old grains lurking at the back of your pantry.
Did you know that Hair Rollers make a great Construction Toy?
Enjoy building with re-usable Ice Cubes.
Can’t decide between Diggers or Dinosaurs? Then throw them both into a sensory bin filled with Chocolate Mud and let them play together.
For some messy painting fun dip your Lego Duplo Bricks into paint and print with them.
Add Soap Suds to your Construction Table for some bubbly sensory play.
This Construction Sensory Bin is filled with sand coloured Kidfetti, which is excellent for digger scooping and pouring.
Even when it’s snowing work can’t stop on the building site.
Let your child take control of setting up this Construction Site Sensory Play.
Two super simple ways to set up a Sensory Construction Site.
Plan a whole week of Construction Play Ideas.
Can you dig out the Lego Bricks trapped inside this big block of ice?
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Sensory Play.
Playing with Nuts, Bolts and Washers is great for some hands on fine motor skills fun.
Sometimes all you need is a few diggers and a tub of moon sand.
Few favorite books to read as you play with your construction sensory bin:
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Little Blue Truck
The Construction Alphabet Book
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
My Big Truck Book
Good Night Dump Truck
Simple First Sounds Noisy Trucks
Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.