Covering the topic of Materials with infants is a big hit, especially with the boys – our classroom is invariably transformed into a building site!
All the children become block layers, carpenters, plasterers etc. for the duration of the topic. We learn all about different materials and the jobs that go with them. We learn some new descriptive vocabulary and also learn about personal safety. Some sand and a simple work bench brings so much fun and creativity to the classroom . I have picked up hard hats along the way and I have kept a few of the hi-vis vests from RSA to help the children feel like real builders!
There is a wealth of construction site downloadable material available from Twinkl
Our construction small world is made from sand and some construction toys in a tuff tray . Unfortunately it doesn’t stay looking as in the picture for very long!
You can download a full month of Aistear plans for the topic of Materials in our resources store here