This creative activity is a great way to recycle old magazines and newspapers while teaching preschool or kindergarten kids about construction. Children work on their fine motor skills and learn about the physics of making a structure stay together. Plus, they'll get a one-of-a-kind project to display in the classroom or at home!
Set them free to build whatever they'd like, or encourage them to experiment based on a particular story. Reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Ask kids to create a tiny, medium, and big chair or experiment with beds of different sizes. Reading The Three Little Pigs? Ask them to experiment with different types of structures and see how they can make their houses stronger, by adjusting how they build them. You'll be amazed by how creative kids can get with such simple materials!