Make your own DIY Tinker Toys with your little kids! Toddlers and Preschoolers will love building with them! If you’re looking for ideas for a Transportation or Engineering theme, then you’re definitely going to want to check them out!
We wrapped up another week of Transportation Station and this week we made DIY Tinker Toys. Do you remember Tinker Toys from when you were a little kid?
They’ve apparently made a comeback and the little guy has a few sets of them that he’s gotten for Christmas over the years.
I never would have thought to use simple things that we had around the house to make our own, though.
That’s where our preschool curriculum kits really come in handy. They take the guesswork out of preschool homeschool, so that I can spend more time playing and less time planning.
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
DIY Tinker Toys Investigation Station
Fine Motor (5.1), Logic (20.1)
- Create your own Tinker Toys by punching (or poking) holes in cardboard tubes.
- Cut the tubes to make different lengths.
- Encourage children to insert straws into the holes.
- Explore creating different vehicles and structures.
- What rolls?
- What are you building?
- Does playing with these pieces remind you of a bike?
I can’t even get over how quick + easy these DIY Tinker Toys were to make. I mean, seriously. It only took me maybe ten or so minutes to get everything ready.
The little guy had a blast playing with them. And are ya ready for a major confession? I totally did too. Who would’ve thought, right? It made me just a tiny bit nostalgic.
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Transportation Station theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.
Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!
As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger
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