If you are teaching about the helpers in our communities, then these free ways to learn about community helpers: construction workers, will help.
Construction workers are everywhere. From new construction to renovations, kids are bound to see construction workers all around, especially in car rides.
Did you ever wonder what kids think about when they think of community helpers? Why do they wear a hard hat, why do they wear bright colors, or why can’t we go near construction sites?
My kids had these questions. My husband started his own small construction company this year. We didn’t expect it to grow so quickly.
We should have known; our little country is prone to cyclones. There was a cyclone two years ago, Tropical Cyclone Gita. Now there is funding for the reconstruction of destroyed and damaged homes.
How cool is it that my husband is now helping people with damaged homes from this event?! What a blessing, for us! We are truly humbled at what God does.
The company went from a 3-man crew to… a lot more. This meant that we had to get equipment, safety vests, goggles, gloves, and more for all the new guys.
That led my son to ask lots of questions. He asked why he couldn’t go along with his dad to the construction site. His questions led us to learn more about these construction community helpers.
Learning about community helpers can be fun with kids. Below are a few ways to make the best out of your construction worker unit.
Explore these Free Ways to Learn About Community Helpers: Construction Workers:
Download our FREE Construction Printable Pack for Early Learners by visiting this post and scrolling towards the bottom of the page.
DIY Dress Up: Construction Worker | Making of a Mom
Road Construction Pretend Play: The Importance of Stop and Go Games for Kids | Still Playing School
Construction Site Dramatic Play | pocket of PRESCHOOL
Construction Site Sensory Bin | Play Create Explore
Rainbow Rice Construction Site for Kids | Messy Motherhood
Busy Play: Play Dough Construction Site | Hands on as We Grow
Warning! Construction Bin Fun Ahead | Brainpower Family Smart Ideas
Books about construction and construction workers
Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site FREE Coloring Pages | Teaching with Childrens Books
Fun Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site Activities | Teaching with Childrens Books
Construction Work Picture Books Kids Will Request Over And Over | What Do We Do All Day
20 of the Best Construction Site Books for Kids | Homeschool Preschool
Incorporate Construction them into your other subjects
Dump Truck Counting Mat | The Measured Mom
Construction Truck Counting | Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls
Construction Truck Names | Preschool Powol Packets
A-maze-ing Learning Letters Game | How Wee Learn
Visit a construction site (outside the safety lines of course) to interview a construction worker
Kids and Construction Workers Q+A | Rochester Mom
Construction Questions From Kids Video | Penn State Children’s
Take your kids on a virtual construction site visit
Take a Field Trip to a Construction Site | KidVision Pre-K
Virtual Construction Site Tour | Essel Environmental Engineering
Hands-on Construction Theme Activities
30+ Construction Site Activities for Kids | Happy Toddler Playtime
Alphabet Rocks Construction Site Activity | The Imagination Tree
Wrecking Ball Activity | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Constructing with Styrofoam | Happy Hooligans
Construction Movement Cards to Get Kids Moving Activity | Royal Baloo
FREE Construction Vehicle Printables And Montessori-Inspired Construction Vehicle Activities | Living Montessori Now
Use printables for reinforcement
Construction Worker FREE Printable Worksheets | Teacher’s Mag
FREE printable paper dolls: Construction Worker | Kiddy Charts
Construction Worksheets FREE Worksheets | Preschool Play and Learn
FREE Download Construction Worker Paper Doll | Education.com
Construction Worker Notebooking Pages: FREE LEGO Printables | Encouraging Moms at Home
Construction Vehicles FREE Printable Pack | Proverbial Homemaker
Montessori-Inspired Construction Unit | Living Montessori Now
Construction Theme Preschool Co-Op | Stay at Home Educator
Growth Mindset Poster FREEBIE (Construction Themed) | Kickin’ it With Class – Heather Kearns
Bonus addition to learning about construction workers: Builders Build
Another topic I was able to explore with my son was the idea of what a builder does in comparison to God and creation. The Way of The Master series talks about proving God’s existence to non-believers.
I should my son some of the videos about this. It explains how when we see a building or facility, don’t see it’s builder, but we know that there is one. A building can’t build itself.
Just like a builder builds a building and we just KNOW that is, is the same we can explain creation. When we see creation, we must know that it wasn’t created from nothing. Creation needs a creator – that creator is God.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!