A Week of Invitations to Play: Construction Site

Each day this week I’ll be sharing a new Invitation to Play.  Yesterday I shared our Pasta and Playdough Invitation and today it’s all about the Construction Site.

I don’t know about your little boys, but J is obsessed with anything with wheels, especially construction trucks.  I decided to take advantage of his love for diggers and set up an Invitation to Play that he couldn’t resist!

Invitation to Play: Construction Site The set up:

  • White beans
  • River rocks
  • Cornmeal
  • Construction trucks

I placed everything into a plastic box to the contain the mess…kind of.  I also added a few blocks so J could build something if he wanted to.

Invitation to Play: Construction Site  J’s favorite part was using his diggers to fill up the dump truck.  This was a great sensory experience for J because of all the different textures and smells inside the box. 

Invitation to Play: Construction SiteThis was a blast for J, but did cause me to get a bit stressed.  You see the cornmeal made quite the mess.  Next time I’ll use something different, like dirt or even sand. 

IMG_7327 I will say that I didn’t have to do all the clean up myself!  J loves to help vacuum!

Make sure you come back for tomorrow’s invitation…it’s a good one!

If you like what you see here, you’ll love all the fun stuff I pin on Pinterest!


  1. Moon sand would be great fun. thanks for the ideas!

  2. Anonymous says:

    OMG…..I pretty much have this exact set up in boys room..with the exact same 5 piece construction vehicle set. :)

  3. Fabulous! I love invitations to play and can’t wait to see what else you have to share.

  4. So great. Our boys would definitely get a long. By the way, do not think I have told you how much I love the look of the site.

  5. This looks like so much fun! I would love for you to link it, and any of your other projects, to the Pinworthy Projects link party! http://www.atkinsondrive.com/pinworthy-projects-party-week-18/

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