Get ready for some digging adventures! Grab the Tonka Trucks, blocks, and cardboard. Today is all about construction fun for kids!

We know that staying home during COVID19 can be a challenge. Therefore, each day schools are closed, (cool) progeny will offer easy activities to keep the the whole family engaged. If you try any of these activities, post pictures to Facebook and Instagram and tag us (#coolprogeny and @coolprogeny). After all, we’re all in this together!

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DAY SEVENTEEN - Construction

Cool Fun at Home: Construction Fun for Kids!


Let’s Dig It!

Grab those Tonka Trucks in the toy bin and some blocks and head outside for some “constructive” play. Have your kids look around outside and see what “needs to be moved.” Find some safe areas where their trucks can get to “work” – maybe on grass, the flower beds, sand box or even on a gravel surface. Dig in and have fun!


Construction Careers

Is your child always playing “Construction Worker?”  If so, they will love this fun video about a job in construction by Radical Jr.

Kids still daydreaming about big diggers and front end loaders? Have them join Gabe and Garrett on a construction adventure while they get a taste of what it is like to work on a construction site! 

Creativity Challenge

Make Art with Your Cars (Or Trucks Or Front-End Loaders)

Make tire track art with your toy construction vehicles (or cars). You just need a little washable paint, paper and small toys with wheels. Check out this simple tutorial from to see how to get started.  

Draw a Construction Worker

Older kids will love drawing a construction worker alongside Rob and his kids on Art For Kids Hub’s YouTube Channel. 


Construction Movement Cards

SPIN like a cement mixer.  SCOOP like a loader… It’s time to get the kiddos moving and stretching. Royalbaloo created these adorable construction movement cards that you can download. Have your child help you cut them out! 

STEM Extension

Playdough Architecture

Bricklaying with Playdough and blocks! Head over to Learn With Play At Home for some great ideas. Don’t have playdough? No problem! They also have a no-cook recipe on their site using household staples. Your child will be building a wall layer by layer in no time.

Build a Neighborhood

Have your little construction worker make a neighborhood out of LEGOS, or have your older kiddo create a blueprint for a neighborhood and build one out of cardboard. Get a little inspiration on the Big Rentz website.