Build, Deconstruct, Repeat!


This lesson plan is centered around meaningful play with hands-on, creative building activities and experiments to engage preschool-age learners. This summer camp unit offers five 3-hour lesson plans. They feature suggestions for circle time, outside play, and table activities. Activities are standards-aligned to ensure quality content that helps children gain knowledge and prepare for kindergarten.

About our lesson plans:

  • Developed and tested by a team of experienced, certified educators

  • Immediate PDF download upon purchase with unlimited use

  • Activity pages, extension activities, and additional resources included at no cost

  • Developmentally appropriate

  • Printable format that is also digital friendly with links and QR codes embedded in the lesson plans

Camp Outline:

  • Arrival activity- Spell your name with bricks
  • Circle time- Types of building bricks
  • Building brick patterns
  • Outside play- With extra-large building blocks
  • Imaginative free build
  • Center play- Block area
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Number match
  • Circle time- Facts about LEGO®
  • Building brick blueprints
  • Outside play- Tall towers
  • Build a shape
  • Center play- Block center
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Create your own “mini-fig”
  • Circle time- LEGOLAND®
  • Brick prints in salt dough
  • Outside play- Cross the bridge
  • Measure with building bricks
  • Center play- Building brick ring toss
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Ring toss game
  • Circle time- Facts about volcanos
  • Build a volcano
  • Outside play- Shadow trace
  • Building brick maze
  • Center play- Dramatic play
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Draw your favorite activity
  • Circle time- Share your drawing
  • Color hunt
  • Outside play- Roll and build
  • Roll a tower
  • Center play- Art center
  • Reflection