Use loose tea to make a dumptruck that looks like it has real dirt! Even better, the letter 'D' is the dump bed!
This craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers - they can practice gluing, cutting, shape and letter identification, and get a bit messy too!
What you need:
- Opened tea bag (recommend that an adult cut it open to avoid too much mess!)
- Construction paper cut into shapes to build a truck (including a large 'D')
- Spoon for dirt (tea!)
We assembled most of the dump truck parts on construction paper (glued on) and then got busy creating the dirt!
Cover the 'D' with glue, and then spoon loose tea (cut open bags) on top. When it's finished you can glue it onto the top of the truck.
This would work well for an outdoor playgroup - and you could use different types of 'dirt' - like dried beans, or coffee grounds. momstown Toronto Bloorwest rocked this craft at a Construction-themed playgroup!
Digger Art - this activity goes along well with D for dumptruck, once you've got the 'dirt' on hand!
Construction books - might just be the thing to inspire a love of reading!