When it comes to building things from scraps, kids will always have an imaginative way of creating their own building designs and projects, but what better way to do a grand one by teaching them the art of building, doing it together as a family project during your pastime, so they can learn both art and science applications during the entire building process. Here are some constructive building projects to do with the kids, which the family can make use of in their spare time in a constructive way, as well as strengthening the family relationship, which is most important in raising a family.
Building toy boats with the kids
When you teach your kids the basics of making a paper boat, the process is supposed to be easy and fun; however, patience is the first virtue that must be taught for the kids for them to understand the function and structure of a boat. As the kids begin to outgrow their paper toy boats, let them gradually develop their ideas on how to construct their own version of a toy boat in their own creative way, using different kinds of materials or objects and let them apply the basics of math and science, such that the testing period will let them know on whether their boat will float or sink, which can teach them a lesson on how to cope with failure or success.
Another fun way to spend time with the kids is when the family is on a summer, camp break and one activity that is healthy and good for the family to partake in is to build sand castles, which is actually not as easy as it looks, but the process will help the kids be creative, imaginative, and skillful, as well as having lots of fond memories, remembering the fun time with so much sand to make a grand castle.
Building structures with Lego blocks
Building something creative out of Lego blocks was originally devised for the young kids, but, nowadays, even adults are challenged and having a time in their life working out structures out of Lego blocks; therefore, this can be considered a good project activity where the family can build harmony by agreeing to build something that should last longer and that includes agreeing with the colors, the size of the structure, and the kind of Lego block that should be used.
Card house project with the kids
Still, another good project for a family to have fun building is constructing card houses, which may not be as easy as it seems, since one has to be very precise with hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and card placement – all a tricky project to do, but which the kids will surely have fun, most especially when they begin to understand how to construct and build larger structures.
Constructing a dog house for the family’s beloved pet
The family can join forces and use this occasion to build a dog house, if you’re pet dog has to have a new house, such that there are easy-to-assemble kits available in stores which can be built over time, just make sure that the size of the doghouse is big enough for your pet dog to live in and the kids will be a lot prouder and smarter in providing shelter to their beloved dog.