Students must have a plan before they go off to their learning areas. If it is a creative hands on learning area, their plan is both oral and written. When their plan is approved, then they can proceed to build or create what they planned.
Create a photo book of famous structures from around the world to use in your block center. Great for kindergarten, preschool, and homeschool classrooms! Includes a link for a free 30-page structure book!
Reggio Emilia - could be fun to take strings of polished stone or semiprecious beads and create designs within each frame. Introduce the activity with a discussion on land art and Smithson's spiral jetty. Leave out for the rest of the week/month/year as a CP activity.