03.23.2010 / The Omaha Childrens Museum Presents, Construction Zone

It has been a long winter and you have probably exhausted your list of indoor activities to keep the kids busy. While spring is just around the corner, the kids cannot yet play outside so now you have to get really creative on ways to keep them busy.

"This kid-powered construction site runs from January 23 - April 18 and allows kids to dig, design and build to their heart's content."

Do not forget about all of the awesome things happening around the community such as the Construction Zone at the Omaha Children’s Museum. This kid-powered construction site runs from January 23 - April 18 and allows kids to dig, design and build to their heart’s content. Watch your little builders in action, or dig in with them on the following activities:

Kids are able to use a number of building materials to construct their own creation: Dominoes, a truckload of KEVA® planks, Legos®, Toobeez® and builder boards that allow for plenty of imagination and teamwork.

Use simple machines to load and lift soft blocks, then watch them go down the chute! Kids can use pulleys to lift parachutes way up into the ceiling and delight as they are released to float to the ground.

Your kids will burn a lot of energy (a bonus for mom and dad) and build gross motor skills in this active play area complete with a Cone Zone obstacle course, crawl tubes a balance beam and large play system.

Kids can play like they do in the outdoors at the Big Dig where giant dig pits are filled with sand diggers, scoops, shovels, dump trucks and more.

Here your kids will arrange floor plans, learn about basic drafting and interior design which gets the creative juices flowing and builds developmental skills in math and science.

Your kids will learn about being safe while working on the site! Kid-sized safety gear can be worn while they get to work with real hand tools and see how a house is constructed.

Actual construction vehicles are parked in the exhibit. They are changed out often so it is a surprise as to what will be on site during your visit(s).

Materials that are created especially for fort building are available for kids to create a structure big enough to get inside.

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Have you been to the Construction Zone at the Omaha Children’s Museum? Or, are you planning to visit the Construction Zone in the near future? If so, let us know what you think about the exhibit.

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