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Building Together

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Building Together

In this Bob the Builder(TM)-themed activity, learners explore what it means to work together as a team. Learners repeat the phrase “Can We Build It?(TM) Yes We Can!” until they can chant it together as a team. Then, learners repeat the chant at each activity station. Learners rotate through the stations where they build with blocks, LEGO® bricks or other small manipulatives, hammer nails and wood, pump with water, and construct a building site by moving sand with toy trucks. This activity is featured on page 9 of the "Bob the Builder(TM) — Project: Build It" unit of study.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 6

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Unit blocks
  • Bob the Builder LEGO® play materials or other small manipulatives
  • hammers
  • nails
  • wood
  • a water table with PVC plumbing pipe pieces
  • funnels
  • tubing
  • a sand table with Bob the Builder toy sets or other construction machines


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
    • Technology
      • Construction

Informal Categories

  • Model Building
  • Toys


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • hear
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Includes assesments for student learning

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, ©2006

Funding Sources:

  • Delta Commercial Faucets
  • HIT Entertainment


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