100 Invitations to Build

Do you have little builders in your house? I’ve got a post for you! Or maybe you have a reluctant builder like I do. I’ve got a post for you too! It’s 100 Invitations to Build, a must download list of fun, unusual even downright silly things that you can build with. Because building helps kids develop in so many ways – fine motor skills, problem solving skills, spatial awareness, creative imagination, the list keeps going.  This post contains affiliate links.

Inspire the kids to create with 100 Invitations to Build, a free printable filled with fun & unusual building materials inspired by Iggy Peck, Architect.

Iggy Peck, Architect

Today’s activity is inspired by one of our favorite books, Iggy Peck, Architect {affiliate}. Iggy has a passion for building and shows his reluctant classmates and teacher how building can get you out of a jam. And can be fun, too! He builds out of chalk, out of dirt, even out of pancakes. And the suspension bridge he and his classmates build out of sticks and string saves the day.

Iggy Peck Architect bridge

100 Invitations to Build

So for your next hands-on play session, why don’t you pull out some building materials. Here is a fun list of 100 different things to try, all in honor of Iggy Peck {affiliate}. Grab your FREE printable by clicking the button below.

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Some Fun Invitations to Build

Want to get inspired? Here are some fun invitations to build we did at Left Brain Craft Brain. This Upcycled Suspension Bridge is a perfect tie-in to Iggy Peck, Architect {affiliate}

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Our Tinkering Trees are a year-round favorite in our house.

Tinkering Trees Left Brain Craft Brain FB

Put a fun character spin on an old favorite by building Elsa’s Ice Palace.

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Introduce Design Thinking to your kids with one of the building materials from the list and this fun Design Thinking Challenge.

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Or if you love Iggy Peck, try this Tinkering Station inspired by Rosie Revere, Engineer {affiliate}!

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Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math Fun for Kids

Looking for some more STEAM inspiration that use can use right now? Instant gratification style? Check out STEAM Kids: 50+ Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math Hands-On Projects for Kids ebook! It’s packed full of a year’s worth fun learning activities that will wow the boredom right out of your kids.

Storybook Science Month

March is National Reading Month, so this month I’ve joined in on a fun series called Storybook Science. Inspiration Laboratories (an amazing STEM blog you have to check out) is hosting this month-long series, all inspired by children’s books. Look for ideas in the following topics: experiments, engineering, Earth and space science, and ecosystems and the environment.



Inspire the kids to create with 100 Invitations to Build, a free printable filled with fun & unusual building materials inspired by Iggy Peck, Architect.

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