Environmental Print for Construction Play

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Add environmental print to your child’s construction dramatic play with these free road sign printables! We absolutely adore our traffic signs for play in our block center, and this is a fabulous way to get kids motivated to explore reading. 

What is Environmental Print?

Environmental print is the print of everyday life. Everywhere we look, there are words and symbols that fill our environment. Whether it’s street signs guiding us to destinations, labels on cereal boxes in the grocery store or logos sharing brand identities, this visual language is an integral resource in helping young learner make the connection between letters and reading.

Use of familiar environmental print is a very powerful tool in supporting early literacy skills. Through environmental print young children are exposed to the idea that that writing serves a purpose.

Environmental print is a great teaching tool to help kids see themselves as readers!

Items Needed to Create Environmental Print Road Signs for Preschoolers

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  • Environmental Print PDF (snag yours at the bottom of this article)
  • Card Stock
  • Printer/Ink
  • Glue Stick
  • Craft Sticks
  • Scissors (let your kids help using safety scissors)
  • A base — we used play dough but other ideas are pool noodles (cut into U shapes) or clothespins. 
  • Toy cars

How to Create Your Environmental Print Road Signs

  1. Download and print out your road signs on to card stock.
  2. Cut out each sign.
  3. Glue to craft sticks.
  4. Stick craft sticks into base of choice and play!

Get Your Printable Road Signs PDF Below!

These environmental print road signs are a part of our printable membership. You can grab yours for free using the coupon ROADSIGNS which will give you a 5 day free trial for the membership and access to hundreds of other printables.

After the free 5 day trial the membership will bill at $7.99 per month until you cancel.

Access the printable membership here.

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