Teachers Lesson Plans

Build a Neighbourhood: Grade K-3


Create Activity Image 1

Have students draw out a rough sketch of their dream home on paper. To encourage students beyond the stereotypical form, have them consider multiple entrances and windows (on the roof, underground, etc.), bridges to link to other homes, etc.

Create Activity Image 2

Ask students to glue the pre-cut shapes on their paper in a patterned manner to display symmetry or asymmetry.

Create Activity Image 3

Students can use markers/crayons to embellish. Remind them that all of their shapes and drawing must be on the home.

Create Activity Image 4

Have students cut out their homes from the background paper.

Create Activity Image 5

Display each home around a green space (green or white construction paper depending on the season).