Architecture For Kids
One of my favourite art projects as a six year old was building a Tudor House from wood and cardboard. In fact, I have always been fascinated by architecture and enjoyed learning about the different buildings throughout history and around the world.
Today I’m sharing a fantastic book about the homes we build along with some great activity ideas to teach kids about architecture, buildings and homes. Enjoy!
Architecture Books For Kids
If you’re looking for a fantastic Architecture book for kids then you will love the recently release book, The Homes We Build by Anne Jonas and Lou Rhin. This fantastic book published by Laurence King
This fantastic books about different homes around the world is both interesting and well illustrated. Whether you’re wanting to teach kids about skyscrapers, floating houses or Zulu huts, there is a lot of information and lots of interesting facts to be taught from this brilliant book about architecture.
Houses And Habitats
Teaching kids about the different types of houses in their own country and around the world is super important. In fact teaching children about the wider world and about different living environments can help to learn some of the differences that make us unique, as well as helping kids to develop an awareness of different living environments and living conditions.
Architecture Activities For Kids
There are lots of ways to teach kids about buildings, the different types, shapes, and sizes. One of my favourite ways is of course to read with children. A book can teach so much and the illustrations found in The Homes We Build can really inform children well about different buildings around the world.
House Projects For Kids
You can use art and design to teach children about buildings. You may want to design and create a bungalow or town house, a skyscraper or mud hut. Why not get out the paper mache and create an African hut?
You could also design or paint a spooky or haunted house using a haunted house template available at Craft Play Learn.
Building Activities For Children
Building can be super fun for little ones and is a great way to develop basic problem solving skills. There are plenty of different mediums you can use for building and making homes, villages or towns. You may want to use any of the following:
- Building blocks,
- Wooden blocks
- Lego Blocks
- Sand – You can build sandcastles
- Paper Mache
- Wood and glue
There are so many different ways to build and create homes and you could use The Homes We Build as a book of ideas to decide what to make with the kids.
At the end of the day, the more we teach kids about the wider world, the more they can learn and understand the many differences in the world and the more opportunities to grow and develop into healthy members of society.
The book was gifted as part of this post.