Monday, May 11, 2015

Architect Lesson for Preschoolers

Today, our home(pre)school co-op learned about architects. First, the host-mom read Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty.
The illustrations are great.

Next, the host-mom showed the kids blueprints. (A local architecture firm gave her some!) We were able to take one home to color.

Then, the kids made blueprints. The kids used white paint, cardboard (the edges), and small sponge squares to "print" on blue paper.
This is not my daughter's. This is the blueprint of a child who followed directions. See the separate rooms?

This is my daughter's...
ME: (gasp, after returning from throwing an empty juice box in the trash) No! What are you doing?
DAUGHTER: (happily lifting her cardboard off her paper) Ta da! I made a pirate ship.

She did.

My little marine architect prodigy.
Finally, here is my daughter building a structure from large marshmallows, mini marshmallows, whole cocktail straws, and cocktail straw pieces.