Urban Planner: Designing a Kid City

In this adventure, students will think like urban planners and plan a city that is fit for kids!

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4 Comments

  1. emmy.hamilton on November 19, 2018 at 10:48 am

    My students loved this lesson. They loved drawing on the big paper and working together to build towns that they wanted. It also allowed us to talk about community helpers and how they work in our community. Thanks for a great lesson!

  2. Brooke Plank on January 24, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Our 2nd grade reading story is called Mattland. Where a boy and his new friends create a very imaginative city of their own.
    This STEM lesson went perfectly with our story of the week.

  3. Kathryn Jefferson on March 20, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    My K/1 students enjoyed this lesson. We were able to talk about the differences in rural and urban areas and what was typically found in each. They loved working on one huge project together.

  4. Chelsea Junkins on September 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    This was our third STEM Career Adventures lesson of the year. After doing the Architect Underwater Building and Engineering a Vegetable Picking Robot this gave me a little bit of a breather. I just gave students large sheets of paper and crayons for this lesson. I was able organize some of my other building materials (cardboard, tape, toilet paper and paper towel rolls, pipe cleaners, etc.) while students worked on their city plans. Less clean-up, and I believe they enjoyed it just as much as the other lessons. This mess-free lesson also helped me gear up for making Eco-Safe Plastic toys next!

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