3-D Paper: Homes

(Projects can follow on consecutive weeks)

Card House Project: Basic house project of folded paper that students can make into a card

Vocabulary: Architecture, landscape, interior design

Materials: Glue, scissors, and pencil, markers, colored pencils or crayons

Directions:

  1. Demonstrate project and not cutting on fold line
  2. Students fold paper.
  3. Use tracer or have students draw their own roof, door, and windows
  4. Have students cut the roof, door, and windows
  5. Students can put their family inside the house by drawing directly on paper or use separate paper to make moveable figures.
  6. Students can add furniture.
  7. Have students decorate the outside their house.

Animated children’s books for preschoolers:

No, David! by David Shannon (The original story with sound effects) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QV1X3u1o3c

Origami House

Directions:

  1. Hand out sample. Show more complicated origami house filled with details.
  2. Students can make a larger version using larger paper
  3. Students can follow directions above.  See handout example.

Opportunity for discussion and play:

  • Have students recall what items are in which part of the house.
  • To reinforce vocabulary, say them in English and then also repeat in Spanish
  • Have students create a story about the family inside the house.

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