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About This Lesson Plan

GRADE
K-1

DURATION
30

UNIT PLAN
Let's Build!

Curious George.  Let's Build!

Bonus Activity: Build a House


In this activity, students apply what they have learned in the lessons unit with a fun “Build a House!” activity.

OBJECTIVE
Build a House!
In this culminating activity, students will apply and reinforce key science and math concepts and vocabulary learned in the lessons.

MATERIALS
Reproducible 4, scissors, tape/glue, pen/pencil

REPRODUCIBLES

  1. Bonus Activity Reproducible: Build a House

DIRECTIONS
Steps:

  • 1. Demonstrate the building process by creating a tree from brown and green construction paper. Guide students to identify the paper as parts. Cut the paper into treetop and tree-trunk shapes. Guide students to identify the scissors as a tool. Hang the shapes on a wall to form the tree.

  • 2. Distribute Reproducible 4. Review the steps at the top of the page. Point out the “Building Plan.” Ask students how they can use the plan to construct their houses. Then ask them to identify the first step in building their houses (cutting out shapes). Ask students to identify the shape of each part of the house (e.g., the roof is a triangle). Connect to real-world design by having students look outside for different roofs, windows, and doors. Discuss with students what other shapes they see.

  • 3. Provide students with tools (scissors and tape/glue) to complete the activity. Distribute markers or crayons for students to decorate their houses. Place houses on the tree that you made earlier.

LESSON EXTENSION
Use the image on the classroom poster as a model for building a marshmallow bridge. Work as a class to build the bridge out of marshmallows, toothpicks, and cards. (Remind students not to taste or lick their fingers, and not to poke or play with the toothpicks.) Encourage students to share their building ideas with each other.

Take-Home Reproducible: Reinforce math and science skills at home with the fun Bird Feeder family activity.

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