What do you get when you pair up an architect with a foodie? Really tasty looking skyscrapers!
Calling all budding architects! The largest food companies in the world are looking for the best young architects to design their new headquarters. The only catch is... you must be a foodie to qualify.
Download this printable pack and bring together your vision for a yummy looking skyscraper!
Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils
In this activity, your child will learn how to incorporate different ideas and themes (i.e. food) into building designs.
It will help your child or student:
Develop their creativity and imagination by blending two separate concepts (architecture and food) to create something new.
Train their spatial awareness through visualising and experimenting with different shapes, dimensions and colours in their building designs.
This activity is a fun way to introduce your child to the world of architecture. Many industry practitioners have advocated for the teaching of architectural concepts in elementary school.
A key reason for this is its unique way of providing children with real world problem solving skills. An educator argues "with (architectural) design, no solution is 100-percent right or wrong. It’s not like solving a mathematical problem ...it’s very much like in real life".
Let's take up this food-inspired building design challenge.
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Give your child a brief explanation about what an architect does. Here's a simple video to show this:
Get your colouring pencils out and start designing!
Below is an extra idea for your child to improve this activity.
Here's a funny rap video of how architects discovered their love for architecture as children:
What's in the Printable Pack
This printable pack consists of 4 printable sheets with different prompts for your child to design 4 different types of "commissioned" buildings.
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