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Building a Community



Materials:

Blocks in various shapes, sizes, and materials
Vehicles
Stand-up fingers
Art supplies (such as scissors, Popsicle sticks, tape, paper, markers, pencils, dough
to help the Popsicle sticks stand up)
Polaroid camera and film



Instructions:

1. When the children are learning about their neighborhood and community,
make a neighborhood community in the Block Corner. As a group, decide
what your community will have and what buildings to include.
2. Make a list of the things the community will have. Help the children decide
who will be in charge of building different parts of the community.
3. Post the list in the Block Corner.
4. This project will continue throughout the week. If the classroom is too small to
leave the project intact, take a picture of each day’s accomplishments before
the children take them apart and put them away.
More to do
Encourage children to draw simple maps of their community.

Book: GIANT Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for 4-Year-Olds
Center:

Blocks

Topic:

Community

Content:

Social Studies

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

4 Years Old

Interaction:

Individual Child

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