Block Neighborhood

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In this activity learners will build a neighborhood out of blocks and cardboard. Learners will use science process skills such as using tools and problem solving as they construct roads and buildings. Activity includes caregiver prompts and extension ideas. This activity is appropriate for ages 0-3 with adult supervision.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Cardboard
  • Markers
  • Black construction paper
  • White chalk
  • Butcher paper
  • Glue sticks (optional)
  • Butchers paper (optional)
  • Any other materials you’d like to build with (Blocks, street signs, toy people and animals, toy cars, trains and tracks etc.)


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Model Building


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