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Draw Your Neighborhood

Draw your neighborhood by creating stacked blocks, instead of side by side ones. It lets students focus on just drawing buildings.

draw your neighborhood
draw your neighborhood

Ask students to consider some city blocks they are familiar with, without worrying how far things really are. The goal is to remember WHAT is there, as opposed to exactly WHERE it is. There’s plenty to consider just with signs and windows, landscaping, etc.

MATERIALS

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DIRECTIONS

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Neighborhood

  1. Divide paper into three equal sections (the bigger the paper the better)

  2. Draw a library and house.

  3. Add a car and fire station.

  4. Draw a group of houses.

  5. Add a post office and apartment buildings.

  6. Draw a single house and car.

  7. Add a school.

  8. Finish with horizon line and sky.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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