Today I am sharing some blueprints and architecture teaching ideas for kids. This is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright whose birthday is in June.
I used to teach Interior Design classes at a high school and one of my favorite parts of that class was the dream house project we did. I taught the students how to create a basic house blueprint and then we also designed it by choosing paint colors, furniture photos, and other design elements they were interested in using. I LOVE creative projects and when I was in school, projects like this were my favorite. (I bet you are not surprised by that!) 😉
My daughter is getting interested in design recently, so I thought it would be a blast to do this dream house project with her, too. I created a printable blueprint set to use for this project and we are having fun with it.
This printable set includes several different house blueprints and individual room templates for kids to build their own houses.
My younger son used a pre-made blueprint house template and designed his house that way. My daughter loved creating her own with the individual rooms.
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We have discovered some great Architecture Books for kids. Check them out!
Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities for Kids by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen
Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty
Future Architect’s Handbook by Barbara Beck
The Aspiring Architect: An Activity Book for Kids by Travis Kelly Wilson
Who Was Frank Lloyd Wright? by Ellen Labrecque
Archidoodle: The Architect’s Activity Book by Steve Bowkett
Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures by Lee Ames
Cool Architecture by Simon Armstrong
13 Architects Children Should Know by Florian Heine
The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House by Patrick Dillon
Doodle Design & Draw Dream Rooms by Ellen Christiansen Kraft
More Cool Tools to Teach About Architecture:
ALSO: Check out my Architecture STEM project where we built an Area & Perimeter City.
This is part of the Famous Birthday Series. See more famous birthday posts at the iHomeschool Network!