Teachers Lesson Plans

Build a City of the Future!: Grade 4-6


  • Paper and pencils for sketches
  • 11" x 17" paper
  • White tablecloths or sheets (cut into 11" x 17" pieces, one for each student)
  • Scissors
  • Red, black, blue, yellow and green felt (or other colours)
  • Decorative cloth in a variety of colours, motifs and textures
  • Crayons, coloured pencils, pastels or felt pens
  • Punch
  • Laces, string or leather cord
  • 8 cm x 12 cm paper (for labels)

Preparation Tasks

  • Pre-cut the 11? x 17? pieces of white cloth (these are suggested dimensions only). You can purchase the sheets or tablecloths at a second-hand store, as well as the decorative cloth, which the students can cut up for their collages.
  • You can also prepare a short questionnaire to help your students decide on their favorite animal, food, recreational activity, sport, friend, colour, etc.
  • Boxes made of various materials & various sizes
  • Modelling clay in different colours
  • 5-mm-thick, 40 x 40 cm board
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint

Preparation Tasks

    • Collect a variety of boxes (shoe, jewellery, VCR tapes, chocolates, etc.) from students or colleagues.
    • Pre-cut board (appliance boxes are good) into equal (40x40cm recommended) squares. Number back of boards for easy replacement at end of individual exercise.