You can create a model town or city of any size or scale you wish in your home. You can create the buildings, houses, bridges, parks, and roads yourself using paper, cardboard, wood, or clay. You can use building block kits such as Lego, Duplo, K’Nex, Magz, Brio, and wooden blocks. You can use model buildings created for toys, model railroads or holiday villages. And you can also combine these three approaches.
If you have experience creating towns or cities online using programs like SimCity or Minecraft, you may have a good idea of all the things to consider to put into your model town or city. If not, you may want to do some research about what things your town or city might need. You can also look at aerial photographs of towns and cities using map programs like Google Earth or Google Maps, so that you can see what your city or neighborhood looks like from above.
Be sure to take photographs of your town and city to share with others. It may be possible to take close-up photos that make your city look a bit real.
Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school. We do not give you lessons or directions. We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have. Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models. If you are proud of what you created, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag: #ProjectsAtHome.