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Spanish program about architecture for kids

Teaching Kids about Architecture in Spain

Spanish program about architecture for kids

This program has it all – hands-on learning, skill-building, and FUN. Architecture for Kids, or Architectura Par Ninos, is the name of the program, and gives us another case of “darn I wish I lived in Spain” The program is spelled out on the website, where they build structures both big and small, they learn

Willis Tower on the classroom wall

Teach about Architecture to Kids

Willis Tower on the classroom wall

This week we received a great letter from an art teacher in Arizona who teaches 7th grade students about architecture. Thank you for noting our work and letting us know what you are doing! This teacher works with her students on a 9 week rotation teaching them about architecture. “Wall Posters” The students draw on the walls

Origami House

5 Minute Origami House for Young Children

Origami House

Click on the image on the left to see this animation and learn how to fold a SQUARE of paper into an origami house. Make it as big as you want depending on the size of the original paper. And decorate it like crazy! A simple gabled house can be a fun activity in a classroom, at

Green Dollhouse

Join the Green Dollhouse Challenge

Green Dollhouse

We just heard about the Green Dollhouse Challenge, a competition of the most politically correct kind! In this Challenge, participants range from 1 – 100 years old, pre-schoolers to aged architects (and anyone in between.) Sponsored by the EnergyTeachers.org organization, the competition is meant to encourage creative thinking in the field of energy efficiency, sustainability,

Project H architecture for kids

Design.Build.Transform.

Project H architecture for kids

What a great series of words. Design.Build.Transform. If you design something and build it, you have transformed that space. It could be a lego tower or a real-life skyscraper, a collection of chairs in a room or a new library for your town. You have the power to think about it and make it happen.

NOLA Playbuild architecture playground in New Orleans Louisiana

Architecture Playground for Kids

NOLA Playbuild architecture playground in New Orleans Louisiana

Besides great jazz music, yummy beignets (donut-like treats) and a great architectural bike tour of the Lower Ninth Ward, there is now a new reason to visit New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA). At 2828 Thalia Street, you will find “the Imagination Playground – an architect-designed kit of life-sized building blocks as well as a wide array

SIU ARchitecture camp for kids

Architecture Camps for Kids in Illinois

SIU ARchitecture camp for kids

Two architecture camps are planned for this summer 2015 for kids grades 4-6 and 7-9 as well as high school kids, grades 9-12. at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Illinois. Far south in the great state of Illinois, (quite far from Chicago – our hometown,) is a state university where an excellent design camp has

Attention Teachers! archKIDecture

Summer Skyscraper Class for Teachers

Attention Teachers! archKIDecture

Want to visit Chicago and learn about skyscrapers? If you are a teacher, come on down to Chicago for a week long workshop offered through the Chicago Architecture Foundation. From July 6-12, 2014 or July 20-26, 2014 you will explore how to incorporate architecture into your classroom teaching. And we at archKIDecture can tell you

ABC Video of Architecture

Architecture Video Candy

ABC Video of Architecture

This video is so sweet, you may just want to eat it for a snack. It is an alphabet video of famous architects and a building that they built. It is simple and colorful and the buildings are a bit jumpy and excited. It is as if they are jumping for joy to be included

origami by b.good

SO you want to teach about architecture to kids…

origami by b.good

Design is a difficult thing to learn – sometimes it seems like people either have the skill or they don’t. But that is not true. There are a lot of things to teach about design as an effort of problem-solving. If you give kids a problem to solve, like to build a structure with 30