Where I Live

Social Studies

Children will identify specific characteristics of their own neighborhoods and share the information with their classmates.

What You Need

What to Do

  1. Discuss with children the characteristics of their neighborhoods posing questions such as these:
    • Are there houses, buildings, or both in your neighborhood?
    • If there are buildings, what kind are they? What is the nearest store?
    • Are there any public play areas, such as a park or a playground?
    • What kinds of animals live in your neighborhood?
  2. Have each of the children draw a picture of the house or the building he or she lives in, on the white roll paper or poster board.
  3. Have children search in magazines for things that are found in their own neighborhoods, such as trees, flowers, stores, then cut out and paste or tape the pictures onto the drawings.
  4. Have children compare and contrast their finished pictures to learn about their classmates' neighborhoods.