#CityStories OCS Live Stream

A city story can be about anything that might happen in the city or the country. Making small models of houses and buildings will help make your stories come alive… What will your city story be about?

This post will provide all the resources and tutorials on how to create your very own city story.

You may want to begin this project with a story. Books and stories are a great way to approach STEAM topics. Today, we will use the book – Going Places by Peter Reynolds

You can build model cities with a range of different materials. Below are 3 ways you may want to explore:

triangle paper houses
Example of paper origami houses

Paper Templates

Using paper templates of buildings to make your city story.

See templates in Google drive courtesy of template.net


Origami Templates

Use paper that is a perfect square for all these folded houses. Check out these models


Rock houses

Rock Houses

Let’s find some cool rocks from around your house and turn them into houses and buildings for your City Story.


house made of cardboard

Cardboard Construction

Find used cardboard from around the house and transform it into cool buildings and houses for your citystory.


Advanced project combining Makey Makey and Scratch

Looking to go further? Here is an example of an interactive City Story project that combines making and coding with Scratch programming software.

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