Where I Live

Social Studies Activity

Children will identify specific characteristics of their own neighborhood and share the information with their classmates. This activity will enable children to see that other neighborhoods can be different from their own, but also similar in many ways.



  1. Discuss with children the characteristics of their neighborhoods with questions such as these:

  2. Have children draw a picture of their house or the building they live in on the white roll paper or poster board.

  3. Have children search in magazines for things that are found in their own neighborhood such as trees, flowers, stores, etc. and then cut out and paste or tape the pictures onto their drawing.

  4. Have children compare and contrast their finished pictures with one another to learn about their classmates' neighborhoods.

Activity Search | Reading Center | Math Center | Social Studies Center
Education Place | Site Index

You may download, print and make copies of this page for use in your classroom, provided that you include the copyright notice shown below on all such copies.

Copyright © 1997 Houghton Mifflin Company. All Rights Reserved.