City Plan by Henry Kliger
Age 7 (Grade 1)
First, I drew a plan of my city with buildings, roads, bike paths, a tram line, parks, and so forth.
Then, I drew a grid on top of my plan.
Then, we took all the furniture out of our living room.
Next, we rolled big rolls of brown paper on the living room floor and added a grid to the paper.
Next, I transferred the plan onto the big paper.
I built the hospital, fire station and police station out of legos.
I added my playmobile school and wooden castle.
I used my magna tiles to build a lake, a park and a shopping center.
I used my kaplas to build apartment buildings.
I used wooden blocks to build houses and farms.
I used my train set for the tram line and added tram stops.
I used red blocks for fire hydrants.
I used green post its for the bike path.
I added my toy cars, animals and lego people.
I printed out and glued on traffic signs.
I wrote the street names on each road and added arrows for the direction.
Then I painted the roads grey and the woods green.
Finally, I drew an underground map for all the utilities. I looked online which colors are used for gas, water, sewer, and internet.
I really like playing in my town.