Name That Building!





Because they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials, buildings are a source of fascination for many children.  The following activity, Name That Building, is a fun way to introduce upper elementary aged children to six of the world’s most famous buildings.



Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame de Paris

The clues lead children on a research hunt to determine the name and location of each “mystery building.”  They contain architectural terms, historical events, mythology, etc. that serve as springboards for vocabulary development and other areas of study.  


Clue cards can also be used as assessment tools after museum fieldtrips or independent projects to determine how much children learned (or to assess how much children know prior to introducing a new topic.)


If you enjoyed this “mystery” activity, let me know, and I will make more.

Name That Building
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  • 13 Buildings Children Should Know introduces children to 13 famous buildings.
  • Appropriate for ages 8+
  • Other books in this series include 13 Paintings Children Should Know and 13 Sculptures Children Should Know.

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Debra Lemieux

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