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Learning About Structures


Buildings Extension Activities with Printables


Three Period Lesson

Introducing names of famous buildings.  Start with 2 or 3 and increase the number as your child shows readiness. 

First Period: "This is..."

Second Period: "Where is..?" "Pass me.." "Show me..."

Third Period: "What is this?" (for children 3 and older)


Start with 3 pairs of buildings and increase the number of pairs as your child shows an understanding of the activity.



Start with 3 pairs and add more to increase difficulty

  1. Lay the cards in rows, face down.

  2. Take turns, turning over any two cards.

  3. If the two cards match, keep them.

  4. If they don't match, turn them back over.

  5. Remember what was on each card and where it was.

  6. Watch and remember during the other player's turn.

  7. The game is over when all the cards have been matched.



NOTE: To use as vocabulary cards, print once and for memory and matching activities, print TWO COPIES of the pattern cards page. 























Top Row, from left to right:


Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

Moscow International Business Center, Moscow, Russia

Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Science World, Vancouver, Canada


Second Row, from left to right:


Favela in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

Pantheon Roman Temple, Rome, Italy

The Gherkin building in London, England


Third Row, from left to right:


Street on Corfu, Greece

The Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Budapest Parliament, Budapest, Hungary


Bottom Row, from left to right:

Manhattan, New York

St.Basil Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

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