To do: Use Google Earth to get a view of your region from above, then build a replica from blocks.
Time: 1 hour
Materials: A computer and blocks, alternatively drawing materials to replicate on paper!
A well-planned farm is like a work of art from above. A quilt in the land!
The American road and grid system is absolutely amazing: think about flying over cities and farms and looking down to see everything neatly arranging in perfect squares.
It’s nearly impossible to get an idea of the scale of some farms without seeing an aerial view. In fact, many farmsteads have these photos displayed in their homes as artwork, and indeed the patchwork of green and brown is beautiful.
For this activity, use Google Earth with your child to find an overhead view of a farm near you and print out a picture of it. Next, get to work!
Activity: Build a farm from above
Using that picture as a map, find green, brown, tan, and grey building blocks and build an aerial view of the farmland.
Alternatively, grab your favorite drawing materials like crayons or colored pencils and draw what you see in the aerial photo.
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