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Building Houses

Material Rubbings

By creating rubbings on different surfaces, your child will notice patterns and textures. They will identify the different materials the surface is made from and describe its properties.

Throughout our 6 Building Houses topic your child will investigate the materials used to build your home. Design and build your own house made from sticks, blocks, paper and even food! Hands-On Education are passionate about providing positive educational experiences for children through interactive and engaging hands-on activities. Whilst meeting the standards in the National Curriculum in England, our activities encourage children to play, explore, observe, build, create and much more. We promote child-led learning, inspiring confidence and independence as children develop their own ideas and understanding. Our activities are open-ended and easily adaptable to suit all. By providing informed lesson plans and resources, we support parents and educators in guiding children through their learning journey.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 6 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 3 activity sheets to support your child in recording their investigations.

This topic meets aspects within the National Curriculum in England in the following subjects: Art, Design & Technology, English, Maths and Science.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = English = Maths = Science
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Activity Three - Material Rubbings

Activity 3
Material Rubbings

  • White paper
  • Wax crayons
  • Tape
  • Surfaces for the rubbings
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture
  • Sc1/3.1b identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
  • Sc1/3.1c describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials

Discover More Building Houses Activities

Activity 1
House Materials

Activity One - Investigating House Materials

Activity 2
Measure My House

Activity Two - Measuring Around My House

Activity 3
Material Rubbings

Activity Three - Material Rubbings

Activity 4
Recycling House

Activity Four - Design And Build A House From Recycling

Activity 5
3 Pigs House

Activity Five - Design And Build Little Pigs House

Activity 6
Food House

Activity Six - Design And Build A House From Food

Symbols Key

    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = English = Maths = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s)
Activity Three - Material Rubbings

Activity 3
Material Rubbings

Practical Resources:
  • White paper
  • Wax crayons
  • Tape
  • Surfaces for the rubbings
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture
  • Sc1/3.1b identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
  • Sc1/3.1c describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
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