Geometric City

Geometric City lesson plan

Design a famous city or invent a skyline filled with geometric shapes. Add Crayola® Model Magic to create a bas-relief cityscape.

  • 1.

    Brainstorm names of plane and solid geometric figures. Categorize, define, and describe these figures. Study the skylines of large cities to note architectural use of these shapes.

  • 2.

    Use Crayola Scissors to cut construction paper to fit a sheet of cardboard. Glue construction paper to cardboard with a Crayola Glue Stick.

  • 3.

    Use Crayola Washable Markers on the construction paper to draw a variety of plane figures to look like a city skyline. You might choose your state or province capital city, a famous city anywhere in the world, or invent a cityscape.

  • 4.

    Build 3-D geometric architectural structures onto the city skyline using cardboard pieces and Crayola Model Magic. Fold cardboard and glue to the backdrop. Press Model Magic over folded cardboard to build 3-D structures. Embed materials such as squares of clear acetate cut with Crayola Scissors for windows.

  • 5.

    Identify each bas-relief building with paper name plates.

  • 6.

    Display architectural structures in a Geometric City gallery. Identify geometric figures incorporated in your classmates' designs.


  • Students recognize and create two- and three-dimensional geometric figures.
  • Students design various architectural structures incorporating geometric shapes.
  • Students identify plane and solid geometric figures in their classmates' architectural structures.


  • Meet individually with students to talk about their architectural structures. Assess student understanding of characteristics of geometric figures.
  • Students work in groups to create Geometric City scavenger hunts to challenge each other. Write clues about figures, including color, size, and geometric characteristics. Informally assess student understanding of geometric figures.