Iggy Peck, Architect is an entertaining rhyming story with intricately detailed illustrations about a budding young creative who has a passion for architecture and building out of everyday objects, such as food, chalk and (dirty) nappies! Its the perfect book for introducing STEM projects in the classroom or exploring famous buildings and structures of the world. Broader themes include teamwork and collaboration, as well as following passions and dreams. Watch the story below and then try your hand at our simple activities.
Art Prompt ~ Famous Structure Printing
Display and study visuals of famous buildings and structures. Create printed images of these buildings using cardboard pieces dipped in paint. The corrugated interior of cardboard from packing boxes gives a great architectural quality to the printing.
Art Prompt ~ Fruit and Toothpick Sculptures
Provide toothpicks and pieces of cut fruit and see what architectural wonders are created by poking them all together. This activity flows on beautifully from some learning about 3D shapes and it’s a great way to use up your old fruit before it goes in the compost!