The world is a very big place, not only is it good for kids to understand it, it’s also fun to learn about just how big the world they are a part of is.

The “Where I Live” activity looks at a bigger picture than just the street that your house is on. It teaches kids memorization, motor skills, and down to the very street number to the continent you are on.

It is also important to teach these things to our little ones in case they need to tell an adult or if they get lost somewhere. 

You Will Need

  • Printer paper

  • Construction paper

  • Markers/crayons

  • Hole punch

  • Scissors

  • Glue stick

  • Binder ring or string


  • First, take the construction paper and cut each color page starting with a 4×4 size piece, increasing each one by 1 inch each direction, i.e 5×5, 6×6, 7×7, 8×8, 9×9, 10×10. (Depending on the size of the construction paper, increase the size gradually of you paper is smaller than 12×12.) Starting with the biggest one, working your way down to the littlest square, label the papers in the following order:  My Planet, My Continent, My Country, My State, My City, My Street, and My House #.

  • Next, print out pictures of each of the following items on the printer paper. (Keep in mind the size of the construction paper square that it will be glued to and adjust the print size accordingly.)

    You can either use the links to print pictures or look up clip art with your kids and let them choose the pictures they want.

  • Let your kids have fun coloring their pictures. Talk about each picture with them. See what they already know and can tell you about each picture.

  • After you finish creating, cut out the pictures and glue them to the coordinating piece of construction paper.  Have them organize the pictures by size.  Punch a whole in the top left corner and bind them together with either a binder ring or string.