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Our Town

Learn about different locations and people in a town.

0-30 min
Reception-Year 1


Tell the children they are going to create a town. Discuss that a town is place where people live and work.

Ask the children to name some places in the towns where they live. If they struggle, give some examples. Talk about the different jobs people do and about the reasons people go to the different places.

Show the photograph of the LEGO® DUPLO® models for Activity 1.


Consider asking questions like:

  • What do you see?
  • Who goes to the places shown?
  • What do they do there?


  • Tell the children they are going to build a town.
  • Divide the children into pairs.
  • Allow each pair to decide which part of the town they want to build. They may use the photograph or building cards as inspiration.


Create a space where the children can combine all of their models. Tell the children to arrange their models to show different parts of the town. Consider asking questions like:

  • Why is the part of the town you built important?
  • What would happen if your part of the town did not exist?
  • Where would you like to work in the town?


Ask the children to name the town they built. Ask the children if there is anything missing from the town and give them the opportunity to add to it. Encourage the children to add streets and signs to the town. Allow them time to role-play with LEGO DUPLO figures and vehicles.

Teacher Support

Children will :
Begin to understand the different aspects of a town.
For up to 12 children.

Children are able to name different locations and people that are in a town.