A square, a rectangle, and a bottle of glue are all you need to make a simple 3-D paper house with 1st grade.
here's a quick step-by-step in photos of what we did...
fold a small tab
fold in half
fold in half again
open and identify floor, walls and roof
reverse this folded edge
put glue on the tab and attach
for the roof - fold in half
fold tabs on each side like "alligator teeth"
attach to the top of the house
A few simple folds and we have these cute little houses at the end of day one. We try to work together as a group to help because there are a few directions to complete along the way.
Day two is the addition of windows and doors and adding some "property" under our houses.
A repeat of our simple house folds to get some steps.
To finish up, next week we will be working on trees, bushes and yard details.