Our tours for Pre-K and lower elementary students ask them to become explorers! We ask them to pay specific attention to shapes, colors, materials and to observe and analyze what makes this building so special.
Here are some activities you can use with students before and after your tour:
Make a crown and draw items on it that show why you are proud to live in Louisiana. As Former Governor Huey Pierce Long declared - “every man a king!”
I-Spy: What shapes do you see? – Check out these pictures and see what you can find at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. Also try: Create your own version of a capitol with lots of your favorite shapes!
How to make crayon rubbings - Historic rubbings can be made to record the markings of cemetery stones, old coins, and other artifacts. Teachers, ask if your group can make rubbings at the Old State Capitol as part of your field trip!
Watch The Three Little Pigs - This story tells us how important it is to use strong materials when building a home - or a capitol building!