4.2 | Chicago’s World’s Fairs
In today’s activity, kids will use their imaginations to either recreate one of the rides or design one on their own.
What’s your idea of a fun ride? Look closely at the pictures of the Ferris wheel and the Sky Ride. Ask your kids to draw a picture of one of the rides or, using building toys, recreate a ride or build your own! Next, write a postcard to tell a friend or family member about it—is it fast? Does it go really high? What’s it called? When your kids have finished, take a picture of their new ride and share it on social media. Use #CHMatHomeFamilies and browse to see what others have created.
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