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Activities for kids; Construction of a park using pre-punched pieces

Updated on January 12, 2016
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Radhika's hobbies include making art & crafts in which she is highly fond of doing fabric painting.Her kid is also an art&crafts enthusiast.

Park constructed using pre-punched pieces
Park constructed using pre-punched pieces | Source
Navneet Publication's series of model construction "In the park"
Navneet Publication's series of model construction "In the park" | Source

Activity of building blocks has always been the doorsteps to improve observation and creativity among children. But innovative art and crafts have replaced them with a different approach for building the same. While searching for some medium for building a park for my seven years old kid, I came across Navneet Publications (India) Limited’s series of Model Construction.


How to build the park

Navneet Publications (India) Ltd., a dominant player in educational & office stationery products, has organized this activity series to enhance creativity and team work in an interactive manner among children of 5-8 years of age. It is a book consisting of several pre-punched pieces instead of blocks that has been designed specifically for constructing various models such as a park, little house, farmhouse and a circus show. The model is shown on the cover page of the book with various elements constituting it. These elements are constructed first using the pre-punched pieces that bear the same number as in the model. Then by placing these elements creatively, the kid can build a park of his own imagination with lots of fun.

Even if the pieces depict the structure of the elements very well, the kid needs the help of elders while assembling them. Simple basic elements in a park such as kids playing, ice-cream vendor are easy to build with just two pieces. But constructing the main components that make a park such as slide, swing, fountain, benches with kids require more attention and patience. By following the arrows on the pieces, you can proceed by pushing the tags into the slits.

Step 1: Basic elements of the park
Step 1: Basic elements of the park | Source
Step 2: Main components of a park
Step 2: Main components of a park | Source
Step 3: Outline of the park
Step 3: Outline of the park | Source

Steps of construction


  1. Making basic simple structural elements using two pieces. The first piece or cut-out would illustrate the picture with a slit on the bottom. The second piece would be in the shape of a small semi-circle with a slit on the top. This piece acts as a stand when both the pieces are joined by means of the slits.
  2. Making the main structural components using 3, 4, 5 pieces. This step enhances the mind power of the kid as he/she has to think and form the shape using 3 or more cut-outs. After forming the shape, assembling the pieces by inserting the tags into the proper slits requires finger power and concentration. This can be an exercise for the fingers too.
  3. Forming the outline of the park as shown in the model. A rail track for a toy train also forms its part. Fencing is another important part of this activity. The doors of the fence kept open have to be placed on the entrance.
  4. Now that all the elements for building a park have been constructed, the kid can locate them as seen in a park and can have fun.


Building blocks activity is a great way to keep your child occupied. They are also one of the best toys for developing eye-hand coordination. Children may love to build blocks in groups. This helps in developing their social behavior too.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 

      5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks you very much sujithbeta!

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      Sreejith k 

      5 years ago from Kerala, India

      Great activity. This would be more fun for the kids

    • radhikasree profile imageAUTHOR

      Radhika Sreekanth 

      6 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks Bruce Clark for the kind words. Kids should be made to skill in the activities relevant to their age. There are so may benefits got from doing these.

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      Bruce Clark 

      6 years ago

      Kids are our happiness. We do everything we can to make them happy and contented in life. Activities like you mentioned make them who they are and make them as happy as they can be. Great hub! Voted up.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 

      6 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Thanks Movie Master for stopping by and I'm so glad that you would enjoy doing the same with your grandchildren. Thanks for the vote too.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi radhikasree,

      What a great activity - this is something I would enjoy doing with my grandchildren.

      Thank you and voted up.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 

      6 years ago from Mumbai,India

      @thumbi

      Getting kids engaged and enhancing their creativity is vital while raising them in today's environment. Thanks for the comment and share.

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      JR Krishna 

      6 years ago from India

      This is creative and there is enough work for kids to keep them engaged

      Thanks for sharing

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      Radhika Sreekanth 

      6 years ago from Mumbai,India

      @TeenHUBS

      Thanks for commenting. Welcome to Hubpages.

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      TeenHUBS 

      6 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hello Mam, This is a really good article !

      I'm new to HubPages and your hub gives me the basic idea about how a hub should look..

      Thanks :)

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