Looking for fun and educational activities to keep your kids busy and engaged? Take a look at these fun, free activity sheets from The Preservation Resource Center.
Shotgun house cut-and-paste activity
Simply have your children cut out the different elements of each house and paste them to create a Greek Revival single shotgun house, an Arts and Crafts single shotgun house and an Eastlake single shotgun house. You’ll need a printer, scissors, glue and crayons.
Click each link to download the activity sheets:
New Orleans house types coloring sheets
Click each link to download a coloring sheets depicting a different New Orleans house type.
- American Townhouse
- Creole Cottage
- Shotgun House
- Double Gallery House
- Creole Townhouse
- Raised Centerhall Cottage
New Orleans Historic Neighborhood Word Search
Click here to download our New Orleans Historic Neighborhoods word search.
New Orleans Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
Take a walk around you neighborhood and see what you can find. Be sure to practice social distancing during your walk! Click here to download the scavenger hunt activity sheet.
For older students and adults, the PRC also has a fun way to learn more about New Orleans architectural styles. Watch our free online program on New Orleans’ architecture and neighborhoods with Michelle Stanard Duhon, founder of Bayou Preservation and Southkick, LLC. Duhon explains the origins and identifying features of pre-Civil War architecture as well as how neighborhoods developed in the 18th and first part of the 19th centuries. Topics of interest include French Colonial, Creole and Greek Revival styles. In a second video, Duhon explains the origins and identifying features of common New Orleans architectural styles including Eastlake, Arts and Crafts and more.
These free videos and activity sheets are just a few of the many free activities, programs and materials offered by the Preservation Resource Center to help ease stress and provide helpful services during the coronavirus pandemic. Also check out the PRC’s free online classes, discussions and how-to tutorials for building maintenance, our free Zoom video conference backgrounds, showcasing some of the most beautiful historic buildings in New Orleans, and our news articles with information on the latest historic preservation activities around the city.
While these offering are free, the PRC can only provide these services through the help of donations, memberships and sales of our merchandise. If you have the ability, please consider making a donation today or buy a copy of the PRC’s book, Building on the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans. Thank you for your support.