Alphabet City

Learning letters has never been more fun! This cross-curricular project blends ELA, math and engineering design in a hands-on activity your students will LOVE!

In the Book...

Albert builds the alphabet using tools and scraps. A playground and path are then lined with the letters.

The Challenge

Build a letter of the alphabet out of cardboard — and make sure it will stand by itself. image of modern tiny home

Decorate It!

 Decorate your letter with colorful designs and pictures of things that start with that letter. 

Created in collaboration with:

Bob Claymier

and based on the book 

Albert’s Alphabet, by Leslie Tryon 

  • Facilitator Guide
  • Materials
  • Student Packet
  • How to Submit
  • Standards
architecture and art challenge file

• 3DuxDesign GOBOX Classroom Set

• scissors/cutting tools 

• paper

• writing and drawing tools 

• straight edge 


• 3DuxDesign Machine Maker Set (fun crafts and accessories)

• camera for sharing your work on 3DuxUniversity

gobox • classroom kit
Machine Maker Supply Set*
architecture and art challenge file


1. Send us photos of your models plus any sketches or works in progress... even "mess-ups" are great for sharing! 

2. Tell us your name, age, hometown, and a little bit about the architects and artists whose work you've incorporated!

3. If you want, record a video walking us through your model. Any emails with photos/videos of a child need to also include a signed release (drag onto desktop, fill out, and return photo or scan of signed document).

4. Share your post on Facebook and/or Instagram with tags @3duxdesign and @3duxuniversity!


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Grade 1

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stem with friends remote playdates

3DuxDesign wants to help keep kids connected. let us host a STEM With Friends Remote Playdate. Send each friend a kit and we will schedule a free design/build activity for you  and 5-10 of your besties  

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