Kerala – Nalluketu
The Nallukettu houses are native houses from the state of Kerala. Nalluketu in Malayalam translates into quadruple or four blocks. These houses are made up of four blocks with a nadumuttam, a courtyard in the center of the house. These houses were built so large joint families could live together with the courtyard being the focal point for members of the family to gather together.
With this DIY Origami Kit, you could teach your children how to color into the lines of the picture and patiently assemble the house together, getting them to engage with crafty handiwork while learning about the history of the Kerala houses. This activity will not only enhance your child’s sustainability awareness and critical thinking, but it also stimulates creative thinking and encourages them to use their hands and create something. And maybe next time you take them on a trip to the state of Kerala, they might be able to point out a Nalluketu somewhere in the colorful villages of Kerala.
Material: 100% Eco Friendly. No plastics used
Age Group: 7 years +
Dimension: 19.5×24 cm
Package Inclusions: A colouring template and a facts sheet about the vernacular architecture of Kerala.
Care Instructions: Adult supervision needed as the kit contains small parts and to read from the facts sheet.