Player 1 and Player 2
Take 6 bricks from the bowl.
Place your bricks on the base plate, while taking turns.
Place only identical bricks next to each other.
Pass if you cannot play a brick.
Winner - the first to run out of bricks.
Tie - when brick number 5 is the only remaining brick in the bowl.
How to prepare
1 base plate
17 number bricks (4 with “1”, 4 with “2”, 4 with “3”, 4 with “4” and 1 with “5”)
1 number sign brick
Number sign is located on the top left corner of the base plate to indicate the bricks represent numbers.
Place 4 bricks, numbered from “1” to “4”, in cross formation on the base plate.
The 13 other bricks are in the bowl.
Remind visually impaired players that other players with vision may be able to see their bricks if they are not hidden.
Change the numbers used e.g. 1, 3, 5, 7 instead of 1, 2, 3, 4.
Make 2 crosses with 8 different numbers.
When unable to match a brick, players take an extra brick from the bowl.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Name, read, write and represent numbers
- Learn through action, observation, analysis of personal action and observed activity
- Learn through action, observation, analysis of personal action and observed activity: Learn to preplan actions
- Know the purpose of the activity
- Engage in solitary play activities for an ability appropriate amount of time
- Request and accept help from others, use peers as a resource
Did you know?
Playful moments naturally harness characteristics that propel children’s learning: being active and minds-on, finding meaning and joy in experience, trying out ideas and interacting with others.
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