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Let’s Play Categories!

30 min2 participants

Develop vocabulary through a well-known game, by finding and giving lists of foods, countries, animals....

Let's play!

Players taking turns:

  1. Pick a brick from the box 

  2. Count the number of dots on it

  3. The number of dots indicates the category:

    • 1 dot: countries

    • 2 dots: vegetables

    • 3 dots: fruits

    • 4 dots: animals

    • 5 dots: famous characters

    • 6 dots (if you have 6-dot bricks in your set): first names

  4. Name 6 things in your category

How to prepare

  • All bricks

Facilitation tips

  • Discuss with the child, collaborate to choose categories.

  • Repeat the list of categories as needed.

Possible variations

  • Change the categories, depending on child’s knowledge

  • Change the number of things to name

  • Play with more peers

Download & print

  • Download in .docx
  • Share via email

Children will develop these holistic skills


  • Stabilize knowledge of small numbers: Count quantities up to ten


  • Discuss personal likes and dislikes


  • Put into words procedures in peer-to-peer exchanges


  • Recognize and discriminate SHAPES by touch


  • Engage in game, pretend play activities, verbal play with peers

Did you know?

  • Well-designed games can lead to literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Despite literacy being serious business, it can be learned in playful ways.

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