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Build a City!

15 min1 participant

Create and manipulate bricks to build a large city full of different types of structures. Invite someone inside.

Let's play!

  1. Pick a brick from the box

  2. Attach it to the base plate

  3. Add other bricks, to build a large city out of LEGO Braille Bricks that can be seen from far, far away, and even from the sky!

  4. Give someone a guided tour of your city!

How to prepare

  • 1 toolkit

  • A base plate

Facilitation tips

  • Ask player about where they grew up.

  • Compare and discuss size and types of homes and buildings, urban space/country living

  • Suggest building representation of hometown city or neighborhood

  • Suggest adding minifigures to the city, for play!

Possible variations

  • Build only a few buildings, a neighborhood

  • Build a small village with only houses (one brick for one house)

  • Use several bricks as foundations for the same building

  • Add other base plates and play with peer to make a giant city!

Download & print

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Children will develop these holistic skills

Learning Through Play: Physical skills

  • Use and produce representations of solids and spatial situations

Learning Through Play: Creative skills

  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesizing, imagining and exploring ideas

Learning Through Play: Cognitive skills

  • Recognize and use notions of alignment, right angle, equality of lengths, middle, symmetry

Learning Through Play: Emotional skills

  • Implement an artistic project

Learning Through Play: Social skills

  • Anticipate potential problems, identify steps for resolution including alternative solutions

Did you know?

Creative skills - coming up with ideas, expressing them and transforming them into reality by creating associations, symbolizing and representing ideas and providing meaningful experience for others.

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