Cover the Bricks
Search the base plate, identify simple spatial relationships, manipulate and attach bricks, according to direction.
Explore the base plate.
Each time you find a brick on the base plate, place one of your bricks on top of it, to build a small tower.
How to prepare
1 base plate
10 random bricks
Place 5 bricks anywhere on the base plate, ensuring they do not touch each other.
Place the 5 other bricks in a bowl.
Explain and show different spatial relationships like on top of, underneath… Explain by using the child’s hands (e.g. hide a brick under their hand, on top of it…).
Encourage the child to use both hands.
Suggest higher towers.
Change number of starting bricks.
Free play: add a LEGO mini figure to play with!
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Name spatial relationships
- Control motor skills and emotional commitment to succeed in simple actions
- Recognize spatial relationships
- Engage in solitary play activities for an ability appropriate amount of time
- Plan and carry out routine or non-routine activities requiring multiple steps
Did you know?
Construction games are an excellent way to develop a strong mental representation of space.
Learning is to go beyond memorizing academic content, by highlighting that children need to develop a breadth of skills. A holistic approach which also includes their physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative skills is essential.
Pre-braille activity groups
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: MANIPULATION
Discover and get used to the bricks, learn how to handle, assemble and put them on the base plate.
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: ORIENTATION
Learn how to position the bricks on the base plate and be aware that their orientation is important.
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: CONSTELLATION
Discover the braille cell and how studs are arranged in two columns. Learn how to differentiate the studs.