Prints in Playdough
Develop hand and finger strength, recognize spatial relationships through self-expression in an art activity.
Roll and flatten the ball of playdough into a disk about two inches thick.
Pick and place enough bricks to make a row all the way across the disk.
Press them into the playdough to create a sky above and an ocean below.
Pick another brick, feel the stud on it and use it to make a few birds in the sky and several fish in the ocean.
Gently explore the playdough to discover the prints of the animals in your picture!
Add more details!
How to prepare
10 letter brick “A”
Place the 10 letter bricks “A” in the bowl.
Ask “Why do you think there are more fish than birds?”.
Ask “Tell me about your picture?”.
Ask “What other kinds of pictures/animals can you make?”.
Prepare the disk in advance with or without the separation line.
Make the separation line with only LEGO prints.
Change the letter.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Recognize spatial relationships
- Express self through craft, artwork: Explore various crafting activities
- Develop hand and finger strength
- Implement an artistic project
- Distinguish between personal and collective interests
Did you know?
The advantage of using playdough to introduce LEGO Braille bricks can simplify the challenge of manipulating and locking bricks together.
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.