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5 min1 participant

Simple handling exercise learning to remove bricks from a base plate; understanding rules and following directions.

Let's play!

  1. Explore the base plate.

  2. Remove the bricks from the base plate and place them in the bowl.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 8 random bricks

Place the 8 vertical bricks in a horizontal line, on the base plate, beginning in the top left corner. Leave 2 spaces between each brick.

Facilitation tips

  • Ask “How can we make this activity more fun?”.

  • Ask “Can you explain to me how you managed to remove the bricks?”.

  • Ask “How can you be sure there are no more bricks left?”.

Possible variations

  • Change the size of base plate.

  • Place the bricks randomly all over the base plate.

  • Change the number of bricks.

  • Remove the first brick with the right hand, the second with the left hand…

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Children will develop these holistic skills


  • Spontaneously engage in free and then guided exploration of different tools and different media


  • Discover the “spatial organisation of a page”: Take reference points in the page
  • Discover the “spatial organisation of a page”: Find way around a page (go from left to right and maintain alignment)
  • Discover the “spatial organisation of a page”: Use appropriate vocabulary : top and bottom, left and right ...
  • Develop grasp and release


  • Understand rules

Did you know?

  • Getting into the habit of exploring the base plate from left to right, and from top to bottom, facilitates the acquisition of reading and writing directions. 

  • For young children to progress, early learning practices need to meet them where they are and challenge them to go further.

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