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Water Turtle or Lizard

15 min1 participant

Search, find, discriminate and help animals return to their favorite homes.

Let's play!

  1. Search the beach for 20 animals hidden in the sand. LEGO Braille Bricks are lizards, other bricks are water turtles

  2. Find a lizard? Attach it to its favorite home: the base plate

  3. Find a water turtle? Release it in the ocean, its favorite home

  4. Encourage the animals to tell us about their homes!

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 1 bowl full of water

  • 1 large bin or box full of sand

  • 10 random LEGO Braille Bricks

  • 10 LEGO classic bricks or DUPLO bricks

Hide the 20 bricks in the sand.

Facilitation tips

  • Find and encourage discussion about turtles and lizard, animal characteristics, and living environment…

  • Provide a tangible example of the animals (plastic, stuffed animals, figurines…)

  • Place animals in a bowl without sand to avoid exploration for “tactile defensive” players.

  • Offer choice to attach lizard: to a disc of playdough, or another surface...

Possible variations

  • Change the number of bricks, or the distribution among the animals

  • Use other objects for the turtles, for easier discrimination (balls, marbles, cubes…)

  • Change the size and shape of the turtles (mix classic bricks or DUPLO of different shapes)

  • Play with peers, taking turns

Download & print

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Children will develop these holistic skills


  • Recognize, classify and sort shapes in 3 dimensions


  • Retell or create simple stories


  • Compare - discover similarities, differences, and preferences: sort and match


  • Control motor skills and emotional commitment to succeed in simple actions


  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates

Did you know?

Through this fun activity, children share new sensory experiences, learn to explore, manipulate, imagine, sort... while having fun!

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