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Apple Trees

10 min1 participant

Let's play!

  1. Pick an apple tree brick from the bowl.

  2. Look for the studs on the brick: they are the apples! The smooth part of the brick is the trunk.

  3. Attach the apple tree to the base plate. Make sure your tree is not upside down!

  4. Plant as many trees as you can to make an orchard!

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 10 letter bricks “G”

  • 1 bowl

Place the 10 bricks in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Encourage and demonstrate tactile exploration of the brick. Identify the flat space as the bottom of the brick and explain braille brick orientation: space at the bottom, studs on top!

Possible variations

  • Choose others LEGO Braille bricks, not only “G”.

  • Preplant apple trees on the base plate.

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Children will develop these holistic skills

Cognitive

  • Recognize spatial relationships

Creative

  • Express self through craft, artwork
  • Express self through craft, artwork: Explore various crafting activities

Physical

  • Develop hand and finger strength

Emotional

  • Implement an artistic project

Social

  • Distinguish between personal and collective interests

Did you know?

  • Facilitating children’s learning is different from thinking of teaching as « delivering content », because the goal is for the young children to understand concepts and develop a breadth of skills they can apply.

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