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Bricks to Crosses

10 min1 participant

Demonstrate knowledge and manipulation skills to recognize “correct reading position”. Change bricks into crosses.

Let's play!

  1. Search the baseplate for a brick

  2. Pick a brick from the bowl

  3. Placing the brick in correct reading position

  4. Form a cross by adding it on top, and in the middle, of the brick found on the base plate.

  5. Repeat until all bricks are crosses

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 8 letter bricks among “U”, “V”

  • 8 equal sign bricks “=”

  • 1 bowl

Place the 8 letter bricks in the bowl.

Place the 8 equal sign bricks “=” in landscape/horizontal position, all over the base plate.

Facilitation tips

  • Make crosses in modeling clay, from 2 ropes

  • Encourage discussion: “What are these crosses?”, “Why are they here?” “What object do you know with the same shape?”

Possible variations

  • Change the number of crosses

  • Mix positions of the bricks on the base plate: portrait, landscape.

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Children will develop these holistic skills


  • Develop tactile exploration: Explore a braille page through touch: search with both hands over a page with a logical tactile strategy – top to bottom and side to side


  • Reproduce, assemble, organize, link graphic patterns and then create new ones


  • Locate objects by touch: intentionally search for an object


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


  • Plan and carry out routine or non-routine activities requiring multiple steps

Did you know?

Children can learn to carry out multi-step activities, resist distractions and choose tasks suited to their interests and skill level, just as they can learn to use more advanced problem-solving strategies.

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