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Build a Fence

10 min1 participant

Identify various brick orientation; recognize obstacles and solve problems while building a fence around the garden.

Let's play!

  1. Pick bricks to build a thin fence around the garden plate.

  2. Build it all the way around the garden, along the edges...

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 30 random bricks

  • 1 bowl

Place 2 bricks on the base plate: vertically, in the top left corner, to begin a vertical column.

Place the 28 bricks in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Ask “What's your fence for? Can you show me?”.

  • Ask “What did you do to go around the corner?”.

  • Add LEGO mini figures to play with.

Possible variations

  • Change the number of starting bricks for the fence.

  • Change the size of the base plate.

  • Peer play: add base plates and build a bigger fence.

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Children will develop these holistic skills

Physical

  • Learn through action, observation, analysis of personal action and observed activity: Repeat a gesture for stabilization and effectiveness

Creative

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

Emotional

  • Control motor skills and emotional commitment to succeed in simple actions
  • Identify consequences of behaviors in social interactions

Cognitive

  • Recognize spatial relationships

Did you know?

  • Playful experiences encourage curiosity and enthusiastic engagement in early education.

  • Children at play try harder, persist for longer and think more deeply.

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