Build a Rectangular Tower
Understand a 3D rectangular shape, improve fine motor skills and create a strategy to build the rectangle into a tower.
Build the walls of a rectangular tower using all the bricks.
How to prepare
1 base plate
48 bricks with more than 3 studs each, to ensure a strong building
On the base plate, build a 3x1 rectangle with 8 bricks.
Sometimes, there may not be a stud on with to attach the next brick. In that case, simply replace this brick with one that has more studs.
Suggest the idea of a scenario: “It is the first building of a future city. You can enlarge it by adding other buildings”.
Make several floors in preparation.
Build several towers.
Use a timer.
Make bigger rectangles.
Peer play: build the tower together or build several towers.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Develop motor skills and build body language: Acquire specific techniques to improve efficiency
- Express on a production
- Recognize, classify and sort shapes in 3 dimensions
- Comply with simple directions and limits from adults
- Plan and carry out routine or non-routine activities requiring multiple steps
Did you know?
The LEGO Braille brick has 2X4 studs. It is the iconic size for LEGO brick. Its length is twice its width and that allows to easily build geometrical shapes.
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.
Pre-braille activity groups
Discover and get used to the bricks, learn how to handle, assemble and put them on the base plate.
Learn how to position the bricks on the base plate and be aware that their orientation is important.
Discover the braille cell and how studs are arranged in two columns. Learn how to differentiate the studs.