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Musical Letters

20 min1 participant

Recognize letter bricks and make their sounds. Track a row and sing a rhythm to match the pattern that is found.

Let's play!

  1. Track the line of bricks with your index fingers.

  2. Pronounce each letter as you touch it.

  3. Make a beat box sound (e.g. “bing” or “bang” ...) for each brick that is not a letter.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 10 letter bricks, from “A” to “J”

  • 10 Classic LEGO bricks (4x2)

  • 1 bowl

Align 11 bricks across the top of the base plate, alternating Classic and braille bricks and leaving a space between each of them.

Place the other bricks in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Ask “How can you tell the difference between letters and the other bricks?”.

  • Suggest “Imagine and sing a song or a rhythm”.

  • Suggest “Tell a story in relation to your song”.

Possible variations

  • Change the number of letters/rows/spaces/columns.

  • Change the pattern /rhythms.

  • Encourage personal creation of musical composition.

Download & print

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Children will develop these holistic skills

creative skills

  • Imagine graphic representations to organize a succession of sounds and sound events

emotional skills

  • Develop an interest in art, works of art

social skills

  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and peers: Adapt speaker/listener postures: accept turns, wait to speak

cognitive skills

  • Use hands and fingers in braille reading: Use two hands to track braille, from left to right

physical skills

  • Improve auditory awareness skills: Isolate sounds/words/phrases among environmental sounds

Did you know?

  • Creative activities - coming up with ideas, expressing them and transforming them into reality by creating associations, symbolizing and representing ideas can provide meaningful experience for others.

  • Teachers can create learning environments that empower young children to realize their potential.

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