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Flower Picking

20 min2 participants

Develop tactile tracking skills to identify constellation differences. Pick flowers to create a pretty bouquet.

Let's play!

  1. Explore the flower and mushroom bricks growing in the field.

  2. Pick the flowers bricks (they include only dot 1, dot 2 and dot 4).

  3. Place them in the bowl.

  4. Make a bouquet with all the flowers.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 16 letter bricks (8 "F", 8 "M")

  • 1 bowl

Attach 16 vertical bricks (reading position) to the base plate in random locations.

Facilitation tips

  • Preliminary exercises: note the difference between an "F” and an "M" while repeating the dot’s names ("F" = dot 1, dot 2 and dot 4, "M" = dot 1, dot 3, and dot 4).

  • Preliminary exercises: suggest recreation of the constellations, "F" and "M", in a braille cell egg carton.

  • Ask “Who are these flowers for?”, “What is your favorite flower’s scent?”

Possible variations

  • Change number of bricks.

  • Add other letters: "N" for nuts, "G" for grass…

  • Change the ability to distinguish between the letters: i.e. A/Q (easily identified by touch), E/I (more difficult) …

Download & print

  • Download in .docx

Children will develop these holistic skills

cognitive skills

  • Use numbers to show a rank, a position

creative skills

  • Organize objects in play: Engage in several familiar pretend-play sequences

physical skills

  • Develop tactile tracking skills: Identify which word or letter is different/same

emotional skills

  • Implement an artistic project

social skills

  • Engage in game, pretend play activities, verbal play with peers

Did you know?

  • Facilitating children’s learning is different from thinking of teaching as “delivering content” because the goal is for the young child to understand concepts and develop a breadth of skills to be applied.

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