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Hidden Word

20 min2 participants

Vocabulary development through manipulation of braille and classic bricks in a creative construction activity.

Let's play!

  1. Player 1 : Think of a 3 or 4 letter word.

  2. Player 1 : Find the letter bricks you need to spell it.

  3. Player 1 : Hide the bricks for your word by building a construction made of standard 2x4 LEGO bricks and the Braille Bricks.

  4. Player 2 : Find the hidden Braille Bricks inside the construction.

  5. Player 2 : Write a word with all the letter bricks found.

  6. Both players : Compare and discuss the words created.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • Letter bricks

  • Classic 2x4 LEGO bricks

  • 2 bowls

Place the letter bricks in one big bowl and the classic bricks in the other. 

Facilitation tips

  • Arrange several of each letter in alphabetical order on an additional storage base plate for ease in finding letters. This can be prepared in advance or a warm-up activity for the child.

  • Suggest "Imagine a story in which your word is the highlight of the adventure.".

Possible variations

  • Hide additional words.

  • Change the number of letters in the word.

  • Build construction to relate to the hidden word.

Download & print

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Children will develop these holistic skills

cognitive skills

  • Enrich the lexicon, acquire grammatical and lexical spelling

creative skills

  • Adapt a project according to constraints and audience

emotional skills

  • Develop vocabulary and understanding in reading: Discuss word meanings, link new meanings to those already known

physical skills

  • Manipulate: make an intentional movement with an object

social skills

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

Did you know?

Recent research shows how curiosity and positive experiences are linked to learning.

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