What Animal is it?
Reading and writing development through the use of auditory skills in an imaginative peer play game.
Player 1 : Pick a brick at random.
Player 1 : Think of an animal starting with this letter.
Player 1 : Describe your animal with sound or motion.
Player 2 : Guess what animal it is.
Both players : Work together to pick the right bricks from the box to write the name of the animal on the base plate.
How to prepare
1 base plate
All the letter bricks
Place the box of letter bricks and the base plate between the players.
Ask “Can you imagine being in a zoo or in the jungle? What do you hear?”
Find words in a given subject (geography, history, physics…), instead of animal.
Arrange the letters in alphabetical order on an extra base plate for ease in finding.
Download & print
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Discover the function of the written word: Participate in the writing of certain words
- Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesizing, imagining and exploring ideas
- Engage in solitary play activities for an ability appropriate amount of time
- Comply with simple directions and limits from adults
Did you know?
Children tend to discuss detailed features during playful building activities with peers and demonstrate higher level of self-regulation during small-group activities and play.
Braille activity groups
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: CHARACTERS
Learn braille letters, numbers, mathematic symbols and punctuation signs and know how to read and write them.
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: LITERACY
Assemble characters brick by brick and play with words in order to develop the ability to read and write.
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: NUMERACY
Assemble characters, play with numbers and develop the ability to do basic mathematics and geometry.