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Cover the Bricks

5 min1 participant

Search the base plate, identify simple spatial relationships, manipulate and attach bricks, according to direction.

Let's play!

  1. Explore the base plate.

  2. Each time you find a brick on the base plate, place one of your bricks on top of it, to build a small tower.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 10 random bricks

  • 1 bowl

Place 5 bricks anywhere on the base plate, ensuring they do not touch each other.

Place the 5 other bricks in a bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Explain and show different spatial relationships like on top of, underneath… Explain by using the child’s hands (e.g. hide a brick under their hand, on top of it…).

  • Encourage the child to use both hands.

Possible variations

  • Suggest higher towers.

  • Change number of starting bricks.

  • Free play: add a LEGO mini figure to play with!

Download & print

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Children will develop these holistic skills

physical skills

  • Name spatial relationships

emotional skills

  • Control motor skills and emotional commitment to succeed in simple actions

cognitive skills

  • Recognize spatial relationships

creative skills

  • Engage in solitary play activities for an ability appropriate amount of time

social skills

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

Did you know?

  • Construction games are an excellent way to develop a strong mental representation of space. 

  • Learning is to go beyond memorizing academic content, by highlighting that children need to develop a breadth of skills. A holistic approach which also includes their physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative skills is essential. 

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