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Place in Squares

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Recognize square shapes in two dimensions, the difference between “in” and “out”, and how to manipulate bricks.

Let's play!

  1. Search for square on the base plate.

  2. Place one brick from the bowl inside each square.

  3. Do not let the brick touch the walls of the square!

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 33 random bricks

  • 1 bowl

On the base plate, build the first square in the top left edge: start from left to right with 3 horizontal bricks, adding 2 vertical bricks below each end. Complete the square by adding a bottom horizontal line of 3 bricks.

Add 2 more squares anywhere on the base plate.

Place the 3 remaining bricks in a bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Encourage the child to use both his hands.

  • Ensure the child understands the difference between inside and outside the square.

  • Encourage child to imagine different scenarios: i.e. these 3 dogs are tired. Help each of them find a doghouse.

  • Deepen recognition of basic shapes in 3 dimensions first, then in 2 dimensions with LEGO on a base plate.  

Possible variations

  • Change the number of squares.

  • Place more than one brick in each square…

  • Build squares and rectangles and choose in which shape to place the brick.

Download & print

  • Download in .docx

Children will develop these holistic skills

physical skills

  • Discover the “spatial organisation of a page”
  • Learn through action, observation, analysis of personal action and observed activity: Repeat a gesture for stabilization and effectiveness

cognitive skills

  • Recognize spatial relationships

Did you know?

  • Playful experiences support children in developing the skills to serve them, their communities and society through a lifetime. 

  • Playful experiences in the early years allow you to acquire the critical skills for learning throughout a lifetime.

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