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Drawing with Dots

20 min1 participant

Tactile recognition of dots on a braille brick. Engage and organize a plan in a creative drawing activity.

Let's play!

  1. Use only the dots of the bricks to draw :

  • a rectangle

  • a 2D drawing

  • emojis

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • All the bricks

All the bricks are in the box.

Facilitation tips

  • Encourage trial and error activity to improve tactile and manipulation skills. Children may encounter difficulties positioning the dots as they wish.

  • Suggest sharing and exploring drawings created by peers to discover new techniques and ideas.

  • Ask "What is the story about your drawing?"

  • Pre-design a drawing for an example on a base plate.

Possible variations

  • Free play drawings.

  • Copy a pre-designed drawing from a base plate.

Download & print

  • Download in .docx

Children will develop these holistic skills

cognitive skills

  • Tell, express, analyse: Explain how to operate in a realization situation: by stating a few key words describing actions

physical skills

  • Recognize real situations that can be modeled by geometric relationships (alignment, parallelism, perpendicularity, symmetry)

emotional skills

  • Develop an interest in art, works of art

creative skills

  • Organize objects in play: Create and engage in creative dramatics and activities (present skits, use puppets)

social skills

  • Anticipate potential problems, identify steps for resolution including alternative solutions

Did you know?

  • Adults can join children’s play to extend the learning possibilities through questioning or suggestions.

  • Guidance may help learners to focus their attention on important features or details in an activity.

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