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Build a Rectangular Tower

15 min1 participant

Understand a 3D rectangular shape, improve fine motor skills and create a strategy to build the rectangle into a tower.

Let's play!

  1. Build the walls of a rectangular tower using all the bricks.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 48 bricks with more than 3 studs each, to ensure a strong building

  • 1 bowl

On the base plate, build a 3x1 rectangle with 8 bricks.

Facilitation tips

  • Sometimes, there may not be a stud on with to attach the next brick. In that case, simply replace this brick with one that has more studs.

  • Suggest the idea of a scenario: “It is the first building of a future city. You can enlarge it by adding other buildings”.

Possible variations

  • Make several floors in preparation.

  • Build several towers.

  • Use a timer.

  • Make bigger rectangles.

  • Peer play: build the tower together or build several towers.

Download & print

  • Download in .docx

Children will develop these holistic skills

physical skills

  • Develop motor skills and build body language: Acquire specific techniques to improve efficiency

creative skills

  • Express on a production

cognitive skills

  • Recognize, classify and sort shapes in 3 dimensions

emotional skills

  • Comply with simple directions and limits from adults

social skills

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

Did you know?

  • The LEGO Braille brick has 2X4 studs. It is the iconic size for LEGO brick. Its length is twice its width and that allows to easily build geometrical shapes.

  • Children can learn to carry out multi-step activities, resist distractions and choose tasks suited to their interests and skill level, just as they can learn to use more advanced problem-solving strategies.

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