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Build a Square Tower

10 min1 participant

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

Let's play!

  1.  Add more floors to the tower, to make it taller and equal on all 4 sides.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

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

  • 1 bowl

Build a square with 6 bricks on the base plate.

Place the 30 other bricks in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Ask “How tall can you build this tower?”

  • Ask “What could happen if you drop a brick or a LEGO mini figure in the tower?”

Possible variations

  • Make several floors beforehand.

  • Increase the number of towers to be built.

  • Use a timer.

  • Change the size of the square.

  • Peer play.

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Children will develop these holistic skills

physical skills

  • Use and produce representations of solids and spatial situations
  • Develop motor skills and build body language: Acquire specific techniques to improve efficiency

cognitive skills

  • Recognize, classify and sort shapes in 2 dimensions

social skills

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

Did you know?

  • LEGO Braille bricks are equal in size to the most common LEGO bricks. Its length is twice its width and allows easy construction.

  • Iteration - trying out possibilities, revising hypotheses and discovering the next question - leads to increased learning.

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