Build a Square Tower
Understand a 3D square shape, improve fine motor skills and create a strategy to build the square into a tower.
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
Build a square with 6 bricks on the base plate.
Place the 30 other bricks in the bowl.
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?”
Make several floors beforehand.
Increase the number of towers to be built.
Use a timer.
Change the size of the square.
Download & print
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Use and produce representations of solids and spatial situations
- Develop motor skills and build body language: Acquire specific techniques to improve efficiency
- Recognize, classify and sort shapes in 2 dimensions
- 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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Pre-braille activity groups
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: MANIPULATION
Discover and get used to the bricks, learn how to handle, assemble and put them on the base plate.
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: ORIENTATION
Learn how to position the bricks on the base plate and be aware that their orientation is important.
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: CONSTELLATION
Discover the braille cell and how studs are arranged in two columns. Learn how to differentiate the studs.
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