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Build a Wall

10 min1 participant

Develop fine motor skills, recognize spatial relationships and increase knowledge of brick alignment to build a wall.

Let's play!

  1. Complete the wall by adding one brick on top of each brick, building your wall higher from left to right.

  2. Go for a free play session! 

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 16 bricks 

  • 1 bowl

Make a horizontal line with 8 horizontal bricks, beginning in the top left corner, as foundation for the wall.

Place the other 8 bricks in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Explain the wall must be straight, with all the bricks in the same direction. 

  • Suggest tactile exploration along the wall to ensure proper alignment.

Possible variations

  • Change the height and/or length of the wall.

  • Pre-construct a model of a wall on the base plate.

  • Use a timer.

  • Peer play: “Who is going to make the tallest? Who wants to build with me?”.

Download & print

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Children will develop these holistic skills

physical skills

  • Use and produce representations of location
  • Coordinate several motor skills in one activity

creative skills

  • Adapt a project according to constraints and audience

cognitive skills

  • Recognize spatial relationships

Did you know?

  • Getting into the habit of going from left to right and from top to bottom, helps to acquire the reading and writing direction.

  • When children are engaged, they bring themselves into a learning activity, often by thinking of ways to enrich the experience and take the activity even further.

  • Learning through Play incorporates free or voluntary play, guided play, construction play, collaborative play, learning through games, physical play, and digital play, among others. 

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