In this activity children aged between 3 and 5 will learn about directionality, order and position of objects such as up, down, in front and behind. They will sort, classify and serialise objects using attributes such as colour, shape or size.
The new LEGO® DUPLO® Playground Set is the recommended resource to use with this activity, but you could use any DUPLO base boards, bricks and people you have available.
Students are asked to form a line and then say who is in front of them and who is behind. Then place red, yellow, green, orange, brown and blue bricks on a large building plate and show them to the students. Ask students which colour brick is above, below, next to (and so forth) different bricks.
Students are then asked to create a scene in a playground with the DUPLO bricks. Then they are asked to explain where elements are located in relation to each other using the words before, behind, beneath, in front and so forth. They are then asked to carry out other tasks, such as comparing the height of the elements in the playground.
This 30-minute-long lesson plan covering literacy and numeracy topics, is aimed at students aged 3 to 5. You can download the lesson plan by clicking on the images at the bottom of this page.