Lego Symmetry

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Legos are an easy way to incorporate hands-on learning at home. And I know many people have legos at home. My five year old has been learning about symmetry so I decided to use legos to enhance her learning. This was pretty easy to set up and kept my five year old engaged!

I did two separate versions for my five year old and three year old. For my five year old I simply made a pattern on half of the lego board and had her complete the other half. We have been talking about how butterflies are symmetrical because if you look at one wing you will notice that the other wing is the exact same. For my three year old, I made a pattern with legos and had her make the same pattern under or next to it.

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Here’s how to do it:

Materials:

  • Legos
  • Lego baseplate

Instructions:

 

Step 1: Gather matching pieces of legos. Put them in a basket or small container.

Step 2: Split the baseplate into a four square grid so that you can make four different patterns.

Step 3: Using the pieces of legos that you gathered, make half of a pattern in each grid either horizontally or vertically.

Step 4: Check to make sure you have the matching pieces in the basket.

Step 5: Hand your child the basket of legos and have your child complete each of the symmetry patterns.

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