small bowls/buckets or a divided container with 6 segments
sort the LEGO into 6 different piles and label them with the numbers 1-6. I chose to sort mine like this:
1) bricks with one or three bumps (there's not a lot of three's)
2) bricks with two bumps
3) bricks with eight bumps (I know, it's confusing....)
4) bricks with 4 bumps
6) bricks with 6 bumps
Raise the roof! / Suen, Anastasia
Where the inspiration came from: No Time for Flashcards -- LEGO Game: Roll, Build & Create!
What Kids Do:
practice rolling a die
Hindsight Tip: Sorting is also a math skill, so I asked the kids to take apart their creations at the end of class and sort their pieces back into the buckets. I could have started class off like this too, but I wanted to get to the game faster, so I pre-sorted the pieces myself.