Let’s play Under The Bridge!

Can you build a bridge for your toys? Do they all fit under it – or do you need to make it bigger?

Child building LEGO DUPLO bridge

With Take 10 to Play, brought to you with LEGO® DUPLO®, you can discover 10 brilliant 10-minute games to play with your child. Each game is specially designed to boost early learning, and to help you and your child create and connect together – for a smile-filled session of family fun.

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This game is great for developing spatial awareness, and understanding the  concepts of ‘wide enough’ and ‘tall enough’, key early-maths skills that your child’s teachers will build on in nursery and school. It’s also good for practising fine motor skills – all that bridge building requires lots of careful finger manipulation and hand-eye coordination.

Here’s how to play Under the Bridge

What you’ll need:

  • 3 soft toys of different sizes
  • LEGO® DUPLO® bricks (such as those in the Deluxe Brick Box)

If you don’t have any LEGO® DUPLO® bricks, you can use building blocks or books

How to play

  • Line up your 3 toys
Lining up toys
  • Help your child to build a bridge from the DUPLO bricks
Building bridge
  • Ask your child which toy fits under it?
Fitting toy under bridge
  • Can they make it higher/wider for the other toys?
Toy under bridge

Extra ways to play Under the Bridge – for extra learning!

  • Involve more toys in the game
  • Only have 1, 2 or 3 chances to make bridge right size for all the toys
  • Make a different bridge for each toy
  • Time how quickly your child can build the right-size bridge
  • Weight-test the bridge too – put something heavy on it – does it hold?

More great Take 10 to Play ideas for games to play with your child

Roaring Ramps

Vrooom, beep, screech! Rev up the fun with this plunge-and-zoom vehicle-play game that will accelerate your child’s grasp of early-math concepts such as ‘faster’ and ‘slower’, and ‘first’ and ‘last’.

Sock Match

Knock the socks off those early numeracy skills off with a simple sorting game that’ll help your child find their feet with early maths learning about ‘same’ and ‘different’

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