Looking for a fun, hands-on way to teach kids about numbers? Want to use something you already own? Build a 100 board with LEGO! It’s super easy and using a 100 board is a great way for kids to practice counting, number recognition, identifying number patterns and many other math skills.
Build a 100 Board with LEGO
Building a 100 Board with LEGO® is a wonderful math manipulative for kids in school or homeschooling! This LEGO activity requires some specific bricks, but don’t worry if you don’t have some of them. Just make do with what you have! Learning will take place anyway! 🙂
- 100 Tan Tiles (eBay.com is a great place to buy specific tiles in bulk!)
- Green 32×32 stud baseplate
- Flat blue bricks
- Fine Point Permanent Marker
- Ice Cube Tray (for tile storage)
- Dry erase marker (to erase permanent marker)
To prepare this activity you’ll first want to write the numbers on the LEGO tiles. Use fine point permanent marker and write the numbers 1-100 on the tan tiles. I found that sorting the tiles into an ice cube tray is an easy way to store them. I sorted by tens into each section.
Next, create a 20×20 stud square on the green baseplate using the blue flat bricks. This will define your board space on the LEGO baseplate.
Once all the pieces for the LEGO 100 board is set up, your kids can then fill in the square by placing the numbered tiles in numerical order.
This LEGO 100 Board is inspired by the Montessori Hundred Board. Like the Montessori Hundred Board this DIY version is a great way to teach children number recognition, counting, skip counting, numerical order and number patterns. It is also a great tool to encourage learning in LEGO fans!
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