Barrier Game

Primary (Age 6 – 9)

Curriculum Goal

Primary: Geometry and Spatial Sense

  • Compose and decompose two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional figures.​
  • Describe the relative locations of objects using positional language.


Part of our spatial toolkit...


  • Unifix cubes


  • Have students build a structure and then give instructions to their partner to build the same structure. Spatial language is key to ensuring the accuracy of the structure building.​
  • Once the partner’s structure is complete, take the barrier away.
  • Have the two students compare their structures and have a conversation about where the instructions may have been unclear.

Look Fors

  • Can children use spatial language to accurately describe their structure to another person?​
  • Can children follow instructions to successfully build the desired structure?

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