Finn is fascinated with rhyme at the moment, so he was happily playing with his building bricks when he came up with this idea for a game.

## Resources

• Grimm’s large stepped pyramid
• Alphabet building blocks

## Method

“Look what I did make! It is Brickman. It does rhyme with Stick Man. ‘Brickman lives in the Family Tree, with his Brick Lady Love and their little ones, three!'”

“I will put them in a line then you can see. Daddy is Brickman and I let him be orange because it is my favourite colour. He is the tallest. You are purple, your favourite, do you like that? Ioan is blue and he is bigger than me because he is 5. I did spell his name I-O-A-N. I am green. I am a big number 3, so I am bigger than Cian but smaller than Ioan. My name is F-I-N-N and Cian’s is C-I-A-N. Cian is the smallest because he is still zero. Babies are small, but not as small as mouses. Would you like to take a picture? I think they are very good!”

## DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

### Communication and language

#### ELG 03 – Speaking:

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listenersâ€™ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

### Mathematics

#### ELG12 – Shape, space and measures:

Children use everyday language to talk about size to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

### Understanding the world

#### ELG 13 – People and communities:

Children know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.