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India: Build a Tuk Tuk

Have you ever heard of a tuk tuk? A tuk tuk (also known as an autorickshaw) is a taxi vehicle used predominantly in India and Thailand. It’s front is built from motorcycle parts, so it has one front wheel and a handle bar is used for steering. In the back, there is a cab for passengers with two wheels underneath. Using legos to build a tuk tuk will help your Little Explorers to strengthen their fingers for writing and to develop engineering skills.


Legos, or another kind of construction block


Do a quick search for “tuk tuk” online and look through the pictures with your Little Explorer. Better yet, watch this video by Blippi where he explores a tuk tuk on location in India! Provide your child with some construction blocks (don’t forget the wheels!) and invite them to build their own tuk tuk!

Talk About It:

Look at this vehicle. Have you ever seen anything like it before? How is it different from a car? What do you notice? Do you want to know what it’s called? It’s a tuk tuk! Tuk tuks are taxis that are used in India, Thailand, and other parts of Asia. Would you like to build your very own tuk tuk? Let’s get out our blocks!

Take It Further:

Sing the action song “I’m a Little Tuk Tuk” and do the hand motions. Check your local library for the book The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal. You can see a book trailer for it here.

Did your Little Explorer enjoy this activity? We would love to hear about it! Please share your learning through play experiences with us on Instagram at @littleexplorersbigworld!


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