During school holidays keeping the children entertained can feel like a mission sometimes. Lego is an easy and fun solution! Not only does it occupy them for hours on end, but it is also a good way for them to let their imaginations run wild, develop problem-solving skills and enhance their spatial abilities. Here is a collection of some Lego activities that will suit a variety of ages. Your kids will love to build these and you can join in too!
Fun Lego Activities
WORD FAMILY BUILDINGS – These Word Family Lego Buildings are a great way to encourage your child to hear/see patterns in reading. This is an important skill because it allows children to begin “reading” by grouping sets of letters within a word. Idea found via I Can Teach My Child.
LEGO RAINBOW – If you’re looking for a quick and easy activity, try making a rainbow out of Lego. It can also teach your little ones about colours. Idea found via kids activities blog.
LEGO BATH – Kids can be stubborn when it comes to bathtime, but adding lego into it is a good way to change their minds. A lego bath is a good way to get them clean and let their imagination run wild. Idea found via Busy Toddler.
LEGO PICTURES – Now this activity looks deceptively simple – it is actually a lot harder then it looks! Completing a design involves sorting, matching, counting, adding, subtracting, even dividing and multiplying. Find the printable designs at Childhood 101.
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS – As Christmas approaches, this is a fun lego idea to get you into the festive season. Building these ornaments is not only an opportunity for family fun, they make a great party activie and serve as Christmas party presents. Idea found via Spaceships and Laserbeams.
MATHEMATICS TRAY – Nothing needs to be bought for this educational game. All you need is a tray or piece of paper, a pen, a dice and lego pieces. Teaching your kids mathematics has never been more fun! Idea found via MAMA.PAPA.BUBBA.
PICTURE FRAMES – These cute photo frames are a cute idea for the children’s bedrooms. They are quite simple to make and are a fun decoration. Idea found via Lalymom.
STORYTELLING – If you have a lego set or collection, encourage your children to create a story based around these lego pieces. If they are old enough, get them to write it down afterwards. It’s a great way to get them thinking creatively. Idea found via In The Playroom.
DESK ORGANISER – Talk the kids into making you your very own desk organiser. You can even gift these lego organisers to family members! Idea found via kids activities blog.
LEGO LANTERNS – This cute lantern idea is one that the girls will love. They can make a romantic lantern that has a handle. I can guarantee they will be carrying this everywhere! Idea found via Planet Smarty Pants.
MAZE – This is my favourite one out of all of them. All you need is a straw, a pom pom and creativity to build a maze and you have a fun game that can be played by the whole family. Idea found via Rub Some Dirt On It.
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