20 Lego Storage Ideas for Girls

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Lego would have to be the most used toy in our home, so much so that a few years ago we made my son a Lego Storage Unit in his bedroom dedicated to displaying his creations!  However we haven’t made a dedicated space for the girls Lego, they have so much of the Lego Friends collection, cute little homes, vets, pools, horse stables and many more.  So these past holidays the girls had a blast getting creative.  Below I’ve shared my girls Lego storage ideas, plus some from our readers and more.

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My girls like to sit together on a table and build their Lego Friends creations.  I think this is fabulous as it gets them together, communicating and helping each other.  I shared last week how this is a great bonding time for my girls and some of the benefits of building Lego, one being working with instructions helps improve understanding of steps.

Storage solutions for Lego

When the girls open a packet they place it directly into dishes so they don’t get mixed up or fall on the floor.

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I leave the girls alone to build their Lego which helps them work independently to follow the steps and when they find they have done something wrong they try to work it out themselves or with each other, which helps to improve their problem solving skills.

Keep lego tidy - storage ideasFrom the following of instructions to building the Lego, there is so much more fun beyond that, this isn’t a gift that is played with and then tossed away.  Kids can get really creative when playing with Lego.  My girls made a mini version of the Lego Friends Heartlake City, which they use for imaginative play, their brother also brings in some of his Lego, listening to them is so much fun with lots of laughter.

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My Girls Lego Storage Idea

I purchased this metal LERBERG shelving unit for under $50 from Ikea a few years ago, looks like they no longer sell it, but this MULIG unit looks just as good.   We cut MDF to fit the size of the shelving, then the girls and I painted on some roads, grass and water, see more details here.

Girls Lego Storage Idea

They can slide the boards off the shelves and onto the floor to play.

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My youngest has put her Lego in a storage box under her bed, along with some in her wardrobe.

Girls Lego Storage Idea

and if you like to be super organised you can sort pieces of lego by colour, using my Lego Sorting Labels

More Lego Storage Ideas

A very beautiful DIY Heartlake city – realising the table was too small for her daughters Lego they purchased some board and made a very beautiful Heartlake city from the ocean to countryside this will keep any girl occupied for hours.  Idea found via Kaun is Pieni Elama.

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Modern Lego Table Hack – sick of tripping over Lego this mum decided to make a table to keep all the Lego organised.  Idea found via Things Imagined.

Lego Storage Drawers

How to make a Lego Tray – this mum made a clever Tray which could be hidden away when not in use.  Idea found via My Frugal Adventures.

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Inexpensive Lego Table – wanting a Lego table but didn’t want to pay a fortune, here is a DIY alternative with a flexitub underneath to hold all the bricks.  Idea found via fun at home with kids.

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Footstool turned Lego table – add a Lego plate to the base of the top of footstool and store all bricks inside.  Such a clever idea.  Original image credit here.

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Lego Table which store bulky items underneath – I helped this family makeover their playroom helping improve storage ideas for toys. It was really important to leave the Lego table as her girls enjoyed playing on it, plus it doubled as space to hide away bulky items.

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Lego Tray Play Station – this little girls therapist often used Lego and building as a means to help her with distinguishing between colors, shapes, sorting, building skills, dexterity, and to encourage communication and language. There are so many benefits to playing with Lego. So mum created a little area her daughter can freely create and build.  Step by step instructions can be found at JadeLouise Designs.

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A DIY Lego Table with sliding storage – looks like products from Ikea, adding in some sliders under the table to keep the storage off the floor.  Idea found here.

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Left over brick storage – this is a clever and very tidy way to keep all the extra pieces or broken Lego bricks organised.  Idea found via Childhood 101.

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Corner Girls City Table – one of my readers Amy shared this photo with me a few years ago.  This set up is awesome and so cleverly put together, her hubby built a table into the corner for the city of Lego. There is more and plans to build a smaller second shelf above that.

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Painted Coffee Table – homemade table for our daughter’s Lego Friends! Complete with a heart-shaped lake for Heartlake City! Idea found here.

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Readers Lego Storage Ideas

Leanne B plans on using the bottom of a bunk bed to make a little city for her daughter.

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Emily designed this table with edging so the Lego doesn’t fall off and she can store things underneath.

Lego ideas for easy play and storage

Deonne has 2 daughter the first likes to keep it set up as a town on top of a Ikea storage unit.

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and her youngest prefers to play than have it set up.

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Dorthe containerises the left over pieces.

Clever storage solutions for childrens toys

Lisa stores sets together in these cubed units.

Clever Lego Sorting Ideas

Jennie and her girls have made their own Heartlake City. So much Lego, but so much fun!!

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111 comments

Anita May 5, 2015 - 6:46 AM

My 2, age 5 & 3 enjoy playing in the garden together, pretending to use the gate as a house door “knock knock”, pushing & weaving in and out of the plants with trucks & cars, picking flowers & creating bunched together…
Garden play offers a wide range of imaginative ideas & great place to bond & express their imagibation together…

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Roberto February 10, 2020 - 9:15 PM

I love to play with my kids in garden. We take off shoes, socks and run like crazy, primal people. Always after that kind of play my kids are sleeping like dead 🙂 You got great blog dear Katrina. I added it to my bookmarks

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 11, 2020 - 3:24 PM

Thanks Roberto 🙂

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Shannon Wall March 3, 2020 - 9:26 AM

We do family movie nights. Trips to the park and pottery painting.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 3, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Sounds so nice Shannon! Kat x

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Anita May 5, 2015 - 6:46 AM

My 2, age 5 & 3 enjoy playing in the garden together, pretending to use the gate as a house door “knock knock”, pushing & weaving in and out of the plants with trucks & cars, picking flowers & creating bunched together…
Garden play offers a wide range of imaginative ideas & great place to bond & express their imagination together…

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Isobel May 5, 2015 - 6:55 AM

My son is in high school & my daughter is in primary. Lego has always been something that they could play together-it’s ageless! The kids also play with Lego sets that my hubby & I had as kids, they re-invent the playsets all the time. My youngest even takes sets over to her friends house & they play together. It’s so nice not to have them staring at a computer screen. I love to see what they’ve made- bits of grey space Lego mixed with the pinks of the Friends Lego equals a space cubby house with starship garage & coffee area.

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Sam Wilson May 5, 2015 - 7:04 AM

My girls and I all love building Lego together. Thank you for sharing these storage ideas, I can’t wait start using some of them at home.

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Ebony Twiss May 5, 2015 - 7:23 AM

My two girls 4 and 5 are relatively new to lego and I introduced it to them to build their own fairy houses. They built their Lego fairy houses in the backyard tree to escape their destructive brother, 2, and it has become a morning ritual to check to see if the fairies have been and see if they were left a present. They end up spending hours playing and adding to their creations. It’s worked very well!!

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Robyn May 5, 2015 - 7:27 AM

I have 2 girls and a boy, aged 4,5 and 7. They love to play imaginative games together, be it from role playing a favourite scene, to running around outside making up games as they play together. They also enjoy making plans to create their next masterpiece from lego, playdough or paper, in fact anything they can get their hands on! We try to limit TV and computer time as it isolates them from the rest of the family.

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Maureen May 5, 2015 - 7:36 AM

When my Grandchildren get together, at my home they play and create for hours, it is lovely to see the cousins bonding with each other, I have lots of lego at my place. the storage ideas are great must use some of the ideas.

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Christina May 5, 2015 - 7:47 AM

My 6 yr old and 3 yr old love to play together all the time. They make fabulous desserts with playdough, help each other with Lego and Duplo, dress up Barbie and sing and dance together! But most bonding time is when they are in bed. They talk to each other in bed after good night kisses and until they fall asleep.

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Nadine May 5, 2015 - 8:38 AM

I have two girls and a boy, aged 9,7 and three. My older girls think they are the “Mum” to their brother. The best bonding time is in the bath. All three bath together and they love to create imaginative games in the bath. They love using bath crayons as well as bath toys. My little boy loves taking his Lego in the bath with him. The best is when my daughters try and teach their brother how to swim in the bath and blow bubbles. ??????????

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Angela May 5, 2015 - 9:13 AM

Thanks so much for the Lego storage ideas. Lego is such a great toy to play with but can be so messy so these ideas are great. I have four children, 8, 6, 3 and 9months. They love to play animal games, so they will be lions and they will make my 9month old the baby lion who they have to follow and keep track of and protect so all I hear is roar roar roar. They also like to play mums and aunties and our 9 month old is their baby. I love that they always try to include our youngest in their games.

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Melissa May 5, 2015 - 9:24 AM

Such a great post. My husband and I bond with our 4 year old with lego. She loves lego she is able to do most of the bigger older lego by herself already 🙂

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Anna May 5, 2015 - 9:24 AM

I have so many great memories of playing Lego with my 4 siblings. Despite the 11 year gap between the oldest and youngest, it was the one toy we all shared together.
I found the same thing this summer with my children’s Duplo collection. They are aged 4 and 2, so when their older cousins (aged 6, 7, 9 & 11) were visiting from the USA I had my doubts that they would be interested in my children’s toys, however the Duplo came out on the first day and stayed out all summer, and I have pictures of all 6 children playing happily together!
I’m working on building my Lego collection before their next visit in a few years time

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Mara Evans May 5, 2015 - 9:29 AM

Definitely Lego! Keeps the kids entertained for hours. And Dad joins in too. My favourite is that after they finished building the instruction designed it all gets pulled apart and the real creating begins. Great for little imaginations.

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Natasha Wenke May 5, 2015 - 10:29 AM

My girls bond when they have common interests, they are 3 & 7. Lego is a great all age activity (we love it to) as well as drawing together and for each other.

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Ashlea May 5, 2015 - 11:44 AM

My daughter is a very active girl, but the one thing she will sit down and do is play lego and she loves to get everyone involved building sets and using her imagination to build her own creations. It is the perfect rainy day (or to hot to play outside) activity for my girl.

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christine May 5, 2015 - 12:16 PM

My girls aged 7 and 10 bond with each other when they do things together. For example, they assemble their brand new Lego sets, play board games, help in cooking and even help clean each other’s bedrooms.

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Robyn May 5, 2015 - 12:44 PM

My three girls (2,5 & 7) love playing make believe together. Two of their favourites are using the outside cubby house to play cafe or babies, and playing schools. Lego is another good one because they need to cooperate and share all the pieces to build, then use their creations to make believe play with the characters.

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Anisa May 5, 2015 - 1:51 PM

My girls like to play with their lego and farm animals. They make scenes and can play for hours. My eldest has just found lego friends and wants to get some for her birthday.

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Chris Watt May 5, 2015 - 2:11 PM

My 7yr old son & my 4.5yr old daughter love to play with the figurines. They pull apart all the Lego people & make brand new people & super heroes using all their different body parts. Then they play out different super hero action scenes with my daughters Lego Frozen or Lego Friends sets. Its super cute 🙂

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Kym p May 5, 2015 - 2:54 PM

My three girls love to play Lego. We store our Lego in several Lego heads and up end it all when its time to play. Not much fun for mummy to clean up. Will definitely be implanting a better Lego storage system now. Wonderful ideas thanks you.

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Katie O May 5, 2015 - 4:04 PM

My daughter H and her friends like to pretend they’re animals on a big adventure. Everyday they seem to pick a different animal. It wonderful to see them outside and making use of their surroundings.

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Cate May 5, 2015 - 7:07 PM

My four girls 6,6,3, and 1, love playing with our dolls/barbies in the doll houses. It seems to bridge the age gaps wonderfully. Early morning or anytime the sunny corner of our lounge is witness to little voices and tiny folk going about their business. Their cousins and friends also just come in and settle down to play, changing clothes or layout, wether alone or with others it’s easy fun play.

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Sally May 5, 2015 - 7:21 PM

My girls 5 & 7 have been learning to long stich with kits they were given for Christmas. It’s a great bonding session for them while bringing back memories for myself.

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Nadette May 5, 2015 - 8:24 PM

My girls bond through imaginative play, and their little brother is starting to join in with them. They often use Lego, Loopsy’s, animals and dolls all in one game.

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Sarah May 5, 2015 - 8:39 PM

Lego is a great bonding experience for ALL of us. My 11 year old daughter thinks she’s too old for Lego, but is happy to “help out” her 7 yr old sister with building the Friends Lego!! Ultimately she ends up fully absorbed in it!! 10 yr old son has always loved lego and Minecraft is his and his dads favourite. I have the Christmas lego too, and it is family tradition every year to build it all together!! Better than decorating a christmas tree!!

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Alicia May 5, 2015 - 8:44 PM

My four kids love playing Lego and I quite often find them all in a bedroom with Lego spread out all over the floor. The other favourite game is to play shops or restaurants together.

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heidi lomax May 5, 2015 - 9:20 PM

believe it or not but they play together on Mine Craft on their ipods ganging up on spiders and working together. I was reluctant to allow them technology at first but this game has changed my mind. It is highly interactive and sociable. I love the way they problem solve together.

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Lynette May 5, 2015 - 10:59 PM

My kids spend time bonding playing with Lego of course !
They love to play together and help each other to create some very imaginative scenes.

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Clare May 6, 2015 - 3:38 AM

I have four children 6,5,3 and 1. One of their favorite wet day activities is setting up the wooden railway track and then with in all the loops they make paddocks and villages and then set up a farm with all their farm animals and tractors (we are farmers so see a lot of role playing of our day to day farm jobs, and is scary how they mimic what we do and say!). Its great to see them play together and discuss their ideas about what should be happening. The older ones are also just starting to play with lego and have really enjoyed building some great creations, as long as they can keep the youngest away from all the little pieces!

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Noelle May 6, 2015 - 5:33 AM

I have a 7 year old girl and a 5 year old boy. They bond really well when they are sitting at the kitchen table with all of their Legos spread out, playing for hours. My son likes to create different homes for my daughters little lego Friends to play in. There is usually a bad guy involved in the end and a good guy to save the day. When they need a break they go out to the trampoline for some playtime.

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Janine Hobbs May 6, 2015 - 8:46 AM

Both my kids do it with toys! My son uses octonauts. He organises his friends to be different characters and they go on “missions”. The language they use is amazing and the getting along and group work skills is fantastic for him and his friends!! My daughter used little people to do a very similar thing when she was little. Now she is older her friends come over and they play Lego. Role playing with friends over toys is the best way to bond and develop friendship skills!

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Jodie May 6, 2015 - 12:56 PM

My son(9) and daughter (4) love playing Lego together. My daughter loves that big brother can build “anything” … and he loves the challenge of her requests!!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 7, 2015 - 2:21 PM

Ooh that is very cute.:)

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Sarah Fazalul May 6, 2015 - 2:17 PM

I have a 4 year old girl. Nothing compares to the stomach ache she gets due to giggling hilariously with her friends! What a beautiful moment!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 7, 2015 - 2:22 PM

Oh i just love the sound of hearing the kids play together.:)

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Natalie Mardon May 6, 2015 - 2:26 PM

LEGO is certainly without age barrier here too. With a 14yo, 9yo, 8yo and 2.5yo we have some big age gaps, but lately they have been building rockets out of their Lego stash – my daughter uses her pink and purples and the boys mostly grey and black from their stash. They also like playing lightsaber fights or role-play in the yard (including the big one!) And sometimes the middle 2 can spend hours together creating with hama/perler beads.

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Di May 6, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Out the back in their cubby house, giggling and sharing ‘kids only’ secrets.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 7, 2015 - 2:22 PM

Just beautiful.:)

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Liz W May 7, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Love all the fantastic lego storage ideas thanks for sharing. My daughter and her friends like to bake cookies and then decorate them, it’s messy but oh so delicious!

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sapshu May 7, 2015 - 11:33 PM

Building things with Legos without using the instruction book and making short videos of their step by step creation.- this way they challenge each other to come up with the best creation.

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Miranda May 8, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Some great storage ideas however disappointed at the title of this article. Surely it could have been ’20 Lego friends storage ideas’ versus assuming this branding of lego is used exclusively by girls.

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Kellie May 8, 2015 - 10:41 AM

My three girls 4,6,7 like to lay on top of each other and roll down hills together. Every time we go to a park with hills they pile on top of each other with the youngest protected in the middle, hold each other tight and the roll down a hill gently but in one block. It is so cute to watch them hugging and looking out for each other and ending up in a big mess at the bottom!

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Pat Hamilton May 8, 2015 - 10:42 AM

As a grandmother I get great enjoyment watching my 2 granddaughters playing with their lego with each other and also on play dates. They live in Dubai so when I visit these times are especially precious to me as I miss them so much.

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Monica Hunter May 8, 2015 - 10:50 AM

My kids, Liliana 5 and Raphael almost 2, pretend to cook breakfast and tea at their play kitchen and then bring it to me in bed in little bowls (duplo lego pieces are often part of my pretend breakfast and tea)

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Linda Clark May 8, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Ridiculously, my boys interact the most AND the most positively when on individual computers in separate rooms. They talk to each other via Skype at the same time as playing Minecraft – in the same world.
Lol!!
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Linda Clark May 8, 2015 - 11:19 AM

BTW… I have a younger little girl who I would love the lego for. She is too young for Skype and Minecraft.
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Amy May 8, 2015 - 11:24 AM

While we don’t have kids yet my 28 year old husband can be entertained with Lego for hours. Thank-you for the great storage ideas.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 8, 2015 - 11:40 AM

LOL i love it Amy!.:) My hubby too enjoys “helping the kids” create lego towns.:)

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Rebecca Doyle May 8, 2015 - 11:26 AM

Definitely by making up their own games … that is when I see my daughter and her friends most alive and full of SO many ideas ….

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 8, 2015 - 11:39 AM

It is just beautiful! I couldn’t agree more, Rebecca.:)

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Hana simes May 8, 2015 - 11:44 AM

My kiddies bond through dance. There’s nothing they love more than a “dance-off”!

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Sabrina May 8, 2015 - 12:14 PM

My kids are big on using their imagination. They do a huge amount of role playing as mums and dad, teachers and students, pets and owners. It is wonderful to see them playing this way, they are so creative !!

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Jane May 8, 2015 - 1:32 PM

My 6yo daughter and her friends love to put on a show with costumes, music, dancing and the occasional puppet guest!

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Rene May 8, 2015 - 3:20 PM

Our cul de sac has open front doors with kids riding bikes and scooters, and playing cricket and soccer in the street and then bounding through houses with their mates to re-energise for the next round.

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Carolyn May 8, 2015 - 8:39 PM

My girls, 7 and 4, love building Friends Lego together, making puzzles and putting on puppet shows. Their favourite though is putting on backpacks and go exploring the backyard. Miss 7 makes a list and they have to collect everything on it while avoiding the crocodiles and anacondas that are apparently out there!!

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Shiami May 8, 2015 - 8:41 PM

My 5.5yr old son and 3.5yr old daughter are very different and have different interests. However they do manage to role play together with lego. Even though my son is very protective of his lego, he will give my daughter’s lego friends rides on his lego train etcetera and they have fun together. We are thankful for the great benefits and fun lego brings!

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Lily May 8, 2015 - 10:10 PM

I grew up in the 90’s and lived on the Rugrats cartoons. Watching it always made me wonder if toddlers could actually communicate with one another.

Now watching my niece and nephew, I know the definitely can. Mr 7 and little Miss 3 have these wonderful conversations with one another. I have no clue what they’re talking about but it can go on for hours with cuddles and laughs in between. It’s so lovely to watch them bond and strengthen their sibling love for one another.

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Darla May 8, 2015 - 11:50 PM

I don’t know if this is the best answer, but it is a good one! SweetFrog (a local serve-yourself frozen yogurt store).

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Lisa Powell May 9, 2015 - 1:52 AM

We like to dance together! But of course, Lego Friends are a fun way to play together, too!

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Corina Gatto May 9, 2015 - 7:35 AM

My granddaughter (4) has taught her younger sister (2) to wag her bottom from side to side while singing “bom bom bom bom” (aka come get me). They also love singing Frozen tunes, even though our little one can only sing “Go, go, go go” along with the tune of “Let it Go”. I fall in love with them both every day.

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Alisha Williams May 9, 2015 - 8:48 PM

My five year old daughter and three year old son adore each other and spend so much time together. Their favourite thing to do together is tell each other jokes. I love hearing them off in another room trying to make each other laugh. Not many of the jokes makes sense to me but they both think they’re hilarious. “How does a rabbit get over the fence when he’s lost his hop? A kangaroo throws him over!”. See…hilarious! 😉

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 11, 2015 - 8:33 AM

Ooh that is so very cute!.:) x

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Alana May 9, 2015 - 10:35 PM

My girls 2, 4 & 7 love either riding bikes outside, but if they must be in, it’s either Legos or Duplos. With Lego Disney Princesses, we really don’t need any other toys. The use Legos to build doll houses, cars, play zoo, play trains, and act out all sorts of plays, there’s no end. And with Duplos and Legos, they can pick what scale to make it, either tiny to act out or BIG to use for their stuffed animals.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 11, 2015 - 8:32 AM

That’s lovely Alana.:)

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Celia Bunn November 29, 2015 - 3:50 PM

Great article with great ideas! My daughter is 4 and is really enjoying the Duplo legos. They seems to be easier for her to handle. Any ideas for storing those since they are larger pieces? Thank you in advance!!!

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Kate - Kat's Assistant November 30, 2015 - 8:51 AM

Duplo is fantastic for younger kids. I used to store it in larger tubs so it was still neat and tidy but also easy for them to get to and pack away.

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Celia Bunn November 29, 2015 - 3:50 PM

Great article with great ideas! My daughter is 4 and is really enjoying the Duplo legos. They seems to be easier for her to handle. Any ideas for storing those since they are larger pieces? Thank you in advance!!!

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Lauren Yarrow January 15, 2016 - 5:13 PM

My kids love playing in our huge washing machine box. It has been a doll house, a carpark, a cubby…so versatile!

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Brooke January 16, 2016 - 9:49 AM

My son and daughter play where their imagination takes them. It is important to us that gender does not dictate or limit that creative process. Blue, pink, they don’t mean boy and girl in our house.

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Selena Purdom January 16, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Imaginative play is a winner and so is cupcake decorating, my kids make them which they love then they are excited to share the decorating experiance with there visiting friends

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Kristin W January 18, 2016 - 1:50 PM

I know this sounds cliched but Lego! They’re not perfect but there’s barely any fighting when they play. The roleplaying comes to the fore and they have a ball!

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Stacy March 13, 2016 - 4:51 PM

We build Legos together and we are in the process of building a lego friends table for all of our builds.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 15, 2016 - 7:48 AM

so sweet Stacy I think it’s a fabulous idea!

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Lynn April 3, 2016 - 12:23 PM

My girls and their friends enjoy playing dress up in conjunction with playing house, sometimes they are mommies, sometimes they are princesses! They also like to role play with Barbies or Lego friends! We like to host sleepovers or “almost” sleepovers, and do manicures and have “make your own” pizza parties. We also enjoy pool parties in the summer with friends, and making s’mores around the fire pit!! We share what we enjoyed about our play date, and what we would like to do the next time, and we take lots of photos to journal our fun!

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April April 12, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Funny cause my 4 year old can play with her Legos all day! Every Sunday, she plays Legos with all her grandparents m, aunts, and uncles. They passed down the obsession to her. Hehe!

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Julie May 6, 2016 - 2:40 AM

I have a 9 year old son and 6 year old daughter. They typically have a hard time connecting unless the Legos are brought out. They can play for hours!

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Lauren May 17, 2016 - 12:37 PM

My daughters are three years apart. When they are playing with Legos they are both in their glory. I am in my glory too because they play so well together with the Legos! I love to hear the stories they make up with their Lego friends!

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Rebecca May 19, 2016 - 7:14 AM

Hey Kat, I love what you do here! I’ve used many of you tips around my home and they make it more comfortable and enjoyable to spend time in.
On another note, I’m not a fan of how you gender stereotype things like this 🙁 my little man can use all of these ideas and can play with/collect the Lego friends range just as well as any girl can. I’ve noticed the gender stereotyping before and I’d like you to keep in mind that nothing is inherently reserved for either gender and girls and boys aren’t physically different until they hit puberty, so clothing ranges should not be different either.
You offer such amazing support to the parenting community! You are doing a great thing 🙂 thank you for all the hard work you put in here.

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Katharine May 19, 2016 - 7:27 AM

Hi Katrina
My girls are 4 and 2 and the best bonding time they spend together is outside in a 5×2.5m fairy garden I built for them. They sit together in the middle of the garden playing with the fairies, mermaids, dragons, fairy castle and set and bridge. There are gnomes, a bird bath and feeder and fairy lights in the little bushes that I left in the garden. There are stepping stones and flowers. Every night the girls jump up and down in excitement as they get a pinch of fairy dust (aka glitter) in there fingers and sprinkle it on their chosen things in the garden. Then while they are asleep the fairies come to life than and dance around having parties. The girls wake up and then run out calling to each other about what the fairies have done through the night (eg. Follow the leader, ring around a Rosie, moving rooms in the castle, fishing in the bird bath etc)
Beautiful memories being created ??

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Emmalee potter May 19, 2016 - 10:52 AM

I’ve got three daughters and they are loving playing ‘house’ at the moment. beings mums with their baby dolls, bathing dressing and pushing them around in their prams.

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Rebecca May 19, 2016 - 2:16 PM

My girls love using their imagination, so any play that they can communicate together and create their own world in.

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Julie May 19, 2016 - 10:15 PM

My daughter and the boys up the road spend time in our local park making nature “sushi ” with grass, leaves, flowers, berries etc. They create all sorts of wonderful dishes, rolled, stacked, woven etc

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David BNC June 6, 2016 - 10:27 PM

My daughter loves these so much, especially the DIY Heartlake city. 🙂 Thanks for the great ideas!

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Alana August 4, 2016 - 7:16 AM

My girls 5 & 8 love building Lego creations, even Duplo houses for their Barbies and stuffed animals. They also love making big Lego Elves dragon barns.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 8, 2016 - 6:48 PM

love it, Lego Elves Dragon Barns, sounds like so much fun, Lego is perfect for creative minds 🙂

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Natasha B. November 17, 2016 - 9:26 AM

My 7yr old daughter has a massive Lego friends and princess collection. Nearly every set since they came out. We keep it set up as a town on 4 6ft folding tables.

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Grace carpenter April 19, 2017 - 12:17 AM

My daughter loves lego friends so much se hasn’t got much but I can’t afford loads for her so she only get one set a year and has to keep rebuilding it with only 3 sets

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Shaneen May 18, 2017 - 12:24 PM

I have twins. 1 finds the pieces and the other builds. It’s very interesting to see identical twins do things and how their abilities are different, and they are ok with that ?

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Amy Lane May 18, 2017 - 2:16 PM

My 7yo son and 4yo daughter have a love-hate relationship as all siblings do, but playing with Lego together is one of the times when it is more love than hate! Also, being outside and digging in the dirt allows their imaginations to run wild allowing them to create so many different games.

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Leah May 19, 2017 - 10:29 AM

My little Miss 7 is an only child so doesn’t get a lot of chance to play with other children outside of school. So I’m her “bestie”! And the one thing we ALWAYS do together is Lego! We can sit for hours on weekends and holidays, either building it from instructions or just making it up as we go along – although secretly I’m an instruction girl and she is a madly creative genius with her Lego! She plays with it in the bath, first thing in the morning, last thing at night. For her, it’s a way to fuel and encourage her amazing imagination. For me and her, it’s the time we get to spend together, doing something we both love together, that gives us the most joy.

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Neil June 22, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Im 41yrs old and have been collecting lego ever since i was 4 and a half ( 37yrs or so )
so my children already had a head start on the lego scene . I taught both my children ( one boys and one girl ) and my step son maths and many other enjoyable moments, i would incorporate lego into as many educational moments as i could it just made learning WAY MORE FUN and sometimes they didnt even know that they were being educated as well as having fun , and the time playing , bonding ,educating
and all the laughter and fun .
About 37yrs i got hooked on lego and i can even remembered my first lego set i sat down next to my mum on the lounge room floor , it was a big white and red box with basicly only red bricks of all styles tyres and three 2x2x4 clear sloped bricks it had a book of ideas with it and was very much like the 3 in 1’s we have today

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Lita August 24, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Great storage ideas but I don’t understand why they need to be so gender specific. Most posts mention children like to play together with building material and be equally creative. Why socialize girls to pink boxes and building castles and houses?

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Laura Swinfield October 22, 2017 - 3:48 AM

My 12 yr old boy has autism and has found his calling of recent teaching his 5 yr old sister who is legally blind in one eye how to build Lego. It is quite beautiful watching her imagination come to life before our very eyes. They are playing with a bucket of Lego that my son had originally, purchased over 10 years ago and they have no other sets as I am a stay at home mum on single income and so I. Couldn’t really afford.. I dream of starting my girls Lego friends collection this Christmas and watch her eyes light up when she realises it is Lego designed with girls in mind 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 23, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Oh Laura. That is absolutely beautiful. Lego really is wonderful isn’t it.

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Susan November 25, 2017 - 5:55 AM

Thanks for your tips! Can you give more information about how you assembled the Heartlake City. Where did you get the main parts? How deep are the shelves? My daughter is begging for more shelves to display her creations. THANKS so much!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 28, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Hi Susan, That is a fantastic idea isn’t it. The photos was provided by a reader, although the cube shelves are found at most stores like Kmart, Ikea etc.

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Tracey May 15, 2018 - 10:21 AM

One of the things my three kids have done for years together is make cubby houses out of sheets in there bedrooms. They work out where to attach the sheets with pegs to build it, then they use old baby wraps on the floor as beds and put boxed across the front as a door. They set up a kitchen and play making dinner or sometimes play schools in there. Both my sons and daughter seem to get along so well when they are building and organising their cubby house together.
They also love Lego and they have built a whole city out of all the different types of Lego. I was so happy when they brought out Lego friends so my daughter had more relatable Lego to play with then her brothers Lego cars and trucks. There city is very diverse with the Batcave at one end of town and the Friends shopping center at the other and a race track in the middle (catering to all three kids passions). We also use the thin boards which they will cut to size for you at Bunnings then paint in roads, parks, ocean etc. We got the boards cut to the size of our shelves too so they can use them to make a city on the floor then move them back onto the shelves to pack up. I really love seeing my kids playing nicely together.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 16, 2018 - 9:46 AM

there’s nothing as nice as watching the kids having fun, thank you for sharing your tips.

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Sharon Matthews May 16, 2018 - 6:51 AM

My kids build the lego to the instructions the first time and then it becomes a dragon or a spaceship or whatever creature they are obsessed with at the time. Love seeing them work together to come up with the ideas.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 16, 2018 - 9:49 AM

that’s the bonus of lego can create so many different objects and the kids can use their imagination. Hope there is plenty more year ahead of lego fun in your household!

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Renaye Cowell April 11, 2019 - 4:46 PM

My Miss 7 and her friends love to play after school making pretend campfires and concotions/portions with sticks, leaves and sand. It can be anything from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. I think it helps them settle after a school day and then it’s off to do home work. Of course Miss 7 loves to squeeze in Lego play with dad before bed too.

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Shona Mcevoy April 11, 2019 - 10:04 PM

My girls aged 7 and 4 love to be creative! They bond together when they create dances and make mummy sit in the “audience” to watch their performances. They also love to create houses with LEGO and use imaginative play with them!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 15, 2019 - 11:06 AM

that is so adorable! those would be some cute videos for them to watch back when they are older!

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Anne-Marie Lawford April 13, 2019 - 6:20 AM

Miss 5 and Miss 3 love spending time together it doesn’t matter what it is as long as they are together they are happy, especially now my oldest has started school and is not around as much anymore. I think miss 3 is most excited about the school holidays so she gets more sister time. Of I had to say what they most love doing together is knocking on the door and song do u want to build a snowman then acting out scenes from frozen.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 15, 2019 - 11:05 AM

naw that is so sweet! So lovely that they have each other, my girls are 2 years apart as well and have their differences but will always be the best of friends

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Leanne August 31, 2021 - 12:13 AM

My girls love to make their own phones out of lego and talk to each other on them!

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Amardy September 3, 2021 - 11:43 AM

That is so cute!

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