25 Lego Learning Activities

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Legos are, by far, the most played with item in our home.  I remember playing with Legos for hours at a time when I was a child, and I love that I’ve been able to pass on that same experience to my own kids.

As a mom of 4 boys, it’s nice to have something that is engaging for a wide range of ages. My 14 year old enjoys Legos just as much as his 9, 5, and 2 year old brothers.

Watching them work together as they problem solve and design with Lego bricks is awesome.  Knowing that they are stregthening their fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination as they build and have fun, is just icing on the cake.

Other than how much it hurts when I step on a stray Lego while walking barefoot, I can’t think of a single thing that I don’t like about Legos.  They are awesome!

Although one of my favorite things about Legos, is the fact that they provide an open-ended opportunity for kids to create and engineer a wide variety of structures and designs, I also appreciate that Legos can be used for so many more directed learning activities as well.

Here are some of our favorite Lego Learning Activities:

  1. Lego Shape Sorting
  2. Lego Maze
  3. Make Your Own Lego Parachute
  4. Lego Letters
  5. Building Towers Counting Game 
  6. Build a Lego Balance 
  7. Bridge Building Challenge
  8. Reading Game With Legos
  9. Lego Literacy: Building Sentences
  10. Learning Patterns With Legos
  11. Make Your Own Customized Hand Soap
  12. A Simple Learning Game
  13. Lego Learning Idea: States, Capitals, & Abbreviations
  14. Patterning Game
  15. Learning To Read With Legos
  16. Lego Math Games
  17. Make Your Own LEGO Puzzles For Preschoolers
  18. DIY Hangman
  19. Counting & Measuring With Legos
  20. Making Lego Landmarks
  21. Create A Rainbow
  22. Homemade Lego Puzzle Book
  23. DIY Lego Board Game
  24. Build A Balloon Powered Lego Car
  25. Make Your Own Lego Flags

Be sure to check out the Official YouTube Lego Channel for even more fun. 


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