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:
- Lego Shape Sorting
- Lego Maze
- Make Your Own Lego Parachute
- Lego Letters
- Design & Build Lego Cars
- Lego Math Game (Greater Than Or Less Than)
- Bridge Building Challenge
- Reading Game With Legos
- Lego Literacy: Building Sentences
- Learning Patterns With Legos
- Make Your Own Customized Hand Soap
- A Simple Learning Game
- Lego Learning Idea: States, Capitals, & Abbreviations
- Patterning Game
- Learning To Read With Legos
- Lego Math Games
- Lego & Literacy: Building Sculptures Inspired By Books
- DIY Hangman
- Counting & Measuring With Legos
- Making Lego Landmarks
- Create A Rainbow
- Homemade Lego Puzzle Book
- DIY Lego Board Game
- Build A Balloon Powered Lego Car
- Make Your Own Lego Flags