Inside: Looking for a simple way to teach colors to your toddlers and preschoolers? Check out this hands-on color game that uses Lego Duplo Bricks and a parachute. Active kids love this activity!
During our preschool Lego camp, I wanted some sort of color game using Legos. We play lots of parachute activities and I realized I could come up with a color sorting game using our small parachute. What was even more fun was that I turned it into a hide and seek adventure, too!
Games such as this one are a great way to build confidence and social skills. Young children are encouraged to work together as they play. This also builds language skills as they communicate with each other, as well as cognitive skills as they figure out where the pieces go.
How to Teach Colors to Toddlers and Preschoolers Using Legos
What you will need:
Place the parachute on a table or the floor. Hide the Lego Duplo bricks around the room. A grown up can do this, or you can have some of the children help.
Playing the game:
Invite the children to find the hidden Duplo bricks. As they find them, they place them on the matching color on the parachute. Keep going until all the bricks are found.
Count how many bricks are on each color and create a simple graph to show if one color has more than the others.
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100+ Totally Awesome Lego Learning Ideas
We love Lego® in our toddler and preschool classrooms. In fact, as I write this, our theme this week in summer camp is all about Lego®! You might recall our Lego® camp last year when we played this fun color sorting game. So, when the authors of this new book asked if I would try it out, how could I say no?
The Unofficial Guide to Learning with Lego® brings you over 100 awesome Lego®-based ideas that are perfect for educating in the classroom and at home. The book starts with the basics like learning colors and counting, all the way up to engineering and other STEM topics. (You might recall how we used our Duplo bricks in a STEM construction activity last year.)
This book includes projects that are adaptable to all ages, skill levels and cognitive abilities. It includes projects that use Lego bricks and projects that use Duplo. They’ve included math, reading, writing, science, social studies, and even emotional education.
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How do you use Lego for learning? Please leave a comment! If you post on social media, you can use the hashtag #learningwithlego so we can easily spot the fun you’ve had!