Inside: Learning with Legos has never been so fun. This collection builds a variety of skills with toddlers and preschoolers with playful activities!
If you have children in you are at home or in a classroom, there’s a good chance you have Lego-type toys.
They are amazing for creating buildings, vehicles, landscapes … truly, the list is long.
And while they are great as block toys, I’ve found over 15 other ways to use them while building important skills.
Take a moment and check out these ideas and try one this week!
Learning with Legos for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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Transportation Painting: Take your transportation Legos and drive them through paint!
Supplies: Duplos with wheels, paper, paint
Lego Stamping: This fun process art activity is all about pressing Lego bricks into paint and stamping onto paper. (Raising Little Superheroes)
Lego pieces, paint, paper plates, paper
Lego Rice Krispy Treats: This no-bake recipe is simple and fun for kids to make. (The Inspiration Edit)
Rice Krispy treat bars, vanilla frosting, M&M’s, food coloring
Lego Letter Puzzles: Build the outline of a letter and invite your child to fill it in. (Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls)
Lego pieces, baseplate
Star Wars Lego Science: Rescue Han Solo! (Fun-a-Day)
Ice cube tray, baking soda, vinegar, water, Lego Star Wars figures, Angry Birds Star Wars figures
Lego Volcano: Figure out how to build a volcano using Lego bricks. (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Baseplate, small bottle, LEGO bricks, baking soda, vinegar, dish soap, food coloring, container
Lego Maze: Work on critical thinking skills and problem solving while building a maze for vehicles to drive through. (Fun Learning for Kids)
Lego bricks, baseplate, small cars
Patterning: Make your own simple pattern cards to use with Duplo bricks.
Duplo bricks, white paper, crayons
Shape Symmetry: Create a mirror image of a shape that is made with Lego bricks.
Lego bricks, baseplate, yarn
Match the Colors: Spread a parachute on the table to use for a fun hunt and sort activity.
Parachute, Duplo bricks
Color Sorting: Toss Legos into matching colored bins. (Bilingual Beginnings)
Legos, matching-colored bins
Ring Toss: Stack duplo bricks different heights and use as a fun ring toss activity.
Duplo bricks, pipe cleaners (chenille stems)
Sort and Drop: Make your own color sorting box and invite your children to drop matching colored Duplos in each slot. (Toddler Approved)
Paper, packing tape, box, knife, scotch tape, colored sharpies, Duplo bricks
Kinetic Sand Lego Stamping: Use the fingers to press Lego bricks into Kinetic sand to make impressions. (And Next Comes L)
Lego bricks, kinetic sand
Playdough Building Challenge: Can you balance Duplo bricks on top of straws that are stuck in playdough?
Playdough, straws, Duplo bricks
Lego Science Scavenger Hunt: Go on a hunt to find Lego pieces hidden in a baking soda mixture and match them to the pieces in the photograph. (Fun-a-Day)
Baking soda, vinegar, building bricks and minifigure ice cube trays, random LEGO pieces and people, eye droppers
Jello Lego Sensory Play: Reach into Jello and pull out various Lego pieces. (Lemon Lime Adventures)
Legos, cooked Jello, container
Scooping Blocks Water Play: Super easy to set up and works fine motor skills, too! (My Bored Toddler)
Storage container or sensory bin, Lego pieces, ladle, water
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