As my son has gotten older, LEGO activities have taken center stage in much of our play and learning time. Of course all these awesome LEGO activities include science experiments and STEAM challenges! LEGO is all about building, creating, exploring, and expanding the imagination. All of our our LEGO activities are pretty easy to do at home or even school because we try too use basic bricks or types of bricks you may already have. Our LEGO collection is still growing, so we don’t have everything yet 😉
LEGO Activities and STEAM Challenges
A year’s worth of awesome LEGO ACTIVITIES and then some!
Yes, we LOVE our LEGO City sets, Ninjago sets, and STAR WARS sets! Though we do love our loose brick collection we are growing. My son is one of those kids that doesn’t want to take apart a set once it is built! Therefore, we now have lots of shelves and we have had to get loose bricks for building with our imaginations. These LEGO activities stem from this big box of bricks we have collected along the way.
What are the benefits of building with LEGO?
LEGO is one of the best known toys around, but it’s so much more than a toy if you look closely. LEGO can be used to teach mathematics, science, engineering, and even technology! Have you checked out Bricks and Bits, the LEGO Hour of Code? It’s a fun way to teach computer coding to kids! What else can LEGO do? LEGO works on fine motor skills. Have you seen how small some of those pieces are? LEGO inspires imagination and creation. It teaches us how to problem solve and use intricate details to make a design come alive. On top of all of this, LEGO builds families and friends. It’s a dad passing his old space LEGO set on to his son or two friends helping to put together the latest Star Wars set. LEGO is our past, present, and future.
Trying out LEGO in unusual ways.
If you take peek at some of our best LEGO activities below, they might seem like an unconventional way to use LEGO. We spend a great deal of time free building from a large box, but we also have some inventive ways to play with our bricks and figures too. Think outside the brick and see how else you can use your LEGO pieces. Build a volcano for a real science experiment, carve a pumpkin and make a LEGO scene, or design parachutes for minifigures and test them out. LEGO can keep everyone busy in so many ways. When you want to take a break from building, try out one of our activities for something different!
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20 LEGO ACTIVITIES TO TRY THIS YEAR
Click on the links below to check out cool LEGO ideas and STEM challenges.
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