Earth Day LEGO challenge cards are the perfect way to breathe new life into your building challenges this season and reuse or repurpose the bricks you already have! STEM, LEGO, and seasons are perfect for fun challenges year-round. Take care of your LEGO, and it will last forever! These printable Earth Day LEGO task cards are the way to go, whether in the classroom or at home! LEGO activities are perfect all year round!

Printable Earth Day LEGO Challenge Cards For Kids

Earth Day STEM with LEGO Task Cards

Let’s first start with STEM! STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. For example, a good STEM project will intertwine two or more learning areas to complete the project, such as math and engineering. You might need to measure the exact height or width of an area where you are designing something.

STEM projects often focus on solving problems and can be based on real-world applications. Almost every good science or engineering project is a STEM activity because you have to pull from different resources to complete it. Results happen when many different factors fall into place.

Technology and math are also important to work in the STEM framework, whether through research or measurements. For instance, kids can hop online and check out real-world models to base their designs on or help brainstorm.

Likewise, It’s important that kids can navigate the technology and engineering portions of STEM needed for a successful future.  Most importantly, It’s good to remember there’s so much more to STEM than building expensive robots or being on screens for hours.

LEGO is a fantastic tool for developing STEM skills, and it doesn’t just have to be about using Powered Up functions or Mindstorms! For example, good ole 2×2 and 2×4 bricks will do the trick for our younger engineers. These challenges make the stepping stones to more involved LEGO STEM projects later on!

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Fun Earth Day STEM Activities

Explore the changing seasons with STEM and Lego building. These printable spring LEGO building ideas are perfect for engaging kids in science, technology, engineering, and math as they complete fun challenges!

You need easy ideas for the kids, right? I want these printable Earth Day LEGO task cards to be a simple way to have fun with your kids. Meanwhile, it’s a great way to sneak in some hands-on learning.

These cards can be used in various situations, whether you need a quick project at home or in the classroom or library. Print, cut, and laminate to use over and over again.

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What Do LEGO STEM Challenges Look Like?

Mostly real-world-based, STEM challenges are usually open-ended suggestions to solve a problem. That’s a big part of what STEM is all about!

Note: These challenges or task cards are more straightforward than a typical challenge prompt as they have a specific goal to complete!

Above all… Ask a question, develop solutions, design, test, and retest! These tasks are meant to get kids thinking about and using the design process with Lego!

What’s the design process? I’m glad you asked! In many ways, it’s a series of steps an engineer, inventor, or scientist would go through to solve a problem. Learn more about the steps of the engineering design process.

How to Get Started with Earth Day LEGO Challenge Cards

Whether you have a large collection of LEGO or a modest one, we try not to use many fancy pieces so that anyone can try these LEGO ideas!

Discovering how to use the LEGO pieces you already have to make something cool is a great skill for young kids to learn early on. To sum it up, you don’t always need more of something. Instead, use your imagination and work with what you already have!

Here are a few tips:

  • Don’t have enough of one color? Use another!
  • Have a fun piece you can use instead? Go ahead!
  • Want to take the challenge to another level? Make up your additions!
  • This Classic LEGO set is perfect if you need to add pieces to your collection. Note: Walmart often has great prices on Classic theme LEGO sets!
  • On, you can order just bricks! Those marked BESTSELLER ship quickly, while the others ship slowly from Denmark.
  • Browse your local marketplace for used bricks by the bin! Aim to spend only $5-8 per pound of unsorted mixed lots of LEGO pieces!

The goal is to be able to put those critical thinking skills to the test!

Also, look for more fun seasonal LEGO theme challenge cards like this:

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