Take your LEGO challenges and building time to a whole new level with an easy to print LEGO challenge card game of Charades! Go ahead and break out the bricks, grab a timer, and print out this fun game for your next game day at home or school. We love any kind of brick building challenges and think this is a great addition to any LEGO building station even without the game component.
LEGO CHARADES GAME AND BRICK BUILDING ACTIVITY!
Our newest set of LEGO challenge cards is actually a game! Of course, you can play LEGO charades with a group of kids or you can use the idea as a brick building idea starter for just one kiddo!
These new LEGO challenge ideas for kids work as nicely in the classroom as well as they do at home or with a group such as the Cub Scouts! Hmm… Can you tell me might be Cub Scouts here?
THE MANY BENEFITS OF BUILDING LEGO
The benefits of LEGO are numerous. From the hours of free play to more complicated STEM projects, LEGO building has been encouraging learning through exploration for decades. Our LEGO activities cover so many areas of early learning that can go right through to the early teen years.
- Strengthening Hands and Fingers With LEGO
- LEGO Math Bin for Early Learning
- LEGO Magic Tree House for reading and writing
- LEGO Coding STEM Projects
- LEGO Letters for Writing Practise
- Dr Seuss Math Activities with LEGO
- LEGO Volcano for exploring chemical reactions
- LEGO Catapult STEM Project
- LEGO Marble Maze for problem-solving
- LEGO Construction for free play
- DIY Magnetic LEGO for building independent play skills
- LEGO Tic Tac Toe for building social-emotional skills
- LEGO Building for creating, imagining, and exploring
Building with LEGO teaches us how to problem solve and use intricate details to make a design come alive!
YOU WILL NEED:
- All your favorite bricks!
- LEGO challenge cards printable activity (laminate for long-lasting use)
- Timer (optional)
WHAT ARE THE BEST LEGO BRICKS TO USE?
I’m often asked about the types of bricks we use for our most popular LEGO challenge calendar ideas!
Basically, I use what we have collected over the years. What I have done in the past is purchase what is called a “lot” of LEGO pieces. This is usually a very random assortment of bricks at amazing prices. You can find these deals on places like eBay, craigslist and local swap sites. Please use your best judgment when buying from these places and ask questions about what you are going to be purchasing!
Additionally, we have added to our collection with the classic and creative builder sets. These sets are also a great buy for getting started. You can read more about how we have grown our LEGO collection here.
LEGO CHALLENGE GAME
Once you have your LEGO challenge cards printed and the bricks gathered, get set for crazy building fun! Kids will love trying to recreate the pictures for their friends to guess.
Kids can be grouped into pairs or other arrangements depending on how many you have in a group. Additionally, kids can just play individually with another kiddo and they can take turns guessing. You can really modify the gameplay for simple playtime or for a more competitive game style.
Have one kiddo select a card with an animal on it but make sure they don’t show it to their teammates. They can even work in pairs to build the challenge and work on team-building skills at the same time. Have the other kiddo or teammates start guessing along the way.
Some options for setting a specific time could include giving each team a 5-minute timer to start the basic build of the animal and then allow kids to start guessing. Then the kiddo or team can continue to add to it for another 5 minutes or specified amount of time.
This LEGO challenge doesn’t have to include just building the picture on the card! Kids can build accessories or other items that might help their teammates guess the animal!
I’m betting your kids will manage to add some animal movements as well as animal sounds to the activity too.
Don’t want to play it game style?
Add a basket of the pictures to a box of bricks and use it as a LEGO building challenge station of indoor recess, early finishers, homeschool time, or weekend fun!
LEGO is great for any hands-on learning group and of course anytime fun!
TRY A NEW LEGO BUILDING CHALLENGE IDEA TODAY!