Combine art and math with a fun hands-on symmetry activity using LEGO. All you need is a base plate and a handful of basic bricks. Make it as easy or complicated as your imagination wants! Set a time limit if you like for an easy LEGO symmetry challenge that is sure to provide heaps of fun for preschoolers and older! Easy LEGO building ideas are the best!
Explore Symmetry With LEGO Bricks
What Is Symmetry?
Symmetry is a foundational concept for our young learners. But what does it mean? An easy way to explain symmetry is when something is the same on both sides.
A shape has symmetry if you can draw a line down the middle to show that both sides of the shape are exactly the same. The line would cut the shape into two equal halves.
This means that if you were to fold the shape along the line, both halves would match exactly. Also, if you were to place a mirror along the line, the shape would be a perfect reflection on both sides.
Examples Of Symmetry
Some examples of things that can be symmetrical are, shapes such as squares, circles, triangles, rectangles.
Symmetry found in nature: starfish, butterflies, cut fruit, some leaves, honeycomb, flowers and even the human body!
Go outside or look around your house to find some things that are symmetrical. What can you find?
Now create your own symmetrical shape with some basic LEGO bricks and a base plate. These symmetrical shapes are inspired by pop art from famous artist, Andy Warhol.
Make symmetrical heart shapes in a variety of colors and patterns. Make sure to get the printable template to use as a guide!
Symmetry With LEGO
Enjoy hands-on math for early learning with these fun math activities!
- Printable Shapes template
- base plates
- Random LEGO pieces
STEP 1: Print the symmetry worksheet above.
STEP 2: Gather your LEGO base plates and assorted colored bricks. Use any combination you like.
STEP 3: Place any combination of brick shapes and sizes, to make your symmetrical shape, or get creative and use any symmetrical design you like!
ALSO CHECK OUT: Lego Self Portrait
Our finished symmetrical hearts! What will you build next?
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