Make your own LEGO tessellation puzzle. LEGO bricks are so versatile and are the perfect material for STEAM projects of all kinds. Whether you make and test balloon cars, create a zip line, or build a working volcano, LEGO can be used in many different ways. Creating a tessellation or tiling activity with LEGO bricks is a fun LEGO learning activity that’s full of possibilities.
LEGO Tessellation STEAM Activity for Kids
LEGO tessellation sounds complicated but it isn’t. Tessellation is also called tiling. It’s one shape that can fit together over and over again without leaving gaps or spaces. Your shape doesn’t have to be a conventional shape either or a shape with nice lines and corners.
The key is consistency. Keep the shape the same. We made as many as we could for our LEGO tessellation activity. Our LEGO tessellation shape is simple and comprised of squares and rectangles. It took some ingenuity to make the most of our LEGO bricks to make as many pieces as possible.
LEGO Tessellation for STEAM
Steam is a hot subject these days and not just because the word STEAM is well, steamy hot. STEAM or science, technology, engineering, art, and math is very popular in our world full of tech and design, smart devices and robots.
STEAM activities like this LEGO tessellation project encourage creating, designing, thinking, solving, and doing. All of these skills are crucial to future success in a high paced world.
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Sounds a bit scary all of this upgrading, high paced learning, but it isn’t. Keeping STEAM fun is an awesome way to get your kids involved. My son loved making this simple LEGO tessellation activity, and that’s the key. Keep it fun and easy, and your kids will want to try more and more.
Adding art to STEM makes STEAM, and is a great way to add creativity and design to any project. This tessellation activity becomes a beautiful piece of math art.
This LEGO project remains on our kitchen table and everyone uses it every day. Great for busy hands. Great for kids and adults. It’s actually quite soothing and calming to fit the shapes and colors together. Try LEGO Tessellation for yourself. Create a shape and see what you can put together.
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