Do your kids love Legos? Yes, I probably assume they do! Mine are totally obsessed with them, especially my son. I love how creative they can be when they free build and just let their imagination guide them. Legos are fun to build with, but did you know that you can use them to help your kids learn too? Legos aren’t just for the playroom, here are 10 fun ways to learn with Legos- so your kids can take their learning to a whole new level!
Learning with legos is such a fun way to play. For the kids that love to build and learn by using their hands, this is absolutely perfect. These are also great for kids of all ages- from preschool on up! Ready to learn AND have fun? Let’s jump on in!
1.Use legos to build simple or complex patterns.
2.Measure items around the house using legos.
3.Use Legos to learn to sort by different attribute: sort by color, size or type!
4.Use Legos to build models of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication or division problems.
5.Use Legos to show fractions.
6.Use Legos to sort by ascending or descending size.
7.Tape or write letters on individual Legos and use them to practice spelling words.
8.Use Legos to show the concept of area and perimeter.
9.Use Legos to learn about weight and measurement- how many Legos does it take to weigh the same as X?
10.Use Legos as “money” and play war, Go Fish or even poker (with bigger kids) for Lego pieces! Count up the total when you are done to see who is the winner.
So the next time your kids are complaint about their homework, bust out the Lego bin and make it more interesting by testing out some of these fun ideas!