Tag: Lego fun

  • Fairy Lego Fun- Fairy and Elf Activities #12 for Boys and Girls

    While there is fairy Lego, boys and girls do not need the special pieces; they can have fairy Lego fun as they build and imagine with any of it. (or Duplo) For a play-of-the-day, let’s create with Lego. Besides fairies, there are trolls, gnomes, sprites, pixies, elves, dwarves, imps, wizards, witches, and other fantasy beings.…

  • Olympic Games #14 – Olympic Lego Activities and Play

    Today’s Games event is Olympic Lego activities and play. Medals aren’t given out for toys but if they were, Lego would win the gold. Lego may look like a simple, humble toy but it gets the top score for both technical merit and artistic impression. Lego scores high for artistic expression as well. It is…

  • Space and Imaginative Activities #4: Lego Space Play

    Did you hear that 3 Lego characters traveled all the way to Jupiter? Their adventures inspire some Lego space play for today’s play-of-the-day. Three Lego figurines, made of special aluminum and tested for space, finally made it to Jupiter. Their journey has been 5 years and 1.7 billion miles long. While the Lego people that…

  • October Alphabet: L is for Lego Halloween Activities

    While Lego bricks are hard enough to last for decades, they are flexible for all sorts of play. Here are some suggestions for fun Lego Halloween activities. Kids of any age, except the really young ones, love Lego and Duplo. They can be used in so many different  ways. A monster is a great place…

  • Lego and Duplo Also Build Memories

    Besides a bin full of learning and fun, thinking skills, kindergarten readiness, and more, Lego and Duplo are great for building memories. Just think for a minute about what you remember building with them. Did you have some favorite creations? Were there some bricks that you were always looking for because there were never enough…

  • Lego Play and Children’s Stories for Early Learning

    One of the most powerful activities that we can do with young children to help them with early learning, kindergarten readiness, and important thinking skills, is to read and and talk with them. Did you know that when we talk and read to kids their brains develop 700 new neural connections every second? It would…

  • Build With Lego and Duplo and Build Knowledge

    Of the many early childhood connections I’ve made, one of my favorites is with Jeff A. Johnson at Explorations Early Learning. Often, Jeff finds quotes about early learning and play to inspire us all and turns them into posters. This is one of them, and it seems to link up wonderfully with Lego and Duplo.…

  • Loose Parts Play with Lego and Duplo

    Recently, there has been much discussion about play with loose parts and how it contributes to creativity, exploration, imagination, learning, and fun. Of course, all of those in turn support kindergarten readiness and important thinking skills and strategies. Loose parts can be anything, such as rocks, pine cones, sand, water, pieces of wood, crates, balls,…

  • The Art of Lego and Making Lego Art

    When we think of doing art projects with kids, we think of using paint, paper, glue, playdough and other materials, but Lego and Duplo? Yes, kids can do amazing art with Lego bricks that adds another dimension to learning, fun, and kindergarten readiness. Has your child tried Lego art? Have you? When Little Sister went…

  • Lego and Duplo: Building Concentration Skills

    Young children seem to have amazing powers of concentration–when it comes to something they really want, but when it’s something we want, or they are not so keen on, concentration can be brief. However, concentration and focusing are skills that can be encouraged, practiced, and developed; they help with learning at any age and kindergarten…