10 Ways To Learn With Lego + Craft!

Place a tote of Lego blocks in front of any kids and watch as their creativity takes over. Put that same tote of Lego blocks in front of an adult, you’ll see the same creativity, but in a more logical way. Whether you or your children build intricate castles or tall, rigid towers, have you considered how to learn with Lego? I love fun facts with Lego and some of my favorite are these 10 Ways To Learn With Lego. (I have a secret. I’m also sharing a DIY Lego Secret Jar craft below)! 

 

 

10 Ways To Learn With Lego + Craft!

 

Building blocks (Lego, not DNA) are not only fun to build with but they are also educational. Lego blocks are a great way to help develop fine motor skills. The imagination can run wild when you are building with the blocks. You can get the most out of your blocks and dual purpose them for teaching by using these ten educational ideas. (you may also love 12 educational things to do with lego

Spelling

Write individual letters on the smaller size Lego blocks using permanent marker. You can also write full words on the longer blocks or leave them blank. Your child can then match place the smaller blocks on top of the words to spell the words out. With the longer ones you leave blank, your child can use it to build any word they want.

Color and Size Sorting

Lego blocks are bright and colorful. The colorful assortment can allow your child to stack each color together. They can also do the same by stacking blocks of only the same size together.

Fractions

Fractions are easier to understand with visuals. Lego blocks are the perfect instrument to show fractions. For example, a long block can represent one as a whole number. Then two blocks that can stack on top and occupy the “whole number” can represent the two halves. Four blocks that can stack on top of those represents fourths. Depending on the size of the bottom block, you may also be able to have eighths and sixteenths.

You could also show thirds, fifths or any other fraction. With the blocks, your child will be able to understand how different fractions are equal in value. Your child can use these to understand adding and subtracting fractions.

Greater Than, Less Than

Grab some Lego blocks and some paper. You can teach your child the greater or lesser of two numbers by creating two stacks using the same size blocks but different amounts. Use your paper to create a greater than/less than sign. Have your child use the sign to compare the two stacks.

 

Sentence Structure

Write words on the sides of your Lego blocks. You can use red blocks for nouns, blue for verbs, yellow for adverbs and green for adjectives. Then have your child create sentences using the words.

 

Building Numbers and Letters

Use the Lego blocks to build numbers and letters. Some letters and numbers may need a lot more thought. Your child may need to rebuild several times to resemble the number or letter.

 

Counting

You can use the Lego blocks for counting. You can even have your child count all of one color or two colors combined. This will help show adding. You can also have your child count based on the size or shape.

Numbers

You can have your child play number matching games. Use a permanent marker to write word forms of numbers on blue Lego blocks. Write the numerical digit on the yellow blocks and put dots on the red blocks to represent the numbers. Your child can then match the words and dot value blocks with the number digit blocks.

 

Months and Days

Write the months on each Lego block and have your child stack them in order of the months. You can also do the same with the days of the week.

 

Patterns

Have your child create patterns based on color and size using the Lego blocks. You can also create patterns and have them complete the next few blocks in the sequence.

An additional use of these amazing Lego blocks is the ability to send your parents hidden Christmas gift ideas, such as this gift idea my oldest placed on my desk….

There are so many more activities your child can do with Lego building blocks. Lego blocks are great for all ages. They even come in different sizes that are more appropriate for different ages. For older children you can also use them for multiplication and division. They are also easy to clean by placing the blocks in a mesh laundry bag and put the bag into the washer for easy clean up!

10 Ways To Learn With Lego- Secret Lego Jar

 

What’s Needed

 

  • 1 Clear Container with wide opening lid
  • Lego Toys
  • Empty Tissue Box
  • Duct Tape, white
  • Scissors

 

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Directions

 

Cut out 4 pieces of cardboard from the tissue box. These must fit into the middle of the container and must be about the same height.

Duct tape the 4 pieces together to form a box shape. Attach tape across one end and leave the other end open.

Completely cover it in white tape and place it into your container. You may put a small piece of tape on the bottom of it to hold it in place.

Fill the container with blocks around the box, leaving the box empty, until the container is full. You should not be able to see the white tape on the box from the outside of the container.

Put your favorite treasures and money inside the hidden box compartment and twist on the lid.

Everyone will think you’re just a kid at heart and keep a container of Lego blocks lying around. It’s a genius idea to hide your favorite things or stash emergency money where no one will find them!

That’s all there is to getting started using Lego as not only a fun activity, but as a manipulative for hands-on learning as well. The DIY Lego secret jar craft is a genius idea to hide valuables. Enjoy this perfect fun summer project for you and the kids! Oh! Real fast, you may also enjoy DIY Instant Pot Crayons, I use a Lego mold and they are so cute. 

 

Don’t Forget To Print Out The Activity For Later!

10 Ways To Learn With Lego + Craft!

10 Ways To Learn With Lego + Craft!

Do you or your kids love lego but you just aren’t sure how to learn with lego? This DIY Lego Secret Jar craft is perfect!

Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour

Materials

  • 1 Clear Container with wide opening lid
  • Lego Toys
  • Empty Tissue Box
  • Duct Tape, white
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut out 4 pieces of cardboard from the tissue box. These must fit into the middle of the container and must be about the same height.
  2. Duct tape the 4 pieces together to form a box shape, and put tape across one end. Leave the other end open.
  3. Completely cover it in white tape and place it into your container. You may put a small piece of tape on the bottom of it to hold it in place.
  4. Fill Lego toys in the container all around the outside of the box until the container is completely full and you cannot see the white tape from the outside of the container.
  5. Put your favorite treasures and money inside the hidden box compartment and twist the lid on.

 

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