A LEGO game is cool to kids. But top it off with a little play dough and you’ll be Super Mom to your kiddo. Kids Activities Blog loves this easy LEGO puzzle idea because it sneaks a little learning into play time.
When my son saw that I had created a game combining two of his favorite things, Lego and play dough, he was so excited. There are so many ways to learn with Lego. Our LEGO game was very quick and easy to put together. This activity is a fun, hands on way to teach early math concepts like spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. All that from Lego and play dough!
This activity really couldn’t be easier to create. Simply roll out some play dough and then select various Lego pieces to use for your DIY puzzle.
For our puzzle, I chose lots of unusual shapes of varying sizes to add to the fun. You could also choose specific shapes that your child is currently learning such as squares, rectangles or triangles. There are even circle shaped Lego pieces or for older kids why not try more advanced shapes such as a rhombus.
Lego’s come in some very interesting shapes so think outside the regular rectangle Lego brick and have fun with it!
Once you’ve selected which Lego pieces you would like to use, press each one into the rolled out play dough. Remove the pieces and place them next to the play dough.
Now your home made Lego and play dough puzzle is complete. Easy! Invite your child to match the Lego pieces to the corresponding impressions in the play dough.
There are so many ways that this activity could be extended to suit different skill levels.
We used play dough to create a fun Lego learning activity to teach letter recognition and sight words.
Try using Lego pieces which are all the same shape, but in different sizes. Make this game more challenging – after making the Lego impressions in the play dough, include a few extra pieces in the pile for your child to choose from. They will need to work out which ones belong and which ones don’t.
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