7 LEGO Activities for the Young Child {Color Activities and More}

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LEGO activities typically involve building amazing creations with some colorful little bricks.  But think outside the box with these LEGO learning activities for the young child.

Kids Activities Blog hopes your young child feels like a big kid as they play with LEGOs with these great kids activities.

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LEGO Activities

My big guy is 10 and an avid LEGO player.  He builds, takes apart, and rebuilds til his heart’s content.  He is happy as a clam until his little brother interferes.  Yes, the 3 year old shouldn’t be messing with his LEGO Star Wars contraptions, I get it – but he really wants to play with LEGO activities.

SO this momma had to come up with some simple LEGO games to keep him happy and entertained.  And why not make them educational while I was at it? These may be simple and basic activities, but my 3 year old loves them and asks to play “LEGOs” with momma all the time now!

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Here are a few of our Favorite LEGO activities for beginning learners:

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Color Activities {with LEGOs}

  • Sort the LEGO bricks by color.  Give them a pile of bricks and start them off with a brick of each color in their own pile.  Have them call out the colors as they sort them.  Ask them to pick up certain colored bricks.
  • Creations by color.  Ask your child to put together a stack of LEGO brick color by color, “Put a blue LEGO on top of a red LEGO, then a green one, then a yellow one.”

Shape Activities {with LEGOs}

  • Teach Shapes with LEGO bricks.  Teach your child the difference between a square and a rectangle using bricks.  Ask them to identify and sort the LEGO bricks based on shapes. We have several circles and triangles in our LEGO collection.  If not, you can certainly create them.
  • Trace several shapes on a piece of paper and ask your child to sort the LEGOs based on the shapes on the paper.

Counting Activities {with LEGOs}

  • Put several LEGO creations together (simple to start) and have your child count them as they take them apart.  Or do this in reverse and ask them to count the LEGO bricks as they create an object.
  • Count up to ten using LEGO bricks to create towers.  Start with one brick, then 2 next to it, 3 and so on up to 10.  The visual is how tall the tower is at 10 bricks compared to one.
  • Create piles of bricks of different numbers (4 in one pile, 7 in the next, 2 in the next, etc.) and ask your child to count the number of bricks in each pile.
  • Basic addition and subtraction can be introduced here.  “If you had 5 bricks and we took away 2 bricks, how many bricks would we have left?”

What fun and basic LEGO activities does your child enjoy?

More Kids Activities

What are your child’s favorite LEGO activities?  There are quite a few ways that a young child can play and learn with LEGOs.  If you need some ideas for LEGO kids activities, take a look at these:



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Rebecca Darling, momma of 3 sassy Texas kiddos, writes a blog dedicated to family travel at R We There Yet Mom?. Although she swears she is not crafty, this momma never lacks in creativity and enthusiasm - her ultimate goal is making exceptional memories for her family. Follow her memory making at R We There Yet Mom?, on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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