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If you are looking for some nice Lego games for young kids, here are some ideas that I think your kids will enjoy! We certainly had a lot of fun playing them!
If you have young kids, you probably have Lego sets in your house! And you probably stepped more than once on Lego pieces! This certainly happens to me more often than I’d wish. Legos are great for developing kids creativity and problem-solving skills. But they are also perfect for creating little games for the kids!
First of all, I want to tell you about the Lego sets that we have at home. Initially, we only had Lego Duplo because they were recommended for Bogdan’s age. But then we started to buy other sets too and he liked them even more.
Now we have three different types of Lego sets:
Normally only Lego Duplo sets are recommended for young kids because the other sets include small pieces. But if the child makes activities under adult supervision the other sets are really interesting too!
Here are 3 ideas that we tried and enjoyed a lot! At the end, you’ll also find some awesome bonus ideas from other blogs.
1. Lego shape match
I took several different Lego pieces and I drew their shapes on a paper. Then I invited Bogdan to match each piece with the corresponding shape. He liked the activity and we repeated it with other shapes too. To make it easier for him to place the pieces on the paper I have fixed the paper on the table using tape.
2. Lego color hunt
This is an idea that I talked about previously on the blog but it is still a great success. Bogdan likes it a lot!
The idea is really simple: I take some Lego pieces and draw their shape on a paper. I use colored markers that match the color of each piece.
Then I hide the Lego pieces in the bedroom and invite him to search for them. Each time he finds a piece he comes back to the living room and puts it in the right place. The game ends when he finds all the pieces!
3. Color grouping and following instructions
Bogdan is still too young to follow all the instructions for building the Lego structures from the advanced sets. So I usually build them if he wants a particular one. But I wanted to involve him in the activity and to teach him about following instructions. So we took the big set of Lego Classic and put all the pieces on the table. Then I invited him to group all the pieces on piles according to their color. It was a good practice for his fine motor skills and patience!
Then we looked together in the instruction book. On each page, he had to look for the pieces that I needed to build the structure. The fact that we previously grouped the pieces according to the color made this task easier. To make the activity more challenging, I have set a timer to see how many structures can we build together in ten minutes. He liked the idea of a challenge and tried to be as quick as he could in finding the pieces! This activity was a good chance for him to test his attention and to learn the first basic skills for building more advanced Lego structures.
Awesome bonus ideas
I’ve promised some bonus ideas, so here is a list of awesome activities from other bloggers. We plan to try all of them and I think that you’ll like them too!
Build Your Own: LEGO DUPLO Maze from LEGO
LEGO Minifigure Knock Down Game from Toddler Approved
LEGO Boat Engineering Challenge for Kids from Handmade Kids Art
Spelling With LEGOS from Preschool Powol Packets
LEGO Balloon Car Party Game from LEGO
EASY LEGO CATAPULT AND TENSION EXPERIMENT FOR KIDS from Little Bins for Little Hands
Discover more play ideas
Our Playful Moments (OPM) is a project to encourage simple ways of playing that make kids happy and build a playful parent-child relationship. You can find other nice play ideas in the below articles or you can discover the whole series here.
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* All activities for young kids need adult supervision.
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