Calling all LEGO lovers! Put your engineering skills to work, build a LEGO maze, and get your hands on over 100 ways to learn and play with LEGO bricks!
Both of my older kids (ages 4 and 7) love building and playing with LEGO. Recently I discovered how incredibly powerful LEGO is in my children’s learning, as well as their play.
A handful of my blogger buddies just published a new book called Learning with LEGO® that my kids are absolutely crazy about! Today I get to highlight one of the many fun learning activities in this book: building a LEGO maze!
How to Make a LEGO Maze
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We needed a few simple supplies for this activity:
- A large LEGO baseplate (we don’t have a large baseplate so we gathered several flat bricks and connected them)
- Several LEGO bricks that are 2 studs wide
- A pom pom
- A straw
My kids worked together to construct a maze, making sure that the path remained 3-4 studs wide. When they were done with the maze they took turns using a straw to blow a pom pom through the maze. It was harder than they thought it would be! They had to control their breath carefully so that they didn’t make the pom pom jump over the walls. I guess we call that working on oral motor skills?!
I was delighted when they took apart their first maze and constructed a second one. They did the maze from start to finish, and then from finish to start several times. It was so fun! Then they made a third LEGO maze and a fourth!
We had a blast constructing a LEGO maze together and playing with it.
Learning with LEGO®
The best part is that we own Learning with LEGO®, which contains over 100 LEGO-inspired learning activities. We get to dive into more creative LEGO fun daily!
One thing I really love about this book is that it grows with my kids. Many of the activities are easily adapted for kids of different ages. You can use DUPLO or LEGO bricks for most of the activities and you don’t have to own any special kits or pieces. If you are missing a specific brick most of the time you can just build it, like we built our own baseplate for the LEGO maze!
The Unofficial Guide to Learning with LEGO® starts with the basics like learning colors and counting and goes all the way up to engineering and other STEM topics. It’s great for a family like ours with several children of different ages, or for a family who is looking for an educational book that grows with their child.
Snag it quick, you’ll be happy you did!
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