Ideas for using LEGO for learning
by Beverley Paine.
Every so often I dream up mind stretching activities for the children to do with their Lego, although in all honesty they generally come up with plenty of their own. However, doing this seems to satisfy my need to be seen to be 'teaching' them something! As my children grew up in a houseful of Lego, totally engrossed by those brightly coloured plastic bricks, I found it useful to use Lego in their curriculum too.
Here are some of the activities we've done over the years. Sometimes I'd write the instructions on card or paper and leave them to it - other times I'd be doing the activity too and having fun! Most of these are fun with more than one child.
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