I am so excited to be here, Carolyn and I share a love for Lego activities (and I’m guessing you do too)! Well actually we share a love of making learning fun for kids. My 8 year old son seems to always have one creation or another in his hands which means I know right were to start when I want to add learning to something he’s interested in.
He is the motivation and the driving force behind our Creative Kids Lego Challenge. Every Saturday we post a new Lego challenge that includes building and storytelling. Hop over and check out the latest challenge…. after you read about creating a Timed Lego Build of course!
Tips for timed Lego building
- Try different amounts of time. We tried 10 minutes, 8 minutes, 5 minutes and 1 minute. Each challenge brought about a unique approach to building.
- Offer a building prompt (you’ll find those below). We found that knowing what we would build before getting started made the challenge easier.
- Join in. This was way too much fun to be sitting on the sidelines. Grab your own pile and get building along with the kids.
Lego building prompts
- Build a piece of furniture (a chair, a couch, a bed or a table)
- Build a car or plane
- Build a person
- Build something to eat
- Build something you would find outside
- Build a bridge
- Build an animal
Do you have a Lego prompt idea? Add it in the comment section.
Jillian Riley is a writer who focuses most of her creative energy into her playful learning, playful parenting blog A Mom with a Lesson Plan. She is mom to an 8 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. Jillian is passionate about kid activities, learning and creativity! Find her on Facebook, Pinterest and Google