It is important that we stimulate our children’s minds at home as well as school. As parents, it is our responsibility to make sure they are getting the education they need and deserve. I was on Pinterest earlier looking up fun ways to help my girls at home, when I saw a section for Lego learning. Before today, I didn’t even know that was a thing. My kids LOVE playing with their legos, so I did some research and tweaked the activities to better fit my girl’s age groups.
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For this activity, you need Mega Bloks legos (or jumbo legos) and a sharpie. If you don’t want something permanent, you can use a Clorox wipe to clean the legos off when you’re done, or you can just substitute the sharpie for a dry erase marker. If you don’t have Mega Bloks at home, you can purchase them here from Amazon.
The letter recognition activity is for smaller children to learn their letters. Take a single block and write a lower case letter on it, then write the upper case version on a different block. Do this for all 26 letters of the alphabet. When you’re done, mix the blocks and let your child find matching lower and uppercase sets as pictured down below.
Before children learn to read, they have to know how to identify the letters in the words. This is a great activity for 2-4 year olds.
Building Sight Words
For those who don’t know, sight words are words we see everyday. Knowing sight words help make learning to read easier because we read and write the same words over and over again. To build a sight word with legos, take a longer block and write a word on it. Use the single blocks for the letters. Have your child pick a sight word, then search for the letters that go in that word and attach them in order.
This is a pretty easy and effective way to teach your kids while having fun. Working with your children for a few hours a day can make a big difference in how they perform at school. Click here to read out learning math with legos.