Part two of the Lego Learning Series is learning math with legos. The sight words activity was such a big hit last week that it was only right to try this out. Because my girls are 3 and 6, this post is for those age groups. If you have bigger kids, you can definitely tweak this to best suit your needs. All you need is flash cards, megabloks, and a dry erase marker. If you don’t have megabloks at home, you can purchase them from Amazon here.
Number recognition with legos
This first activity is for 2-4 year olds.. You don’t really need flashcards for this, but if your toddler is as active as mine, the cards definitely help with keeping their attention. I recommend starting with counting first. You can go to 10 or 20 depending on your child’s age and skill level. Counting first helps your little one get in the groove of things. It also helps you as the parent see exactly what numbers you need to work on.
Let your child choose a flash card. Count the images on the card with them, then let them match the number of legos with the number on the flash card. It’s a pretty simple and effective way to teach number recognition.
Addition and Subtraction
Adding and subtracting with legos is fairly easy. Start with writing a problem down on paper or a dry erase board. Use the legos as visual aids for each problem. For example, in the problem above, I wrote 1+2=3. I used a single, double,and triple megablok as the visual for the problem so that my daughter could understand exactly how one plus two equals three.
You’ll do the same thing for substraction. Write the problem, arrange the megabloks, and use the blocks to explain the problem.
You can also put the blocks together to further demonstrate.
With back to school season upon us, we have to do our parts as parents to make sure our little ones stay on top of the learning curve. Practicing the basics at home, will help them master the big stuff at school !
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I am an urban educator. I love when people find innovative ways to educate our youth. They are more hands on and visual than we acknowledge sometimes.
Thank you !!
I don’t have any kids yet but plan to and this is definitely something I hope to remember to use!
I don’t have children but I think this is a great teaching tool especially since children enjoy playing with leggos. I would def use this idea,.
Thank you for reading !
This is such a smart idea. My daughters is 5 and I’m totally going to use this concept to teach her math.
I’m sure she will love it!
This looks like a great activity to teach kids math. But math was always my favorite subject do that might be a biased opinion. Lol
Lol I hated math growing up and I think my six year old feels the same. Thank you for reading 🙂
This is a fabulous way to make learning fun! You are so right we as parents, aunts & uncles have to do our part to make sure the littles succeed in school.
It’s important. We can’t always depended on the teachers to teach them everything they’re supposed to. Thank you for reading 🙂
Moms rock! And leggos were everything growing up! I appreciate your creativity with your kids! It definitely helps with the east and fun of learning!
Thank you so much for reading.
This is a cute way to learn math! I love the pink leggos!
Thank you for reading!
I love this idea! I’m a math teacher, and knowing that this is happening at home, I feel good about future students
This is a great idea. I this leggos could be a great learning tools for toddlers to get familiar with math.
This is an interesting way to learn Math
I wish I had these in my days
Thank you for reading 🙂
This is so cool. I think I’ll try this with my gbaby. She loves legos.
What a great idea! And its super simple too! I may have to invest in Lego’s because of this!
Very cool! We homeschool and I wish I’d taught these concepts using Legos. Great idea!
Thank you! Thanks for reading 🙂