Sometimes it can be hard to get kids to go along with an activity that seems educational, even if it is a fun activity at it’s core. However, I’ve learned, when LEGO® Bricks are involved, they’re game. Every.single.time.
So when I saw a book for Learning with LEGO®, I knew it would be awesome. This was further confirmed by the amazing list of authors.
Let’s start with the nitty-gritty, the book is on sale for the launch right now! $11.95 AND you get a set of free printables – over 100 free printables to go with the book! This is only active for 2 more days (through July 12th). Then the price increases to $14.95 (still a great deal) but no printables. You can find the book here, if you’re ready.
We’ve virtually dog eared quite a few activities to try ourselves, but this is the one we wanted to try first. Wind Powered LEGO® Brick Cars. As always, we like to do comparisons, so we made two cars with two different sail types. I wanted to do like 8 but they were excited to get to playing with the cars.
We just built basic cars, as I’m sure you can tell. Then I added something a bit tall (window frames in this case) to tape the sails to. Our sails are made out of cardstock. The paper wouldn’t stay up. I’d like to try it again though with a taller LEGO® frame.
They spent a good deal of time finding the right LEGO® men. Apparently this guy looked ready for competition. I had a good laugh out of their choices.
Finally, race time!! We set them up next to each other and blew! We measured to see which one went further (the red one easily, because I didn’t tape the orange one down on the bottom well enough. Good lesson in checking your materials before a race!)
This is just one of the many ideas in the Learning with LEGO® Book. There are over 100 LEGO® ideas in the book (and over 200 pages!!). I found multiple activities for each child (Logi-Bear 5, Royal 7, and Baloo nearly 10). And I have to point out, these are the same ideas that are already seen throughout Pinterest and such. These are new and innovative ideas.
So the special deal just for the launch is $11.95 plus the 100+ free printables. On the 13th it goes up to $14.95, which frankly, is still a great deal!
Here are some of the science ideas featured:
And some math ideas:
There are also ideas for learning letters, reading, gross motor, fine motor, imaginative play, games, and more. I’m trying to flip through the book and categorize all the activities but there are just so many!
And don’t forget the free printables!
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