With lockdowns coinciding with school holidays across the country, we have compiled some of the greatest activities for all ages, utilising what you already have in the house… LEGO!
When families and children learn through play together, not only do they have fun, they build critical skills and knowledge.
We’ve compiled a list below of fun activities for every age group, encouraging the endless imagination and unique ingenuity that kids possess. You can find more by searching #LetsBuildTogether or at LEGO.com.
9 reasons to break out the LEGO these school holidays
1 – 4 years
Paper plate dinosaurs and LEGO® DUPLO® trees – Did you know that paper plate dinosaurs absolutely love chomping away on LEGO® DUPLO® trees? Test it out if you don’t believe us! This craft is great fun for any dinosaur-loving toddler and you can make all kinds of different species depending on what you have around the house.
Cars parking lot spelling game – This game turns spelling into a fun parking lot game for children. For younger children, it can be a simple way to help them learn to recognize their own name. And for older children, you can make it more difficult by adding more difficult words, or getting rid of the letters in the parking lot and turning it into a fun spelling challenge.
Egg box animals – Ever wondered what to do with leftover egg cartons (other than recycle them of course!) Well it turns out they make the perfect base for a fun animal-themed craft. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the decorations on hand, let your child use their imagination and just see what you can find around the house.
5 – 8 years
A maze – Build your own LEGO® maze from your brick collection at home, find a small rolling object and see if you can make it through the maze. If it becomes too easy, simply build a more advanced maze to raise the bar.
Tablet stand – You can also build a tablet stand. Watch to see how! Once you’ve built your own, sit back, relax and watch your favorite LEGO® videos on the LEGO TV app.
A volcano -Why not bring science back into the equation with a fun experiment… a LEGO volcano. Build a volcano from your LEGO bricks, and complete the simple steps on creating a blast.
For the real LEGO masters – Love getting imaginative with LEGO bricks? Fancy yourself as a LEGO master builder? Share your cool creations and creativity, enter prize competitions, showcase your proposals for new LEGO Ideas sets and vote for awesome models dreamt up by your fellow fan designers.
Jewellery stand – Build and decorate your own jewelry stand for your watch, necklaces and more.
Nightstand lamp – Want to make things cozy when reading a book with your kids or when telling a bed-time story? Get inspired to build your own nightstand lamp using your LEGO® brick collection at home.