Legos are possibly the most known toy in the world. Every kid seems to have them and they provide hours of creative entertainment. It just makes sense to take advantage of them as learning tools!
Homeschooling with Legos is a not only a wonderful marriage of learning and fun, it is also very easy to do.
What Kids Learn by Building with Legos
- Problem solving
- Focus and perserverence
- Planning and strategizing
- Collaboration and social skills
Subjects You Can Teach with Legos
- History: Re-create historical events and places
- Science: Build molecular models, perform sink/float experiments, robotics, and more (check out Lego Education kits!)
- Math: Use Legos to teach math visually (counting, measuring, patterns, symmetry, etc.)
- Literature: Build scenes or re-tell stories from books you are reading together.
- Writing: Form letters with Legos, write letters on them to form words, or words to form sentences, creative writing, and more.
- Geography: create continent or state shapes with Legos, flags from around the world, or famous landmarks and monuments.
- Bible: Teach the gospel with Legos! Go through a book of the Bible and re-create scenes and stories.
- Holidays: Add Lego challenges for fun and learning to your holiday celebrations. Try re-creating the Easter story, Christmas activities, and more.
Complete Simple Lego Challenges
Tips for Lego Learning
- Look for inspiration but not instructions. Step-by-step instructions have their place, but for Lego challenges you want to focus more on creativity. Check out some books or sites that give them ideas and let them flex their imaginations!
- Build up your Lego stash with basic bricks or try out some off brand bricks for a cheaper alternative.
- Take pictures of creations and a shelf with the most current builds.
- Join in and have fun!