25 Lego activities for kids

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I recently purchased this LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box for my daughter, and while I spend most of my day silently cursing to myself when I step on pieces of it, I have to admit I really like making different creations with her. I didn’t enjoy our DUPLO days quite as much as I found the pieces were too big and the only things I could make were houses and condo towers, but the classic set has opened up an entire world of possibilities for me.

Of course, my daughter doesn’t really have the attention span to sit and watch me fumble my way as I try to replicate all of the cool things she sees on YouTube, so I recently took to Pinterest to find some LEGO activities the 2 of us can do together.

There are so many fabulous ideas out there, and this collection of activities make the perfect boredom busters.

And if you’re looking for MORE ways to have fun with your kids, I recently stumbled across 3 fabulous kids activities books I think you’re going to love as they are FILLED with great ideas: 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! by Holly Homer and Rachel Miller, The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments by Holly Homer, Rachel Miller, and Jamie Harrington, and 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids by Asia Citro.

Who says bad weather days inside have to be boring?!

1. Simple LEGO Slime | Lemon Lime Adventures
This is a GREAT sensory activity for young kids, and all you need to make the slime recipe is some Clear Elmer’s Glue and Sta-Flo Liquid Starch!

2. Lego Zip Line STEM Project for Kids | Little Bins for Little Hands
It’s amazing how a piece of string or parachute cord can turn a basic LEGO set into hours of fun for your kids!

3. Lego Marble Run | Octavia and Vicky
This is by far one of my favorite activities on this list. All you need is a large LEGO baseplate and some marbles, and Octavia and Vicky will teach you how to make a marble maze the whole family will enjoy.

4. Bridge Building Challenge | Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Can your kids build a bridge strong enough to support 100 pennies in a cup?! Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls has so many ideas on how you can build bridges and teach kids about distance, weight, etc.

5. How to Build a Lego Candy Dispenser | Frugal Fun for Boys
These candy dispensers make for a unique, fun gift kids can make for teachers and grandparents!

6. ABC Lego Cards | Wildfire Ramblings
Why not add a little learning to your afternoon activities with these free ABC LEGO printables?!

7. DIY Portable LEGO Kit with 24 Free Printable Activity Cards | Fun at Home with Kids
This is a fabulous travel activity for kids. All you need is LEGO and a small plastic box, and Fun at Home with Kids has 24 activity cards you can download for free!

8. Lego Bingo | Big D & Me
Everyone loves playing BINGO, and this activity is perfect for school classroom parties, family game nights, and playdates. Big D & Me even provides a free printable so you don’t have to prep anything in advance!

9. Feed the LEGO Monsters: A Sorting and Building Game for Kids | Toddler Approved
If you have some brown lunch bags and construction paper lying around, this activity is great for toddlers and preschoolers!

10. DIY Lego Hangman | Pink and Green Mama
Yup. This is pretty brilliant! The LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box has all the pieces you need to replicate this awesome activity, but you’ll also need some scrapbook letters.

11. Preschool Math Activities with Duplo Legos | Frugal Fun for Boys
What a great activity to get kids excited about counting and math!

12. Lego Balloon Car DIY Lego Building Kit | Little Bins for Little Hands
If you want an excuse to buy a LEGO Education Wheels set, this activity will give you exactly that!

13. Lego Science Scavenger Hunt | Fun-A-Day!
This is the PERFECT bad weather activity for little kids! Not only is it a fun way to develop your child’s fine motor skills, but it also teaches things like visual discrimination and chemical changes.

14. Duplo Blocks Counting & Tower Matching Busy Bag | All Our Days
Another fun math-based activity that also teaches kids about sequencing and assembly.

15. Counting and Measuring with Lego | The Imagination Tree
Take your at-home math lessons a step further with this LEGO DUPLO activity that helps get kids excited about measurement!

16. Build a Lego Pinball Game | Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Wow. This is a REALLY fun activity to do with older kids, and Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls will teach you how to do it, and which supplies you need!

17. Lego Star Wars Molten Lava Slime for Kids | Fun-A-Day!
Grab your child’s favorite LEGO characters and provide them hours of fun with this molten lava slime activity!

18. LEGO Word Family Sorting | This Reading Mama
LEGO DUPLO offers so many ways to teach kids about their letters and numbers, and this sight word activity will give you more inspiration to keep your little ones learning!

19. Lego Marble Run | Frugal Fun for Boys
I know I already included a marble run at the beginning of this list, but this one is slightly different and perfect for older kids. You have to check it out!

20. Balloon Powered Lego Car | The Crafty Mummy
A slightly simpler balloon-powered car your younger kids will love!

21. Star Wars Lego Science – Save Han Solo! | Fun-A-Day!
Another science-based scavenger hunt, but this time with Star Wars!

22. Painting with Legos | Domestic Mommyhood
Grab the washable paints and let your kids express their artistic talent with LEGO!

23. Lego Minions Building Instructions | Frugal Fun for Boys
Got a child who is obsessed with Despicable Me? This minion LEGO activity will NOT disappoint!

24. Counting Syllables with LEGO Bricks | The Reading Mama
This is an awesome way to teach kids about counting syllables!

25. Build a Rubber Band Powered Lego Car | Frugal Fun for Boys
Who knew you could power a LEGO car with a rubber band?!

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Gwen is a 40-something freelance writer and social media consultant who has an unhealthy love for makeup, hair, and fashion. She lives with her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Toronto, Canada and hopes to move to a warmer climate someday. Preferably tomorrow.

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