Lego For Kids - Games, Activities And Fun Facts

Lego Activities For Kids

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Lego building blocks or plastic bricks are a must-have in every child’s toy-treasure. Produced by the private Danish company The Lego Group, the construction toys have made inroads into the households across the world.

These blocks are like a God-sent for mothers as kids can spend hours together unleashing their creativity, without bothering their moms. If your kid is bored of doing the same activities again and again, read this. MomJunction brings you interesting activities and games with Lego toys. Read on to know of some fun and interesting Lego building ideas for kids that he can do using Lego.

Lego Games For Kids:

The Lego Group has games in various categories, including video and board games. The first video games, Lego Island and Lego Creator, were launched in 1997, and board games in 2009.

5 Lego Games For Kids To Have Fun:

Here are five prominent Lego games that your child would love to play. The players can sit together to assemble the game with the help of building instructions. Each game has a storyline to indulge children.

1. Lego City Fire Station:

This newly-launched game is for six to 12-year-old kids. It has 919 pieces and costs $99.99.

You Will Have:

  • Four male and one female firefighter, a hot dog stand guy, and a dog.
  • A fire station with two garages and a firehouse.
  • The fire chief’s car and a fire truck with cherry picker
  • Helicopter and a hot dog stand.
  • Accessories include a flashlight, fire extinguisher, walkie-talkie, axe, and saw.

How To Use:

  • The objective is to save the hot dog stand from burning down.
  • Put together the three modular sections to form a fire station with two garages. Your child can build it by
  • using the modular forms in nine combinations.
  • Go down the fire pole and put out the fire with the hose.
  • Your child can use the cherry picker, helicopter, and other accessories to fight the fire.

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2. Lego Police Patrol Boat:

Suitable for five to 12-year-olds, Police Patrol Boat has 200 pieces and is available for $49.99.

You Will Have:

  • Mini-figures of one policeman, policewoman, and male and female crooks.
  • Two boats, one each for the police and the crooks.
  • Police patrol boat has a buildable brick spotlight and a cell that can break out.
  • An anchor and chain come with the crooks boat.

How To Use:

  • The police patrol boat is transporting two crooks.
  • Use the cell breakout function for the crooks to escape.
  • Begin the prisoner pursuit.
  • Accessories at your child’s disposal are stop sign, walkie-talkie, handcuffs, binoculars, mugs, flashlight, two banknotes and a backpack.

3. Lego Friends Adventure Camp Tree House:

The 176-piece game is targeted at seven to 12-year-olds and comes at $79.99.

You Will Have:

  • Joy, the camp leader, and two other mini-doll characters Stephanie and Emma, an eagle and a fox.
  • A three-level camp tree house with living space, waterfall, tire swing, slide and more.
  • The living space has windows, kitchen, sofa and stairs to the roof.
  • Accessories include a helmet, flags, fishing rod, camera, a book, saucepan, cup, marmalade and a lamp.

How To Use:

  • Open the tree house and the roof for playing inside.
  • Climb to reach the trophy.
  • Go on to the roof using stairs, and rest on the beds there.
  • Reach the treetop platform by swinging on the tire.
  • Cook a meal in the kitchen.

4. Lego Multi-Pack 4 Pcs.:

Children above three years can use this store their other Lego toys. The pack is available for $49.99.

You Will Have:

  • Four-stud square brick
  • Two-stud rectangular brick
  • One-stud cylindrical brick
  • One-stud square brick.

How To Use:

  • Build a storage space by connecting the Lego studs with additional storage bricks.
  • Store your Lego blocks and mini-figures in it.

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5. Lego Classic Creative Building Set:

If you see a future architect in your child, buy this 583-piece set for him. It costs $29.99 and suits kids of four to nine years.

You Will Have:

  • The bricks come in 41 different colors.
  • In addition to 570 bricks, the pack has special elements such as windows, doors, wheels and eyes.

How To Use:

  • Your kid can make nine different models, with the help of the instructions that come along with the pack.
  • Let him unleash his creativity as the game has three levels of complexity. He can move from the easier to the tougher levels.

Top 10 Lego Activities For Kids:

Here are ten Lego building ideas for kids, that will surely be loved:

6. Counting Fun:

Counting Fun

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You Will Need:

  • Lego blocks in different colors
  • A dark marker color

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to write a number on one side of the Lego block. Let her make matching dots of the same number on the other side.
  1. She should write different numbers on different Lego blocks.
  1. She can play with the Lego blocks as basic counting tools for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication activities. She can also build a basic measuring tower using the numbered blocks.

7. Lego Travel Box:

You Will Need:

  • Old wooden box with sliding lid
  • Glue
  • Lego pieces including building plate
  • Paint and paint brushes

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to stick a Lego building plate on the lid of the old wooden box. Help her make sure it does not touch the edges.
  1. Now ask her to add the Lego pieces above to make any pattern or theme.
  1. Your kid can also paint the box and the lid from the outside as per choice.
  1. She can use the box for storing the Lego pieces while traveling.

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8. Lego Table With Storage Options:

You Will Need:

  • Any table that you could dedicate entirely to playing with Lego blocks
  • Glue
  • Lego base plates
  • Small storage containers that can fit at the edge of the table

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to glue the Lego base plates on the surface of the table to cover it completely.
  1. You can help her attach the storage containers at the edge of the table using the glue.

9. Lego Friendship Bracelets:

You Will Need:

  • Lego pieces
  • A small drill
  • Embroidery threads
  • Any other decorative items

How To:

  1. You can drill two small holes on two sides of the Lego piece.
  1. Ask your kid to put the threads through the holes on both sides and secure them with a knot at the base.
  1. Let her decorate the unique friendship bracelet as per her choice.

10. Lego Belt:

You Will Need:

  • Lego pieces in square or rectangular shape
  • Glue
  • A belt

How To:

  1. Make sure the Lego pieces your kid is using cover the buckle front of her belt completely.
  1. You can help her make a contrasting design.
  1. Let her glue the pieces over the buckle.
  1. To make it fancier, she can also glue it around the belt.

11. Lego Charms For Jewelry:

Lego Charms For Jewelry

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You Will Need:

  • Lego blocks
  • A small drill
  • Glue
  • Cord

How To:

  1. Let your kid mix and match the blocks to make fun and interesting pieces and shapes.
  1. You can use the drill to make holes on the charms she just created. If she is making a pendant, drill a single hole at the top. If she is making a bracelet, make two drills on each side.
  1. Let her loop the cord to make the jewelry.

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12. Lego Picture Frames:

Lego Picture Frames

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You Will Need:

  • Lego pieces
  • A picture frame
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Let your kid make an interesting design on the picture frame by gluing the Lego pieces all over the frame.
  1. Let her put the image of a Lego figure inside to make it more fun.

13. Lego Key Holder:

You Will Need:

  • Lego building base in different sizes
  • Glue
  • A small drill
  • Small hooks

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to glue the Lego building bases on top of each other, starting with the largest at the bottom and the smallest on the top.
  1. You can drill the holes at the bottom of the Lego building base and insert the hooks. Glue them properly.
  1. Let your kid hang the key rings on the hooks.

14. Lego Clock:

You Will Need:

  • Lego figurines
  • Glue
  • A base to make the clock
  • A clock mechanism including the hands

How To:

  1. Ask your kid glue the Lego figurines on the clock base to make the numbers of the clock.
  1. You can help her add the clock mechanism and the hands in the center.

15. Lego Name Tag:

Lego Name Tag

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You Will Need:

  • Lego pieces
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to put together the Lego pieces to spell her name.
  1. Help her stick this up on the door of her bedroom.

The ten easy Lego activities for kids mentioned here are unique as well as super interesting.

Lego Fun Facts and History For Kids:

While Lego bricks are well-known among children, Lego facts are not. How good would it be to know more about your playthings? Here are some interesting facts and history about Lego.

10 Fun Lego Facts For Kids:

There are more than 915 million ways to combine six two-by-four bricks of the same colour.

  • Lego bricks help stimulate your child’s brain to learn more than 20 skills such as problem-solving, empathy, creativity, communication and collaboration.
  • Lego products are sold in 140 markets around the world.
  • The company has touched 100 million children with its products.
  • The quality of the toys is so good that there has been no product recall since 2009!
  • In 2015, Lego produced 72 million mini-figures, and 675 million tires.
  • Lego bricks made as early as 1958 can still be used with those produced today, as they are compatible.
  • The Sustainable Materials centre of the company is working towards using sustainable materials in the toys and packaging by 2030.
  • The games are targeted not only at children but adults too. This means you and your kids can spend some quality time together playing with the bricks.
  • Lego organizes First Lego League Jr. Competitions every year for children aged six to nine.

5 Lego History Facts For Kids:

  • Lego founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen was a carpenter and initially made toys with wood.
  • The word Lego is a combination of two Danish words ‘Leg Godt’ meaning ‘play well’. In Latin, it means ‘I put together’.
  • The Lego brick was patented in 1958.
  • The production of wooden bricks was stopped in 1960 after the warehouse caught fire.
    In 1999, the Lego brick was elected the Toy of the Century.

Do tell us your favorite from this list Lego ideas for kids to build. We would love to hear from you!

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