Do you ever feel like your kids are driving you nuts?
OK, that was a silly question. Of course you do.
What I mean is… do you have days where it feels extra difficult for your kids to entertain themselves? I run into this a lot working from home full-time, especially while my daughter is out of school. Some days my kids easily occupy themselves by playing, drawing, etc. Other days they need help finding an engaging activity.
How to Keep Kids Busy With LEGO® Activities
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Lucky for them, I received a copy of The Unofficial Guide to Learning With LEGO: 100 Inspiring Ideas eBook for review.
The first step to keeping kids busy with these activities is to ensure they have enough LEGO® bricks to use. For younger children, LEGO® DUPLO are amazing. They are larger in size, making them perfect for little hands. (And less dangerous around little mouths. Still keep an eye on them though.)
The second step is getting The Unofficial Guide to Learning With LEGO®: 100 Inspiring Ideas book. With over 100 LEGO® activity ideas, you can keep the kids busy for months without repeating.
The third step is to let your kids pick an activity. I find they are more cooperative when it's “their idea” rather than being told to do a specific one – no matter how fun it is!
DUPLO Ring Toss
My daughter was thrilled to set up DUPLO Ring Toss by herself. She practiced counting to ensure they were at least five or six bricks tall as well as spacing the towers apart. Rissa also was in charge of making the rings out of pipe cleaners. To mix in some physics, she also attempted to throw other items, such as a jelly bracelet and a stretchy necklace. The kids took turns trying to land a ring on a tower from varying distances too. Being too far away was harder, while being too close was super easy.
Learning With LEGO® Activities
DUPLO Ring Toss is one of many learning games included in this book. Some of our other favorites include:
- Cars City Maze
- DUPLO Painting Machine
- DUPLO Stamps
- Sight Word Towers
- Tower Counting Game
I love the range of skills covered in this book. Colors, sorting, and counting are ideal for my three year old. Math, science, and reading are challenging enough for my ever curious five year old.
The best part?
None of the ideas are considered too babyish by my oldest. Playing with LEGO® bricks is fun no matter what! I only need to be careful not to set up something too difficult for either of my kids to do on their own.
Now you can find plenty of ways to keep kids busy while you get things done. The Unofficial Guide to Learning With LEGO®: 100 Inspiring Ideas book is full of boredom busters for rainy days and snow days! Also available as an eBook that you can purchase and download now.
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