artsy-fartsy mama: Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO®

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO®



Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com

LEGO® Classic encourages a “no instructions necessary” building experience. The possibilities of open-ended building to inspire endless play. There are ten sets (ranging from $16.99 to $59.99) that make the perfect solution for those wanting to inspire their children to start building, to add to an existing LEGO collection, or to give as a gift. Each set includes classic LEGO bricks, a mix of special pieces and ideas to help you get started.

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com

STEM is a big deal in our house. Using LEGOs has definitely helps develop your child’s knowledge and skills to be innovative and imaginative. Building play is easy with these bright, colorful and versatile bricks! And because LEGO Classic spans so many different age groups, there’s fun for all the family (find inspiration here).

My daughter can spend hours building and playing with LEGOs, but sometimes comes to me asking what she should make next. I try to remind her that building can be satisfying and fun even if it’s simple! Choosing 20-30 random bricks and clicking them together is an easy way to get started and give your imagination a jump-start.

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com

To make imaginative building a little more challenging, I designed some LEGO challenge cards to help my Master Builder when she gets into a creative block. Building with guidelines is a great way to inspire more innovative and imaginative creations.

The first card she chose was to build an animal. She saw an alligator in the LEGO idea book and decided to follow the directions to build it herself. It doesn't matter where you get your inspiration - just keep building

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com


After that alligator, her confidence was boosted immediately. She decided to build a house next and whipped up this masterpiece in just a few minutes! I love the details she included like windows, the tiny door, and the smoke coming out of the chimney!

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com

When it came to building something to drive, dad couldn't resist not helping her out. It was so fun watching the two of them building together and coming up with new ideas to make it even better.

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com

The two of them also built this awesome airplane (that doesn't literally fly) together. They even went searching for some minifigures in our LEGO collection to take the plane for a spin. To me, LEGOs have always been about moments like this - having fun and creating special memories together.

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com

Encourage your kids to keep building with LEGOs by printing out these cards for yourself. They are totally free for you to use, and I hope you and your family have a great time building all kinds of new creations!


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LEGO Systems and world-renowned improv group, The Upright Citizens Brigade, teamed up to show that all you need is a few bricks for hours of fun, inspiration and “out of the box thinking.” They encourage kids, parents and families to “don’t think” and let your creative juices flow. Check out this awesome video they put together:


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



4 comments:

  1. I love this idea-my three boys are total lego addicts, they'll think this is so fun, thank you!

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  2. LOVE LOVE LEGOs! My niece has dabbled in them but her birthday is coming up and I need to buy her another set!

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  3. we love Legos!! That little alligator -- adorable!!!

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  4. I love the open ended building idea. My boys still love Legos! Those are toys we will never get rid of.

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