We have a HUGE collection of LEGOs, and it just continues to grow. From Ethan’s many LEGO systems (most of them from his much older cousins) to Mia’s growing collection including her favorite yellow LEGO® Classic box of them to the big “bag” of LEGOs that the kids drag out at least once a week, we are definitely a LEGO lovin’ family!
I love that the kids can either follow instructions to build something they love, like a princess castle.
And I also appreciate that LEGOs are perfect for boosting creativity and unstructured play – they can build anything they set their minds to! Ethan loves to build and create strictly using his imagination! He has a “war” that sits on his desk in his room and the battle changes daily. He’s created a movie theater for his LEGO friends so they could watch videos with him. He even has a LEGO light cover that he decorates and changes weekly.
Getting Creative With LEGO Classic
The reason why LEGOs are so much fun for kids and adults alike is because although the kits come with easy-to-follow instructions, a big pile of LEGOs is a “no instructions necessary” experience. All you need is to use your imagination! The possibilities of open-ended building inspires endless play, especially if the three kids are all building together.
Keeping the kids busy during the summer can be challenging. Before noon, I’ve usually already heard “I’m bored” at least once from each kid! My favorite go-to when the kids say it is to tell them to go play with their LEGOs. Most of the time, that will keep them busy for hours. Literally.
If you are just starting out with LEGOs, LEGO® Classic is the perfect place to start because it helps develop your child’s creative skills. Each set includes classic LEGO bricks and a mix of special pieces so kids will have everything needed to build. Imaginative building play is easy with the bright, colorful and versatile LEGO bricks. Houses, vehicles and animals are all possible with LEGO Classic! And because LEGO Classic spans so many different age groups, there’s fun for all the family and imagination for every generation.
While LEGO Classic does come with ideas, to help your little ones get started, you can find even more inspiration here.
Recently, LEGO Systems and world-renowned improv group, The Upright Citizens Brigade, wanted to show everybody 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 let your creative juices flow.
Your child can get started just by asking him or her a simple question! Why? Because the bricks tell a story. Ask your child a question and have them build the answer. Ask them to share the story out loud (even if they’re building by themselves) because the act of snapping bricks together helps the builder come to decisions and formulate ideas faster and more clearly. You’ll find if you set out to build an answer to a question that the building flows easily and you’ll be amazed with your child’s skills and insights.
I asked Mia what her best part of summer has been so far. We had recently went whale watching and so she built the sun and the sun’s rays shining down on the ocean!
I asked Lila what she’s looking forward to after school starts and she built a quad because she wants to go camping in the desert so that daddy can take her for a ride!
A few months ago, I told Ethan I needed a pen holder for my desk, so he created one and surprised me with it!
There are ten LEGO sets, ranging from $16.99 to $59.99, that make the perfect solution for gift-givers or for families looking to add to an existing LEGO collection or inspire their child to try building. It’s really a great gift for the entire family!
And visit the Upright Citizen Brigade LEGO video on YouTube. They were asked to improv with LEGOs and it’s a very silly and fun minute to watch!
And if your kids love LEGOs as much as mine do, check out these fun facts about Legos.
Ever wonder how LEGOs are made? My kids did, so I wrote about how LEGOs are made…it even includes a video of the process!
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