LEGO® is so much more than just a toy. There are countless opportunities to use these “toys” for learning through play with your kids. If you’ve been on my site for more than just a few minutes than you know how important making learning fun is to me! Unit studies are also a great love of mine as well, so putting together a list of ways to create a Lego Unit Study made perfect sense!
This list of LEGO® Unit Study Ideas is just a place for you to start. Don’t ever limit your homeschooling journey to what others say count as learning. Let this be a springboard of ideas to inspire you and your kids to incorporate Lego® into your homeschool every day!
50+ Lego Unit Study Ideas
Use them as counters for addition.
Young children can use bigger LEGO® bricks to learn colors.
Weigh and compare bricks.
Sort by color, size, and shape
Measure individual bricks, stack and measure height or length.
Create oversized numbers and math symbols for hands-on math work.
Demonstrate multiplication and division by creating arrays with them.
Create fractions with them.
Make a pattern with LEGO® and have your child duplicate it.
Write large numbers on sheets of paper, sort by how many studs each has.
Use them to teach ones, tens, and hundreds place by creating your own base 10 blocks.
Make a LEGO® clock to teach time.
Use bricks to make a bar graph, poll family and friends for data.
Research the history of LEGO®’s- Who invented them?When? What did the original box contain? When where they invented? Find it on a map.
Use legos to create a map, landmark, or famous person that you are studying.
Create a flag using LEGO®.
Make a LEGO diorama of a famous city or landmark.
Create a figure or the head of a famous person in history.
Make a volcano from blocks, use food coloring, vinegar, and baking soda to create a lava flow! (You get science and geography here!)
Create a topographical map of mountains, valleys, rivers, oceans, etc…
Create a tectonic plate model.
Make a timeline of history using LEGO® minifigs.
Create a working scale or catapult.
Build a marble maze with LEGO® bricks and a baseplate.
Create the layers of the earth with bricks.
Make a human, plant, or animal cell.
Make a LEGO® sundial, take it outdoors and learn how to read it.
Create the planets and place them in order from Mercury to Neptune.
Build a model of the water cycle, label it.
Build different tree types- deciduous, coniferous. What are the differences?
Use LEGO® to create large letters for preschoolers to identify or let them build it themselves.
Write letters on the side of each brick and use them for spelling.
Research and write out what the word LEGO® means.
Write step by step directions on how to create a simple LEGO® build.
Give LEGO®-themed writing prompts- My Favorite Thing About LEGO® Is, The Best Thing I Ever Built From LEGO®, etc…
Write each part of a contraction on two bricks, the contraction as a whole on another and match them up.
Use LEGO® to help count out syllables in words.
Write words on each brick and have your child write sentences, have older children identify the various parts of speech.
Recreate a famous work of art from LEGO®.
Make your own original art piece.
Use a large base and flat pieces to create a self-portrait.
Have younger children use the backside of bricks for stamping on paper.
Create a photo frame using LEGO®.
- Design your dream home by drawing blueprints and then creating with Lego®.
- Use minifigs and bricks to recreate a scene from your favorite story.
- Create a Lego® scene for your next Sunday School class.
- Play Bible charades using Lego® creations.
- Tell a story from the Bible using Lego® to your friends.
- Make instruments from each of the different families or groups.
- Design your own Lego® band.
- Create a music video using Lego®.
Lego® is something that kids don’t outgrow. They start using them as toddlers and continue building masterpieces long after their school days are passed. That’s why I love them. They don’t get old, are never unwanted gifts and don’t require getting rid of/donating.
How do you incorporate Lego® into your homeschooling?