Legos are super popular with kids.
They are so popular, in fact, that you can find numerous activities using them in school settings. We even made a unit for our homeschool year based on the colorful bricks.
One of our activities during school this week was creating this fun DIY Lego Board game. It’s just one of the many DIY Lego games you can make with your kids.
When it comes to playing, games for kids are a fun way for kids to learn while having fun.
We have been having lots of fun learning with Legos lately. We loved using them for our Lego sentences activity.
DIY Lego Board Game
To make our game board, we used a large square of cardboard from the recycling box.
I covered the cardboard with a large piece of white paper, and then we started to design our game board.
The kids decided to color the rectangles on our board with bright colors you would find in Legos.
Once it was colored, I added directions to the rectangles.
One of the goals of the game was to practice reading skills, so I made sure to make the directions fairly simple for my beginning readers. I included color words, like “Pick up 1 blue” and other simple directions, like “Put back 1 block.”
To play our Lego board game, the kids rolled a game die, moved their Lego character, and followed the directions on the rectangle landed on.
At the end of the game they had fun creating with the pieces they had picked up.
Older kids could design a more complicated board, including more specific directions of which pieces to pick up.
Or, play with a bunch of 2×2 square bricks and see who can build the tallest tower at the end to determine a winner!
(This post is not endorsed by the Lego company, it was merely inspired by its awesome interlocking blocks.)
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Honestly, I drew on up because I am: 1 — too lazy to have to hook the computer to the printer, not to mention figure out how to make one on the computer, and 2 — too cheap to use the printer ink. 😉
susen @Dabbling Momma says
This FANTASTIC! Love it! Both my 9 year old and 4 year old would enjoy this. I’m always looking for activities that they can both do. Thanks for sharing at our Share day, I will be resharing and already pinned!
Thanks so much for sharing and pinning!
This is a fun idea! My kids love learning with legos.
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Starr O says
I used an old shelf from a tv stand for the board–it was just gathering dust–and for the retangles I coloured return mail labels. I totally love this idea! Thank you!! 🙂
Awesome! I hope you guys have fun playing!