5 Lego Activities to Amuse Children when Travelling…

We are off to Legoland this week and are very excited about it. However, it does mean a long journey and a stay in a hotel with a 3 year old. So I searched for some ‘connecting blocks’ (in our case for use with lego) themed activities on the Twinkl website…

1. Duplo Mix and Match

I plan on taking a tray that can go on J’s knee whilst he’s in his car seat for the duplo and lego to go on. One of the activities is finding the matching pieces to make the picture. However, it’s also just as fun to make funny pictures too.

As well as being fun, this activity promotes

  • Hand eye coordination
  • Finger strength
  • Literacy (looking at images and details)
  • Language (talk about the picture)

2. Phonics Finder

Similar to the above activity but this one encourages children to listen to the initial sound in a word and match it to the letter. You can make this ‘easier’ for newer phonics learners but only putting a few out at a time. You can either tell them what the letter is and they find the object, or you name the object and the child can listen to the initial sound and find the letter.

  • Hand eye coordination
  • Finger Strength
  • Phonics-reading.
  • Listening skills.

3. Maths Challenge

This activity encourages children to understand that numbers have a meaning, a purpose (for more early years maths game see our previous ‘numeracy’ blog). Again, you can change this activity depending on your child’s age. They can copy from the picture or you can let the child choose a ‘challenge card’ and see if they can build the correct tower by counting out themselves.

  • Numeracy-concept of numbers
  • Numbers-recognising numerals
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Listening skills

4. Design a Lego Person

These templates have two different versions. Blank ones were you can design what you want, and ones with titles to give children a basis of where to start. For children who may struggle with imagination and free thinking, having a template can be a help.

  • Fine manipulative skills (pen control)
  • Thinking and imagination (design)
  • Language skills

5. Basic ‘lego’ addition

These basic addition sums are great if your child likes maths and being challenged. Younger children can count all the bricks to find the total. Older (or more able children) can practice ‘counting on’ to find the total. If your child can’t form their own numerals yet then you can write 1-10/20 at the top for them to copy from.

  • Maths-addition
  • Numeracy-counting ‘all together’ (counting in sequence)
  • Literacy (writing)

I’ve managed to put them all into a lunch box so he can get them whenever he wants them. They’ll be handy for the car and the hotel when I need him to be amused whilst getting sorted. Come back and check out our post about our trip to Legoland and see if the activities worked, and what we get up to.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Really nice activities, lovely post! Hope you’ll have a fab Legoland trip! X

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    1. mummyest2014 says:

      Thanks, J has memorised the map and planned everything already haha x

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  2. I love these ideas, great post x

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    1. mummyest2014 says:

      Thanks, these should get J and my niece in the Lego mode on the way there x

      Like

  3. Ordinary Hopes says:

    I like the pictures on the lego. I need to give that a try. They have two Changing Places toilets at Legoland so it is on my list of places to go.

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    1. mummyest2014 says:

      They have a new sensory room as well which I look forward to trying. So glad it’s actually an inclusive family theme park x

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