Inside: Edible LEGO pieces made with gelatin and water in LEGO shaped molds.
If I want to bring up a topic to engage my kids, I don’t have to look too far. LEGO is always one subject that excites my kids and a question like, “Can you tell me something about [this]?” can keep them talking for hours.
I just have to remember not to say things like, “What a cute airplane!” unless I’m 100% certain that it’s indeed an airplane and not a spaceship. Nothing irritates my kids more than clueless adults. Maybe it’s just my kids, but it’s a sure way to make them shut down.
By extension, offering to do together any LEGO related activity immediately elevates me to the status of a super mom. So far we have done homemade LEGO soap (is a huge hit in our house), LEGO cake topper (use your favorite cake recipe to fill LEGO mold and assemble the pieces for pleasing effect), LEGO ice (for sensory play), chocolate LEGO candy (yum and makes great presents), and finally LEGO crayons.