100 Sensational and Smart LEGO STEAM Activities for Kids

100 Sensational and Smart LEGO STEAM Activities for Kids

Inside: LEGO STEAM IDEAS! 100 new ways to use the LEGO bricks you already have in your home and have fun practicing math, science, engineering, art, and technology with your children (STEAM). 


 

If you are looking for some amazing activities to make use of those LEGO bricks you already have in your home, you’ve come to the right place.

 

LEGO is one of those toys that you don’t mind your kids being obsessed with, because they help develop focus, concentration, problem-solving, patience, and even organizational skills.

 

LEGO is also a terrific tool for learning science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). I have scoured the internet for the most amazing LEGO activities that are engaging and easy to set up, and here is the list.

 

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LEGO Science

Little kids are born scientists: driven by a natural curiosity and a desire to figure out how the world works. While it seems like children are “just playing” when they sit on the floor surrounded by a pile of blocks, they are actually developing their critical thinking and spatial reasoning.  They’re looking for patterns, investigating cause and effect, and sharpening their focus and concentration. 

 

The following science-y play ideas are a lot of fun and promote observation, experimentation, and problem-solving: all the important steps in the scientific process.

 

Star Wars Science: Defying Gravity/ Kid Minds

The Science of Aerodynamics + Messy Art / Kid Minds

Granular Convection with LEGO and Sand / Kid Mids

Aeronautics with DIY LEGO airplane / Kid Minds

The Science of Magnets with LEGO characters / Kid Minds

Code a LEGO Maze / Research Parent

LEGO Displacement / Lemon Lime Adventures

Great LEGO Balloon Car Race / Elemental Science

Write Coded Messages with LEGO bricks / Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

LEGO Geoboards / Still Playing School

Modeling States of Matter with LEGO / Sophia

LEGO Atomic Structure / Susan’s Homeschool Blog

Sedimentary Processes With LEGO bricks / Earth Learning Idea

Magnet Maze / Science Sparks

3D Water Cycle Project With LEGO / Adventures With Kids

Surface tension / Kids Activities Blog

LEGO Sink or Float / Science Sparks 

Rocket-Powered LEGO Car / Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

LEGO Chemical Reactions / How to Smile

 

 

LEGO STEAM. Smartphones and computers usually come to mind when we talk about “technology,” but the word means so much more.  #STEAM #LEGO  #kidsactivities #kidminds #handsonlearning

LEGO Technology

Smartphones and computers usually come to mind when we talk about “technology,” but the word means so much more. Technology includes all the tools and man-made objects that help us accomplish tasks. Lifts, scissors, ramps, and wheels are all examples of technology.

 

A great way to guide your kids through technology challenges is to structure it around a goal. What’s the task that we are trying to accomplish? For example, you might want to keep your small desk clean and organized, so the challenge would be to design a LEGO desk organizer that maximizes vertical space. The task is to build something small, more vertical than horizontal, functional, and easy to use.

 

Working LEGO Night Light / Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Easy LEGO Catapult / Little Bins for Little Hands

LEGO Pulley / Lego Education

Working LEGO Flashlight / Instructables

LEGO Desk Organizer / Kids Activities Blog

Rubber Band Powered LEGO Car / Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Scissor Lift / LEGO Education

Law of Motion Experiment for LEGO Lovers / Captivating Compass

Sturdy Bridge Building / Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Machines & Mechanisms (free lesson plans)  /LEGO Education

Electric Playdough / Lemon Lime Adventures

Lego Balance Scale / Kids Activities Blog

Solar Powered LEGO Car / Teach Beside Me

 

Engineers apply science, technology, engineering, art, and math (the whole STEAM) to find solutions to technical problems. #STEAM #LEGO #kidsactivities #kidminds #handsonlearning

LEGO Engineering

Engineers apply science, technology, engineering, art, and math (the whole STEAM) to find solutions to technical problems. When children build with blocks or construct a pillow fort, they are already thinking like engineers. All you have to do is to build on their natural problem-solving skills and give them an opportunity to practice their critical thinking.

 

The following collection of 12 LEGO STEM Challenges is a fun way to sneak some learning into any day. Click here to get the printable cards.

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FREE PRINTABLE LEGO ENGINEERING CHALLENGE CARDS

 

LEGO Art

Art is a sensory STEAM and a vital component of creative thinking. Kids are born with creative mindsets and are naturally drawn to artistic expression, be it finger painting with yogurt or drumming on mom’s pots to make music.

 

To incorporate an art element in any activity, you can ask kids to take photos, sketch their designs, draw their findings, and in later years, come up with a piece of descriptive writing to summarize their projects. A critical component of scientific discovery is sharing ideas and solutions with others, and the more creatively it can be expressed, the more people will be interested in hearing more about it. 

 

Artsy LEGO ideas

LEGO Mandala Art / Mama Papa Bubba

Print Making With LEGO Blocks / Kitchen Table Classroom

Printing Patterns with LEGO bricks / Science Sparks

LEGO Car Ramp Painting / Toddler Approved

Quick DIY LEGO Thank you Cards / Life with Moore Babies

DIY LEGO Crayons / The Best Ideas for Kids

LEGO Car Art / Steam Powered Family

Drawing Ideas Inspired by LEGO / Kids STEAM Lab

LEGO Pendulum Painting / Kids Craft Room

 

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Sensory & Artsy LEGO Ideas

Oobleck STEAM Activity with LEGO / Steam Powered Family

LEGO Sensory Bottle / The Chaos & The Clutter

LEGO Science Scavenger Hunt / Fun A Day

Ice Excavation Experiment / Lemon Lime Adventures

Kinetic Sand LEGO Stamping / And Next Comes L

LEGO Snow Globe / Mini Eco

LEGO STAR WARS Molten Lava Slime / Fun a Day

Sensory Play with LEGO and Water / And Next Comes L

LEGO Sensory Bin / Little Bins for Little Hands

 

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LEGO Math

Children are exposed to many math concepts every day – shape, size, distance, and patterns. LEGO play brings many mathematical concepts to life by making them visible and tangible. Be it symmetry or addition, LEGO allows children to naturally build skills and a mathematical knowledge base in a fun way.

LEGO Doubles and Near Doubles / Kid Minds

Symmetry and Patterns with LEGO bricks / Kid Minds

Decomposition with LEGO / Kid Minds

Teach Numbers with LEGO bricks / The Joy-Filled Mom 

Counting and Measuring with LEGO / The Imagination Tree

LEGO Addition / Playdough to Plato

LEGO Multiplication / Renee at Great Peace

Place Value / Royal Baloo

Roman Numerals / And Next Comes L

LEGO bar graphs / Look! We Are Learning

Ten Frames Games / A Little Pinch of Perfect

Skip Counting / Kids Activities Blog

Color Sorting / This Little House of Mine

Polyomino Puzzles with LEGO / Steam Powered Family

LEGO Fractions / JDaniels4’s Mom 

Working LEGO Scale / LEGO Ideas

Comparing Numbers / Royal Baloo

Money Skills / You’ve Got This Math

Area & Perimeter / School Time Snippets

Coordinate Plane / iGame Mom

LEGO Clock / Our Nerd Home

LEGO Bar Charts / Science Sparks

Mean, Median, & Mode with LEGO / E is for Explore!

Proof Pythagorean Theorem with LEGO / iGame Mom

 

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LEGO Challenges

Setting a LEGO activity up as a challenge adds an extra layer of excitement. Kids are building something that they probably haven’t thought of building yet. Plus, there are constraints – the number of bricks or building restrictions that focus creativity and problem-solving. And perhaps they even have to race against the clock to come up with something exciting. What’s it going to be?

 

LEGO STAR WARS Challenges / Simple Play Ideas

Wind-Powered STEM Challenge / Steam Powered Family

LEGO Unsinkable Boat Challenge / Kids Steam Lab

Wind Racers Challenge / LEGO Librarian

LEGO Challenge Cards to take on the Road / Laly Mom

LEGO Challenge Game / Artsy Fartsy Mom

Timed LEGO Building Challenge / Simple Play Ideas

LEGO Math Challenge / Buggy and Buddy

Stained Glass LEGO Building Challenge / Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

LEGO Challenges for Families and Groups / Renee at Great Peace

Storytime LEGO Building Challenge / Left Brain Craft Brain

Flat LEGO Challenge / Pickle Bums


 

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