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Homeschoolers are amazingly creative people. We are out of the box thinkers, and work to figure out how to best teach to each of our children. I’ve discovered my kids’ interest level in a lesson instantly gets a lot higher if I pull LEGO bricks into our homeschool.
Right now, I’m betting you’re asking, ‘How can I use LEGO products in my homeschool?”
Act out your homeschool lesson with LEGO
You probably already have a giant pile of LEGO bricks in your house. Why not use them to act out scenes from a favorite book (instead of writing that book report)? Or do as we do in our homeschool—act out important events from history.
The figures and what you build do not have to be related to the topic of study. Having the wrong figures can be rather funny. My kids especially love to bring Chima figures into our LEGO history lessons.
Want to see acting out homeschool lessons with LEGO in action? Here you go:
Build examples of the lesson with LEGO Pieces
This is slightly different from the above example. In the above example the kids are acting out what they learned and retelling it. This time they are trying to replicate something built before. This is great for geography and math.
- Make LEGO landmarks
- LEGO periodic table of Elements
- LEGO ocean zones
- LEGO states
- Exploring History and Geography With LEGO
While those are all geography ideas, you can also illustrate math concepts brilliantly with LEGO pieces.
- LEGO math for elementary school
- Solve for the missing addend
- Prove the Pythagorean theorem with Legos
- Place value regrouping board
- Teach fractions using LEGO
- Multiplication with LEGO
- LEGO Ideas for Preschool
Try some LEGO science experiments
I’ve been amazed how many science concepts can be tried or taught with LEGO pieces in addition to the models you can build like I mentioned up above.
- Can your LEGO building survive an earthquake
- Solar powered LEGO car
- Engineering with LEGO Technic
- LEGO wind car races
Want more LEGO learning for your homeschool?
- (affiliate link)The Unofficial Guide to Learning with LEGO bricks – This book comes highly recommended and covers several different subject areas
- (affiliate link)STEAM Kids: 50+ Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math ideas – If you want to get your kids thinking differently, try this book and take your LEGO learning to a whole new level.
- Brain Power Boy– Her blog has amazing LEGO ideas.
- LEGO Homeschool Pinterest board