Do your kids love Lego? Just manipulating the pieces, snapping them together and pulling them apart is a great work out for fingers, helping to develop fine-motor skills, but Lego is a classic open-ended toy that can be used in so many different ways by creative kids. My girls most often use their Lego to build imaginary buildings or enclosures for their toy animals but recently L has been using them in lot of math games.
This week we decided to make a house -warming card for the girls’ aunt and uncle – a great way to play with maths and make some shape pictures! My daughter loved this activity and was so pleased to make something to give as a gift. And all the while she was happily creating her picture, she was learning all sorts of important maths and literacy skills, without even realising it. Here’s how we made our shape picture…
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Today I’m joining in with the 100 Days of Play fiesta. One hundred bloggers from right around the world are bringing you a fabulous, frugal, fun play idea each day from 1st April through to 20th July. Read on for my favourite ways to use chalk, with ideas for art, games, math, literacy, action games and puppets.
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For a fun kids art idea that gets your imagination firing, take the Cut :: Stick :: Draw challenge!
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