LEGO® bricks are one of the most amazing open ended toys and the possibilities of play are endless. However, do you sometimes find that your kids lack inspiration on what to build? Or has your child's LEGO® brick set been collecting dust since you've given him/her a new iPad? Let's remedy all of this and bring back the joy of creative building with this printable challenge.

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: LEGO® bricks.

In this activity, your child will use their creativity to build a series of animals using a limited number of LEGO® bricks.

It will help your child or student:

  • Develop their creativity and problem solving skills by working on a building challenge with limited resources (LEGO® bricks).
  • Improve their spatial awareness and thinking by visualising the possibilities of building objects and experimenting with placement and positions.

Why this is important? According to a research at John Hopkins University, spatial play and thinking can be an important contributor to a child's future achievement in STEM fields. More importantly, spatial skills are trainable!

Take out your LEGO® bricks and get creative with this printable animal themed building challenge!

How to Get Started

There is no right or wrong way to complete these challenges. Most important is to explore all different options to make your brick creation resemble the "animal" as much as possible. Last thing is, just have a wild and creative time!

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What's in the Printable Pack

This printable pack consists of 1 sheet with 10 different animal building challenges. Each challenge is for a different animal. As a child progresses from one challenge to the next, the number of bricks permitted to be used in the challenge become less. Marvel at your child's creativity as they move from challenge to challenge.

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