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With young learners, it is often helpful to find engaging hands-on activities to introduce, teach or reinforce academic skills.
Math is one such skill that lends itself to hands-on fun. While there is a time when worksheets and workbooks are helpful (especially if you have paper/pencil kids like me), but it’s also nice to break up the monotony with hands-on activities.
Today, I’m featuring 20 amazing LEGO math ideas. These hands-on activities focus on number identification, counting, beginning addition and subtraction, and much more!
LEGO Math Ideas
When you create a giant butterfly shape from poster board, your preschoolers can practice symmetry as they design their very own LEGO butterfly.
Get your little ones moving and counting with this LEGO Count and Move game. Whether preschoolers choose the original version or one of three variations, they’re sure to get a kick out of this game.
Preschoolers can practice identifying numbers in the teens and beginning addition with this fun Race to Twenty LEGO game.
I love this hands-on way to get kids started with math word problems. The way she sets the problems up for self-checking is genius!
Add a little art to your next STEM activity by exploring tessellation with LEGOs. This STEAM activity encourages creativity, design, problem solving, and a whole lot of fun!
This activity is designed to help preschoolers and kindergarteners learn to skip count. By creating stacks of LEGOs in the featured multiple, kids will get a hands-on look at how skip counting works.
Creating a LEGO number line is a great tactile way to introduce kids to basic addition and subtraction. They can physically “add on” and “take away” with this hands-on activity.
These printable LEGO math board games are perfect for helping you introduce addition to your young learners. With three variations, you can work addition, subtraction, or both!
Kids will love building their own LEGO balance and then searching the house for things to weigh.
LEGOs are such a great tool to motivate kids to learn math. With these LEGO addition cards, they’ll be begging to solve just one more problem.
Even your youngest preschoolers can practice counting as they build LEGO towers according to these LEGO counting cards. Older students can use them to practice addition, subtraction, and ordering.
There are so many math skills you can teach with LEGOs. From problem solving to patterning and more. Check out six ideas your preschoolers will love!
Here’s a simple way to introduce place value with LEGOs.
Kids can practice counting and writing numbers 1-10 as they build each number with LEGO blocks.
This subtraction LEGO game has kids racing to be the first one to unstack their bricks.
If you’ve got some LEGO minifigures, you’ll need them for this activity. Kids will practice counting and comparing quantities with their favorite minifigs.
Here’s another fun set of printables to help your little ones practice color recognition and patterns with LEGO bricks.
If you’ve got a LEGO fan, chances are great that you have some LEGO bases, as well. Check out how you can turn them into LEGO geoboards.
What’s your favorite way to teach math with LEGOs?