Building blocks like LEGO bricks are one of the great ways to teach creativity and imagination. They’re also quite versatile as teaching aids from anything ranging from the alphabet, to math and geometry, and even history.

Because they’re interacting with LEGO bricks, your children may be more apt to participate and pay attention. They’ll never guess they’re also learning while they play! Take a look at these different activities that will have you looking at those LEGO bricks in a whole new way.

LEGO Sight Words (The Pleasantest Thing) You can use LEGOS to build houses and castles, and you use words to build thoughts and sentences. See how you can combine these ideas so the LEGO bricks can be the word tools to build sentences, phrases, and word families.

LEGO Math (via Crayon Freckles) Since LEGO bricks come in packs that often include many pieces, this makes them well suited to teach numbers and counting. This idea shows how to structure an easy counting exercise as well as a way to teach letter recognition.

Alphabet LEGO (via Teachers of Good Things) Here’s a fun and easy exercise that pairs LEGOS with flashcards to get your child to be hands on with the alphabet.

LEGO Counting and Measuring (via The Imagination Tree) Counting lesson just got a lot easier and fun with colorful teaching aids like LEGO bricks to help visualize the lesson.

History and Geography With LEGOS (via Milk and Cookies) LEGOS can also make history and geography a bit more tangible. Explore different countries around the world and even different historical events with this inventive tutorial.

Montessori Number Rods (via Totally Tots) Montessori’s education system uses a number of different teaching aids for concepts like numbers and counting. See how you can replicate some of these activities right at home using LEGOS (or their toddler block system, Duplo).

Patterns and Sizes with LEGOS (via The Pleasantest Thing) A handful of cool ideas are featured for learning here such as sorting, measuring, solving spatial problems, and pattern recognition.

Play Dough and LEGOS (via One Perfect Day) Combine LEGOS with another favorite sensory play activity, play dough, for fun games like finding LEGO blocks and alphabet/word play.

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