Surprise Learning with legos


I am not a lego person. Never have been. I can build a mean brick wall and that is about it. Even as a kid with tons of bricks blocks around (yea – we had the good stuff, before legos took over the world) I could only build walls and squares. I just have never mastered the visual of using square and rectangular blocks to make anything other than a house.

So, imagine my joy when I saw the giggly girls creating some quite ingenious items with legos. The girls have spent some school time over at grandma’s house lately while I had some other stuff to do and while there, they pulled out the legos. As I walked in the door each time, I was greeted with “Come see what I made!” and “Take a picture!” So, for your viewing pleasure today, I share with you the surprise learning my girls did in creating with legos.


house on stilts with dog house (note the little paper dogs, too)


amusement park, complete with entry way


moving vehicle


house with an elevator and a hover board


restaurant with parking lot and back patio


house with garage and cars

Surprising learning and exploration like this only happens with freedom from binding lesson plans and directions. Lots of people call this “play.” Play is so important, even in the life of a middle schooler. Don’t let them get too old to play because through the experimentation and freedom from rules that happens in play, they grow and learn and understand more of the world around them.

At Home.

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3 thoughts on “Surprise Learning with legos

  1. Annette Tinholt Vellenga September 12, 2016 at 10:43 pm Reply

    They did great Lori! you should see our stack of Lego. 🙂

    • 3gigglygirlsathome September 12, 2016 at 10:57 pm Reply

      Thanks. I have now begun to wonder if we need our own set but there is wonder and curiosity when they are only at grandma’s. And I won’t accidentally step on any in the night. 🙂

  2. Cassandra Holdeman September 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm Reply

    I am not so good at the Legos either, but both my kiddos love them. They have their cities they created and take over my living room playing with their creations. I don’t mind since it encourages creativity.

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