This week’s fun activity for kids with Sharon Rief focuses on ways to use LEGO bricks for enrichment. Kids of all ages love to play with LEGO and this video shows ways to use DUPLO or regular LEGO to create some fun activities to share with kids.
We hope you enjoy the presentation. You can find a list of materials and instructions on the tabs below.
Fun Ways to Use LEGO for Enrichment
1) LEGO or DUPLO
2) Cookie sheet
3) Dry erase marker and eraser
Greater Than or Smaller Than:
Build towers on a cookie sheet using different color lego pieces and ask your child to compare which is bigger and which is smaller. An older child can use a dry erase marker to write the numbers and also use the “greater than >” and “less than < ” symbols to show their comparison.
Finding the Sum:
Choose two or three lego pieces and help your child count how many dots there are in total. Write the sum (answer) on your cookie sheet.
Help your child use the Lego pieces to develop a symmetrical image like the one below. Explain to them that in order for an image to be symmetrical both sides need to be identical.
One final idea: Try making flags using Legos. You can go online together to research the flags of the countries around the world to help build your flags.
You can find more enriching activities on Sharon’s channel at SitterCycle.com
Sharon Rief has been an educator for over 15 years. She was a special education teacher in LA Unifed for the past 10 years. And prior to that, she was a speech therapist in South Africa. She now works as a child enrichment expert and has a website called www.teacherresourcesforparents.com that provides valuable tips on how to enrich children through fun, educational activities. Sharon hosts regular workshops for nannies and babysitters that are based on the content from her site. Sharon is the proud mom of two beautiful girls, Daniella (6) and Raquel (2), who are the inspiration for all her endeavors and always the first two kids to test out all her content.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for printable PDFs of any one of her activities to build your enrichment binder. To schedule a private child enrichment training for your nanny, contact Sharon at (818) 730-6820. Or you can follow her on Facebook.