Who didn't spend their childhood clicking plastic bricks together and creating the internal workings of their imagination? LEGO is the perfect toy for the budding engineer, the promising physicist, or the young artist.
Perfect for whiling away rainy afternoons, or keeping them busy when they wake up at 5.30am on Saturday, these 30 LEGO activities will get those neurons firing.
If you're looking for a way to use the duplo bricks that your little ones have grown out of, then our spelling activity is a great idea. Fix letters to the sides of the bricks and practice making your favorite words.
Kinetic sand is a staple creative toy in our house, and here you can find out how to use it with lego for some fun stamping fun. Over at And Next Comes L they even have some fun twists.
Disaster Island Challenge
Not only does this activity mean creating a fun desert island, but there's a secondary challenge! Lego Librarian has devised a collection of disaster cards to guide your creative play. Will you run out of food or be invaded by zombies?
Color sorting is a great activity for younger children, and as an added bonus you end up with a perfectly sorted LEG collection! Teach Me Mommy has found a way to make it even more fun.
DIY LEGO sundial
If you've had the question (probably just before bedtime) of how people told the time before watches, then this is a great project to get stuck into. Make your own LEGO sundial with Mombrite, and answer the incessant questions.
Famous landmark challenge
Not only can you use this activity to boost your children's building skills, but you can also help them learn about famous world landmarks. 123 Homeschool 4 Me has a whole load of landmarks to choose from.
Balloon-powered LEGO cars
This is a great activity from mombrite to help your little ones discover some of the laws of physics. Learn how to make these balloon-powered cars and have fun racing across the kitchen all afternoon!
60 second building challenges
Looking for a game to purchase for your next birthday party or playdate? This 60 second challenge collection from The Joys of Boys Shop will keep a whole room-full of childrne happy while they're waiting for cake.
Bridge building challenge
Challenge your kids to build a bridge across a river with this activity from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls. Whether you use a real river or a colored one is up to you!
Domino chain reaction
Your budding STEM genius can use their spare time to explore cause and effect as well as kinetic energy. Mombrite has this great challenge with domino LEGO bricks for your small scientist.
Minecraft LEGO grid game
Is your tweenager as obsessed with Minecraft as mine is? Then this LEGO grid game will make them very happy and give you 5 minutes to yourself. Stir The Wonder has all the details.
As simple as this challenge might sound, making a rainbow that looks like an actual rainbow is tricky! Mombrite helps you through this challenge.
Feed the monsters sorting game
Go one step further with your sorting game with these cute paper bag monsters from Toddler Approved. Your preschooler will love making the funny faces and feeding them LEGO bricks.
Are you trying to find a way to make your kid's sugar craving a little more creative? This DIY candy machine from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls is a fun activity to delay the candy slightly!
Do your little ones like making a splash? Then they'll love this volcano made out of LEGO from The STEM Laboratory. They can learn about design, construction, and chemistry all in one activity.
LEGO balance math activity
For another STEM project, this set of scales you can make with Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls is fun to build and fun to play with. You can weigh all sorts of little objects in a whole afternoon of experiments.
Made with only simple LEGO bricks, this fun DIY catapult from Little Bins Little Hands is perfect if you only have a small LEGO collection.
Wind racer challenge
These wind racer vehicles are the perfect carriers for your Ninjago characters or just your ordinary policeman. The LEGO Librarian uses them to demonstrate wind power and direction, and then the fun continues!
These hot summer's days make it hard to occupy little ones while keeping them cool. Umbrella Tree Cafe has a great activity that only requires some fun LEGO figures and some ice cube trays.
Mombrite has all the great STEM activities for you to build with LEGO. This guide to making your own zipwire leads to lots of fun with your favorite figures!
Ramps and slides challenge
Add some cardboard to your LEGO collection and you can see which one of your children can build the best slide. The LEGO Librarian had great success trying this out at her LEGO club, and your kids will love it too.
Star Wars printables
I've just started watching the Star Wars films with my son, and it's been a lot of fun watching him get all into the plot. He loves LEGO as well, so these printable plans for LEGO mosaics from Childhood 101 are going to be our next Saturday morning activity.
LEGO playdough pictures
If you want to do some printing, but you don't have any kinetic sand to hand, then you can use playdough instead. The Artful Parent has loads of ideas for encouraging your child to be creative.
Boat engineering challenge
Water makes everything more fun! With this LEGO boat challenge from Innovation Kids Lab, you can explore the concept of buoyancy as well as building skills. You just need some LEGO, water, pennies and a timer.
Flags of the world
Do you have a little one who loves learning about new countries? Then this activity from Momgineer will delight and challenge them. You can build simple flags, or try some more complicated ideas for older children.
Using these printable clues from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls you can set up a fun and challenging scavenger hunt indoors or outdoors. It's a great activity for a birthday party, too.
Road trip i-spy
Keeping your kids occupied on a road trip is one of the greatest challenges of parenting! The cries of "are we nearly there yet?" can be stifled for a while by this fun game from Learn with Play at Home. You're welcome!
Your budding spy is going to love this ingenious game from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls. Make your own spy code with smaller LEGO blocks from your collection. Learn how on their site.
Painting with LEGO
This task from Domestic Mommyhood is great with Duplo for younger children or smaller LEGO for your older ones. You can get really creative with this painting activity, and your children will love the fun geometric designs that can make.
We'll finish up here with a simple idea, but one that encourages logical thinking and problem-solving. Make your own marble maze from LEGO like Mama Papa Bubba for hours of fun.