3 Awesome LEGO Learning Activities

There is nothing better than having your kids totally occupied with something you already had in your closet (for those of you who don’t have some basic legos, you’re welcome)… all while learning something!  Three lego STEM activities…sweet spot age 3/4/5+. 

1. Marble Maze

This one is SO GOOD and requires zero set up.  Kids engineer and plan a path for the marbles, build it, and then inevitably troubleshoot when the balls roll off course.

2. Lego Ziplines

Kids start by building little trams for their lego people making sure there is a rounded arch on the top to go on the zipline (which for us was party ribbon attached to removable command hooks.)  Try raising and lowering your zip line and adding weight to the tram to explore what variables impact the velocity! 

3. Balloon Cars

The force of the air coming out of the balloon propels the car forward (or just makes your kid laugh inappropriately at the noise 😉 )  To avoid the frustration of the lego car breaking, hot glue or tape it together or put the balloon through after it’s already blown up.  Otherwise, this is super neat/ highly entertaining.  Have fun!!  Just try not to step on any of the legos… 



Elle Walker is a co-founder at What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (7, 4, 2). In her spare time, she loves testing out kids activities (often muttering, "Pinterest, you lie"), to find the best play that minimize set-up, reduce costs, and uses stuff up around the house.