I don’t know about your kids but mine love LEGO – from the duplo that they collected as toddlers and preschoolers to the now more complex sets and boxes of bricks that seem to have tripled the number of bricks that we have this year and the thing with my kids and I don’t know whether this is just them but they build to the instructions once and then the bricks get added to the boxes and from that point forward it’s invention city. Now both have moved on from the LEGO Duplo I really don’t want to get rid of it so we’re starting to use it in some learning activities. Today for our early elementary activity we’ve been working on syllables.
LEGO Duplo Bricks
Dry Wipe Marker
- Can divide words into syllables.
- Can read accurately words of two or more syllables.
- Can use syllables to divide words when spelling.
Using LEGO Duplo to divide Syllables
If you need to familairse yourself with words with 1, 2 and 3 syllables then a quick google search will bring up word lists. I used this to get a few words that we could use that we’re familiar and less familiar words.
We started out using the traditional clapping out the syllables as my eldest had been doing in school – making a noise with each new syllable is a good way to get into the habit of recognising the rhymn of words and where those syllables break in the words.
We then used the Duplo bricks to bash out the syllables which showed the number of syllables each word had.
The using a dry wipe marker we wrote the syllables onto the bricks for each word and built the words together.
More LEGO Learning Activities
LEGO Classification – Printable Diagrams from Life Over C’s
LEGO number line for Addition and Subtraction from In The Playroom
Hands-On Synonym Blocks Matching Game from Raising Little Superhereos
Spelling With LEGOS! from Preschool Powol Packets
LEGO Boat Engineering Challenge from Handmade Kids Art
Using LEGO to find Syllables from Rainy Day Mum
Area and Perimeter with Lego Duplos from School Time Snippets
Plural Nouns with LEGO from Still Playing School
Combinations of Ten Using Lego Figures from Lemon Lime Adventures
Estimating and Probability with LEGO from Planet Smarty Pants
Lego Bar Graphs for First Grade from Look We’re Learning
LEGO Irregular Verb Matching Activity for Second Grade from Sugar Aunts
Exploring Symmetry with a Lego Firefly from Crafty Kids at Home
Pick Two: A Fun LEGO Math Game from Creative Family Fun
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