Valentine’s Day is almost here, and no, it’s not just for the grown-ups! There’s plenty of fun to be had for the children too. We’ve got some Valentine’s Day themed Lego projects for them to do, and not only will they allow them to use their creativity and imagination, it will really get them thinking and develop their STEAM skills.
What is STEAM?
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Maths, and believe it or not, when your children are making things out of lego, it’s also teaching them the principles that are required to develop skills in these areas that they’ll have for life.It teaches them about problem solving, critical thinking, design, cooperation, and social interaction among many other things.
Some fun Valentine’s Day projects
Here are some fun Valentine’s Day projects to try, courtesy of Little Bins for Little Hands
Lego Marble Maze
This is simple to make and it’s lots of fun, plus it gets children thinking!
What You’ll Need
Large lego base plate
A variety of different lego pieces
How to Make It
Create the outline of the heart. Leave a gap at the top and the bottom of the heart so the marble can get out.
Use long Lego pieces, like the 1 x 2 and 1 x 4 bricks to make pathways for the marble to run through. Leave 2-3 rows between any wall. This is the bit that can be a little tricky, but it will get children (and you!) thinking.
Now all that’s left is to admire your handiwork and give it a try!
You can leave this as a standalone heart or make a necklace out of it.
What you’ll need
4 1 x 2 tiles
6 inverted tiles
A few regular bricks of the same width. You can use any colour, but red looks best.
How to make it
Make the frame using 2 groups of 3 1 x 2 tiles, then start the bottom part of the heart by putting the 2 groups of tiles opposite. Then add a 2 x 2 and 4 x 1 brick.
Add the final layer by putting 8 bricks of the same width on top of the heart. If you use a long single brick piece, it helps to hold the heart together. To complete the heart, put 3 1 x 2 tiles on the top.
To make a necklace, you can drill a small hole in the middle of the top section of the heart and slide a chain through it.
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