We are always looking for fun ways for the kids to reconnect with the things from when we were children. We introduce our children to te things we enjoyed as kids, from books, to video games, toys, trips, and just so much. Being a parent means we have the choice to introduce them to what we feel will bring them not only fun and joy but good learning experiences.
My husband has some of his favorite things from his childhood that he has introduced to our kids. They are all avid video gamers, love to hike and climb, and also love to build and create things like their dad. One of our family favorites include the iconic LEGO building blocks and building sets. Not only can the kids let their imaginations roam, but they get to work on their hand eye coordination. One reason we have pushed them to build is for their young developing motor skills.
LEGO Inspired Lunch Ideas!
We try to apply this to our children everyday. Having them build and use their creative sides is a great way to keep them busy, but also learning. From playtime, to preparing food, we like to make lunch together. Letting them take the lead and doing it all by themselves not only lets them have some fun and practice their hand coordination, but they love to eat what they make!
These LEGO inspired lunch ideas is just one way to keep the fun going. I let her not only put lunch together, but build it. From our LEGO themed apple and butter sandwiches, she especially had fun with the LEGO apple and banana bricks.
The New LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes sets.
To keep the building excitement going after lunch, lets BUILD! What is fun about these sets is there are designed for young builders in mind. Our oldest has no problem building her sets, but when it comes time for little sisters to build, its not quite easy. This is where LEGO DUPLE and JUNIORS sets come in handy. These sets are created with age in mind.
Mia got the LEGO® DUPLO® DC Comics Batman Adventure set, perfect for ages 1 1/2 – 5. This fun set was easy for her to begin to start to assemble, but still gave her a great challenge and came out solid in the end. While the set was fun, she finds it even more fun to build what she wants! This is great, because when she gets older, she can also pull out the instructions and build the set.
LEGO® DUPLO® are great because they are double the size of the iconic LEGO bricks. DUPLO bricks are for young and small hands that are delevoping motor skills. While she can to be more precise, when she gets older she will be ready to build anything, like her big sisters and Daddy!
Brooklin scored with the LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes set. Her set included Batman and Robin in The Batboat Harbor Pursuit. She had fun building this set and was challenged at points, which is good. Why? Here in a year, she will not only be able to build more complicated sets, but she will know how to follow instructions and learn perspective while building. My husband also says LEGO’s help with math because all blocks are designed with numbers in mind, and building LEGO involves knowing numbers, especially with friends. They have their own lingo when building LEGOs together.
Brooklin loves excitement and with being a competitive dancer, she likes to act like a super hero. From running, to flying, jumping, flips, she is so active so she likes super heroes and all the energy and tricks they can do. She loves the action moves and Batman!
Also available for those in between the 3 and 6 age range are LEGO® JUNIORS for Ages 4+. These sets are smaller than DUPLO, are slightly bigger than regular sized LEGO and not as difficult as regular LEGO blocks. LEGO JUNIORS are fun themed sets with very easy-to-follow building instructions.
LEGO are great because not only do they teach experience, they are fun for all ages. From kids to adults, they can be played with over and over, used to create something new always, and can be handed down through the years just like my husband did with his. Or just have fun with some LEGO inspired lunch ideas.
DO YOU HAVE ANY LEGO INSPIRED LUNCH IDEAS YOU’VE TRIED?
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