Free school activities!
Our Building Friendships activities for schools are a free resource for teachers to use with a whole classroom, to develop friendships, emotional wellbeing and connection through collaborative LEGO® play.
Play at home is so important! That's why we have developed some free, fun LEGO® building activities for children to play with their parents and carers at home. Try them, we think everyone in the family will have fun!
Children learn through play
Children have natural-born skills and capabilities that enable them to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners. To fully flourish, these skills need to be nurtured, supported and developed as children grow.
Coming up with ideas, expressing them and transforming them into reality by creating associations, symbolizing and representing ideas and providing meaningful experiences for others.
Being physically active, understanding movement and space through practicing sensory-motor skills. Spatial understanding and nurturing an active and healthy body.
Collaborate, communicate and understand other people’s perspectives through sharing ideas, negotiating rules and building empathy.
Concentration, problem solving and flexible thinking by learning to tackle complex tasks and building effective strategies to identify solutions.
Understand, manage and express emotions by building self-awareness and handling impulses. Staying motivated and confident in the face of difficulties.
Characteristics of playful experiences
The five characteristics of play in this video draw on extensive conversations with experts in the field, as well as reviews of the literature on play and learning. We do not view them as providing any formal definition of play, but they do help unfold how playful experiences lead to deeper learning.