Free Game: How High Can You Go?

Yesterday I walked past a display of silverware that was in the form of the Empire State Building. It reminded me of a great game to play with your kids that will keep them busy on a cold winter’s day.

Challenge your kids to build the tallest building using their LEGO Bricks!  For younger kids this will be about adding more bricks until the structure falls down.  But for older kids this can also become a real hands-on experiment–how do you make the structure more stable?  What do we need to add to the base to make it less tippy.  If you’re really into the building why not make your own city of skyscrapers. What kind of buildings do they think should be in the city?  A sports arena, a shopping mall, a grocery store…always fun to hear what they want on their list.   Matchbox cars and trucks can also be used to populate the city.  Be sure to take pictures–you’ll be happy to chronicle the challenge.  You can also have them create a book with the pictures–something that can be sent to Grandparents or shared on-line.  Either way, I like encouraging kids to create their own structures from materials they have around the house.

0 thoughts on “Free Game: How High Can You Go?

  1. Something I’ve seen recently that I really like for the tot set — having them “measure” items around the house using stacks of Lego blocks. So you make a stack of legos (duplos for us) that is as high as, say, a Pringle can. and then count how many blocks that is.

  2. Yes! That great…and then you can have them fill the Pringles can with beans…tape it up…and have them decorate their new musical instrument.

  3. Have you ever considered adding more videos to your blog posts to keep the readers more entertained? I mean I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good but since I’m more of a visual learner

  4. Yes, we post videos to youtube…we’ll be doing more once the season begins again at toy fair.

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