Need a last minute gift idea for that special someone?? Check out our DIY Lego Heart. Fun activity to do with your little’s (or your big’s) to get into the Valentines spirit. We’ve put together a step by step tutorial on how to make a Lego Heart for your Sweetheart!
What you’ll Need:
- 16 Red 2×2 Lego pieces
- 4 White 1×2 Lego pieces
- 4 White 2×2 Lego pieces
- 2 White 2×4 Lego pieces
- 1 Lego Building Base Plate (Optional)
- and Coffee (Not Optional)
To enrich this activity for my 4 year old, we started by sorting and matching Lego pieces into groups. This approach promoted counting, color matching and identifying like items. It also made him more familiar with identifying the pieces by name so he understood the directives of the project better. We dabbled with this activity several times throughout the week and towards the middle of the week he was able to identity, sort and assemble the Lego Heart by himself.
Then we placed the bricks in a bowl by color so when I referred to each piece by their brick name. i.e. 1×2, 2×2…and so on, it encouraged him to count the bumps on the pieces.
I told him what pieces (color and brick) were next and he would pick them out and build the heart.
ROW 1: Place (1) red 2×2 onto building base plate.
ROW 2: Place 2×2 bricks next to each other so half the brick overhangs the first row.
ROW 3: Place the (1) white 2×2 in the center and then (1) Red 2×2 on each side.
Half of the red 2×2’s should hang over the previous row.
ROW 4: Place (1) white 2×4 in the center of the row (you could also use (2) 2×2 white bricks but we found using a 2×4 made the structure more solid).
Then place (1) red 2×2 on each side. Half of the red 2×2’s should hang over the previous row.
ROW 5: Place (1) white 2×2 in the center of the row (you could also use (1) 2×6 white brick but this is what we had).
Place the other (2) white 2×2 bricks on either side.
Then finish off the row by placing (1) red 2×2 on each side. Half of the red 2×2’s should hang over the previous row.
ROW 6: This time the red 2×2’s will align with the previous row so you can start at one side or the other.
Place (1) red 2×2 on either side. Next, place (1) white 1×2 and then your white 2×4.
You could also use a 2×6 but this is what we had. Then finish off the row with (1) white 1×2 and (1) Red 2×2.
ROW 7: Place (1) red 2×2 in the center of the row.
Then place (1) white 1×2 on each side of your center red 2×4.
Then place (1) red 2×2 at the ends of the row. This time your red 2×2 pieces will indent one space from the first row.
ROW 8: Almost done! Indent 1one space from the previous row and place (1) red 2×2 piece.
Then indent one space from the other side of the row and place your last red 2×2 piece.
And VOILA! You’re DONE!! Your LEGO HEART is ready to give to your SWEETHEART!
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