Ocean life has been the theme of a number of activities I have created recently. I thought you would enjoy having an activity that focused on LEGO building ideas. Children love building with LEGOS. Why not have them build some ocean creatures and seaweed with LEGOS?
I have created a learning packet for you that features cards displaying each of the LEGO building ideas and a printable ocean mat. Your children can be given the ocean mat and the cards to create their own versions of the ocean creatures and seaweed.
I have also created my version of each of the LEGO building ideas. Below you will find a pictures of each of my LEGO building ideas and list of the bricks that were used to create each of them.
You can decide what direction you want your children to go with this activity. They can replicate mine or create one of their own.
LEGO Building Ideas
This is the simplest of the LEGO building ideas. You will need only ten 1×6 bricks to create the starfish.
The jellyfish is made of bright yellowish green and dark green bricks.
1×4 with ramp (1)
The crab is made with bright red bricks. You could mix in pink bricks if you have them. We only have red bricks available at my house.
2×2 with long ramp (2)
2X1 with short ramp (2)
eyeball caps (2)
The seaweed was made using bright yellowish green and dark green bricks.
1×1 with ramp (2)
1×2 with ramp (4)
The octopus was made with bright blue bricks. He could have been made with green bricks. You may decide you like him green rather than blue.
1×6 with small ramp (1)
1×2 with small ramp (1)
1×4 with small ramp (1)
eyeball caps (2)
1×4 with short ramp (2)
flipper like piece- This is not its official name. (2)
1×1 with small ramp (3)
Each of these LEGO building ideas used bricks we had a home. My son has been given a number of LEGO building sets and LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box. That has given us a very full homemade LEGO storage bucket. You may find that you can create the same ocean themed building ideas with different combinations of bricks. If you do, I would love for you to share them with me on my Facebook page.
This post is part of a LEGO Week celebration on Toddler Approved.