This activity builds kids’ concentration and memory skills while they explore patterns and structures. And the best bit? Grown-ups can get involved, too!
Fun fact!Six eight-stud LEGO bricks can be combined in over 915 million different ways. Two bricks can be combined 24 different ways, and three bricks 1,060 different ways. Whoa.
About the activity
The adult starts by taking two bricks of any colour and clicking them together, one on top of the other, covering all the studs.
After holding up the bricks for five seconds, the adult hides them away.
Now the child should try to copy the colour sequence of the bricks. Once they’ve mastered this, move to Step 4…
See if your child can copy the colour sequence of 3, 4 or more bricks. Success? Try Step 5…
Build more varied building block patterns, covering only some of the studs. Discuss this challenge. Do the models match? Is it getting harder? How did they remember the models?