Got a Lego® lover at home like I do?
A few years ago, while perusing an edition of Family Fun Magazine, I came upon an article about using Legos® or other building bricks to encourage creative writing. The picture showed dozens of bricks with handwritten words on them. These words were rearranged and stacked together to make silly sentences and short stories.
At the time, I didn't have a writer, BUT I did have a preschooler learning to decode letters. I logically reasoned that if you could write entire words on longer bricks, you could write letters on shorter ones. So, with a few handfuls of our embarrassingly large set of Duplo bricks that my two kids had outgrown, I made some DIY alphabet blocks.
Over the years, I have not only used these handy alphabet blocks to review the ABCs with my preschoolers, I have also whipped them out for some kinesthetic reading and word-building/spelling practice with my older kids.
For more ways to incorporate Legos® into your homeschool day, be sure to visit my Lego® Love Pinterest Board.
Like this easy-to-make manipulative? Well, here's a few more.