Do you love LEGO as much as we do? I’m excited to share with you a new book that a few of my blog friends have just released. We are having fun going through the activities and think you’ll love them, too. Today I’m sharing the LEGO bowling idea from the book plus a bonus idea for graphing. This post contains affiliate links.
The Unofficial Guide to Learning with LEGO®
If your kids love LEGO, they will love the Unofficial Guide to Learning with LEGO. You will love it because of all of the awesome learning ideas. With over 100 activities, you’ll find ideas for literacy, writing, art, math, and tons of SCIENCE.
LEGO Bowling and Graphing
Aiden (age 6) and I went through the Unofficial Guide to Learning with LEGO and made a list of everything he wanted to try first. He chose the bowling activity first. He got to work building the pins and used marbles as the bowling ball. This activity is super cool all on its own, but I wanted to add an extra element of learning to it. I thought it would be fun to graph the pins that were knocked down. And what better kind of graph than a LEGO graph?
Set up the pins however you like. Aiden made a bunch of pins so he wanted to use them all. Or you can divide them up and play a two player game and make a graph comparing your results! (Ok, so graphs make me a little excited.)
Roll the marble to knock down the pins.
How many did you knock down? Add LEGO bricks to the graph to show how many. You can write on LEGO bricks with a permanent marker. Erase the marker with alcohol.
Reset your pins and roll again.
How many did you knock down this time? Add LEGO bricks to your graph. (You can leave the bricks from the first round on the graph or you can make a new graph. Totally up to you.)
You can also compare different marbles. How many pins will a smaller marble knock down?
The point of this game is to introduce graphing to your child using LEGO as a the catalyst.
If you like this idea, you’ll love the Unofficial Guide to Learning with LEGO. It has more than 100 learning activities and they all use LEGO bricks to make learning awesome and fun.
Watch the video below to see a preview of what’s in the book: