With summer upon us, I thought I'd share some fun ways to play with LEGO bricks and water today in case any of you are looking for ways to stay cool!  You can catch all of the posts shared during LEGO week here.

Five ways to play with your LEGO bricks AND keep cool this summer!  From Fun at Home with Kids
Image courtesy of La Novia de Villa and Amazon

1.  LEGO Search and Find

Technically you could do this out of water if you'd like, but S got a kick fishing around in the water.  Here's how you play - create some strange shapes out of LEGO bricks and add them to a bin of water.  Blindfold your child.  Select a weirdly shaped set of bricks, allow them to feel it thoroughly, then toss it back in the water, swoosh the water, and have them feel to find that identical piece again.

2.  LEGO Scoop and Dump

Using two containers - one dry, one wet - have your child transfer all the blocks from one to the other and back again.  Since S is older, I challenged her to do this with one hand only.  She used a slotted spoon here.

And a net from our BOON bath toys here.

3.  LEGO Excavation

Freeze a few blocks in ice and let your child free them using water and salt.

4.  Colored Water LEGO Play

X is working on learning his colors, so we did a color-themed water play and added all of our blue DUPLO blocks to it.  I also provided cups and spoons at the kids' request.  :)

5.  Pipette/Eyedropper Work

OK, so this is sort of cheating, since I mentioned it in yesterday's Fine Motor Practice Using LEGO Bricks post, buuuut it's super fun.  So I'm mentioning it twice.  Provide your child with an eyedropper and a glass of water.  Have them fill the various nooks and crannies of the LEGO bricks with water.  An extra challenge is to fill it as much as you can without spilling!

Check back all this week for more fun ideas for playing and learning with LEGOs!

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All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children.  As your child's parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family.  I always encourage contacting your child's pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision.  Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies).  Observe caution and safety at all times.  The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.


  1. When I saw this I automatically thought mega block water falls! I'm kind of excited now and plus this is a great way to clean them.

    1. Ooooooh! That would be SO cool, Cathy!!! And cleaning is totally a hidden bonus. :)

  2. Thank you from all my heart! I have so many other blocks that could be used this way!


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