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Illustrations by Sam Twardy
Written by Kathleen Harper Owens
Design by Kelly Millington
Paid for by The LEGO® Life Magazine
Playtime is a chance for your kid to let their imagination run wild;
a time for them to get creative, learn, explore, and discover new
interests. And while solo, unstructured playtime is beneficial in its own
right, connecting with your child during this time and playing together
helps them develop strong social, emotional, and leadership skills.
Not to mention, you get to create lasting memories with them!
The LEGO® Life Magazine is all about meaningful connectivity
that’s fun, educational, and creative. The magazine offers games,
puzzles and comics perfect for ages 5 to 9, but best of all,
it’s something you and your child can have fun doing together.
For a taste of what you and your little one will find inside the
magazine, check out the below activities the two of you can
do together at home. So drop the screens and get ready to
enter a world of imagination and excitement.
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Create a Comic
Fire up your imagination by making your
own comic strip just like the ones in LEGO Life Magazine. Grab a pencil, markers, paper, and any other tools you may need to make a comic of your own and tell whatever story you can dream up. Maybe you’re underwater making friends with whales or maybe you’re a superhero in space trying to save the world. Don’t forget to swap with a family member
or friend and read each other’s adventures.
Ready to put your spy skills to the test? Create a code using LEGO pieces. Each unique piece represents a letter of the alphabet. Once you have a key, start compiling secret words or messages to your fellow spies.
Build a word search of up to 10 words that relate to LEGO bricks or sets and put them in
a grid. Write your words at the bottom of the page so everyone knows what to look for. Next, fill the blank spaces with any letters you want and have a loved one find your hidden words.
Build It, Find It
With this game, you can be as elaborate or
as simple as you want! Using paper, pens, crayons, or any other drawing utensils, create a board with objects on it. For example, you could draw an airplane, a dog, a chair, or a lion. Add as many objects to your grid as you like, but keep in mind that you may have to build what you draw. Next, roll a die and use LEGO bricks to build whatever object is in the box your die landed on. The fun doesn’t stop there — you then get to hide your object in the house for a family member or friend to find. For a bigger challenge, make multiple items and create a scavenger hunt.
Get your Picasso on by creating your own flat artwork using LEGO bricks. Challenge yourself by putting together portraits of the whole family, or start small by building a simple objects like a flower or an apple. Aside from expressing yourself creatively, you end up
with a tangible piece of art you can give to someone or display around the house.