Sunday, February 03, 2013

Lego Challenge: The Dinosaur Dig

Every child says it and feels it. The "I'm bored!" syndrome sets in any time they have five minutes of uninterrupted play or entertainment time. Sometimes it's frustrating and sometimes I understand. How to handle it always becomes a bit of a challenge, however. Sometimes I simply say, "I'm sorry" and allow the child to figure things out on their own. Sometimes I try to suggest a few things they might try. Today, however, my son came up with his own bit of fun.

The Dinosaur Dig Challenge

Lego Dinosaur Dig challenge from www.jengallacher.com. #summeractivity #lego #playtime

For this challenge you will need a grey Lego plate and some dinosaurs (Lego or otherwise):

Lego Dinosaur Dig challenge from www.jengallacher.com. #summeractivity #lego #playtime

You'll also need some devoted Paleontologists with their trusty digging tools:

Lego Dinosaur Dig challenge from www.jengallacher.com. #summeractivity #lego #playtime


Then challenge your child to choose a dinosaur from their collection. Have your child layer white Lego building bricks in a formation that matches the dinosaur.

Lego Dinosaur Dig challenge from www.jengallacher.com. #summeractivity #lego #playtime

Lego Dinosaur Dig challenge from www.jengallacher.com. #summeractivity #lego #playtime


In the end the dinosaur toy should match the brick shape.

Lego Dinosaur Dig challenge from www.jengallacher.com. #summeractivity #lego #playtime

The final result allows the child to then play at the dig site. This activity will provide hours of fun and helps challenge your child to think of creative engineering approaches to building the shapes. You won't be hearing "I'm bored" for at least an hour or two with this activity.

(Blog post material provided by my son James Gallacher.)

Lego Dinosaur Sets

 (Click the list below to shop other Lego Dinosaur sets. Affiliate links have been provided where possible.) 



LEGO Jurassic World Raptor Rampage

LEGO Jurassic World Indominus Rex Breakout 75919

LEGO Jurassic World T. Rex Tracker 75918

LEGO Jurassic World Dilophosaurus Ambush 75916

LEGO Jurassic World Pteranodon Capture 75915

7 comments:

  1. Clever idea! :) My 6yr old loves his dinos and has dino adventures.

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  2. How fun?! Will definitely share with my son :D

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  3. awesome!!! I showed my son who is turning 21 tomorrow and he was like "Where were those dinos when I was 8???" LOL!

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