Little Sis wanted to play with the Lego Duplo today. I have to admit we don’t get it out very often as they both seem happy playing with normal Lego now. I was quite pleased though, as we haven’t changed the base board on our homemade Lego table yet!
Little Sis insisted on making me a Lego birthday cake, actually she made me two, and kept making me blow the candles out!
Sometimes the simplest games are also the best. My 4 year old was looking for some entertainment whilst I was busy so I suggested he make a lego marble run. His first comment was that he couldn’t but with a little encouragement he did!
Materials needed to make a Lego marble run
large Lego Duplo base board
selection of Lego Duplo bricks
How to make a Lego marble run
The best thing about this activity is that there is no right or wrong way to do it! The 4 year old started off with a base board and added lego bricks, making a difficult run for his marbles to run through.
He experimented a lot, moving bricks, adding a wall of bricks around the outside of the base board, and making the bricks high to keep the larger marble in.
It was great watching him work and making more complicated runs.
Eventually he added a second base board, and a couple of towers! I can definitely see this being added to and played with again and again.