“Flat Lego Challenge: Today you can only build with flat Lego”
That was the note that I left on the table for the kids to discover this morning, along with a selection of flat pieces and a big board.
I heard Morgan read the note out loud and then I heard a collective groan.
I held my breath.
I was hoping a little Lego challenge would be fun. I was hoping it would spark their imaginations and encourage them to look at Lego in a different way. I was hoping all the time I spent digging out flat pieces of Lego last night would not be a total waste!
At first there was complaints, but soon there was the sound of tinkling Legos, and quiet chatter, and I dared to sneak out and see what was being built…
Once they got used to the idea, my kids totally ran with it and came up with some amazing creations and constructions.
Morgan quickly picked up the idea of using the Lego to make pictures.
Noah spent most of the day working on his fine motor skills and spatial awareness, finding pieces to fill in entire boards, making Lego mosaics.
Morgan and I worked on a name plate for Noah together and this flat Lego thing got kinda addictive for us all…
One little challenge sparked a whole day of interesting constructing and creating!
What would you make if you could only use flat Lego pieces?