Saturday, October 01, 2016

The Best LEGO Emotions Activities for Kids

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Have a little LEGO lover? Well, here are the best LEGO emotions activities and printables for kids. They're great for kids to explore, learn about, and manage their emotions using LEGO.

Most kids love LEGO. While my oldest J claims he loves to play with LEGO, I'm pretty sure he just enjoys chewing on LEGO more so than just building with it. But whatever, I'm rolling with his interest here regardless. So we've been digging into our LEGO collection and doing our fair share of LEGO activities around here lately.

In particular, we've been doing a lot of LEGO activities that explore and teach emotions.

We've been drawing emotions. We've been talking about emotions. We've been building them and matching them. All using LEGO! So I thought it would be fun to put together this collection of the best LEGO emotions activities for kids.

Below you will find lots of great LEGO themed ideas for teaching emotions, managing big emotions, and helping kids self-regulate. You and the kids are going to love these!

Fun LEGO emotions activities for kids - great for toddlers, preschoolers, and up!

Free LEGO Printables for Emotional Development

If there's one thing I love, it's a good free printable. I mean there's a reason why I offer a lot of free printables on my blog. So since freebies are kind of my jam, I thought I'd start off by sharing some free exploring emotions printables. And I just know that the kids are going to love these games and activities!

1. Free Printable LEGO Today I Feel Emotions Chart - Kids will love building their very own LEGO man with this fantastic emotions chart. They can use the free LEGO faces printable pages to talk about their own emotional self as they attach LEGO faces to the LEGO man body to reflect their current mood and feelings. There's a reason why this LEGO chart is one of the most popular printables on the blog!

2. Free Printable LEGO Emotions I Spy Game - Any little LEGO fan will love this free I spy game! Simply search for and count the different LEGO faces.

3. Free Printable LEGO Emotions Spot the Match Game - Can you spot the matching LEGO head emotions? This freebie is a great way to work on emotional development.

4. Free Printable LEGO Emotions Speech Game - If you are looking for child therapy activities, then you definitely want to try this one. You can use this game to work on speech and language skills, inferencing, emotions, and so much more!

5. LEGO Faces Template for Drawing Emotions from Little Bins for Little Hands - This is a great re-usable LEGO drawing activity for kids. Pick one of the LEGO printable pages to draw emotions on. Then start drawing different emotions on the individual LEGO face pages.

More Awesome LEGO Emotions Activities the Kids Will Love!

Need something a little more hands-on? You've got it! These ideas are all about understanding emotions through building with LEGO, discussing emotions, or settling big emotions.

1. Building LEGO Emotion Heads Activity - The kids can build different LEGO heads for different emotions with this fun fine motor activity. 

2. 3D LEGO Drawing Emotions Activity - Make a LEGO head out of LEGO duplo bricks and get drawing with this fun idea!

3. LEGO Calm Down Jar from Lemon Lime Adventures - Love this simple and beautiful sensory bottle. It's a great way to help kids self-regulate and calm down. They can watch all the assorted LEGO minifigures float around.

4. Make a LEGO Emotions Station from Lalymom - This activity was inspired by the movie "Inside Out." It's one of those emotions activities that could be adapted in a variety of ways.

5. Homemade LEGO Calming Stress Balls from Lemon Lime Adventures - Sometimes kids need to squeeze and fidget while managing emotions. That's where these awesome DIY LEGO stress balls come in. Try drawing different emotions on them and use them to talk about different emotions with your kids.

So which of these LEGO emotions activities was your favorite?

More Fun LEGO Ideas You'll Love

Fun LEGO emotions activities for kids - great for toddlers, preschoolers, and up!