DUPLO and LEGO are some of the main toys we play with, and so end up being used for more than just building. These are our favourite play ideas.
How about some printing using paint with bricks and people?
Or create a sensory scene with slimy Spaghetti. This was so much fun, and easier to clean up than the paint.
Then you could clean up with a DUPLO themed bath? While in the bath you could work out how many bricks long your feet and hands are?
Make a game of Guess Who, we used normal LEGO men for this with a big wall, but you could use DUPLO people as well.
Do some simple sums. This is a great way for children to visualise what is going on as they start to do simple maths.
Add some sand for small world play. I think Buzz needs rescuing here.
Make a track for a Zhu Zhu pets or cars. This was brilliant as the Zhu Zhu pets managed to go around the corners themselves.
Make some fancy patterns. You could also make some simple patterns with bricks in a row.
Measure how many DUPLO bricks tall you are.
Build some towers and test how strong they are.
Build a famous landmark ( this is Big Ben )
We made some letters on a big flat board and then placed some paper over the top to make a rubbing, it worked really well!
Can you think of anything else we could do?
Some really fab ideas. No wonder your lego looks so shiny and new all that time in the bath 😉
Brillian thanks for this. I’m still a bit useless with getting creative but this really helps x
We recreated our new house with them and named the rooms when we moved, it helped our autistic son know what each room was and handle the change a bit better. Also he recreated Mario party levels.
Love the idea of playing with duplo in the bath and a game of guess who. Genius!
Great ideas- my son’s preschool class has 16 boys and 3 girls. I am going to pass this on to the teacher!:)
Some nice ideas here, I think I will try the guess who game with my 3 year old.
I have also written a small post here with some Duplo specific build ideas – https://nicksweb.co.uk/2022/04/12/duplo-easy-build-ideas/