Lego Math: Preschool Roll and Count

A few weeks ago, I shared two preschool math activities using Duplo Legos.  Well, lately we have been using regular LEGO® bricks to create some more math activities, and I have planned a series of math posts!  We’ll mainly be covering math concepts for 2nd-5th grade, but to start the series, I have a preschool activity to share.

Owen enjoyed this activity more than the Duplo math activities that we did, probably because he is always trying to keep up with his older brothers and would rather use “big boy” LEGO®’s.

The activity is simple.  I gave Owen a 12-sided math die (Amazon affiliate link), a pile of 1×1 LEGO® bricks, and a small base plate.  I asked him to roll the die and then build a tower with that number of blocks.  Owen had fun filling up his base plate with towers!

Math with Legos: Roll and Count for Preschoolers

Stacking the 1 x 1 bricks is great for fine motor development!  I can trust Owen not to put things in his mouth.  If you are doing this with a younger preschooler, you might want to use the square 2 x 2 bricks, or you might want to check out our Duplo math activities.

Also for preschoolers – Five number activities using materials from around the house.

Be sure to check back for more LEGO® math ideas!

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  1. Karen Jan 25, 2014

    I am so excited because my little boy is interested in playing with legos! I am a reader and could not wait to use your lego math ideas. He is 4 and I am interested in homeschooling. I was wondering I could ask you a few questions about homeschooling? I must be over looking your email. Can you send it to me? Thanks, Karen

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