As the old saying goes…put crabby children in water!
Here are a few play ideas that you can do with your current LEGO® collection. They can be done in the bath, or tubs of water or in a paddling pool.
They are great, fun experiments to try.
Build towers (or anything) and see if they topple being squirted by water pistols.
- Make the towers tall and small, does it make a difference?
- Are they easier to topple if you’re closer or further away from them?
- How much force is needed? a little or a lot?
Put bricks, minifigures and water into a small tub and freeze and when frozen tip out and put on a tray or on the grass
- Help the minifigures escape by dripping warm water on the ice – you can use a pipette or a spoon.
- Does the heat of the water matter?
- Build a pickaxe to execavate the bricks – how can you make it stronger if it breaks apart?
Build a water slide or water park for your favourite minifigures
- How can you make square bricks into a slide? Use slopes? Flat plates?
- Does the water slide work better when you add water (try water pistols!)
- What features will the water park have? Swim up bar? DJ? Giant water cannons?
Build a boat and float it
- Which work better – thin boats or wider boats?
- Does it matter if they are heavier or lighter?
- What ballast can be added for stability?
Some great options and questions for STEM imaginative water play.
Of course please do follow all of the recommended advice in hot weather.