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Boy Decor: Lego Display and Storage

Legos are great fun to build and create with, but what happens when you have created such an incredible masterpieceLittle boys love their legos. Legos are not just a fun toy to play with they are an incredible learning tool, a creativity outlet, and a collectors item. Legos can be played with, designed, and even treasured forever.

Legos are great fun to build and create with, but what happens when you have created such an incredible masterpiece, or have collected such a special and unique collection you can’t imagine letting them be played with or lost? Well we have you covered. All you need is some fun ways to display your incredibly creative collection.

Frugal Fun 4 Boys: Check out these incredible shadow box displays for your lego characters. One of our favorite mommy bloggers has an incredible tutorial and fun idea for showing off those incredible lego characters in a fun and functional way!
Lego display

 Organized Mom: This incredibly organized Mommy Blogger has some great ideas for not only displaying your favorite creations she also has multiple ideas for storing legos in a playroom or bedroom. Now when your little ones want to build they have all the tools they need at their fingertips. Check her ideas out!

Fabulously Frugal: This fabulous mommy blogger knows how to keep things clean, organized, fun, and frugal! Check out these incredible ideas to display your masterpieces it is a simple yet gorgeous idea that will let you and your kids enjoy their masterpieces everyday!
Lego display

Check out these incredibly simple and fun ideas for displaying and storing your children’s legos. They will make life easier, organized, and fun!

 

Make Your Own Lego Candy Dispenser: Valentine’s Day Love for Your Boy

Candy and Valentine’s Day are sort of synonymous, well at least they are at our house. We love to share a little treat with our sweeties on Valentine’s Day. After all, love is love. And we love our kiddos more than anything so why not make them feel special on Valentine’s Day too. We usually just do a little something small. For example a samll candy bar, or a little bag of gummy worms, or a small toy or book. It is sometimes easier to do something special for the girls because let’s face it the stores cater to them on Valentine’s Day. This year we felt like doing something a little extra special for our boys. So we got searching, and guess what we found? Our friends at Frugal Fun 4 Boys had a pretty spectacular idea. Lego Candy Dispenser.

Our friend Sarah, and fellow mommy, over at a Frugal Fun 4 Boys created this pretty amazing looking candy dispenser out of the greatest thing on Earth. Legos!!! I have not met a boy yet that did not think legos were the coolest thing on the face of the Earth. I also have not met a boy that doesn’t love candy. So why not pair them together. It seems like the perfect no-brainer.

You will need legos to do this project, so make sure they are clean and ready to go. You will need an assortment of Legos so be sure to read all of Sarah’s tutorial before starting so you know what blocks you will need. Sarah has you covered for learning how to use it as well with a great little YouTube video at the end of her tutorial. She suggests small candy pieces like skittles, m & m’s and such but you could also do Reese’s pieces or other pieces candy. Small candy hearts might even work since it is Valentine’s Day.Lego Candy Dispenser

 

We hope you and your boys enjoy this incredibly cool craft. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Learning with Legos!

Legos are a HUGE hit at our house. They are out constantly. I am sure I have multiple scars from stepping on them in the dark, tripping over castles, cars, and super heroes and knocking them sideways in to millions of pieces has become a daily occurrence here. I love legos for many reasons, but mainly because they are so versatile. Sure, they hurt when you step on them, but they make my kids light up with imagination and creativity. Which makes me light up. They are learning all day long when they play with these inventive little toys. They learn to think on their feet, change the world around them, and are inspired to use their imagination. I love to help them and see them take control.

We do lots of little learning activities at home, especially when they aren’t in school. We learn our alphabet, numbers, etc. But a friend reminded me how versatile legos are, and how they can be an educational tool all on their own. She pointed me towards this fantastic mommy blogger, Heidi at Happinessishomemade, a mom and homeschool teacher that uses Legos as a learning tool. Heidi has some incredible lesson plans for using Legos as tools in teaching math, science, history, language arts, and more. As the mom of 3 boys she knows how to get everyone involved and learning. We can’t wait to try out some of her lesson plans for educational play at our house. We are especially excited about numbers and measuring since our kids love to help Dad measure and build things in the garage. Now we can teach them how to measure, count the numbers, and write down the length of width of something.

What lego activities would be the most useful in your house? Do your boys love to build?

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