The weather has been warming up considerably since the frosty windchills we experienced here in January. It’s giving the kids more opportunity to get outside but in the winter months we spend the majority of our hours at home indoors. This definitely can be a cause of cabin fever (for the kids and me) so it’s important to find ways to be creative and switch it up daily.
Lego and Lego Duplo are both used daily in our household, so when Mom Central presented the idea of having a Lego Duplo party to help break out of the winter blues, we were definitely interested in participating. Of course, being January, it was easier said than done to find a date when kids weren’t sick with the ever-present flu but we managed!
Planning a Lego party is easy, especially with all the amazing ideas to be found on Pinterest. Last year I shared a post on my search for Lego Birthday Party Ideas, the below are some highlights! Amazing right? Just click on the photo to be taken to that post which has all the Pinterest links for you to get the exact details!
Of course you don’t need to go all-out to have a Lego themed party on any day in your household. All you need is the Lego or Lego Duplo, perhaps some crayons and coloring sheets handy, and of course some kid friendly snacks! That’s all we needed to have a Lego Duplo Playdate this winter.
Below are the Lego Duplo products we used at our party:
– Toddler Build and Play Cubes
– Toddler Build and Pull Along
– Toddler Starter Building Set
– LEGO DUPLO Brick Box
– 2 LEGO DUPLO Bricks and Books
Lego Duplo products are perfect for my two youngest children, as they are best for children ages 1 1/2 to 5 years old. My toddler loves the Toddler Starter Sets and my daughter, at 5, likes using the Read & Build sets to create Duplo animals and more. She’s watched her brother follow instructions on his Lego sets for years and now she can do the same.
You don’t need to be a crafting-guru or baking goddess to have a successful Lego party on a winter afternoon, but if you’re looking for ideas Pinterest is definitely a great place to start! The end goal is of course just to have fun, use your imagination (yours in the planning and the kid’s in the building!) and break up those long winter days at home with the kids. I think we were successful on this day, though we’ve had many more since. Lego Duplo is an everyday kind of toy in our household, and for that (and my sanity!) I’m thankful!