I am SURE you have been in this situation several times if your kids love LEGO DUPLO like ours do.
Here we are, on the floor of their room, surrounded by a sea of red, blue and yellow LEGO DUPLO bricks. Jansen (4), Jonah (2) and I, in-between incomplete sets, half assembled buildings and wheel-less cars. Now what?!
The kids are BEGGING for me to build a zoo
with for them. Let me see here, a zoo, that’s just a square with a few windows and doors, right? Oh, judging from the impatient whining, we are supposed to also fill the place with animals – animals made out of bricks, that is. I do what every self-respecting Brick Mom would do…
I push a pile of bricks in front of each kid, and say with great enthusiasm: “let’s use our imaginations when we build our creatures.” But my micro-managers are not that easily swayed, especially not the 4-year old.
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I find myself left with one last trick up my sleeve, moms’ simultaneous nemesis, and virtual-BFF: Pinterest. I quickly find lots of awesome building inspiration. Instead of keeping them all to myself, I am sharing the best with you – because motherhood is a sisterhood of women drowning in random LEGO bricks – at least in my world.
Adorable Duplo Animals:
Have you see the miniature Dinosaur garden I recently made for/ with the kids? Our boys love these prehistoric “gentle” giants, so of course they got a home in our zoo: LEGO
This cat in particular, will inspire lots of other creations: LEGO
The snail, is especially adorable, although it’s not necessarily considered a zoo-animal. It’s a great build: LEGO
Elephant, lion, zebra, duck, fish, turtle, frog and chameleon!
The variety of animals in this post made me look like a DUPLO Master Builder! This was truly a one-stop-brick-building article for me: Frugal Fun For Boys
Hedgehogs are one of my favorite animals. They are all over the place in Denmark, so it was not surprising to find this adorable hedgehog on LEGO’s site: LEGO
Learn With LEGO DUPLO:
LEGO DUPLO Number Line!
This is such a great tool for early math lessons. Easy to make and great to have handy at homework time: In The Playroom
Use LEGO DUPLO to Teach Amazing Lessons About Plants!
This LEGO DUPLO set inspired a great lesson about plants and how to up-cycle an old glass into a LEGO vase. Lots of fun here: Mama in the Now
LEGO DUPLO Flashcards!
A LEGO DUPLO set inspired colorful flash cards for counting, colors and fun Danish/ English words: Mama in the Now
Explore Pezzettino with DUPLO or LEGO Bricks!
Open your kids’ eyes to the world of art and seeing things from a different perspective. Interpreting art with LEGO DUPLO is a wonderful way to explore art: Cutting Tiny Bites
Robot Art Using LEGO Prints!
What a fun way to create art using LEGO DUPLO. This hands-on approach is sure to provide hours of fun: School Time Snippets
LEGO DUPLO Block Building Challenge for Tots & Preschoolers!
LEGO DUPLO bricks are great tools for teaching STEM lessons. Age-appropriate color sorting and building challenge! School Time Snippets
LEGO DUPLO Puzzle!
These LEGO DUPLO puzzles are adorable. I have seen them done with photos of family members and now these – SUPER CUTE! Uno Zwei Tutu
Please share in the comments which one of these adorable ideas has inspired you to go build and play with LEGO DUPLO!
Dandi D says
We love our Lego Duplos because they are great for big brother and safe for little sister too!