That’s right - with just a few LEGO DUPLO bricks and some homemade rings, you too can enjoy the thrills of the funfair. We loved this version from Stir the Wonder and had great fun testing it out. Note: Remember to shout ‘Hoopla!’ after each successful throw (before springing into a victory dance).
Not only is playing fun, but it’s loaded with goodness too. Building towers helps your child to work on their fine motor skills (those little muscle movements vital for learning to write or do up buttons) whilst throwing and fetching boosts gross motor skills (great for exercise and growing that all-important coordination).
Play such as this is also a good opportunity to teach perseverance, as well as words and numbers - your pre-schooler can count how many rings they get on the towers, or aim for certain colours.
Older children can join in too – keeping score is a great way to practice writing.
What you need
- The smaller sized LEGO DUPLO bricks (with four studs)
- A LEGO DUPLO baseplate
- Pipe cleaners, paper plates or cardboard for the rings
1. Twist two pipe cleaners together to make the rings
Alternatively, you could cut the center out of a paper plate to make its rim into a ring. Or even cut circles from a cardboard box.
2. Build towers with the bricks
This is a great opportunity to talk about colors.
3. Place the towers in position and you’re ready to play!
TOP TIP: Assign different points for each tower (perhaps a taller tower is worth double points, for example) to make the game more challenging.
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