Feb 13, 2014

Why You Should Use Legos in Your Children's Ministry

LEGOS.  They have a long history in the realm of play.  Here's some interesting facts about the colorful little bricks.
  • LEGOs were first created in Denmark in the 1940′s.
  • The word LEGO comes from the Danish phrase “leg godt” which means “play well”. It is also loosely interpreted in Latin as “I put together”.
  • If all the LEGO blocks ever produced were evenly distributed to all the people in the world, each person would have 62 bricks.
  • About 18 bricks out of every million produced fail to meet the standard required.
  • LEGO factories recycle all but about 1% of their plastic waste per year.
  • About 36 billion LEGOs are produced every year, or 1140 elements per second.
LEGOS are a great tool to teach kids God's Word.  Here's an example of a lesson I taught recently using Lego's.

The lesson was about the church.
  • Had the kids work together to build a church building with the LEGOS. 
  • Asked them if the church was a building?
  • Explained that the church is people not a building. 
  • Had the kids say, "I am the church."
Have you used LEGOS as a tool to teach kids?  Share a brief synopsis of your lesson below.  What are some other ways you've used LEGOS at church?  We'd love to hear your ideas.

5 comments:

After we talk about the Bible story, I give the kids each a pile of Legos and ask them to build something related to the story. They then tell what they built and why. I get some very interesting and insiteful responses.

That's a great idea Rhoda. Very hands on. I'm going to try it in our ministry. Thanks for sharing.

Just spent 20 minutes with a preschool class playing with legos. The relationship building, trust building, and conversation is even more valuable than a lesson. It allows you to take off the adult hat and to get on their level. I sat down with 2 kids and soon had 5 or 6 there helping build a house with a swimming pool. (I did have to hold a doll in a blanket, as a preschooler handed her to me and said "Can you watch her, while I go do something.") We talked about the "Lego Movie", "Frozen" and I learned as I listened. They invited me to bring my "Potato Heads" and hang out with them again.

Our entire Church used Legos to show how many people we had "connected" with! A large bowl sits at our Welcome table! Over 5000!

We lett the kids "teach adults" with Legos - http://goodshepherdpceducation.blogspot.com/2014/01/lego-church.html

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