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.