We love creating with Lego in our house. Whether it be making their own creation or creating a Lego set, there is always a Lego project in progress! I have recently been thinking about ways to extend the children’s play with Lego and I had the idea of making up some 2D picture designs for her to have a try – hence the Lego mosaic patterns were born!
Now Lego mosaics look deceptively simple but it is actually a lot harder then it looks!
Completing a design involves sorting, matching, counting, adding, subtracting, even dividing and multiplying – you see, I haven’t indicated which Lego bricks the child should use, so using two square four bricks in an area of the design might work just as well as a six rectangle brick with a two brick or even two ones. There are lots of different combinations that can work in completing each picture.
This really is an activity for primary/elementary school aged children.
Printable Animal Lego Mosaic Patterns
This printable pattern set (download instructions below) includes three Lego animal mosaic patterns that you are welcome to download and print for use with your own children – a frog, a pony and a penguin.
Immy is really enjoying the challenge, and it’s inspired her to try making her own 2D Lego pictures too. Next step will be to have her translate her designs onto graph paper to be used by others!
Download Instructions: Printable Animal Lego Mosaic Patterns
Click here to download: Animal Lego Mosaics. When prompted, save the PDF to your computer. Open the PDF to print the pages you require. Please carefully read any printing instructions included within the document. I suggest laminating the picture cards so that they can be re-used.
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Check out our circus themed Lego mosaics too!