For a video game, Minecraft is unusual in that it’s both hugely popular, and has a ton of educational value. But in terms of both these factors, the creative building game can’t hold a candle to its real-life counterpart, good old-fashioned Legos.
Yes, Lego, the most popular toy ever made is also ridiculously educational! In fact, when coming up with this list it was difficult to limit it to just 20 activities – the educational possibilities of the humble Lego are seemingly endless.
If you have kids, the odds are pretty good that you have at least a few Lego sets lying around (though hopefully not on the floor – those things hurt to step on!) For most of these activities, you can use whatever bricks your kids have, whether that’s the basic building sets or bricks from themed sets like City, Star Wars, Ninjago, or Batman.