It’s summertime! We put together a 31 Days of Summer LEGO Calendar. It’s a great way to really challenge kids to create something new with their LEGO bricks!
We pulled some of our favorite things from Summer (like lemonade, ice cream, and swimming pools) and put them into a LEGO Challenge Calendar. While we love putting LEGO sets together, they don’t usually stay together too long. They tend to wind up in the big bins all mixed together. We really love creating our own things.
Everyone loves a LEGO Challenge!
This “calendar” looks like a calendar but can be started at any time. It’s just 31 awesome ideas for Summer-themed LEGO creativity!
After you print the Summer LEGO Challenge Calendar, just hang it somewhere where it will be seen or remembered. Then, challenge your kids to be as creative as they can be with our Summer LEGO prompts.
If you are a teacher, this would make a great center in the classroom or something to send home for parents to use over a break. Kids will be begging their parents to snap pics of their LEGO creations to send to you!
You can print out our calendar by clicking on the image below.
I love getting the LEGO Classic Creative boxes. They offer a wide variety of bricks in different shapes and colors. There are no specific instructions for the box, but it does include an idea book.
How to do a LEGO Challenge
Pick a day to start the challenge and go through them one by one in order or pick something to build each day from the calendar and cross that day off as you go.
You can also cut out each calendar block and put them all in a cup or another container to draw from each day. It’ll be a surprise each day!
The great part about these LEGO Challenges is that they are great for any age. If you’re working with a larger range of ages, you’ll want to make sure you explain that their builds will definitely look different. The point is to have fun and be creative!
Pair the Daily Challenge with an Activity
Up the fun this summer with a corresponding activity to go with the daily LEGO Challenge. I’m sharing an activity that will be a fun addition for each challenge build. Check out this list of 75 awesome things to do with your kids this summer for more ideas.
- convertible – Make those cars move with balloons and learn the science behind it.
- palm trees – A coconut tree is a type of palm tree. Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!
- vacation home – Spend some time planning a vacation, even if it’s a pretend one. Kids can look at different vacation houses and learn what to look for.
- ice cream party – Make an easy no-churn ice cream recipe, like this Sugar Cookie Ice Cream.
- animal cage – Take a trip to the local zoo!
- water park lockers – Hit the water park for a day of fun! Don’t have one? Make your own water park in the backyard.
- beach movie set – There are so many fun beach movies that you can watch as a family. Try Teen Beach Movie or Moana.
- umbrella – The older kids will love making these paper umbrellas.
- grill – Cook dinner, like these Hawaiian BBQ Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, on the real grill!
- raft – If you have somewhere nearby, give rafting a shot. If not, you can always read about whitewater rafting.
- swimming pool – Hit the local pool or even the one in your backyard.
- fair food – You can make your own County Fair Funnel Cakes at home!
- bunk beds at summer camp – Do some summer camp activities at home. Check out these fun themed camp at home plans.
- beach chairs – No beach around? No problem! Set up the beach chairs and towels in the living room and have a “beach day” at home.
- baseball stadium – Attend a baseball game! We love the minor league teams – the tickets are cheaper and I feel like they have more fun activities in-between innings.
- campfire – We love having backyard campfires and making s’mores. If that’s not an option for you or your kids are little, this pretend play campfire set is super cute!
- swingset – Visit the local playground and swing to your heart’s desire. Or grab one of these saucer tree swings!
- beach ball – There are so many awesome games to play with beach balls!
- underwater scene – Make this ocean in a bottle or set up an ocean sensory table.
- lemonade stand – Set up your own real lemonade stand using these ideas and tips.
- concert stage – Check your local parks for concerts and enjoy a night out (or possibly a weekend during the day).
- blue – The kids will love this blue ocean water drink!
- birthday party – Birthday cake is always a good idea, but so are these birthday cinnamon rolls. Have the kids help in the kitchen for a fun activity.
- surfboard – Make some surfboard bookmarks to use for all that summer reading.
- RV – Rent an RV and take a road trip! Some campgrounds will let you rent an RV that is already parked and setup.
- waterslide – Hit the waterpark and enjoy all the waterslides. Or you can put a slip and slide in the backyard.
- camera – Kids can use a camera to capture all of their summer fun.
- Summer Olympics game – Try some of these fun ideas for family summer Olympics.
- island – Check out this printable area and perimeter game, Island Conquer.
- lifeguard stand – Take a day trip to your closest beach that has lifeguards on duty.
- summer memory – The kids can put together a super simple summer scrapbook with their favorite memories inside.
Building Challenge + Writing Challenge
You can turn this summer LEGO challenge into a short writing challenge too! After the kids build their creation of the day, have them write a short story or a few sentences about their creation. Grab your box of mixed pieces and get building! Kids, no matter the age, will love this challenge! If your kiddo (like one of mine) is too little to read the calendar, you’ll have to read it for them. And trust me, they’ll remind you daily!
You could snap a picture of each day’s creation and put it in a little book for them! How fun is that?!?
More LEGO Challenges
Share your creations with us in our Facebook group! I can’t wait to see what your LEGO fan has created!