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Extend Imaginative LEGO play with DIY Play Scapes

Learn how to extend imaginative LEGO play with these DIY play scapes that promote storytelling. You might also enjoy this LEGO minifigure fairy hack.

Extend Imaginative LEGO play with these DIY Play Scapes

We are a LEGO loving family. Mike and I build LEGO sets as at-home dates (we’re working on this one at the moment). My kids save up their money for sets year round. My kids also use our existing LEGO sets to build their own creations. A pretty impressive castle is currently in the works!

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Extend Imaginative LEGO play with these DIY Play Scapes

DIY LEGO play scapes

My kids came up with these simple play scapes as a way to extend their LEGO play. I love the storytelling and pretend play that a few simple crayon drawings inspire!

How to Make a DIY Play Scape for Imaginative LEGO Play

These are super easy to make! All you need are:

Set your play scapes up using these four simple steps:

  1. Place the butcher paper on the ground. We used washi tape to hold it in place.
  2. Add your LEGO buildings and minifigures
  3. Draw in roads, parking spaces, lakes, forests, and any other scenery you want to add to your play.
  4. Start playing!

I love that my kids combined the sophisticated LEGO Creator sets with very simple structure. The added in scenes created a richer environment for their play, and more detailed storytelling that continues to outlast the original play scapes.

What are your favorite ways extend imaginative LEGO play? Please share in the comments. I love to see photos, suggestions, and ideas on my Facebook page. You can also tag me on Instagram

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

3 thoughts on “Extend Imaginative LEGO play with DIY Play Scapes”

  1. I love this idea! I’ll have to introduce it to my kids. It’ll perfectly incorporate my daughter’s love of art, and my boys’ love of building.

  2. Natalie PlanetSmartyPants

    This is a neat idea! A likes to combine LEGO with Magna Tiles for more extensive play.

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