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Let's Build Character

In Preschool we’re building amazing things. Through play children build essential skills for life.

Build children’s creative thinking skills

LEGO® Education Preschool solutions extend the inherent fun and limitless creativity of LEGO® and LEGO® DUPLO® bricks, enabling teachers to deliver engaging and playful learning experiences. This lays the foundation for the childrens' future character.

Building a child’s confidence, imagination, and self-expression through play is so important in their early years. Being able to think and learn creatively will put your preschooler’s on a path for success.
Below, learn more about how LEGO® Education supports creative and impactful play in preschools, read our insightful research papers, and find an inspiration activity to get you started today.

For a limited time, enter for your chance to win a Creative LEGO® DUPLO® Brick Set.


Nurture Imaginative & Creative Thinking

Preschoolers have lots of big ideas in their young minds. As they play together using bricks, they gain the confidence to express their thoughts to their peers, and collaborate together to make their ideas even bigger! The Creative LEGO® DUPLO® Brick set will enable preschoolers to gain: 

  • Confidence
  • Imagination
  • Self-expression
  • Creativity

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Research & Insights


Read about the importance of harnessing creativity, developing self-expression and raising self-esteem.

Research & Insights
Creativty and self esteem
Discover community

Discover the community

Read about how play can help preschool children discover their community

Research & Insights
LEGO Education Research

Building Social Skills

Learn why play is so important to develop social and emotional skills as early as preschool.

Research & Insights
Math activity

Building Math Skills

Children develop important early math skills, in a playful, hands-on setting. Read more here

Research & Insights
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Imagination & Creativity

Read more about the importance of imagination and creativity.

Research & Insights


Read more about developing responsible citizens together.

Research & Insights
If my children are to leave the preschool classroom with one thing, it would be a sense of their self-worth. Nothing else is more important to me than kids feeling like they contribute and achieve.”

Hannah, preschool teacher, San Diego, USA

Activities to Try in Your Preschool Classroom

Quiet time

Here are some fun activities for the little artists in your #preschool. Download our coloring pages for some creative fun!

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Role play

Imaginative play develops empathy. Children who engage in pretend play are better able to understand the feelings and ideas of others. Ask your children to imagine that they are someone else and build what that person would build. Consider asking questions like: What would your dad build? What would your best friend build? What would your local community hero build? 

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LEGO Education Preschool

Being a Good Friend

Ask the children to draw or build a model of themselves. Then talk about ways to be a good friend by asking the following questions:

  1. How can you use your hands to be a good friend?
  2. How can you use your mouth to be a good friend?
  3. How can you use your legs to be a good friend?
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Math game

Encourage children to practice matching quantities to numbers. One child is the train engineer driving a train with loads of bricks or other items. The other children are holding numbered bricks and waiting for deliveries. The train engineer must stop and deliver the number of items that matches the numbers shown on each brick.

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Heroes and Villains

Ask children who are some of their favorite heroes and villains. What special powers do they have? What are their weaknesses? Who are their friends? Encourage children to use their imaginations to build and act out a story about their favorite characters.

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Roles and Responsibilities

Facilitate a discussion between your preschoolers around the different types of places in your town. Then, ask the children to build the place and talk about the people who work there. 

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