This is a great one for a rainy day. I set my 4 yr old the challenge of making 5 Lego creations for me. The first time we did this I told him the 5 things I wanted him to make. Since then he just comes up with his own ideas of crazy inventions to make.
Here was my list:
- Gardening robot
- Cargo plane
- A house for a tall skinny man
This may not be super challenging for a 4 year old to build but it has really encouraged him to create his own things with Lego. In the past he would always want us to come and build something for/with him (which is fun and has it's place) but now he goes and creates things for himself. As a result is more engaged with the process and then plays with his inventions for longer after.
Here is some of what he made from my list and a few of his own inventions.