Teach Your Child Multiplication using LEGOs


Teach your child multiplication with this hands-on activity using LEGO Duplos!  This activity helps your child visualize what the numbers mean and how the work together in a multiplication sentence.  Try this in your homeschool or with your elementary students!

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multiplication facts with LEGOs

My son has been plugging away and doing really well with his current math curriculum, which has been having him work on telling time, addition, subtraction, fractions, measurement, and temperature.

Recently we started reviewing another math program for the SchoolHouse Review Crew and my son had the chance to work on beginning multiplication, ie. grouping.

While we have been really happy with both programs, I've missed some of the hands-on learning of concepts we used to do.

So with our stash of Lego Duplos, we worked on grouping in a hands-on way.

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I gave my son a tray of Lego Duplos with a sheet of paper asking him to find group totals:
2 groups 5
3 groups 4... etc....

Hands-on Multiplication using LEGOS

Pulling out the Legos for this activity really helped my son see the end result and how multiplication is different than addition.

It was an easy set up activity that worked on a very important skill that paves the way for multiplication down the road.

Have some hands-on fun with early multiplication using Legos!  Get grouping!

multiplication activity using LEGO


  1. Love how you used the glittery beads! Our old ones have broken a bit over time, so we may need to make some new ones (with glitter)!

  2. There's Just One Mommy9:41 AM, April 10, 2014

    Definitely pinning this for when the kids are older!

  3. Javare Phillips12:02 PM, May 31, 2014

    What curriculum are you using? I will be homeschooling next year for and looking for great ideas to use with my 2 kids. My daughter is in 2nd grade and son in 5th

  4. School Time Snippets10:27 AM, June 02, 2014

    Hi Javare, We are currently using Beyond Little Hearts Curriculum by Heart of Dakota. It's been a great curriculum and was what I was looking for when the "curriculum search" began last Spring. If you are looking for something that integrates Bible, History, Art, & Science together and is very open and go, it would definitely be something for you to look into. Beyond could be used with your 2nd grader, but you would need a different level for your son. If keeping them together is something you would rather do, might look into something else! Hope that helps!


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