Halloween is quickly approaching and honestly, it is one of my favorite holidays. Something about the excitement in the air and the thrill on children’s faces when they see each other’s costumes or the Halloween decorations meticulously placed for all to see.
My other favorite part about Halloween is all of the activities that can be done with my little ones while leading up to the actual day of Halloween. It’s like I am building them up for the ultimate excitement of the day if that makes sense? So on the first day of October, we begin completing daily activities in relation to Halloween or fall in general. I also like to pick fun activities that address motor delays or weaknesses my son has.
Not to mention Fall/Halloween activities are a reminder in this 90-degree weather I am having, that cooler temperatures will certainly be on their way. Ha!
To the actual point though. Lego’s has released and given me the opportunity to check out their Brickheadz Halloween Witch and I have to say, that I am thoroughly impressed with this “mini set”.
The age for Legos BrickHeadz Halloween Witch set is 10+ and it comes with 151 pieces.
I never follow the age group however because you know your child better than anyone on whether they can handle a task or not. I am not telling you that all children under the age of 10 are responsible enough for this task. My 4-year-old along with the help from his father put this set together and while it did take a while for them to put the Lego Brickheadz Halloween Witch together due to his age, you could see the excitement in his eyes! I would not however just leave it sitting out if you have younger children that still “mouth” a lot of objects.
I wish I would have recorded the look of awe on my son’s face when he opened the package that Lego BrickHeadz Halloween Witch was in. He was so excited that he was literally shaking with anticipation! This is a very hard reaction to get out of my son, so to see him this eager to begin this activity was extremely heartwarming for me as a mother.
Lego’s Brickheadz Halloween witch really captures the spookiness behind witches that has been portrayed through television, movies, books, etc. with her pointed shoes, witches broom, and her witches hat. I really loved that the Lego Brickheadz Halloween Witch even had Bones added to her cauldron to add to the spooky effect. Talk about going above and beyond when sticking to the true essence of Witches in the Halloween spirit.
Lego also added a pumpkin to stick out front as well to add another touch of Halloween in there (the little pumpkin is not in my image because my 2-year-old decided she wanted to check the Lego Brickheadz Halloween Witch set out herself).
As I mentioned before, I enjoy picking activities that cater to my sons motor delays and weaknesses. I am sure you are wondering, “What does she mean by that?”
My family and I are currently in the very long, snail-paced process of getting a firm diagnosis for my son’s developmental delays. He has had multiple delays since he was 15 months old and ever since then we have hit the ground running with therapies to help, home activities, educational toys, and anything else we can find to help improve these delays that he faces. We are slowly but steadily heading towards a High Functioning Autism Diagnosis as well as Dyspraxia Diagnosis. Dyspraxia makes it really hard for individuals to plan and coordinate their muscle movements. The severity depends on the individual. There is a sense of peace in knowing what the cause of the issues are, even if it changes nothing about the treatments or what you are already doing to help.
For my son, his Dyspraxia effects him in the areas of fine motor skills, motor planning, midline body movements, balance, core muscle strength, and a few other areas. However, Lego’s can benefit ANY child in these exact same ways. Delay or not, children thrive on learning and putting these skills to use can only perfect the use of them.
- Lego’s are perfect for focusing on those fine motor skills with him. Pincer grasping is a huge part of using one’s fine motor skills, which is the ability to use your index finger, small hand, and thumb in conjunction. Pincer grasping is one of the fundamental starting points for being able to hold pencils correctly. Legos are tiny enough for him to use these pincer grasping skills as well as the tiny muscles in his hands which both help with his current fine motor delay but also long-term use in basic tasks such as using scissors, holding pencils appropriately, feeding oneself, and so many other areas.
- Lego’s are extremely useful when it comes to gross motor planning. This is a huge issue we face as well because my son can see what needs to be done but getting from point A to point B, can be kind of tricky to him. Lego’s give him the directions that he can clearly see and follow so that he can mimic the same aspect in real life using the actual pieces in front of him. It causes less frustration for him because it shows him exactly how the piece should fit to complete the activity at hand.
- Believe it or not, Lego’s engages one’s core muscles because you have to stay sitting in an upright manner for an extended amount of time. For those with core muscle weakness, sitting for long periods of times without slouching or relying on something to support them can be hard. We placed my son in a wooden kitchen chair where he had to stay sitting up right to complete the Lego BrickHeadz Halloween Witch and he had zero complaints of being tired, which we usually run into an issue with when its an activity he isn’t interested in.
These are just a few of the skills Lego’s helps my sons delays and I hope you can use them to help your own little ones whether they need the assistance or if they are perfecting skills they already have. You can never go wrong.
For major holidays Lego releases new sets to accommodate that holiday. Halloween, Christmas, etc. There are an abundance of Halloween sets out there and you can bet we will be heading to the store today to invest in one of Lego’s other Halloween sets.
Be sure to check out Lego’s website so you can see what other holiday items they have released or plan to release.
Looking for more fall activities? Check out Jordan’s Free or Low-Cost Fall Themed Activities for Families.
What are your favorite Halloween activities leading up to the big day?
What are your child’s favorite Lego sets or Characters?
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