As you start making your summer bucket list for kids, you’ll want to add this really fun lego zipline that is made out of Lego bricks! This lego zip line activity is a fun STEM activity that allows kids to explore science in a fun, hands-on way. Try this diy zipline with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders too. Not only is it EPIC lego activities for kids, but a memorable summer activity for kids too!
When I first saw a LEGO zipline, made out of LEGO bricks I thought ‘oh that looks cute’. The more I looked at it, the more I realized just how much STEM went into the creation and execution of that zipline. This is definitely one of those learning through play experiences that my daughter goes crazy over! And so do I! So we decided to try this diy zipline and share how to make a lego zipline with you! This lego zip line is perfect for preschoolers, kindergartnare, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students.
My daughter loves to learn. She is interested in so many things and gets anxious to know more and more. Quite honestly, there are many times that I have to turn to the good old Google to find out an answer, but I am not ashamed of that. I love that my little girl is so curious about the world. I knew that my eager learner would want to know the mechanics of how this lego zipline stem project works. It’s not just a LEGO guy moving down a line, this diy zip line is way more than that! With summer break just around the corner. It’s time to start planning some amazing summer activities for kids. This zip line for kids is a mus for your summer bucket list!
How to Build a Zipline
The first step in showing you how to build a backyard Zip line is to gather the supplies. This lego zipline challenge activity only needs a few basic supplies you probably already have laying around your house!
- LEGO or Duplo bricks
- LEGO people
- Cord or thick string
Lego zip line
Next, before making the zipline lego ‘cage’, I showed my daughter a few videos of people zip lining. I showed her a few different ways that they can go and people can be strapped to the lines. Then I gave her the big bin of LEGOs that we have and told her to create her best zip lining ‘cage’.
She did a great job. It amazes me that kids can be so creative when given the right tools!
Tie the thick string to one stationary place. This could be a doorknob or a fence post, like we did.
Add the ziplining cage to the string and attach to a second stationary place. Depending on the layout of your home or outdoor set up, this could take a long piece of string. We thought about the swing set, but our rope wasn’t long enough.
Build a Zip Line
Start the zipline on one side and let it slide.
It was more difficult for the lego zip line to move across when the cord was even. This is mostly because the string was straight across. We untied one end and held it up higher and boy did that help!
Backyard Zip line
Since this is just string tied to various points in the house or outdoors, you can experiment with various things. The handle on the fridge or dishwasher, the bulletin board, table and chair, side of the house, etc. Experiment and see which track works best for you!
It would be fun to make multiple zip line cages and race them!
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