We came up with the solution to take an unused comforter, lay it out, and dump the Legos all over the comforter. When they were done playing, we would pick it up and bring the ends together and slowly "pour" the Legos back into the containers. It was a life saver. They got to see all the Legos at once, and I knew where all the pieces were afterwards.
By Dawn from Omaha, NE
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My cousin had a large, round, canvas play mat that he used for his Legos. It had a draw-string sewn into it, so when he was done playing he could just pull the strings together to store the Legos until next time.
I've been meaning to search the Web for directions on how to make something similar because Legos everywhere are no fun! And everyone knows that spreading them all over the floor is important so you can find the right piece! Ha ha!
Good idea. I also found large flat rubbermaid containers, like you would store under a bed, were a superior storage unit than big deep tubs. These were much better for Lego, as sometimes the container didn't need to get dumped as it was not so deep. Kids could keep certain types of pieces in different containers - of course, mine never did, but I did suggest that he do so!
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