I was trying to figure out what in the world our February theme would be. Since the Lego Movie comes out February 7th, I thought, hey, let's roll with what we know! We all know what the little simple blocks are, including a painful object to step on in the middle of the night, but I had no idea there were so many ways to incorporate Legos into learning. Here are some ideas we can try.
First this super cool site came up on my Facebook feed today. What a cool way to get your little one building, especially when they don't have "all the right pieces". http://www.buildwithchrome.com/
Lego Math from Milk and Cookies: http://www.milkandcookiesblog.com/2012/04/lego-math-for-elementary-school.html
Building a Lego mosaic map, perfect for my geography nut. http://buildinglegoswithchrist.blogspot.com/2013/07/our-world-lego-mosaic-map.html
Several great lessons in here, including some Ancient History which H said he wanted to learn this month.
Nifty little Lego Unit Study: http://www.walkingbytheway.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/LEGO_final_RV%281%29.pdf
We'll of course play some Creationary.
Tons of links here, too many for me to sort through right now! http://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/06/20/free-lego-printables-and-70-plus-lego-learning-activities/
We'll make some countries also for the geography obsessed H. http://www.ourworldwideclassroom.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/is-there-anything-you-cant-do-with-lego.html
As always Mary has great ideas over at Homegrown Learners. http://www.homegrownlearners.com/home/2013/8/28/learning-with-legos.html
When my guys are off screen probation they can use the Lego Movie Maker app to do some stop motion films about their Legos! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lego-movie-maker/id516001587?mt=8
Apparently this is not an ongoing blog anymore, but here are the 52 Lego Quests to create. http://legoquestkids.blogspot.ca/2012/10/final-challenge-quest-52.html
We're naturally going to see the Lego Movie, preferably as a field trip with our homeschool friends. I'm also making Lego inspired chocolates with these molds.
So I hope you find some Lego inspiration here! I'm looking forward to a great month!