The Lego Ideas Book by Daniel Lipkowitz
This book does just what it says on the cover...it gives you ideas. No instructions in here! Unfortunately it was too long for my 5 year old and it overwhelmed him to the point he didn't even want to flip through it. There are over 500 ideas from Lego fans included, so I probably should have seen that one coming! This is a great book though for older fans. It is colourful and nicely laid out and we will certainly give it a go again in a few years time!
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⚈ 1 Play ideas ⚈ 2 Classroom Activities
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Colour sorting - Age 1+
This activity could be set up specifically for sorting or just used in an everyday clean up! We already have our Lego in colour bins, so we pulled them out so they were easy to see. You could always just have a few small tubs with a handful of pieces in each. Then we scooped up all the Lego on the floor and asked my toddler piece by piece, which bin they went in. He caught on pretty quick and was running around the bins dropping them in.
Drawing faces - Age 4+
Kids should be able to enjoy art with out having a finished product that resembles anything. That freedom of creativity is so wonderful. Some kids though, get very frustrated when they have an idea in mind and their creation doesn't quite live up to it. Step by step drawing or copying a picture can help with this problem. It might lack 'creativity' but if it helps kids build confidence in their art, then it is worth it. We printed out some Lego figurine faces and then followed step by step. Eventually kids will add their own details like different hats and hair etc.
- Make a new page for the book by designing a new structure and describing how to make it
- Write a critique of this book or compare it to other LEGO building books
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