Earlier this year while attempting to ORGANIZE the bazillions of tiny Lego parts and pieces we own my son(s) and I began discussing the idea of starting our own Lego Club. I figured we had enough Legos on our own to facilitate some build-challenges. When I mentioned this idea to a good friend of mine she jumped on board immediately offering to help coordinate.
She and I did our homework of researching and collecting Lego Club ideas online. I have a Pinterest board with Lego ideas here. Since we are homeschooling mamas we made this a homeschooling Lego Club complete with short fun writing assignments and lots of building challenges. Tami and I met for about an hour or so at my house and made a plan.
- We scheduled 26 two- hour Club meetings over the upcoming year, meeting every two weeks as a rule. Since this is for homeschoolers we are free to meet during the day.
- We planned out the homework assignments which include alternating between a simple Lego challenges to make at home and bring to the following meeting (using their own Legos) and do a short 1-2 minute presentation (telling everyone about their creation).
- On alternate meetings they have a short writing assignment with a prompt from a Mini-figure’s perspective PLUS they have to build something out of Legos to go with their short writing assignment. They bring that to the meetings and read their story and tell us about their Lego creation during presentation time.
- After presentation they are assigned a group-build challenge and encouraged to break up into small groups of their own choosing, though they can build alone if they wish.
So far so good. The kids are getting a little creative writing, public speaking, building challenges and that oh-so important extra: SOCIALIZATION! 😉
Oh, and one more thing: I created a secret private Facebook group for our little club allowing members to share pictures, ask questions and I can update with our weekly assignment reminders.
I know Lego Clubs have been gaining some popularity, particularly through our local library. Do your kids participate in a Lego Club anywhere? Do you do something different? Please share in the comments, thanks for reading!
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