Thursday, March 12, 2015
Learning with LEGO: Helpful Resources for Using LEGO in Your Homeschool!
As you probably know by now if you have been reading this blog for any length of time, my 2nd grader is a huge LEGO lover! So I am always on the look out for ways to incorporate the use of LEGO into our homeschool activities.
I am also currently teaching a “Learning with LEGO” co-op class for our local homeschool group! I am typing up my detailed LEGO class plans for each week, and will be posting them here on this post for FREE download, so be sure to pin and/or bookmark this post and check back often for new updates!
Click here to download Week 1 Learning with LEGO Co-op Class Plans
Click here to download Week 2 LEGO Co-Op Class Plans
(Note: These pdf downloads are being offered free of charge. You will be taken to Oronjo to complete the download. You will be given the option of making a small donation if you like, but this is totally optional and not at all required to receive the download. Thanks!)
If you missed my post Learning with LEGO: History & Geography you will definitely want to check that out! Also see the post How to Teach Your Child the 10 Commandments to see how we use LEGO for Bible memory work!
If you have not yet, be sure to follow my LEGO Learning board on Pinterest to find TONS of great LEGO learning resources covering many school subjects! I keep finding all kinds of amazing ways to use these little bricks! I add new pins to this board daily, so check it out!
Here are a couple of LEGO books that Big Brother received as gifts last Christmas that we have found particularly fun and useful:
The LEGO Ideas Book - Big Brother could literally spend days reading and looking through the pictures in this book! Great for giving inspiration and sparking creativity! (Also a sneaky way to encourage some independant reading!)
Building Faith Brick by Brick - This is basically a teacher’s manual for teaching a Bible class using LEGO! This could definitely be used by a homeschool family, co-op, Bible club, Sunday School, or youth group. There are stories, LEGO build suggestions, snack ideas, and much more. Just a very neat book! I plan to use it over the summer here.
Here are a few particular blogs I have found to be extremely helpful with LEGO learning:
Walking by the Way - We have done the LEGO lapbooks on this site, and they are awesome!! You will also find more LEGO co-op ideas.
Proverbial Homemaker - We used the LEGO Jesse Tree study offered on this site to do an Advent Bible study with LEGO during the month of December for Bible class. Loved it! I also saw an Easter LEGO challenge is being offered as well!
Homegrown Learners - This site offers lots of LEGO learning ideas and free LEGO printables!
Need some LEGO bricks or want to add to your collection? Both Amazon and CBD offer LEGO sets at good prices!!
Again, make sure you follow my LEGO Learning Pinterest board to get all the best LEGO resources, ideas, and activities out there for homeschoolers! And be sure you pin and/or bookmark this post and remember to check back often for updates!!
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