Welcome to Teaching With LEGO®

This is my 2nd series about teaching with LEGO® products. My previous series demonstrated ways that you can incorporate LEGO products into teaching elementary school aged students. In honor of my son, who is now of middle school age, this is part TWO, which will focus on using LEGO Education products to …

LEGO Dominos: Free Printable

My son has loved dominos since he was wee little. He still loves them and uses them for playing and building. The other day I had an idea…dominos + LEGO = best mommy in the world. This set is made from the warrior minifigures. More designs are on their way! …

LEGO Periodic Table of Elements

A Periodic Table of Elements made with LEGO Bricks To create this table you will need 11 different colors of 2 x 2 bricks. Color 1 – 7 bricks (non-metals, green on our table) Color 2 – 6 bricks (alkali metals, dark gray on our table) Color 3 – 6 …

Arts and Crafts With LEGO

LEGO creations in themselves are beautiful pieces of art that should be displayed all over the house. Yep, all over the house. Even on the floor. Or at least the kids think so. I am sure you can relate, huh? There are websites galore that showcase the works of very …

Exploring History and Geography With LEGO

My two favorite subjects. Being a genealogist and a homeschooler…history and geography are near and dear to my heart. LEGO bricks paired with maps can be the most delightful form of enrichment you can imagine. The above scene was created by my son for the last chapter of Story of the World: Volume 2, in which Susan gives an account of what the world would look like if you traveled the globe on a sailing ship.  My son set up this scene as we “traveled” by the victorious English navy,  the trading merchant in France, the ostriches wandering through the plains of Africa, a warring Portuguese ship on the South American coast, the Amazon rain forest – infested with poisonous spiders and snakes, and the St. John’s fishing settlement.

Teaching Language Arts With LEGO: Part 2

  Last week, I mentioned that there were so many ways to use LEGO to teach languages arts, that I needed to divide the activities into 2 posts. Welcome to part 2! Copywork If you click the image above, you’ll be able to download a small copywork booklet with famous quotes …

Teaching Language Arts With LEGO

LEGO bricks can play a HUGE part in your homeschool curriculum, especially your language arts curriculum. We came up with so many creative and fun ways to begin teaching language arts with LEGO that I originally wanted to break this post into two!

LEGO Math for Elementary School

Math for elementary age students involves learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, telling time, fractions, graphing and lots of memorizing. Unfortunately, somewhere in the middle of all these symbols and numbers, many children come to the conclusion that they just hate math. The secret to helping children learn to love math …

Teaching With LEGO: Preschool Ideas

Aww, 2-4 year olds. The love of learning is so strong during those precious preschool years. I fondly remember the years when my son was learning the alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes. He remembers too. He remembers the alphabet matching cards I made him, and the foam numbers that we would match up to piles of Cheerios or pretzels, and the sorting activities we used to have fun with several times a day. If only we had LEGO bricks in the house back then…I am sure we would have used them in so many ways.

The LEGO Wall

Also known as a boy’s dream wall. LEGO baseplates at the store can run from $9.99 to $12.99 but through the power of Google, I found really inexpensive LEGO baseplates for only $4.19 each. Also, they give a 15% discount to first time customers (use code found here) so the baseplates …