A few weeks ago we started a Lego Club for home educated children. We meet every fortnight and work in a group of 3 to 6 children (depending on a day). Every week we have a different theme/activity.
Below you can see the subjects we explored along with links to the pages I used when preparing our workshops.
Sa far we worked on…
Meeting #1 – Exploring symmetry
On our first meeting, we’ve explored the subject of linear and rotational symmetry.
Exploring symmetry with Lego @ MAMA.PAPA.BUBBA
Lego symmetry @ love2learn2day
Symmetry and patterns with Lego bricks @ Kid Minds
Lego art rotational symmetry @ Dryden Art
Learning symmetry @ Science Sparks
Meeting #2 – powered cars
On our second meeting, we built balloon and rubber band powered cars.
Two ways to build rubber band powered Lego car @ Frugal fun for boys and girls
Lego balloon car @ Little Bins for Little Hands
Lego balloon powered car building challenge @ Frugal fun for boys and girls
Balloon powered Lego car @ Science Sparks
Meeting #3 – Pyramids
We explored Ancient Egypt and built Pyramids. Some of the constructions were truly amazing! Every pyramid had some hidden treasures, some had booby traps, secret doors etc.
EYE LEGO Engineering Design Challenge: Pyramids @ Educating Young Engineers
Meeting #4 – Zipline
We made different ziplines for Minifigures. No photos from this day but as always some links to where I found inspiration:
Lego zip line @ Little Bins for Little Hands
Build a Lego zipline @ Frugal fun for boys and girls
Meeting #5 – Marble runs
We had a lot of fun making our marble runs, both kids and parents.
Meeting #6 – Sinks or floats?
We explored the subject of flotation and built different kinds of rafts and boats for Minifigures. There’s no better combination than Legos and water in the summer heat!