The Brick Chronicles feature unique creations made with Lego® bricks. Hopefully you, and the children in your life, will find them as inspiring as I do!
For camp this past week, we started each morning with circle time. I read a children’s book and the kids built something based on the ideas from the book. The students from this week’s camp enjoyed these challenges so much that we ended up reading a book and building before our afternoon work time as well.
While I am usually a big advocate of listening while building, I did hold off on giving them legos® until the end of the story. Then, one by one, they would go and choose a “plate” full of pre-selected pieces. I limit them to a certain number of pieces because we only have so much time for building…and because it encourages them to be creative with the pieces that they do have.
I read Iggy Peck, Architect and the children were encouraged to build something related to architecture and/or buildings.
A couple of days later, the kids were excited to revisit Iggy in Ms. Greer’s 2nd grade class in the book, Rosie Revere, Engineer. These are fabulous books with good, inspirational stories. I highly recommend them!