Today at our Lego Club meeting we explored April themes, tried out a new kind of challenge, and had a team build to create what became an amazing park, aquarium and zoo combination!
For our mini build, the kids were given some April themes for ideas – Earth Day, kites, zoos and aquariums, the ocean, parks and playgrounds, and April Fool’s Day. From there, they started building. After our mini build, the kids were given a new challenge – build in a bag. Each kid received a sandwich bag containing six bricks, and were challenged to build a small duck from those bricks, but without opening the bag. The race was on, and the kids had a great time building the ducks. We then did the same challenge with an eight brick bag that built a dog (or a horse, if you switched the bricks around). The kids had so much fun with this challenge – it will definitely be a regular activity!
Once we built our flock of ducks and our kennel of dogs, we moved on to the team build. The kids were divided by tables, and were given the task of working with their tablemates to build a park, zoo, aquarium or combination. They worked very hard and built quite diligently, and there were some amazing creations built as a team!
Take a look at some of the creations the kids made this morning:
Challenge Build – Build in a Bag, twice!
Team Build – Parks, Zoos and Aquariums