Language Arts was always my strong suit. I never had a prob- lem with workbooks and tradi- tional methods. I loved to write.
But my son, well now, he’s the complete
opposite. Getting him to write more than
his name has been a constant struggle.
He would rather play with his LEGOs.
But his love of LEGOs couldn’t help him
learn language arts, could it? When I entered the world of social media through
Pinterest and discovered all of the LEGO
pins, I had to create three boards—one
for fun stuff, one for math, and one for
language arts. Come with me as we take a
virtual tour of my pins for language arts.
Who has a child like mine who hates to
write spelling words over and over? Enter
LEGO Spelling! While I don’t have many
pins in this area, these few ideas could be
used with any list or curriculum.
Part of a ten-day LEGO Learning series, Amy Stults shows how to use LEGO
and Duplo® for spelling, alphabetical
order, and following instructions.
Many of us are familiar with Hangman
for practicing spelling or vocabulary, but
who would’ve thought of LEGO Hangman? MaryLea’s daughter at Pink and
Green Mama, that’s who!
LEGO Writing Prompts
By far, my largest category of pins is the
Amy Blevins has listed all of her
LEGO printables in one place. Her
themed writing papers could be used
as prompts. I love her LEGO emotions
worksheets for both early and middle elementary. I can see them being used as
a supplement for How to Manage Your
Mouth for Kids by Connie Hughes. She
also has a packet of writing prompts that
includes the traditional prompt with
lined paper as well as Venn diagrams for
Mary Prather, who blogs at home
grownlearners.com, also has links to all
of her LEGO printables on one page.
She has created a general language arts
packet which includes designing and
describing your own minifigure, proof-
reading, parts of speech, synonyms and
antonyms, and alphabetical order. She
also has seasonal LEGO writing prompts
and gender-specific packets. (As of Dec-
ember 2014, however, any new prompts
LEGO Grammar and Copywork
Mary Prather has also created Bible
copywork in cursive, which she uses after
her LEGO-loving child has re-created a
Bible story using LEGO pieces.
Another post in Amy Stults ten-day
series focuses on using LEGOs to learn
parts of speech, practice diagramming,
and as sources for copywork.
LEGO and Narration
Dollie at teachersofgoodthings.com shows
how to use LEGO building as a basis for
Charlotte Mason-style narrations.
LEGO and Storytelling/Creative
Becky of This Reading Mama has a blog
post and printable for building, describing, and writing about a LEGO creation.
An Unlikely Trio
by Karen Robuck
His love of LEGOs couldn’t help him
learn language arts, could it?