Jillian, A Mom with a Lesson Plan, has
a similar idea: use LEGO Minifigures to
tell a story.
What about middle and high school
LEGO lovers? Ben McCoy, son of
Harmony Fine Arts blogger, Barbara McCoy,
has written an eBook detailing how to
write a LEGO story.
Another post on Amy Blevins’ blog
shows how her middle school-aged
daughter used LEGOs to create a story—
build something, photograph it, then
write a story about it. If you or your child/
teen blogs, such creations would make excellent blog posts or serve as opportunities
to write scripts for stop-motion videos.
LEGO and Listening/Oral
Susan at Stories and Children has created
a game to help increase both verbal lan-
guage and listening skills. In a nutshell,
two players are separated by a barrier
of some kind. Each has an identical pile
of LEGO bricks and a LEGO base. One
player builds a structure or pattern, one
piece at a time. He must tell the other
player where to place each brick so that
they are building identical creations.
Amy Blevins has a post geared toward
preschool and kindergarten oral language skills. Though my children are older, my daughter, who needs help learning to express herself, could benefit from
these LEGO Language Playdough Mats.
Unlike Amy’s other pins, these printables
are subscriber only.
The above links, while a good start, are
the tip of the iceberg as far as LEGO and
language arts are concerned. For more
ideas, follow me or any of the above bloggers on Pinterest, or do your own Pinterest or web searches. Then, have fun using your child’s love of LEGO bricks to
enhance their language skills.
Karen Robuck is a homeschooling mother
of two students who, by time of publication, will be in sixth and third grades. She
holds degrees from Blue Mountain College,
a Christian liberal arts college in northeast Mississippi, and from the University
of Southern Mississippi. She considers her
homeschooling style to be literature-based
eclectic with a dash of Charlotte Mason.
A former teacher and librarian, she is currently a stay-at-home mother and writer.
Karen lives in Pontotoc, MS, with her husband, two children, and two cats.
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