Our summer reading has kicked off at our library, and like many others, we've chosen the CSLP theme of "Imagine Your Story," which celebrates fairy tales and fantasy books.  So this whole month, I've been using fairy tales for an inspiration to Lego Club.  Each build is broken into two parts.  For the first part,... Continue Reading →

Interactive books are so fun to do, since they're so easy to translate to storytime.  "Don't Push the Button" is one of my favorites, and I usually bring it out at least once a semester.  I usually don't like doing crafts after storytime, so I try to find alternatives for activities we can do after... Continue Reading →

I've never taken a creative design course, but I've learned one thing from creating years worth of signage for different libraries: no one wants to read your sign.  It's probably too small, or too long, or placed in the wrong location, or has a bad font, or bad colors.  If it's not eye-catching, you basically... Continue Reading →

Step right up!!  This is one I've wanted to do for awhile!  I saw this post a long time ago about building a Lego target practice game.  I really liked that idea but wanted to build on it, so I came up with the idea of just building a BUNCH of different carnival games! So... Continue Reading →

Such an easy concept, but this one can get a little complicated fast.  I came up with this idea while looking out at my yard.  We have to take some trees out, and I instantly thought of tree forts.  I thought it would be really simple to build, but once I got started building my... Continue Reading →

Another day, another Lego challenge!  This one is obviously a good one to do at home, but I can see this one definitely working for a traditional library Lego Club.  The only thing special you need is a big Lego baseplate.  The bigger, the better--if you don't have one, you can do your best to... Continue Reading →

For this at-home challenge, I combined one of my first challenges (Lego Challenge–Prison Break) and one of my latest challenges (Lego Challenge–Minifig Adventure Photos.)  In the Prison Break challenge, kids had to come up with a way, real or imaginary, to escape a large box.  This has the same feel, but this kinda opens up... Continue Reading →

Coming up with Lego challenges that we can do at home has been a little tricky, but this one worked out pretty good!!  For this challenge, I had my kiddos build TWO different creations. For the first part, they could build whatever they wanted.  A house, a boat, a car, a houseboat, a carhouse, whatever! ... Continue Reading →

The current outbreak has obviously made it impossible to meet up for a Lego Club.  But there's still many ways to engage with your kids and inspire creativity.  So for my first virtual Lego Club, I told my kiddos to take photos of their minifigures going on adventures in their house. I explained that all... Continue Reading →

This one is another classic STEM challenge I repurposed for Lego Club.  After going over rules, I showed everybody a picture of a diving board, a crane, and an airplane wing.  Then I asked everyone what they all had in common.  An older kiddo eventually guessed that they were all cantilevers, which means that the... Continue Reading →

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