The one question I always try to answer with my programming is "why?"  As in, "Why should I come to the library?"  It's always easier to not do something, then to go out and do something, so I always try to keep that in mind when programming.  Library programs should be engaging, inclusive, educational, and... Continue Reading →

I thought this one would be great for Halloween!!  It was a good concept, but my kiddos seemed to have more of a problem with this one than normal--so here's what I learned. After going over rules, I told my kiddos that we would making monsters for Halloween.  BUT we would only be making HALF... Continue Reading →

As you probably know by now, I like to do challenges that we can all test at the end of the hour.  Like when we got to test each other's pinball machines, scavenger hunts, mini golf courses, or slides.  This one was GREAT for sharing too, and a really simple twist off of a the... Continue Reading →

This one turned out pretty good.  I like doing interactive challenges where kiddos can go around and test out what other kids built, like for our mini golf course challenge or our hike-and-seek challenge.  I did find the concept for this one online, but I made it a little easier for my littler kiddos. So... Continue Reading →

Races are always good to do in Lego Club, and this is a great spin on that.  After we talked about rules, I told kids today that we would be making cars and racing them.  But there would be an added element since we would be racing with WIND POWER!  I then demonstrated with the... Continue Reading →

This one was a lot of fun!!  Kids kept talking about how they've never done this before, so it really was a great challenge for them. I set up the room with my 6 tables as usual and taped up about 3 of the big baseplates per table.  Two big pieces of duct tape did... Continue Reading →

This is the first time that I changed the theme AFTER the challenge was already over.  After we did rules, I explained that the theme was "Giant Monsters," so kids would make a giant version of a monster, animal, or pet to destroy buildings.  Kids were happy with that idea, but they didn't seem as... Continue Reading →

Whenever possible, I try to make whatever we build in Lego Club interactive and social, since that's what's going keep kids coming back.  We've made slides we could all race cars down, we've done scavenger hunts, and we've done obstacle courses.  So this was a great idea I got from Destination Storytime that's really interactive... Continue Reading →

This one would be really easy to replicate if you're looking for ideas!!  After sitting everyone down and talking about our rules, I told everyone that our theme was "Rebuilding our Town."  I asked the kids for some of the buildings they recognized around town.  After that, I told that each out of our 6... Continue Reading →

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