I based this one off a paper bag challenge I saw on the Pinterests, but I put a little spin on it.  So after we went over rules, I told the kiddos that today would be a "free build" and they could build anything they wanted.  BUT they had to spend the first 5 minutes... Continue Reading →

This one was kind of a repeat of a Lego challenge I came up with last year.  Last time we made a huge obstacle course for our cars, and it was a lot of fun.  This one was really similar, in that kids had to make a car, but they also had to build a... 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.  So I based this off of a few photos I found online where people made pinball machines COMPLETELY out of Legos. ... Continue Reading →

Who doesn't love Pete the Cat??  Over 80 kids showed up to our Pete the Cat storytime, so I wanted to share what we did. Setup I modeled this program off of our popular Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, where half the time is stories, and the other half is crafts and activities.  And I knew... 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. The inspiration for this one came from my 5th grade art class.  We had to draw on the bottom of our desk in a similar way to Michelangelo painting... Continue Reading →

This is a great one to do in stations, since every station can be a different class.  This one is almost guaranteed to give you a good turnout, because who doesn't like Harry Potter??  (If you don't, keep it to yourself.  Librarians are practically forced to like Harry Potter I've found out.  I was shamed... 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 →

So I got this idea while subbing for Miss Gloria's craft program.  She's been doing a really cool art program for kids--each meeting revolves around a famous artist, and the kiddos imitate that artist's work in their style.  This time around was pointillism and Georges Seurat.  Gloria's idea was that kids would make first a... Continue Reading →

Whenever possible, I try to make whatever we build in Lego Club interactive and social, since that's what's going to 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.  Found this idea based on a picture posted by Destination Storytime. After we... Continue Reading →

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