The Holiday Train came through our town recently, so I thought it would be a great idea if we made one big train!  So after we went over rules, I told my kiddos that everyone would be making a train car!  They could make it a holiday train, but they could really make it anything. ... Continue Reading →

Circus fun!!  I came up with this idea completely out of the blue.  I was trying to think of simple machines in real life, and somehow thought about the circus too.  It's kinda just an easily accessible way to teach some science!! So after we went over rules, I told my kiddos that we would... Continue Reading →

I often combine old ideas and make them into fresh new ones.  It's just a great way to still be creative when you haven't had any big new ideas in awhile.  So for this one I combined my Monster Maker Lego Club Challenge with my popular Disaster Island Lego Challenge.  So we made monsters based... Continue Reading →

When I came up with this one, I wanted to do something tie into the the Summer Reading theme of "Universe of Stories."  But I didn't want to do just rockets or spaceships.  Instead I got inspiration from the egg drop challenges I did in grade school. So after we went over rules, I told... Continue Reading →

Races are always a great idea for a Lego Club.  They can get a bit chaotic, but kids definitely get really into it.  We've done a few races over the years, from zip line races to wind racers.  The goal was always to build something fast, but this time I thought it would be great... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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