Got kids motivated by lego? Work it to your advantage with these unit study ideas and Lego projects for homeschool.
We use Lego a lot - especially in homeschooling my son.
It is a great way to catch his imagination and keep him interested in what we are learning. Sometimes just having some to hand will keep him quiet through a reading session. He is very active and being able to fiddle seems to help him concentrate.
But I also love thinking up project ideas that use Lego to help teach other subjects!
Three great ideas for using Lego in your homeschool projects.
My son has just discovered the joy of customizing lego minifigs - and I think you could turn this into some great homeschooling projects.
Minifigs are those tiny people you get in kits - there are lots of variations and colors.
Customizing them is easy and fun - and you could easily do this for you current project or unit study. What about creating famous people or an army of WWII soldiers? Or creating characters from your current story book?
You could build tiny representations of your current homeschool unit study - up to large scale models of cities or fictional places.
I have seen entire cities made from lego - or how about creating a scene from the Gold Rush? Recreate the pyramids or a fictional town (how about Katy and the Big Snow for those of you with little ones?)
If you tried to be as accurate as possible, then I am sure that you would learn a lot!
You could also try drawing a rectangle grid on your chosen painting and then build it up as a flat lego painting - a pixelated version. Paintings by Mondrian, Elsworth Kelly or Paul Klee would be good ones to start with.
If you want to get inspired with this, then these famous paintings recreated in lego by artist Marco Pece are a must see. They should give you lots of ideas!
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