Hello everyone today I am sharing information regarding How Lego Games Are Used In Classrooms? I will usually find myself playing Lego with children if I’m not busy working on our websites of guidance! It is an extremely imaginative toy but can be used to help work across a variety of curricula.
Here is our Big list of ways in the classroom to use Lego
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Word-building – “I put a letter on each brick of Lego and then the child puts together a word,” says Lisa Weber.
- Support in fine motor coordination and vocabulary. You should also place words on long Lego Light Kit stones and individual letters on 1×1 pieces and ask children to use those letters to form the words (suggested by Pinky Du Toit).
Recognition of Words
Write visual words and, as the words you remember, the more your tower rises! Tricia Armstrong’s suggestion.
- Story starters – Create a scenario and use it as a writing prompt. Story starters – The teacher might build a stage for the children… or create one another’s scenes!
Write a mini-figure character description
Can you offer some sort of twist to your character? A witch who hates cats, for example…
Build your own Lego figure and think of an ideal setting
This could then be seen as the beginning of a series of written works. Clare Hopley’s suggestion.
- Random characters – Hannah Victoria Smith brings various characters into her bag and every child selects one without looking. Will Lego use the environment to build a storyboard instead.”
- Counting syllables — Give a choice Lego Light Kit of terms to your children and request them to count each word in the number of syllables.
If a word has three syllables
Three bricks can be stuck together to represent the word. If a word has four syllables, four bricks should be joined (etc).
- Storyboards – Restore the story to a new scene by making storyboard pictures. Can you import those images into the program ebook/multimedia (and add sound/narrative/music)?
The Three Little Pigs scene
Start / Middle / End – Build scenes that represent a story’s beginning, middle, and end. Learn more on Lee Parkinson’s blog about this proposal.
- Writing Notes – Build a series of written instructions on making a basic Lego model for others. This will have several roles.
- Challenge the children to test the directions of each other. Diane Tyson says, ‘I have used Lego Light Kit to do educational writing for my special needs class.
- She made a character, photographed it, demolished it, and wrote the directions for it. The children then moved from written instructions to someone else who had to reproduce his character.
Instruction Books Production
Take pictures and use these photographs to create an instructional book, similar to those used in official Lego collections, in the creation of a Lego Model.
- Topics – Norma Vivar indicates that Lego bricks can be exercised with preparations (e.g. blue bricks are inside/on/below/near the green brick).
- Should you build it? – Create the model of Lego out of or concealed from the classroom (whether basic or complex).
- Kids work with a replica in small communities. However, only one team member can look at the blueprint and it must be designed by the other team members
Good for coordination and expertise in the conversation! Kim Rundle suggested
Speech pieces – Lyn Renwood recommends the use of Lego bricks in different colors to reflect various parts of the chat.
- Stack them to make a phrase to have the children substitute for terms in the colors.
- Minifigure Gestures – look at the word on the faces of the multiple Minifigures. What are the words that you would use to explain the emotions?