This post is inspired by Isabelle at Gather Love Grow. On Tuesday she posts Lego challenges-with instructions and photos! She Rocks!
If you are a parent of children you probably have all you need to do this challenge! Lego + children =Fun times ahead.
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As November/December rolled around, we stepped away from the books pretty much completely, with my work going nuts and sickness. So this week we have been hitting the books again, however, after doing our mid-year review (results are here!) I was reminded of this goal.
So I was thrilled when I saw this challenge on Gather Love Grow in my inbox! This challenge filled the need perfectly as we had everything in the house needed to compete! This challenge is great for children of all ages, it encourages creativity, planning, and resourcefulness.
(And time management, if you have kids like mine!)
Lego Challenge and Rules:
Here were the rules she set:
• Each child started with an empty cup and had to scoop up some random blocks.
• They could only work with the Lego’s in their cup for this challenge. They had 2 scoops each.
• Using a minimum of 20 Lego pieces, they needed to build something, anything, that floats.
• Once everyone was finished building, we tested them in the bathroom sink to see if they could
(these are directly from her blog post, please click here to see how her kiddos did, and read the challenge!)
How I changed the Rules:
I choose to make my rules a little different due to the nature of my children. (ha!) Aka, they are older and one is in love with rules. We always hide them when we play, because if you don’t follow them exactly?? Well look out! That child needs to “chill out dude!”
• Each child had one cup to full with Lego, scooping only
• They could only work with their Lego’s in the cup for this challenge, no swapping or trading pieces.
• They had 30 minutes to make something float
• they could test as much as they liked
After I printed off her sheet, (right off the website) I want to admit – I like her rules better. If we could do it over again, I would change mine to hers. So you might want to do that, just sayin’!
In a comment she made, she mentioned mess, and water everywhere. I thought I would be smart and choose to line the floor with the
bath mat. It didn’t help…lol (points for trying right?)
Lego Challenge Results:
My children are so different, one quickly made several float then decided to change the challenge to make it sink. The other slowly chose the pieces and made one float. Testing each piece as they went!
One thing I really appreciated about this challenge was the break from our workbooks/study book, it was also a great activity to do right after the winter break. The timing couldn’t have been better! Thank you, Isabelle, for suggesting it. For more great idea’s be sure to sign up to follow her by email, so you won’t miss a single post!
Want to play along?
Click on this link, read the rules (or add your own) and leave a comment below with a link to your photo/post so we can share! Be sure to include a link to this page and Gather Love Grow, can’t wait to see your creations!!