Lego Sculptures with Play Doh

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This post originally appeared on January 25, 2012.  Are you loving Lego week????   We are and it is only going to get better... A few days ago we had a really fun day of rain that ended up more of a Lego day than a rainy one!  We sat on the front porch and played all morning. Our first project was this one... Lego Sculptures with Play Doh We took a Lego Garden that Big M created last week and the set of Play-Doh that they were given for Christmas out to the front porch. My plan was to use the Lego Garden as inspiration for a Play-Doh sculpture.  This idea is a twist on At Home With Ali's Making a Puppy Sculpture. We started out Continue Reading

Measuring with Legos

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You have seen Jamie here before.  She's not only the awesome author of Hand's On: As We Grow, she is a serious force in the behind the scenes blogging world.  I owe a lot of what I know, and how I blog to her. Thanks Jamie!  Now go ahead and share your playful learning idea. :) This is such a great learning activity for those of you lesson plan moms. And I know Jillian has a love for Legos, too! And using Legos, of course! Start measuring stuff around the house with Legos! Measuring with Legos After gathering together 40 Block Activities for Kids, I couldn't pass up trying some myself! This lego measuring idea came from Continue Reading

Lego Activities… home made Lego instructions

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Lego activities were rolling around in my brain while I was planning this week's Lego Lessons.  When this activity popped into my head I knew it would be a perfect fit for my “thinker” (AKA Big M).  He loves to see how things work, he just has to figure out the whys of everything. When Big M gets a new Lego set he immediately follows the instructions provided. Once he's examined their version, he rips it apart and uses those pieces to create a new structure. After a couple redesigns all of those Lego's go into the Lego Bin and will eventually be used to make whatever brilliant Lego structure Big M envisions. My idea? Why not figure out how Continue Reading

(almost) Wordless Wednesday

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Love this new find!  Lego Quest gives a challenge once a month and then showcases each kids' submission. Big M built a jet. Even Little M was inspired to build something.  Her contribution was a flying house. Continue Reading

Something Extra

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I know, I know. . . I'm not suppose to be posting until January 10.  I just have one little thing to share.  I've added a Something Extra page, you can find it right next to Contact on the menu bar.  This is the place I will put the things that are not lesson plan related.  Crafts I do, or little ideas like the one that follows.  I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and I can't wait to come back full force for a year of fun and learning in 2011!!! Card Holder Big M unwrapped 6 games this Christmas (and no that is not an exaggeration).  He played them each once, but has returned to his all time favorite: Phase 10 Twist.  So he can Continue Reading