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Journaling with LEGO

Encourage creative writing skills through journaling with your elementary aged child by using Lego.  Whether your child is a reluctant writer or the next journalist, using his/her Lego creations as a story starter is a fun way further develop writing skills, grammar, and spelling!

Creative writing for kids journaling with LEGO - what a fun way to make writing fun for kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade kids.

My son falls into the “reluctant writer” camp.
I think it is because he lacks confidence in what he is doing and simply telling a child “start writing” can be quite intimidating for a visual learner.  To make the process fun and open-ended, I paired creative writing with something he loves to do– build with Legos!  Journaling with Legos taps into many different creative processes.
Creating our Lego Journal begins with building a scene or object out of Legos.  We have gathered quite a Lego stash from birthday and Christmas gifts.  Have you?  My son is most interested in creating sports scenes and/or new vehicles as you will see in the Lego creations he built.
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Journaling with LEGO

To prepare for the actual writing process, I took a picture and printed out my son’s Lego creations.  I taped them into a blank art journal with some colorful tape.
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For his first creation, we journaled together.  I started the story and then my son came up with the next sentence, and we continued until he was satisfied with his story.
For the next story, I encouraged him to tell me about he pieces he used to get his creative juices flowing by asking him questions pertaining to the elements of a story:
  • What did he build?
  • Who is in the scene?
  • What is happening?
  • Why?
  • Where is this taking place?
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I am proud to say that he wrote the story himself and he had a great time coming up with a story about the World Series!
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If you have a child who loves to build but is still to young to write, you could easily have him/her tell you the story and write it out for them.  This is a great way to get kids excited about the writing process!
Keeping a journal is a great keepsake and reminder of progress in your child’s imagination and writing skills.  Happy building and writing!

Make it fun for kids to practice writing with these free printable farm creative writing prompts about life on the farm! These free writing prompts will help kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students get excited to write. Simply download pdf file and have fun improving writing skills with these free farm worksheets for kids! Are you looking for some fun ways to help encourage your children to write more? Do they love learning about whales - the massive creatures in the ocean? Then they will love these free printable Whale Writing Prompts. star wars writing prompts

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Fun, hands on preschool math activity with free printable preschool worksheet, duplo bricks, and dry erase markers to practice tracing letters It can be challenging to help kids to continue working on their writing skills during the summertime. But these super cute lego printables are filled with not only summer writing prompts, but kids lego challenge ideas to build and write. These lego writing activities are perfect for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too. Simply download pdf file with lego writing prompts for a fun summer activity for kids FREE Fun Lego Activities for Kids Poster - super cute free printable kids activities using lego and duplo bricks for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, 1st grae, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade students. So many fun educational activities for a lego day, week, or month FREE Lego Printables - help preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade students learn about famous landmarks around the world with this STEAM challenge. This lego challenge is a fun, engaging, hands-on educational activity.

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Are you ready to make something really cool with your kids? Your children will go nuts over this fun, easy to make Lego Balloon Car. This such a fun physical science experiment to try with preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Ready to build your balloon car? Looking for that really cool science experiment for kids that grabs kids attention, teaches, and makes them say WOW! This squishy circuits project is fun and easy to do with a kid-approve Lego theme to keep preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students engaged. All you need are a few simple materials to try this Electricity Science Experiments and you are ready to play and learn! There are so many fun variations for this electricity experiments for kids  Are you studying the water cycle? Spring and summer are a great time to study this topic because it rains so much, at least where we live. This is an important STEM topic to study for kids of all ages. We made a Lego Water Cycle to help kids visualize what we learned. We’ve made other water cycle crafts and my kids all loved them, but turning it into a lego activity for kids may have taken the cake! You've got to try this water cycle model that is fun AND educational too! This is a fun water cycle project for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too.

 

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Kristina

Kristina once thought of going into education, but changed her mind a few years in to her degree. Ironically, she now has her hands full as a homeschooling mother of four. With children of various ages from infant to 7, she shares a variety of educational and play activities for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary aged children on her blog,

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