Lego Challenge: Build a Snowman

It’s the Christmas season! That means Christmas-themed LEGO Challenges for the month of December. We will be doing a Christmas LEGO Challenge once a week this month. If you decide to do these along with us, we’d love to see your pictures, whether it’s here or on Facebook! Let’s play!

Ian’s snowman build is very much Ian. He built a microscale city (with green buildings because they painted them that way) with a giant snowman attacking it. Is anyone else getting flashbacks to the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters? This snowman is not quite so jolly-looking though!

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Lego Challenge: Build the Ultimate Playground

Last week, my kids were reading through all the old Lego posts here on the blog. Their favorite posts to read were the Lego Challenge ones. Afterwards, they wanted to do a Lego Challenge and have me blog about it. Of course, I said yes, because Legos and education and blogging are always a great idea!

For this Lego Challenge, I had them build a playground that uses simple machines. The idea comes from this site: Educating Young Engineers. Two of my boys also wanted to write about their playgrounds, so I’ll be posting their writing along with the pictures of their playgrounds.

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Lego Challenge Tuesday: Build Summer Treats!

It’s starting to get warm out there! Or maybe it already is! Today’s Lego challenge from Gather. Love. Grow. is to build summer treats! Ice cream, popsicles, milkshakes, pick your sweet cool treat.

With my kids done with homeschool for the summer, they have been enjoying the Lego Challenges every week. It keeps them busy and in their room for a little while instead of telling me that they are bored. They always enjoy showing off their creations to each other and to me!

We had ice cream sandwiches (neapolitan and dark chocolate!), cold soda with a straw, melted ice cream in a bowl, a popsicle, and some easy summer treats by my two youngest. Gwen and Rhys have Duplo sets with ice cream cones and a picnic basket. Rhys made a yummy-looking tall cone of ice cream, and Gwen made something out of lettuce and hamburger buns with grapes on top.

Thank you to Isabelle for another fun challenge! I’m glad my youngest two were able to participate too!

-Lynn