Get the mornings off to a great start with Lego mini-challenges! Use these for morning work, indoor recess, or in connection with your STEAM/STEM teaching block. Personally, I have TONS of Legos and I know that they are an extremely motivating and tactile tool to use in the classroom to get kids excited about collaboration, critical thinking, and writing.
-21 different half pages to label the Lego challenges
-36 task cards with Lego challenges written
-12 task cards with Lego challenges written and shown with a picture
-6 Lego written response pages in 3 versions (regular lines, double-spaced lines, or a picture space and lines for a caption) ***Each of these comes with a border and without a border.
I print the half sheet pages in color. Next, I cut them out and used packing tape to secure them to plastic pencil cases. You could laminate, but I just covered the paper with clear packing tape. Next, I filled each box with a random assortment of Legos. I tried to make sure that each box had the parts for a car, but other than that it was just fill the pencil case to the top with all different Legos!
I took the task cards, printed them on card stock, laminated, and then hole punched them onto binder rings.
Each morning, my students come in and can work independently or with a partner. They choose ONE challenge a day to complete for morning work.
I started with just the challenges and then introduced having students select one writing piece a day to turn in.