Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian

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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
Print these cat eyes out on yellow paper. Cut them out and glue them to strips of blue paper for Pete the Cat headbands. A nice simple craft. Did this for a Pete the Cat storytime--you can read all about it here:
Subjects:
Reading, Graphic Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
Build an island out of Legos. Then pull a disaster card. Then try to find a way to fix your problem without breaking apart what you already built. LOTS OF FUN!!My blog entry here describes the activity in more
Subjects:
Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
What color did your shoes turn?? Made this for a Pete the Cat storytime I did. You can read all about it here: https://legolibrarian.com/2018/04/12/pete-the-cat-storytime/
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
I made this for my "Insect Storytime" at the library. After reading about the Very Hungry Caterpillar, we made our own caterpillar that can either grow or shrink!! Just cut the sheet in half, and have the kiddos color in their caterpillar. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
I made this for an Emoji Party at the Library. Figure out these popular children's book titles, based on the emojis. Great fun!!Visit me here to see the whole plan: www.legolibrarian.com/2017/07/21/tween-programming-emoji-party/
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
Let's make a circus! Pull a card, then try to make a circus act AND learn about simple machines and other scientific concepts!!You can see my lesson plan and more about my Lego Club here:
Subjects:
Arts, Engineering
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
2
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
First we read "Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs" by Mo Willems, stopping to talk about the crazy differences between this version and the real story. For our activity everyone got to write their own crazy version of "Three Little Bears" just like
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Graphic Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
If you've ever seen Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon" in person, you realize that it's HUGE, making all the tiny dots even more impressive. So I tried to duplicate that effect here. I gave my kids one slice of the picture to complete using pointillism.
Subjects:
Art History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
Make your own Flip-O-Rama, just like in "Captain Underpants" or "Dog Man!" I wrote more about this activity here: https://legolibrarian.com/2017/09/16/kids-programming-captain-underpants-party/
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
My newest Lego Club challenge!! We all built around a silly sentence that we constructed via the Mad Libs format. When each kiddo was done, we put them all together to see what kind of story we created!! Another great way to work on some creative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Engineering
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
Made for a Greek Storytime. Defeat the Minotaur and get out of the Labyrinth!! Maze designed by me. "Diogenes" font used via dafont.com. Bullhead clipart shared by Maru via clickr.com. I wrote about more about this program
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
After reading "Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug" by Jonathan Stutzman,  everyone got to make baby T-Rex Finger puppets!  Kids can color their dinosaur however they want, then put their fingers through the holes, and practice giving T-Rex hugs!!You
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
After reading "Dear Zoo," we brainstormed other zoo animals that would be silly pets. We then went to our tables, and did the first two parts of our sheets. Kiddos drew their animal and spelled it out the best they could. We ran into some
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
Turn a tea cup into a frog! Print out the first two pages back-to-back on a green paper. The instructions show how to turn this "teacup" into a frog that actually hops.I wrote more about this event
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
Tally ho! I made these for our Tea Rex Tea Party at the library! It was ever so much fun!Just color and cut them out and then glue them to a clothespin!You can see the rest of my lesson plan here and a gif of a moving puppet
Subjects:
Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
After reading Crunch The Shy Dinosaur" by Cirocco Dunlap, I had my kiddos go on a scavenger hunt and find all the dinosaurs hiding in the library (since he's such a shy dinosaur). Numbers 1-10 are included, plus I added a bonus blank page where you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
1
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
Buttons are for pushing!! After reading "Don't Push the Button!" by Bill Cotter, kids can go on a scavenger hunt and find all the buttons that you've placed around the room. Once they press the button, they have to do something silly! It's a
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
I made this for a Greek Storytime. Color it, cut it out, and start turning people into stone!! I wrote more about this program here: https://legolibrarian.com/2017/10/04/kids-programming-greek-hero-training-camp-and-story-time/
Subjects:
Drama, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
FREE
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
After I read "Eat Pete!" by Michael Rex, we made puppets so we could eat kids!! Instructions are on the sheet. HAVE FUN!! Special thanks to author Michael Rex for giving permission to distribute this resource to teachers and librarians. You can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
1
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By Peter Blenski--The Lego Librarian
Brand new Lego Challenge!! Print out and cut out the cards, and put them into three piles--head, arms, and legs. Have kiddos pull one head card, and two arm cards and two leg cards. Then they have to build a monster based on what cards they
Subjects:
Arts, Engineering
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
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