Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Legos Game

I saw this idea on Pinterest and after 20 minutes or so of trying was unable to find the original link.  I loved this idea so much that I just had to make one for myself.  I love Legos, my students love Legos and who couldn't love a Lego game?

The picture on Pinterest didn't come with rules, so here are the rules that I've made up:
Every student starts with a Lego person.  The roll a dice (either a standard 1-6 dice and a 1-3 Super Duper dice work great) and see how many Legos they can collect as they move through the game board.  Once every student finishes the game, or we run out of time, they count to see who has the most Legos to see who wins the game!

My students have been having so much fun with this one!  They love seeing how tall their Lego towers can get and using the Lego people as game pieces.  I love it because it's a great way to work in some basic math skills (you had two Legos and picked three, how many do you have now?) and fine motor skills of (connecting and separating Legos) into what we are doing.   An added bonus is that it's been loved by 1st through 6th grade students, allowing me to leave the same activity on my table all day long.

Believe it or not the hardest part of getting this game together was convincing my mother to part with a small amount of my childhood Legos!  I have three Lego people, and 35 blocks (4x2 bumps on top) for stacking.  I have yet to run out even in groups of three.

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11 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic! My students will love it!

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  2. This is going to be a hit with my kids from PK (with assistance) to 5th grade!

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  3. Thanks so much for creating this and sharing it! Can't wait to use it with my kindergarten kiddos.

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  4. Grabbing! Such a great idea and so easy!

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  5. This will be perfect for the boys I work with! Thanks for sharing it with us all!

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  6. I am on the hunt before bed to find some of my sons leggos! I am pleased to hear that all age groups love this game. I am having fun tomorrow!

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  7. My kids insist on playing with legos during their "treasure box" days, so even better, I can incorporate it into therapy. Thanks!

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  8. Thanks so much for an easy to use game board! You are right that the one on Pinterest was not set up properly! You have saved me a great deal of time!

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  9. Thank you! I have a Lego lover so this will be great!

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  10. Thank you! Can't wait to use this week. :-)

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