If your child loves LEGO® bricks as many children do, finding ways to incorporate LEGOs into your homeschool will inspire and motivate your child to learn.
So think of some areas where your child needs a little motivation. What does he struggle with? What does she fight you over? Those are the areas where LEGOs can make the biggest difference in your homeschool.
With a little planning and help from the internet, you can teach anything with LEGOs!
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I recently asked on our Facebook page, “What are the current obsessions of your kids?” Almost everybody responded with “LEGOs.” Everybody loves LEGOs! (Homeschool Encouragement)
So you might want to take the biggest area of struggle in your homeschool and try to incorporate LEGOs into teaching that subject first. In our home, one of the biggest areas of struggle was anything involving handwriting. Nobody wanted to practice printing or cursive anymore, and after all, “Why should we have to, Mom? It’s the digital-age, right?”
I won’t have my children graduate from high school unable to communicate with the written word, so I came up with the idea for my free LEGO Notebooking Pages. We use these pages in our homeschool for any subject where writing is involved and the LEGO pictures to color on every page make my kids happy.
I am amazed at the difference the right paper can make!
Handwriting is not the only thing you can teach with LEGOs though! The tactile nature of LEGOs makes them perfect for teaching many subjects in math. I’ve gathered free LEGO printables to teach ratio, perimeter, area, fractions, division, multiplication, and geometry just to name a few.
Math is not the only subject that benefits from the tactile use of LEGOs either. What if you want to teach the alphabet? You can find that too! Need to teach chords for music study? You can find LEGO lesson plans for that online! Struggling to inspire your history studies? Build the pyramids! Trying to memorize Scripture? Print the words on Lego blocks and start stacking. Need to add art to your homeschool routine? Why not art with LEGOs?
When you have an area of struggle in any subject, a quick search for LEGO lesson plans on Pinterest will help you find exactly what you need. And if you can’t find exactly what you are looking for when you search Pinterest — you will find plenty of examples of lessons others have taught using LEGOs and find the inspiration you need to create your own LEGO lesson plans.
You can do this, mom! You can take the LEGOs already scattered around your home and underfoot and turn them into tools that teach your children whatever they need to learn.
Would you like to get started with some free LEGO writing paper? Just click on each image to download your own copy and be sure to stop by Homeschool Encouragement, where we have new Free LEGO Printables Weekly.
This guest post is brought to you by Amy Blevins of Homeschool Encouragement, where she blogs about LEGOs, and anything else that might inspire your homeschool. Amy lives with her husband and six beautiful children in Southern California. Besides blogging, Amy enjoys homeschooling, hiking, reading, singing, teaching, and serving Jesus above all.
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