I’m so excited to tell you about this today – it’s StoryStarter, a new LEGO Education kit to get kids imagining, working together, creating stories, and publishing.
Like you, I’m always trying to find new ways to entice kids (mine included) to write. Which is why the LEGO® Education StoryStarter kits make me do a happy dance.
Of course, I wish I could give you each one to use with your students and children. Since I can’t do that, I can give one of you an entire set, software and curriculum valued at $234.95– scroll down for details. 🙂
Lego Education Kit
The Storystarter Kit contains sorting trays, baseplates, activity spinners, organizational stickers, gobs of specialty bricks and mini-figures plus a curriculum guide and StoryVisualizer software.
Let me explain the process for using the kit.
1. Play and Plan Your LEGO Story
The kids used lessons from the LEGO® Education StoryStarter Curriculum Pack for their stories. The curriculum contains 24 project-based activities, all correlated to Common Core Standards.
Together the girls worked to plan out the sequence of events. Then, they built each scene with the kit’s LEGO bricks.
2. Create and Shoot Photos of Scenes
Once each scene was ready, they used my handy-dandy photo backdrop hack –a 3-fold poster board clipped with white craft paper, and took pictures.
Here is a scene from a backyard circus story. Cute, right?
3. Write and Publish Using StoryVisualizer Software
Upload your photos into the program on the computer. Then, create your own comic book story. It’s as easy as drag, drop, and write!
Even easier, an iPad app is coming out soon! Then you’ll be able to do everything on the iPad.
Above is a screen shot of the StoryVisualizer program.
Stories are written. Books are published. Writing fun happened!
What’s not to love?
Enter to Win StoryStarter Kit, Software & Curriculum
What do you think?
Would this LEGO Education kit inspire your kids to write like it did mine?
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