NEW LEGO® Education Kit Get Kids Writing

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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

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.

LEGO education kit

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.

LEGO education kit

Together the girls worked to plan out the sequence of events. Then, they built each scene with the kit’s LEGO bricks.

LEGO education kit

2. Create and Shoot Photos of Scenes

LEGO education kit

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.

LEGO education kit

Here is a scene from a backyard circus story. Cute, right?

3. Write and Publish Using StoryVisualizer Software

LEGO education kit

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.

LEGO education kit

Above is a screen shot of the StoryVisualizer program.

LEGO education kit

Ta-da!

Stories are written. Books are published. Writing fun happened!

What’s not to love?

Enter to Win StoryStarter Kit, Software & Curriculum

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What do you think?

Would this LEGO Education kit inspire your kids to write like it did mine?

I received compensation for this review/article, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Please see my disclosure policy here.

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59 Responses

  1. What is the best way to let children have a format of the story the create if we do not have a printer readily available?

  2. My daughter would love this kit! I agree, it is so hard to get kids interested in writing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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