Mon, Feb 12|
LEGO Masters: LEGO matchbox car and race!
Time & Location
Feb 12, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Juergen’s Hall, 26026 Hempstead Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA
About the Event
Coordinator: Dawn Kreutzer
Ages: 4 & up
For questions, please use this forum: https://www.thehomeschoolcouncil.org/forum/lego-masters
We will split up into teams to build LEGO matchbox cars and have a race at the end to see if the cars held up and who had the fastest velocity.
Parents, please keep in mind that the childen will be working in teams, and the Legos will stay with the coordinator to use in future events.
Lego Club is a play-based approach to encouraging the development of communication and social skills, using a child’s natural interest in LEGO®. During LEGO® Club, children work in small groups to build LEGO® models under the guidance of the coordinator.
Some of the skills worked on during LEGO® Master Club include:
- Collaboration – children work as a group to achieve a common goal
- Joint problem solving, sharing and turn-taking – taking turns in different roles, dividing up the tasks and working on the build together
- Maintaining attention – children need to remain focused on the task to build the models
- Verbal and non-verbal communication – using language and non-verbal skills (such as eye contact) to express ideas and feelings
- Conflict resolution – working through differences for a shared aim. Problem-solving: One of the significant skill sets that an individual needs are the ability to solve problems. While playing with legos, a child faces minor issues like having two pieces that do not go together. Upon practicing, a child gets perfect and better at merging the structures, creating clean shapes, and finding the right connections. This ability intrigues the insights and expands the solution circles of the mind.
- Creativity – in coming up with a group name, building the models and free playtime
- Fine motor skills – for manipulating the LEGO® blocks a child learns how to hold, grasp and fix the materials. Legos give an experience of learning through concrete objects. Children pick the blocks, place them together, push them tightly not to come out, and do various other things. All of this develops better functions of movement and muscles and increases motor activity.
- Concepts – children get to learn about colors, numbers, categories, describing and more. A person should be able to think correctly and smartly, along with the ability to do physical work. Lego education provokes creativity, and it promotes one’s functions of creating new models and aligning pieces in multiple shapes and structures. Legos also help a child understand how everything makes up from the basics and progresses over a period.
- Motor Skills: After the sensory skills, motor skills are the most important thing. A child learns how to hold, grasp and fix the materials. Lego education gives an experience of learning through concrete objects. Children pick the blocks, place them together, push them tightly not to come out, and do various other things. All of this develops better functions of movement and muscles and increases motor activity.
- Organization and uniformity: There is a way an aesthetic color scheme should form. It is not necessary, but we require it for good displays and better structures. Through legos, a child captures the abilities to place things in the right spots and sort colors that go together.
Lego Masters’ Club