I bought a few Lego kits on clearance and sorted them by size of brick. Then I grouped them by color. Well, I tried to group them by color, but I did end up having to use multiple colors in many cases unless I wanted to buy a lot more Lego kits…..which I didn’t. I plan to use my kits for fraction work, so I decided that I wanted to set up the kits with multiples of bricks. For example, for 1 2 x 12 brick, I would need 3 2 x 4 bricks. Therefore, plan to use many more of the smaller bricks than the bigger bricks.
Once I sorted out the bricks, I had a variety of wheels, windows, doors, etc. I decided to divide those pieces up and include them for possible STEM activities. Lego has also been sending me emails about using the bricks to plan writing activities, so I included a few people. The uses for Lego bricks are endless! I just love them.
Before I take the kits into the classroom, I plan to vinyl my name and “Table X” in the lids. You can find vinyl letters in the craft aisle at a well-known big box store and in craft stores.
When I use these with the kids, I will make sure to give them time to play first – and enforce the rules of separating the bricks back in the correct locations when finished.