One of the major reasons I purchase Lego books for my son is that I know he will read them, read them again and then re-read them (over and over).
Considering he is what you would call a “reluctant reader” this is is an amazing accomplishment and testament to the fact that kids will learn about what they are truly interested in.
The Lego Magazine has been a wonderful source of additional reading for my kids over the years and also has provided them with opportunities to practice their writing skills.
In 2008-2009 the magazine published Lego related stories that allowed children to fill in their own words and ultimately expand on or finish the story themselves. Personally I think these activities are a wonderful way for children to engage with writing without demanding too much from them – especially if they aren’t confident in creative writing.
You will notice that the two examples I have scanned below are blank – My kids were both too young for this exercise when the magazines came out, which is lucky for you! Hopefully you will be able to share them with your children and perhaps even help them make-up more Lego-related stories.
The following pages are from:
- Indiana Jones Activity Sheet: Lego Club Magazine Issue 4 2009
- Mars Mission Activity Sheet: Lego Club Magazine Issue 1 2008
Lego English Activity Sheets
(Click on the thumbnails below, “Right-Click” and Open Image in New Tab to see the full sized images):
Each quarter Lego comes out with a terrific magazine for fans. It is full of articles, images, comics and games and it is FREE!
You can sign up for the Lego magazine if you live in the US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia and NZ (AUS and NZ have initial payment of $19.95 and then it is free from then on).
- Lego Star Wars Comics – Lego Magazine Jan-May 2012
- Lego Star Wars Comic – The Hunt For R2-D2 Part 1
- Lego Activity Sheet – Spot The Minifigure
- Lego Birthday Party – Guide To Lego Cakes, Lego Candy & more
- Lego Books – A Guide