Three ideas with LEGO bricks for World Book Day workshops
If you’re organising events for World Book Day in the UK, why not use these free ideas for World Book Day LEGO workshops? Great for kids and adults!
An annual celebration of books and literature, World Book Day encourages people to dress up as their favourite book characters.
Why not introduce a little bit of LEGO fun in to World Book Day? A great way to add another element of fun to your school day, library schedule or museum attractions, try one of our LEGO workshop suggestions for World Book Day building activities. LEGO bricks are a great medium to get children talking about their favourite books, recreating scenes and characters in 3D!
Here are Bricks McGee’s favourite ideas for World Book Day activities with LEGO bricks.
Ask participants to develop their own story; a short story may work best here. Once they’ve had time to develop their ideas, provide LEGO bricks and figures and allow them to build their stories.
To extend or vary the activity, try asking participants to draw and plan their story first, perhaps in comic book format. This adds a layer of planning and thought to the process, as well as allowing participants to find relatable content from other publications to use as inspiration.
If you’ve been studying a book as a group within school or a library, why not organise in to teams, with each team building a character from the book with LEGO bricks?
Ask participants to name their favourite book, and write their idea on a piece of paper, or Post-It note.
This workshop activity can then work in two ways:
Many book covers are challenging to recreate in LEGO bricks, particularly in a short timeframe, so encourage simplification and abstraction of any complex book covers; the aim of the activity is to create a recognisable interpretation of the book cover with LEGO bricks, rather than replicating it exactly!
For older groups, or for a longer/more challenging workshop activity, ask participants to build a scene from their chosen book inside the covers!
We’re always happy to run these workshops for you, whether you work for a library, museum or other school: please review our workshops with LEGO bricks page (or schools workshop page) for more information.
Of course, if you’re looking for hireof LEGO bricks to help you facilitate these workshops yourself, we can help with that too!
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