Thursday, March 17, 2022

March LEGO Club

Thirty-two kids joined us for this month's session. The challenge was all about wind and moving air, and building MOCs that could withstand the stiff breezes of a hair dryer set on HIGH. Some creations even moved in the wind!

Here's a very sturdy MOC!
and here's a MOC with a windmill - that really works! Wow!

This is the book that we listened to before we began our builds - a funny fictitious story about how the folks in one Icelandic village tried to control the winds. 

There's always lots of fun at LEGO Club!

It's Maple Season!

Since NH Maple Weekend is coming up, for Storytime today we read about making maple syrup. 
Then we used homemade play dough to make pancakes and waffles and added some bowl filler paper to represent the syrup. Do you see the "butter" on the pancake?

If you want to make your own play dough fun, here's the recipe. If anyone dyes theirs with food coloring, please comment to let me know if it stained little fingers?
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
2 TBSP oil
1 TBSP cream of tartar
1 cup flour
food coloring, as desired 

Mix ingredients together in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until dough forms and pulls away from the side of the pan. Let cool, then knead until smooth. Store in an airtight container. 
In the afternoon, the Saplings heard the story of The Leprechaun's Gold by Pamela Duncan Edwards. We noticed that it began with this beautiful illuminated letter L. 
Later, there was a 3D Rainbow challenge, with only rainbow colored paper strips to begin with. Such imagination and creativity!