MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMPTS

Legos, Woody and Buzz imageI recently visited Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida, and enjoyed the huge Legos ® creations there.

Really, they are tremendously interesting. I kept trying to figure out how someone built them and where they put their first blocks to begin these fun displays.

Here are some of the Legos ® pictures I took:

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Legos serpent in water imageLegos dwarves imageLegos, dragon image

 

 

Now it’s your turn: You’ve been given an unlimited amount of Legos® building blocks of all colors. What will you build? For whom will you build it? Where will you put your huge creation? Write down your ideas.

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Images copyright © 2015 by Sharon Watson

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