Materials

Although this workshop could be done using a variety of different resources, and we encourage you to be creative, this is what we used;

  • Lego sets, 1 theme specific set per child. Children were offered a list and asked to pick their top 3 sets. All our kids wound up picking different sets!
  • Cardboard boxes – we recommend using the common 16″ x 12″ x 12″ boxes and cutting out 2 sides of the box to create a back drop stand.
  • Mobile devices – iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android devices, or similar that are relatively new and have a camera. The bulk of the material cost if you can not locate donations. Check the compatibility of the app before purchasing!
  • A small tripod or holder for the mobile devices.
  • An app – Lego MovieMaker, Clayframes, or similar. Search for ‘Free Stop Motion Animation App’. Test the app yourself!
  • Gaffers tape (preferred) or duct tape.
  • Fishing line.
  • Nametags (optional).
  • Backdrops (optional) – We printed out posters, but anything could be used – fabric, paper, etc.
  • Lighting (optional) – a small moveable light source for students to work with such as a desk lamp or flashlight.
  • Example materials (optional) – flipbooks, or other visual learning aids.

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