Friday, October 18, 2013

Lego Quest II Play Challenge and a Todd Wilson Giveaway!

I found this great idea over on The Canadian Homeschooler Blog for a Lego Challenge each month! This month's challenge was "Play". Only my oldest wanted to participate and I showed him the challenge, and what a few other children had made and here's what he came up with!

He said they were playing "fight" and wanted to be sure I mentioned on the blog that these, "were like Nerf guns, not REAL guns!"

An incredible extendable arm with a "bullet" at the end 
Ramp for the bike to ride and jump off of

Ship with cannon on the front (and a barrel and dog to join in the fun!)

This Mini-fig. looks like he's enjoying himself!


Extender arm in action

"Nerf" cannon


My son's idea for making the bullet look like it's flying

the full play scene!
As a homeschooling mom, it's very easy to become consumed with your children's education. Certainly we should be diligent in attending to their studies, but where is the line? And are we allowing our marriages to suffer? There is a great little book by Todd Wilson, "How to be a Great Wife...even though you homeschool" 
This book is a great little reminder at setting right priorities and then also maintaining them! It's written by a homeschooling husband and father of 8 and I will be giving one copy away! Just enter through the rafflecopter widget below!
(please note the copy I am giving away is an actual book- not the ebook version, and it is "gently used") Open to all U.S. residents 18+

Homegrown Learners


  1. This sounds like a great read! I loved your son's Lego creations by the way! My 13 year old is in to Lego's too. I'll have to check in to the Lego Quest. :-)

    1. Thanks for your comment Laurie! Yes do check out the Lego quest! you don't need to have a blog to participate (she has instructions on her website =) )

  2. It looks like he did a great job--and had a lot of fun!

    1. If only all homeschooling projects involved Legos, I'd have a very happy boy! =)

  3. I hadn't heard about this book before but BOY, does it look good! I could surely use the reminder. :)

  4. What a great idea. My little one is just about to get into Legos so I'm excited to see this.

  5. The Lego Quest activity looks like so much fun! How neat! This book has been on my wishlist. I really need to read it, because homeschooling kind of "takes over" my life. I enjoy it way tooo much. I often need reminders that I am also a wife. I know this is embarrassing to say . . . but my saying it at least it become more real and helps me focus on it more. My husband saw and heard Todd Wilson at a conference. He said ALL of his materials sound great! Thank you for the chance to win this book and make some changes in my life.

  6. What amazing projects! He is quite the builder! I love the arm, and the bullet that is flying through the air. How cleaver.

    What a great mom you are. I hear you about the balance. This is a fantastic giveaway. I hope I win!

    Thank you so much for linking up this post and giveaway to the homeschool link up. It's so nice to be introduced to your blog. I have subscibed (I think) to all of your avenues and will subscribe to your email feed if you have one.

    I hope you have a fabulous week and hope to see you on the link up again.

  7. The title of the book grabbed my attention right away! It definitely sounds like something I need! Thank-you for sharing this giveaway, and thank-you for sharing the great LEGO creations as well! Our 7 year old is starting to get into them, and he will love to see these!

  8. Thanks for joining in! I love these!

    The extended arm is terrific. What a neat idea. And I love the flying bullet. I can tell you worked really hard on these. Can't wait to see what you make next month! :)

  9. What creative Lego fun! My son enjoys playing with Legos, too.

  10. Huge lover of LEGOS here! Nice work! Him that book sounds great! Enjoy your week!


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