How to Build a LEGO Ninjago Zip Line

This is a sponsored  post written by me on behalf of Warner Bros. Ent. I have been compensated to provide my honest opinion about “finding your inner ninja” and all opinions, text and photos are all mine.

My son has been obsessed with building with LEGO® since he was young.  He can spend hours sitting at his LEGO table creating and building imaginary cities. Every birthday or Christmas the only thing on his wish list is a a new LEGO® set and if he ever has extra spending money he begs me to take him to the store so he can buy, you guessed it the latest LEGO® set.  

So, naturally when I learned that Scholastic and Warner Bros. recently partnered together to celebrate the release of The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie with a STEM-based educational program for kids in grades 2–6 I jumped at the chance to check it out and share it with my son.  Now that my kids are back in school I’m always looking for fun and engaging ways to help them with their homework and encouraging them to practice their math skills.  This resource is all about “finding your inner ninja” and encourages kids to become a math ninja all while solving problems, facing challenges and being strong in character. Plus, I earned major “cool mom” points when I told my son he would need his favorite LEGO® NINJAGO® pieces for today’s math practice.

The Scholastic Be a Math Ninja site is full of awesome activities and worksheets, including a fun zip-line building activity that you can do together. After printing out the directions and reading more about this activity my son came up with a few ideas of his own to make the ultimate zip-line car for his favorite LEGO® NINJAGO® characters.

We rounded up a few supplies of items we had on hand to make our zip-line car including a small paper flower pot, sewing bobbins, twine and paper clips.

My son asked if he could paint his zip-line car with a dragon so I gave him some paint and let him go to town painting.

Once the paint was dry we unfolded the paper clips and threaded them through the sewing bobbin and bended the paper clip up to hold it in place.

Then, my son poked the straight part of the paper clip into the paper flower pot and bended it over to secure it.

Next up, it was time to test out our engineering and construction.  My son tied a piece of twine from the top of our stairs to the landing and then attached the zip-line car to the twine.  

The only thing left was to watch it zoom down the zip-line….over and over and over again.  

This activity was a huge hit at our house and I highly recommend you check out this educational site and let your kids discover how to be a Math Ninja

Speaking of ninjas, The LEGO® NINJAGO® movie will be out in theaters on September 22.  If you are like my son you can’t wait, but in the meantime you can check out the The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie website for a sneak peek at the film, games and the story behind the ninjas. 

Scholastic and Warner Brothers want to see your inner ninja. Enter the Family Photo Sweepstakes where parents can take or upload a photo that demonstrates your families’ strength of character, body and mind.  Participants will be entered automatically for a chance to win fantastic prizes.

Ten Grand Prize winners will receive:

  • Four (4) tickets to see The LEGO® Ninjago Movie (the “Picture”) in theaters
  • One (1) Picture-themed backpack
  • One (1) Picture-themed hat
  • Set of three (3) LEGO Ninjago Scholastic books

My son and I had a fun afternoon spending time together, creating memories, all while learning.  I’m excited to have a new tool to help make learning fun and can’t wait to discover my cuties “inner ninja.” 

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Warner Bros. Ent. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Warner Bros. Ent. I have been compensated to provide my honest opinion about “finding your inner ninja” and all opinions, text and photos are all mine.

My son has been obsessed with building with LEGO® since he was young. He can spend hours sitting at his LEGO table creating and building imaginary cities. Every birthday or Christmas the only thing on his wish list is a a new LEGO® set and if he ever has extra spending money he begs me to take him to the store so he can buy, you guessed it the latest LEGO® set.

So, naturally when I learned that Scholastic and Warner Bros. recently partnered together to celebrate the release of The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie with a STEM-based educational program for kids in grades 2–6 I jumped at the chance to check it out and share it with my son. Now that my kids are back in school I’m always looking for fun and engaging ways to help them with their homework and encouraging them to practice their math skills. This resource is all about “finding your inner ninja” and encourages kids to become a math ninja all while solving problems, facing challenges and being strong in character. Plus, I earned major “cool mom” points when I told my son he would need his favorite LEGO® NINJAGO® pieces for today’s math practice.

The Scholastic Be a Math Ninja site is full of awesome activities and worksheets, including a fun zip-line building activity that you can do together. After printing out the directions and reading more about this activity my son came up with a few ideas of his own to make the ultimate zip-line car for his favorite LEGO® NINJAGO® characters.

We rounded up a few supplies of items we had on hand to make our zip-line car including a small paper flower pot, sewing bobbins, twine and paper clips.

My son asked if he could paint his zip-line car with a dragon so I gave him some paint and let him go to town painting.

Once the paint was dry we unfolded the paper clips and threaded them through the sewing bobbin and bended the paper clip up to hold it in place.

Then, my son poked the straight part of the paper clip into the paper flower pot and bended it over to secure it.

Next up, it was time to test out our engineering and construction. My son tied a piece of twine from the top of our stairs to the landing and then attached the zip-line car to the twine.

The only thing left was to watch it zoom down the zip-line….over and over and over again.

This activity was a huge hit at our house and I highly recommend you check out this educational site and let your kids discover how to be a Math Ninja

Speaking of ninjas, The LEGO® NINJAGO® movie will be out in theaters on September 22. If you are like my son you can’t wait, but in the meantime he can check out the The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie website for a sneak peek at the film, games and the story behind the ninjas.

Scholastic and Warner Brothers want to see your inner ninja. Enter the Family Photo Sweepstakes where parents can take or upload a photo that demonstrates your families’ strength of character, body and mind. Participants will be entered automatically for a chance to win fantastic prizes.

Ten Grand Prize winners will receive:

  • Four (4) tickets to see The LEGO® Ninjago Movie (the “Picture”) in theaters
  • One (1) Picture-themed backpack
  • One (1) Picture-themed hat
  • Set of three (3) LEGO Ninjago Scholastic books

My son and I had a fun afternoon spending time together, creating memories, all while learning. I’m excited to have a new tool to help make learning fun and can’t wait to discover my cuties “inner ninja.”

Mariah
Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.
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