Hey teacher friends! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I am SO EXCITED to show you my LATEST creation! I'd like to introduce you to the "BUILD IT BINDER" -> A portable, brick building activity binder that can be used for organizing and storing ALL THE THINGS!
I've been wanting to make a LEGO based activity set for my son to practice literacy skills (since he loves LEGOs) and at the same time one of my font idols (Amanda from @aperfectblend) released THE COOLEST brick font called "Lego My Coffee." Couple that with the $1 Building Bricks on sale at Target and The Dollar Tree as of late, and here is my brain child.
The "BUILD IT BINDER" -> A portable, brick building activity binder that can be used for organizing and storing ALL THE THINGS!
Step 1: Grab a binder! (1 inch or larger)
You can print the Binder Cover & Spines I created for FREE by clicking HERE.
Step 2: Add a Base Plate & Building Bricks
Who knew a LEGO Base Plate would fit SO perfectly! It was meant to be :) I purchased this LEGO base plate at Target for around $8 (or find it cheaper on Amazon HERE) and the building bricks are from the Target $1 spot!! They also have building bricks at The Dollar Tree for $1 and both brands are compatible with the LEGO base plate.
I attached the base place using Velcro Dots! My pencil pouch is from Walmart (I've had them forever) but you can also find them on Amazon HERE.
Step 3: Insert Activities
And that's it! Making a "Build It Binder" is so easy and incredibly engaging. It takes up little space, it's super organized, and it contains ALL THE THINGS! I also love that it's a portable workspace and students can take it right to their seat or a designated spot.
You can easily store these binders on a shelf (perfect if you're limited on space). You can use them for remediation or small groups (helloooo engagement). You can also add them to your literacy centers or STEM stations.
If you're looking for "READY MADE" ideas and activities to add inside your own classroom "Build It Binder," check these out!
Here are a few more ideas I had for using the Build It Binder in the classroom:
If you're looking for MORE ways to organize your teaching life, don't miss my previous post -> "How To Organize for a SUB."
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4/6/2019 06:08:10 am
Thank you!!!! I am a Title I Supervisor....I’m going to share with my teachers!!!!! Especially my new teachers. What a great idea!!!!! I plan to donate all of my sons legos to the first two teachers who decided to do it.
3/9/2020 05:54:59 am
A binder is important to me, and that is because I am really organized. I have no real way of explaining it, but it is really weird. I cannot go on a day without using my own binder. People always make fun of me, and it is not very nice. I hope that you can see why I love binders so much, or at least you could try. A binder can help you become a lot more organized that you think.
4/6/2019 09:11:33 am
Amazing! I am so excited I am getting everything today and making at least six!! Thanks for sharing your brilliance!🤩🤩🤩
3/16/2020 08:08:11 pm
For easy accessibility to the computer display, it has a large opening. Ultimately, this desk has adequate area to hold all your computer system devices
6/8/2019 07:47:52 pm
LOVE this idea! Can't wait to make these for August! Thanks so much!
7/10/2019 05:17:14 pm
This is amazing! Love it!
2/17/2020 06:50:47 am
I love this resource. I am an instructional coach, and I am buying this for my Title 1 paras as well as my kiddos in home preschool! Thank you for such a great resource!
10/5/2020 08:42:17 am
Where do o find the printable worksheets?
8/3/2022 07:51:26 pm
Does the Build a Binder include the numbers and other activities? It opens up in word and does not allow for printing correctly.
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