The Christchurch
Brick Show
LUG 4/2



In this session, students use LEGO to explore what makes a good story, including devices like plot, character and setting. Stories can be presented to the group, sent back to school, or used later in a stop motion movie-making session! We can tailor storytelling sessions to age and topic, and focus on oral or written language.

Age range: 5-8 years old (Years 0-3)

Session Length: 60-90 minutes (dependent on age and ability)

Price: $6.50 per child per hour (Minimum $80 per hour)

Capacity: Up to 50 children

  • - Characters are important to a story because their knowledge and skills determine how they react to events and people
  • - The setting of a story can create situations for characters to overcome
  • - A plot has a beginning, a middle and an end. Characters need to be established first, encounter a problem second, and ultimately overcome the problem.



As a group and in pairs, students discuss elements of character, set, and plot. The group will use LEGO props to tell a story, before breaking into small groups to plan, enact and share their own story. You may opt for a written storytelling session, though we recommend this for Years 3 and above only. All groups share their story with the group, using their LEGO characters and set to act it out.


We are learning to:

    • - Use plot points to create drama
    • - Develop characters
    • - Create a setting relevant to our story



  • Speaking, Writing and Presenting:  Purposes and Audiences (Levels 1-3)
  • - Recognise how to shape texts for a purpose and an audience. (Level 1)
  • - Show some understanding of how to shape texts for different purposes and audiences. (Level 2)
  • - Show a developing understanding of how to shape texts for different purposes and audiences. (Level 3)

  • Speaking, Writing and Presenting:  Ideas (Levels 1-4)
  • - Form and express ideas on a range of topics. (Level 1)
  • - Select, form, and express ideas on a range of topics. (Level 2)
  • - Select, form, and communicate ideas on a range of topics. (Level 3)
  • - Select, develop, and communicate ideas on a range of topics. (Level 4)

  • Speaking, Writing and Presenting:  Structure (Levels 1-2)
  • - Organise texts, using simple structures. (Level 1)
  • - Organise texts, using a range of structures. (Level 2)

The Arts

  • Drama:   Developing Practical Knowledge (Levels 1-2)
  • - Explore the elements of role, focus, action, tension, time, and space through dramatic play. (Level 1)
  • - Explore and use elements of drama for different purposes. (Level 2)

  • Drama:   Developing Ideas (Levels 1-4)
  • - Contribute and develop ideas in drama, using personal experience and imagination. (Level 1)
  • - Develop and sustain ideas in drama, based on personal experience and imagination. (Level 2)
  • - Initiate and develop ideas with others to create drama. (Level 3)
  • - Initiate and refine ideas with others to plan and develop drama. (Level 4)

  • Drama:  Communicating and Interpreting (Levels 1-2)
  • - Share drama through informal presentation and respond to ways in which drama tells stories and conveys ideas in their own and others’ work. (Level 1)
  • - Share drama through informal presentation and respond to elements of drama in their own and others’ work. (Level 2)

Health and Physical Education

  • Relationships with Other People:  Identity, Sensitivity, and Respect (Levels 1-2)
  • - Demonstrate respect through sharing and co-operation in groups. (Level 1)
  • - Describe how individuals and groups share characteristics and are also unique. (Level 2)


  • Thinking:
  • Students think creatively to generate story elements such as character, setting and plot.
  • Using language, symbols and text:
  • students explore language devices and symbolism as they relate to storytelling, and practice oral language skills through sharing ideas with the group and in pairs.
  • Managing Self:
  • Students practice library-appropriate behaviour throughout their visit.
  • Relating to Others:
  • Students utilise theory of mind to explore what they can reasonably expect their audience to know about a character, their back story and a setting in order to tell an effective, impactful story. 
  • Participating and contributing: 
  • Students share ideas with the group and in pairs throughout this class.


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