I have the honor of 'teaching' several LEGO camps during the summer. The first camp was LEGO: Adventure. I gave the kids several genre options to choose from, such as superheroes, western, gangsters, medieval and modern military, and then create games for them to play within the genre. I use Minifigs for these scenarios, but often use third party accessories (weapons, armor, etc) to kit them out. I've found that having a stock of generic Minifigs that I can outfit for whatever I need is essential. I not only introduce many children to gaming, but they also get a chance for their imaginations to run wild!
Another thing I'll do is use collectible miniatures game maps for the scenarios' settings. Basically, I have the kids build 3D versions of whatever is on the map. Desks, chairs, walls...they and many other things are built and overlaid on the map. I like to think they are 'LEGOfying' the game. I then throw in my own home brew of rules and some custom dice and....Voila! Instant action!
Below are some pics I took of games we played. Essentially, the class chose superheroes and then a western shootout. I didn't get too many pictures of the superhero slugfests, but I did manage one of Captain Marvel vs Superman (thanks Kenny).
|Superman blindsided Captain Marvel, dealing massive damage!|
|This town ain't big enough for the two of us...|
|...so we built a bigger town!|
|Lining up the shot|
|Look at the guy in the sombrero!|
|The mayor and his wife protecting their property|
|Knock before you open the outhouse door!|