We are doing the Lego WeDo Adventure Stories unit in third grade. This unit integrates with language arts, particularly writing. Students write in a number of different formats (plays, interviews, logs) with their adventure robots as the setting and impetus for the writing. We started with the Airplane Rescue robot. By the book, the robot changes engine speed and makes a different sound when it is tilted up or tilted down.
I like the tie in with creative play, STEM, and ELA. We had the students build the robot and make the basic program and them asked them to start acting out a story. We watched the Lego supplied story/video in the Activity Pack and I also had the kids make up story collectively. An interesting decision point came up on how much to allow (or now) the kids to make additional props for their story. At first, we said yes, but then noticed that the focus had changed in some of the groups from writing to making all kids of props. Ideally, in my view, the props would support the story. What I worried about was making props from the limited WeDo parts that would then dictate and limit the story. What would you do?