Looks like our inaugural post will be an Easter one! I’ve been meaning to make my own set of resurrection eggs to reinforce the true meaning of Easter, and finally got around to it. I wanted the eggs to be made from supplies I already had around the home, but also interactive and memorable for the Little Hulk. He’s been playing with legos on a daily basis, so for these eggs, I created as many Lego Mini-Build challenges that I could to match the theme verse and symbol for the day.
For the verses, I used the printable PDF posted by Christina of Play Eat Grow (full tutorial here). The tutorial also shows how to use household items to fill the eggs, so if your little one is not interested in Legos, it is a great resource. Rather than create instructions for the mini builds, I just showed my son a photo of what the finished build should look like. I’m sure little instruction cards like these would be pretty fun in the future.
– Empty Egg Carton, preferably cardboard and painted (optional)
– 12 plastic Easter eggs, numbered using a Sharpie marker
– Miscellaneous Lego pieces
– Clear Contact paper (optional)
– Minifigures (optional)
Notes / Extension Play:
- Use minifigures and have your little one act out the story/verse. The Little Hulk really enjoyed waving the branch and shouting, “Hosanna!” before placing it down at Jesus’ feet (we used a Jedi minifigure for that robed look).
- The purple robe from Day 4 was created by tracing an existing cape on purple construction paper, covering it in packing tape to make it more durable, then cutting it out and punching out holes (a standard 1/4″ hole punch will suffice for the larger holes; I used a 1/16″ punch for the tiny hole).
- The sign from Day 8: You can write directly on the flat finishing Lego pieces, but I don’t like doing that, so I covered my pieces with clear Contact paper and wrote on top of that with a ballpoint pen. Each word is written on a separate block so the Little Hulk was able to put the sentence together on his own.
- Day 11: Personal favorite because of the “stone” piece sits on a hinge, allowing it to roll away
- You don’t have to do this activity in 12 days – one mama friend I know does it all in one day, and others during Passion Week.