On our list of 100 summer activities, we had many Lego activities. My 11 year old nephew is a huge Lego fan so we decided to have a Lego day on his birthday. On Lego day of course I made Lego themed food.
The birthday boy ate this mini-figure head quesadilla lunch.
Top Left: Strawberries with a homemade Lego pick
Bottom Left: Green pepper Lego brick
Right Side: Lego Minifigure Head cheese quesadilla with food marker details, Trader Joe’s Caramel Popcorn
My pistachio loving nephew ate this Lego rice lunch.
Top Left: Peaches with homemade Lego picks
Bottom Left: Pistachios with Lego bricks drawn with food safe marker
Right Side: Rice Lego bricks – cooked Nishiki rice with salsa, tomato circles on top (mix some salsa into hot cooked rice, line mini loaf pans with plastic wrap, add salsa rice to lined loaf pan, cover rice with plastic wrap, press down, take out of mold), spinach
For dessert we made brownies and decorated them with green frosting and M&M’s to look like Lego bricks.
My nephews had fun creating this Lego marble run maze and spent quite a bit of time playing with it. I found the idea here.
They each designed their own simple balloon powered Lego car. I found the idea here.
I printed off this and created a scavenger hunt for my nephews. It was a rainy day so I hid the mini-figure print-outs around my house. Each boy had their own to find and when they were done I gave them small Lego sets to build.
I think that playing with something embedded in ice is fun at any age so I froze mini-figures for each nephew. They had fun smashing the ice in my driveway.
We went to our nearby (over 1 hour away) Lego store in preparation for Lego day. These Space men with vehicles were their special July giveaway after spending a certain amount of money. On Lego day I gave them these to build.
I bought this set of birds for the three of us to build. I did the Robin, the 11 year old nephew the Hummingbird, and the 13 year old nephew built the Blue-jay. They made fun of me that I took the longest but I was also distracted with other things.
I found these directions to make our own mini-figure Lego head containers. I had also thought about painting a container but it was cheaper to buy the cornstarch. My nephews each decorated their own container.
I think that we had a memorable Lego day but you never know what kids will end up remembering.