Trim a Lego Christmas Tree! Set up this activity once and you can use it again and again during the holiday season- until your real Christmas tree comes down.
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How to Make A Lego Christmas Tree
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- large lego baseplate (48×48 — 15cm x15 cm)
- green, white, and brown LEGO bricks
- single dot LEGO bricks in a variety of colors (the decorations)
- t-shaped brick – we made this our “star”
Build the LEGO Christmas Tree
Basically, you are building a triangle with rows alternating green and white bricks. Start with a green brick, and then each row below is slightly longer. We did 9 rows, but you can do however many you want.
Build the rows as follows:
- Green bricks: 2×3
- White bricks: 2×5
- Green bricks: 2×7
- White bricks: 2×9
- Green bricks: 2×11
- White bricks: 2×13
- Green bricks: 2:15
- White bricks: 2×17
- Green bricks: 2×19
- Brown bricks: 3×5
Once you’ve set up the tree, you can decorate it again and again.
Plus, your kids are sure to expand on the idea. We have LEGO candy canes, LEGO minifigures celebrating, LEGO presents under the tree, LEGO stars… Once they start building, they aren’t going to want to stop!
I leave this LEGO Christmas tree out and the kids play with it during the day. Then I take off all the decorations (and lego presents and candycanes and celebrating mini figures) they’ve added and they can play again the next day!
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