3 LEGO Christmas activity ideas

15 November 2020

LEGO workshops for Christmas

If you’re looking for ideas for activities for Christmas and the winter break, look no further than our LEGO Christmas workshop ideas.

The run up to Christmas can be a busy time for events, so you need some really stand-out ideas to pull in crowds to your museum. Our LEGO workshops are great at engaging and entertaining visitors, whether in person at your venue, or online with our virtual LEGO workshops.

1. Build a decoration for your tree or window

This is a classic LEGO activity, and for good reason – it’s incredibly satisfying for LEGO fans of all ages to build an ornament to hang on the Christmas tree or in your window.

Here are just a few ideas of what you could build with the LEGO bricks on hand:

  1. Snowflakes
  2. Santa
  3. Reindeer
  4. A traditional bauble – make it as shiny as you can!

Don’t worry too much about the colours, especially for younger children – focus on building a recognisable shape.

2. Tell a wintery tale with LEGO puppets

Our LEGO puppet workshops have been hugely popular this year, especially in virtual workshops, and for good reason. They blend a mixture of creative and technical building skills with a great story-telling twist; ideal for LEGO builders of all ages. Here’s what we suggest for a Christmas-themed puppet workshop:

  1. Encourage individuals to build their own Christmas themed puppet from the LEGO bricks you have available – build a long “stick” to mount a head and shoulders on to. We suggest building a Santa, elf and reindeer puppets, but you can vary this as much as you like.
  2. Split in to teams and use the puppets to create a story together. If you’re stuck for ideas, try using a seed phrase to stimulate creativity, such as “the naughty list”, “Christmas Eve”, or “the reindeer are feeling poorly”
  3. Present your LEGO puppet play to others!

3. Build an elf catapult

Build a LEGO catapult - workshop activity

This was a great seasonal twist to one of our more popular STEM workshops – build a working LEGO catapult to help the elves get around Santa’s workshop more quickly.

  1. To get you started, you can find a step-by-step guide to building a LEGO catapult on our Twitter account here.
  2. Build small elves from bricks to fire across the room – be careful about aiming at other people and pets!
  3. You can also build some small targets (Christmas presents, perhaps?) to aim the elves at – score each person building on their ability to hit the targets from a set distance.

 

We hope you enjoy these LEGO activity ideas for Christmas and the winter holiday. At Bricks McGee, we run LEGO workshops both in venues and virtually throughout the year; get in touch to discuss your event if you’d like help facilitating.