Put your Easter supplies and decor to good use with our Easter themed S.T.E.A.M activity! This challenge is all about colors and is originally designed for kiddos that are pre-school and lower elementary age. But you can change that in a flash by using some of our recommendations in our "Consider This" section to adapt this activity for older ages!
- Bulk LEGO® pieces in a variety of colors
- Plastic Easter Eggs
- Markers or crayons
- Poster Board or Scrap paper
- Grab all the supplies you need and find a quiet spot!
- Draw circles or patches for each color in a variety of spots on the poster board or paper you have!
- Label each circle or color patch with its corresponding color!
- Fill 1 Easter Egg with a few bricks per color.
Now you are all ready! If you have older kiddos who may find this activity a little boring or too easy consider keeping them involved by having them take a lead on the activity set-up and invite them to facilitate and guide your young babes as they play! Also, make sure to check-out our “Consider This” section for additional ways to extend this activity for older age groups!
Gather your sweet chicks and sit them in front of all your set-up supplies. Introduce the activity by demonstrating how to color sort. (Crack one egg open, identify the color, and place it in its matching color spot on the poster board.) After that, you’re as good as gold! Let your kiddo loose to start cracking eggs and sorting the LEGO® that falls out by color!
- Choosing a few books or songs about colors to help introduce the activity or set a foundation for your young learners to work off of!
- After sorting all your LEGO® bricks by color ask questions to help your little learner apply what they have learned! For example, "What food do you eat that is the color green?", "What color is the shirt Mommy is wearing?", etc.
- Extending the activity by adding in an outdoor element! After sorting all your LEGO® bricks by color go for a family walk and have each participating family member find one thing in nature for each color. Once you return home have them sort their outdoor treasures by color and add them to your poster board!
- Practicing other skills as you discuss and sort color that may engage your older audience or help them with more age appropriate learning!
- For example, rather than writing each color out yourself during set-up have your child identify the color of the circle/patch drawn, then write out the color themselves. This allows them to practice their handwriting and spelling!
- After sorting each color, have your kiddo count how many LEGO® bricks they had in each color. Discuss which had the most or least. Depending on your age group you can include deeper math concepts and verbiage such as greater than, less than, and equal to.
We can't wait to see everything that you do with this activity! Share your experiences on social media, tag us, and use the hashtag #LEGOsteamwithBAM so we can all the fun that you had!