One of my favorite Halloween projects that I’ve done with my kiddos to date has to be our Five Little Pumpkins Lego project!
Three years ago, when room mom for Madison’s kindergarten class, I was asked to do a Halloween activity with the students. At the time (and still to this day) Madison was extremely into Legos.
I really wanted to find a way to incorporate them into the Halloween project.
Madison also loved the Five Little Pumpkins poem. She had learned it the year before in preschool, and it had stuck with her. The funny thing is, Jack’s actually going to be reciting it this year, I can’t wait!
I’m giving away my custom-designed Five Little Pumpkins poem printable in this post (see below).
So, I took two of Madison’s favorite things at the time, and the Five Little Pumpkins Lego activity was born.
When it came to creating the kits, my husband was super helpful, and pretty much took over. He would never admit this, but he’s actually pretty crafty himself. Plus, it gave him and Madison an excuse to head to the Lego store.
We’re pretty lucky to live relatively close to a Lego store. They sell all the Lego current sets, but you can also buy a cup of random bricks of your choice. They have a whole wall of Legos to choose from.
We got really lucky our first time picking pieces for this project, and were able to find all the pieces we needed at the store.
If you don’t have the pieces on hand, and don’t live near a Lego store, you can also purchase individual bricks online from Lego.
To build your own kit, I’ve compiled a list of supplies. This list includes the Lego brick name, Lego shop codes (Element ID is in parenthesis), and price per piece. Simply input the Lego Element ID into the search bar on the Lego pick a brick website, and the exact Lego brick, including color, will pop up.
For each kit, you’ll need the following:
- 1 green 6×12 plate (4541414) – $1.34
- 2 brown 2×6 plates (4518687) – $0.19 each = $0.38
- 12 white 1×2 radiator grills (241201) – $0.06 each = $0.72
- 5 orange 1×1 bricks (4173805) – $0.07 each = $0.35
- 5 green 3×3 bamboo leaves (4114348) – $0.18 each = $0.90
Adding up the individual pieces, the set we created costs $3.69 online.
Attach both brown 2×6 plates to the bottom of the green plate for the dirt.
Place two rows of 6 radiator grills above the brown dirt for the picket fence.
Attach the five orange squares for the pumpkins above the picket fence, starting one dot in from each end.
Place one green bamboo leaf above each pumpkin.
For Madison’s class, I included a small printable with the Five Little Pumpkins poem, along with all the Lego pieces needed in a plastic Ziploc sandwich bag. That way, the kids could take home the project without losing any of the pieces.
In class, I showed the kids a finished project, and walked them through putting everything together.
It was a real hit! In fact, for a while the kids were even calling me “the Lego mom”. I’m kinda glad that one didn’t stick.
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