Here’s a fun Easter activity for kids – build a LEGO Resurrection Garden! I love the beautiful Resurrection Garden ideas online that use real rocks and grass to create a table centerpiece with a scene of the cross and the empty tomb. This isn’t quite the same, but I was honestly surprised at how pretty our LEGO version looked when it was finished!
I had wanted to build figures without faces the way I did for our LEGO nativity, but the scale did not work out very well – the tomb would have had to be huge. We chose to use a couple of minifigure knights to guard the tomb, but beyond that we didn’t use any people. I didn’t want the distraction of trying to make some type of character into a figure for Jesus or the disciples. I think it worked out well, but of course you are welcome to use more mini figures in your version if you prefer!
Here is a close-up of the tomb:
And the stone:
The hill is hollow, so it was a little tricky to get the tan plates on the top without collapsing the entire thing… but we did it!
The crosses are 1 x 1 bricks, then a 1 x 6 plate, then a 1 x 2 plate with one stud on top. That allows you to center more 1 x 1 bricks on top.
Here’s a view of the whole thing from the above:
It looks great displayed on the table!
If you build one, we’d love for you to post a picture on the Frugal Fun for Boys Facebook page! (And not just boys, of course!)
For more Christ-centered Easter ideas, check out our Wooden Resurrection Eggs and our post on Telling the Easter Story with a Salt Dough Mountain.