DIY Mini-Fig Winter Olympics Activity
Last week we posted ideas for hosting a kids' Winter Olympics party at home that showed how to use plastic toy figurines to play your own Olympic Games. The post inspired me to think of some more ways to create Olympic play, especially using Lego mini-figs to actually recreate the Olympic sports competitions. We had so much fun with this: first building our Olympic arenas and athletes out of Lego, then competing in our own Olympic games. If you don't have Legos you can do this with other types of toys. Read on to find out how we did it and then add your own ideas.
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These ideas will get you started, but once your kids start building with Lego they will surely come up with their own ideas. You could really get into creating the ultimate snowboarding arena with rails, stairs and other obstacles, for instance. I also love that the mini-figs usually have these intense looks of concentration on their faces that are perfect for competing. We have a lot of Star Wars mini-figs and it cracks me up to imagine the Star Wars characters competing in the Olympics. I'm pretty sure Chewbacca would be a snowboarder. Don't forget to have your mini-figs wear helmets. Safety first!
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