I’m sure it absolutely shocks y’all to find out I get a lot of targeted ads for Sunday School stuff and Bible lessons. Recently I’ve been seeing ads for Bible verse LEGOs, I was intrigued, but also didn’t know that I wanted to purchase them. I wasn’t sure if the product would have all the words you would need for the Bible verses I wanted to practice. I got to thinking how to best create my own Bible verse legos.
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What you need for Bible verse LEGOs
Prepping Bible verse LEGOs
I want to start this off with a warning.
Don’t use Sharpies.
That’s what I started off using, and that’s what you’ll see in the picture, but to remove the Sharpie completely you need to use nail polish remover.
Nail polish remover is made of acetone. It’s not pure acetone, but it is acetone. You can melt LEGO bricks in acetone.
So while just using acetone once or twice won’t destroy your blocks, but if the whole point is to use these several different times, then you’re not going to want to use Sharpies.
And, before you ask, yes I did try a couple of different methods to get the Sharpie off.
Rubbing alcohol removed most of the ink, but you can still see a faded version of the word.
The only one that gets all of the Sharpie off is nail polish remover, but I could see the color and the blocks were sticky when I did that.
I wrote one word per brick, but if you want, you could write more than one word per brick if your handwriting is better than mine. My son saw me writing out the words on the Duplo and brought up for the millionth time, “You could just print out the words and then tape them to normal LEGO bricks.”
“No son, I want the bigger size to make it easier for early readers to read the words.”
Also, there was a whole ordeal trying to get these Duplo bricks. When my kids had outgrown them, we passed them on to my Mom so she could have more toys for the kids to play with, AND for the potential younger grandkids to play with.
Fast forward 10 years, and I ask my Mom if I can have them back, or a bin of them for some projects I have in mind. This then followed the most insane and hilarious comedy of errors as she kept bringing the wrong thing.
Using my super cool new bricks
Okay, so now you have a super cool Bible verse written out on Duplo bricks. What can you do with them?
Do you remember my Bible verse stuffed animals?
Obviously, many of the ideas in there you could do over again.
But let’s just look at two variations on a relay race:
Relay race 1
Grab the first block you find and run it to the other side, placing it approximately where you think it goes.
Have the kids keep doing this until you get all of the words in order and put together.
I like this because it can be a bit faster to put work through.
Relay Race 2
In this version, they have to grab the next word in the verse and bring it over.
While I think this could be fun and a significantly harder version of the game. I also think you would probably have a lot more challenges with kids being inclined to cheat and just grab a word and run over, OR being more likely you’d have a kid who doesn’t know the verse being frustrated as they don’t know the next word to grab.
What do you think, does it make sense to do this with the Bible verse LEGOs? Or is this a terrible idea?
Either way, I think this could be a fun way to review, and also would make a good station if you were running stations for a classroom. Put together the verse and say it, then take it apart and rebuild it.