This Earth Day, learn about the life cycle of a tree using LEGO! This earth Day LEGO challenge is the perfect activity to go along with a conservation Earth Day lesson. You can also use this as an Arbor Day LEGO activity! Apple STEM activities are a super fun way to bring STEM activities for kids to life and provide hours of creativity and fun!
This Earth Day, or any time you want to celebrate apples, challenge kids to create an apple tree life cycle out of LEGO!
APPLE Tree Life Cycle Earth Day LEGO Challenge
Keep reading to find out what you need to create a DIY LEGO apple tree from bricks you already own!
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What You Need to Make a LEGO Apple Tree
You’ll need a set of LEGO that has trees in it. This treehouse set will have everything you need.
If you don’t have tree pieces, you can also build trees from a regular LEGO brick set. This is the LEGO set that most of our other builds are made with.
You’ll also want some 1 bricks to make your fruit. We used red for apples.
We also used a green base plate to stabilize our LEGO creations.
Here are some fun apple-themed decorations you can use to decorate your classroom or home when playing apple games or just for some fall flair!
LEGO Bricks for the LEGO Apple Tree
These are the exact bricks that we used for our Earth Day LEGO apple tree life cycle. And try out these other fun Earth Day activities!
- LEGO Bricks
- LEGO Wall pieces
- LEGO Red 1×1 bricks
- LEGO Leaf pieces
- LEGO brown arch pieces (2)
- LEGO Green base plate
- LEGO Leaf sprout
- LEGO Black jewel
Apple-Themed Teaching Resources
Apples and teaching go hand-in-hand!
Add these fun apple-themed teaching supplies to your classroom (or your house, if you just love apples that much!).
What Bricks Do I Need to Make the LEGO Apple Tree?
You can create this simple LEGO apple tree using traditional LEGO bricks, and you don’t need any special pieces at all!
That makes this LEGO apple tree activity for kids one of my favorites.
You likely have enough LEGO bricks for your whole class to design their own LEGO apple tree.
If not, here are some of my favorite places to get more LEGO bricks without spending a lot!
As a STEM educator, I prefer to buy pre-owned LEGO bricks in bulk.
This method is not only more budget-friendly than buying brand-new sets, but used sets often have many more pieces that are perfect for classroom LEGO projects.
I’ve found great deals on bulk LEGO pieces on Etsy.
And here are some plant-themed LEGO sets that your entire class will fall in love with.
Apple Life Cycle Lesson Plan
All living things follow a pattern of birth, growth, reproduction, and death, including apple trees.
Apple-Themed Shirts and Accessories
If you love to celebrate a theme as much as I do, you’ll love these apple-themed shirts and accessories!
You’ll make the first three stages of a tree’s life cycle in this LEGO set. You can also add death in there if you want, but I usually don’t like to dwell on that one too much.
We are representing a seed, a sprout, a young tree, and a fruit-bearing apple tree in our tree life cycle set.
Explain to the kids how trees are important for the health of the world and what would happen if too many trees are taken away!
Keep reading to learn how to build your own tree life cycle for Earth Day and grab the apple life cycle printable to go along with this lesson!
More LEGO Activities
Here are more LEGO activities to try!
- LEGO Zipline STEM Challenge
- How to Build a Simple LEGO Flower
- LEGO STEM Challenges for Elementary
- LEGO Minecraft Tree
Apple Books for Kids
Here are some colorful books children will enjoy reading to learn more about apples!
How to Build an Apple Life Cycle Tree
Get the step-by step directions for this LEGO apple tree below, but you can watch this video to get a little more info on how to make your LEGO apple tree.
Step-By-Step Directions for Making a LEGO Apple Tree Life Cycle
I’d love to see your version of this Earth Day STEM project if you make it! View the directions for making your own LEGO apple tree below and print the directions out if you need them!
Share your creations using #steamsational on social media so we can see them!