The Block-Kids Building Program is a national building program competition that is sponsored on the local level by NAWIC chapters and other organizations. The award-winning program introduces children to the construction industry to create an awareness of and to promote an interest in future careers in one of the many facets of the industry. The program is open to all elementary school children in grades K-6. The competition involves the construction of various structures with interlocking blocks and three of the following additional items: A small rock, string, foil and poster board. Local winners advance to Regional Competition and one semi-finalist from each region is entered in the National Program competitions. National prizes are awarded to the top three projects.
How does Block Kids work?
Kids are given a maximum of one hour to use their blocks & selected items to build a project that is in some way related to the construction industry. Items used to create these projects are Lego blocks, a small rock, string, foil and a poster board. Once completed, judges in your local construction industry will ask participants about their project. Some of the questions they ask are “Why did they choose to build this project?”, “What do you like about it?”, and “How will it be used?”. Projects will be based on oral presentation, enthusiasm, creativity, use of materials, attention to detail and their reason for participation.
Thank you to everyone who came out and volunteered and supported this wonderful event.