Block Kids

Our NAWIC Chapter #96 sponsors a FREE program for elementary school children (grades 1st-6th) to learn about the construction industry. The students, working independently in each grade group, use 100 Lego-like building blocks, string, cardboard, one rock, and foil to build something related to the construction industry (no people or animals). All materials are provided. After the projects are built, the students discuss their projects with the judges, who are local construction business people, owners, engineers, and architects. Monetary prizes are awarded to winners in each grade and overall winners. The student who wins first place overall will have their project go on for judging at the regional level and potentially national level.

Saturday, February 3, 2024
AAA Charter School
300 North Wakefield Drive
Newark, DE 19702

Registration will open in early 2024.

2023 Block Kids Winner: Carter Farrar, 5th Grade, Brick Mill Elementary School

Carter built a magnetic road with a pulse underneath that would move the cars to their destination. It would cut down on pollution and be great for the earth. Carter would like to be an engineer, architect, or coder when he grows up.