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 1, 2025
Hodgson Vo-Tech High School
2575 Glasgow Avenue
Newark, DE 19702

Registration will open at the end of 2024.


2024 Block Kids Winner: Jake Reed, 4th Grade, John Bassett Moore Intermediate School

Jake built a project for disaster prevention against flooding after an earthquake, where the overflow of water from the dam would be soaked up by a sponge, run through a pipe, and collected in a large barrel. He would like to be a teacher when he grows up.