Block Kids

Our NAWIC Chapter 96 sponsors a FREE program for elementary school children (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, and architects.  Prizes are awarded: Third Place Overall is $10.00; Second Place Overall is $15.00; First Place Overall is $25.00. Also, one child from each grade will be awarded $10.00.

NEXT Block Kids Competition:

26th Annual Competition Details
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Hodgson Vo-Tech, 2575 Glasgow Avenue, Newark, DE (Directions)


  1. Flyers are distributed to all elementary students in the Appoquinimink and Colonial School Districts, however, any Delaware student in grades 1-6 are welcome… OR
  2. Fill out the online registration form below before Jan. 29, 2020… OR
  3. Click for a Printable mail-in registration form in pdf  format. Mail to DCA, 527 Stanton-Christiana Rd., Newark, DE 19713. Mail-ins must also be received before January 29, 2020.

Space is limited, so you must be pre-registered to participate…walk-ins will not be allowed.

The next step is to come to the event. The event rules will automatically be forwarded (within 24 – 48 hours) to each student after they have registered. If you have any questions please contact Marla DiSalvo, NAWIC Chapter #96 Block Kids Program by email at:

Judges & Sponsors
If you’re interested in becoming a judge or sponsor for our competition, please contact for more information.


All details below are required for a complete registration.


  • RELEASE: I hereby consent to the use of my childs name, Photography, entry interview in promoting or publishing this program or The NAWIC Education Foundation, Now or at a future date. Further, I understand that this entry shall become the sole Property of the NAWIC Education Foundation. Must be checked below to indicate yes.

2019 Block Kids Winner: Noah Weston, 4th Grade, Cedar Lane Elementary

Noah built a flying solar-powered aircraft that cleans polluted air. He also constructed a solar-powered storage shed to house the aircraft. He won first place overall for NAWIC Chapter #96. His project also won first place at the regional competition, beating out more than 300 other students. He then won first place at the national level, receiving the top honor out of more than 3,000 submissions from chapters across the country.