Block Kids Competition

February 4, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm

Advance registration is now closed. We *may* be able to accommodate a limited number of walk-up registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-up registrants will be accepted at 1:15 or later.

 

  • Free to participate for kids in grades 1 - 6! 
  • Advance registration is required! Fill out our online registration form below. 
  • Check-in for registered participants begins at 12:30PM at River Road Park & Recreation District (Emerald Park), 1400 Lake Drive.
  • Participants must be checked in no later than 1:15PM! Latecomers may forfeit their spot.
  • Competition begins at 1:30PM. 

 

Block Kids is a nationally-recognized, award-winning building competition for children in Grades 1 through 6. The event introduces children to careers in the construction industry and encourages them to use their imagination to create a structure with a specific set of materials. It also allows children to explore how and why a structure is built.

 

How it works: Each participating child receives 100 interlocking blocks and a choice of up to three additional building materials (foil, poster board, rock, or string). The child builds a project of his/her choice, provided it relates in some way to the contstruction industry. (Construction equipment is acceptable; depictions of people and animals are not.) Each entry will be judged by local construction industry professionals. Competitors will discuss their projects with the judges. Judges will consider the projects and their discussions when awarding prizes. They will select first, second, and third place winners from three grade-level groups (Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6). One overall winner will be chosen to compete at the regional level. All participants receive a goody bag.

 

Block Kids is co-sponsored by the Science Factory, National Association of Women in Construction, and River Road Park & Recreation District.

 

 

Register By: 
January 28, 2017
Location: 

River Road Park & Recreation District (Emerald Park)

1400 Lake Drive

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