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:

27th Annual Competition Details
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Hodgson Vo-Tech, 2575 Glasgow Avenue, Newark, DE (Directions)

Registration is Currently Closed.


2020 Block Kids Winner: Harrison White, 6th Grade, John Bassett Moore Intermediate School

Harrison built a Solar Powered Ocean Tidier (SPOT). It is a totally solar-powered crane that travels to the ocean floor and picks up trash & debris from the ocean. SPOT will run continuously, searching for trash in the ocean and will automatically sort trash from recyclables which will be separated on the vessel. This structure/machine has GPS tracking and will be used by oceanographers, researchers as well as the military.