“Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Today, we wanted to share our collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, where together we introduced recently resettled refugee families to the Silver Spring community through play.
5 years ago, we collaborated the Rotary Dreamcatcher Playground Team, Conejo Recreation and Park District, Rotary International to break a World Record for charity. The goal was to bring awareness and raise funds for a state-of-the-art playground for special needs children.
That dream was recently fulfilled with the opening of the Rotary Dreamcatcher Playground. We feel really lucky to be able to help at the beginning of this campaign.
If you’d like us to help out with your organization or charity, check out Special Events Page here.
One of our biggest goals at Play-Well is to connect people via play! We create giant builds and break world records using hundreds of thousands of LEGO® materials. We want to know, what would you build if you had 1 million LEGO® pieces?
Check out some of our world record builds:
On Sunday, October 22nd, we built the city of Brighton, CO out of LEGO® with local families at the Brighton Recreation Center. We had a great time recreating Brighton while using our imaginations to explore various types of architecture.
We’d like to say a big thank you to all the families that contributed to our build as well as the city of Brighton and the Brighton Recreation Center! Here are a few of our favorite photos from the event.
Congrats to our grand prize winner Omar and our second place winner Raycelin!
Get inspired by these incredible contest submissions.
Our management staff had an awesome retreat in San Anselmo, CA near our Play-Well Marin Activity Center. We spent the week learning, exploring, connecting, and, of course, playing with lots of LEGO®! We discussed new programs, we hiked in the Redwoods, taught STEM concepts to three classes at a local school, shared ideas about new in-school programming for science classes, built a Giant Ball Contraption out of LEGO® and so much more. We’re excited to share what we’ve discovered with all of you! Here are some highlights from the retreat:
On Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, Play-Well TEKnologies will be collaborating with the Brighton Recreation Center to build the city of Brighton out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks. Students can construct Main St. Brighton, mountains, their own home, school, playgrounds, parks all out of LEGO. Students will explore hands on architecture through learning about overlapping and how buildings are so strong! All LEGO will be provided by Play-Well. For safety all kids need to be bring an adult 🙂
Families will get the opportunity to build the city of Brighton as they would like to see it, as well as get the opportunity to answer these questions through play:
- If you had the chance to design the city of Brighton, how would you design it?
- What else would you add to the city that you currently think is missing?
- How would you make Brighton even better than it is now?
The best part is that the event is FREE to the public.
Session 1- 10:00am – 11:30am
Session 2- 1:00pm – 2:30pm
(Both sessions will be doing the same builds)
This is a Free event for kids ages 5+. Only kids need tickets
Here are the details of the event:
Event: Building The City of Brighton out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks
Location: Brighton Recreation Center 555 N 11th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601
Date & Time: Sunday October 22nd, 2017 / Session 1: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Session 2: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Brighton Recreation Contact: (303) 655-2200
Play-Well Contact: Brianna Laffey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Play-Well TEKnologies teaches LEGO-Inspired STEM Programs to approximately 100,000 kids/year around the U.S. Their goal is to inspire the next generation of engineers, innovators, scientists, and inventors all through the power of play. Kids dive into our classes and exercise their innate gift for building. They come away understanding fundamental principles of engineering and physics. The experience boosts their confidence, creativity and ability to collaborate. For more information, visit play-well.org.
Examples of other Play-Well City Builds:
Each year over 35,000 visitors descend on the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science for their annual BugFest. We were lucky enough to be a part of this year and families got a chance to build many different types of bugs out of LEGO® bricks. Here is what they came up with: