Celebrating Bomb Pops Play-Well Style

Our KC team celebrating the Bomb Pop with a giant LEGO version!

On June 27th, our Play-Well team in Missouri celebrated National Bomb Pop Day! The bomb pop was created in Kansas City, MO in 1955 by James S. Merritt and D.S. Abernethy.

The Pavilion at Lemay gave out over 600 bomb pops during this years event! The KC team was there to eat some of those tasty treats while showing off their own gigantic LEGO bomb pop creation.

Almost looks good enough to eat!

Our Annual Play-Well Halloween Costume Contest

We’re celebrating our favorite holiday with our annual costume contest! We’re so excited for our fourth year of Play-Well Halloween! Send us a photo of your child’s LEGO related costume or any cool costume that you and your child created to be entered to win our grand prize of a LEGO Creator Modular Poolside Holiday set!! One lucky winner will receive a LEGO kit, and four submissions will be randomly selected to receive a custom Play-Well Bow Tie!

Post your Halloween costume on our Twitter PageFacebook Page, tag us on Instagram or email a photo to jessi@play-well.org. Good luck! Have a spooktacular Halloween!

Check out some of the fantastic costumes from our past Play-Well Halloween costume contests.

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Happy 4th of July

We’ve put together this blog post of fun 4th of July builds! Celebrate Independence Day with LEGO! Create a moving LEGO flag, a firework, an American wreath and more! We hope you enjoy these builds and the holiday.

 

Play-Well at the Rocky Mountain Youth Development Conference

Last week members of our Colorado crew presented a new workshop to 34 youth development staff (mostly Boys & Girls club staff) at the Rocky Mountain Youth Development Conference. The program was called: Celebrate failure when you reach for the sky: Hands-on STEM learning to build resilience.- Play-Well TEKnologies 
 
The program lead participants through a playful building process using LEGO that highlighted the critical role of failing in science, engineering and life. Using a classroom-tested exercises they explored how to intentionally guarantee failure in a non-threatening way to allow youth to develop a positive relationship with failure. They used their building activity to demonstrate how to weave life metaphors and broader lessons into STEM lessons and STEM play.

Tower of Power: Play-Well’s 1st Build Challenge

We had a ton of fantastic submissions for the #TowerofPower Build Challenge! We couldn’t pick just one winner so we’ve decided to choose four lucky contestants! Congrats to the winners and a BIG thank you to everyone that participated.

Want to know our next challenge?! It’s time for some friendly Super Bowl competition! Find out more here and maybe you’ll win a special LEGO bowtie in the colors of your team!

 

Our winners for Tower of Power are:

 

Sasha Horst 

Love those shocked faces!

Love those shocked faces!

Austin J. Auriemma

Good work class!

Good work class!

Sir. Devin Scooter Hall 

Woah. That's a lot of building and LEGO!!

Woah. That’s a lot of building and LEGO!!

 
Zeb Howell

Excellent use of stairs!

Excellent use of stairs!

 

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Can you build a LEGO tower? How about a gigantic, colorful, creative one? For the week of January 20th-January 27th we are challenging you to build your biggest and best LEGO tower. Then post a photo of your creation here or on social media! We’ll choose one winner who will receive one of our custom LEGO bow ties! Good Luck!

 

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Win a LEGO Bow Tie!

You choose the color!

You choose the color!

 

Play Well Partners with Your Soul’s Movement Center

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On Saturday December 12th Play-Well partnered with a new movement center in Stapleton, Your Soul’s Movement Center, for a LEGO Airplanes workshop.  Channeling the Wright Brothers students built airplanes, runways, and control towers.  Students experienced using motorized lego with motors and battery packs and had the opportunity to make their Airplanes unique, we had some crazy flying machines! Led by Lego Engineers Paul, Jake, and Peter students were divided into age groups and taught the basic components of the airplane as well as what lift, thrust and drag mean.
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It was a snowy day in Denver but there was lots of fun to be had inside the movement center.  We can’t wait to do another workshop with this location again soon!
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Check out more photos from the event and follow Your Souls’ Movement on Facebook!