Celebrating Mom Through Play

Every year, Mother’s Day comes around and a few days before many of us scramble to get her the perfect gift at the last minute.

This year, we are encouraging our Play-Well students to plan ahead and through play, create an amazing gift for your mom that she will truly cherish.

We have provided below ideas and tutorials on a few gifts that you can build out of LEGO® materials.  And if you need an added incentive to start building now, if you share what you are able to make with us, you could receive a LEGO® gift for your efforts.

Feel free to share your creations via one of our channels:

Check out the projects below for ideas:

A LEGOLAND Master Model Builder shows you how to make the perfect picture frame.

Here are some helpful LEGO® creations you can make to help around the house from Householder Hacker.

Layla Mom Created This Amazing Photo Pen Holder

Little Bins For Little Hands created this cute LEGO Candy Box

Explore, Learn and Play with LEGO at the Triangle Sci-Tech EXPO

Join us this Saturday, April 28th, for the 2018 Triangle SciTech EXPO in Raleigh, NC at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences! The Triangle SciTech EXPO is part of the 8th annual North Carolina Science Festival, a month-long celebration of science with over 676 events across the state! The Triangle SciTech EXPO runs from 9:00am – 4:00pm and is jam-packed with awesome, hands-on S.T.E.M activities including 3-D printing, animal biotechnology, magnetic fields, robots in action, wire science art and so much more. The EXPO will also feature the world’s safest trampoline and an inflatable gravity slide.

Lego lovers will have their own special opportunity to play and learn with LEGO! Play-Well Teknologies will be building North Carolina out of LEGO® Bricks! We’re bringing over 20,000 LEGO pieces to the museum so families can build their home state out of LEGO®! Play-Well TEKnologies instructors will help you design your very own addition to a giant map of North Carolina made entirely of LEGO® pieces. Build anything you want — the only limit is your imagination!

Admission to the museum and the Triangle SciTech Expo is completely free! For more LEGO fun check out our Play-Well LEGO-Inspired STEM Summer Camps in the Raleigh area and beyond!

To find a Play-Well summer camp near you click here.

We hope to see you this weekend to play, build and learn!

Super Bowl Champion Eagles Host Huddle Up 4 Autism

We were lucky enough to be a part of Huddle Up 4 Autism, an event created by the Philadelphia Eagles, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Center for Autism Research.   Families got to build souvenirs out of LEGO® materials, including Goal Posts, MIni-Eagles, and new this year…Super Bowl Trophies.  We created a video tribute to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles Historic Win.

PRESS ADVISORY: BUILDING THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA OUT OF 40,000 LEGO® PIECES

On Saturday, April 28th, Play-Well TEKnologies will be collaborating with the Carrillo Recreation Center and families in the community to build Santa Barbara out of 20,000 LEGO® Bricks. Families will have the opportunity to create Santa Barbara, as they would like to see it. The event is free to families. Families get to tackle these questions through play:

  • If you had the chance to design Santa Barbara, how would you design it?
  • What else would you add to the county that you currently think is missing?
  • How would you make Santa Barbara County even better than it is now?

Families will have the opportunity to explore their creativity through play with the help of 20,000 LEGO® Bricks.We will be running two FREE workshops from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM -12:00 PM.

We hope to see you there!

Frequently Asked Questions About Our City Builds:

What do these city builds look like?

Can I drop my kid off at the event?

  • We ask that parents stay with their kids at all times

Will the kids get to keep their LEGO® creations after the event is over?

Can kids bring their own LEGO pieces to add to the city?

  • We ask that kids keep their LEGO® pieces at home as we would not want them to lose their favorite LEGO® pieces

Can we just drop-in to build without registering?

  • Unfortunately, no walk-ins will be allowed as space is limited.

We aren’t able to make it to the event but would love for you to come to our neighborhood or school. Is that possible?

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 Santa Barbara out of 40,000 LEGO® Bricks

Location: Carrillo Recreation Center 100 E Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Date & Time: Saturday April 28th, 2018  9:00am – 12:00pm

To register for the event, please visit our Eventbrite page HERE.

Play-Well Contact: Victoria Bulmer, victoria@play-well.org, 805-210-0362

Who is Play-Well TEKnologies?

Play-Well teaches LEGO-Inspired STEM Programs to over 100,000 kids/year around the country. The goal is to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientist, innovators, and inventors. Play-Well will be offering summer camps throughout the North Bay. To find camps near you, visit our summer camp page. For more information about Play-Well TEKnologies, click here.

Major Play-Well Announcement & New Curriculum!

After so much anticipation, we are thrilled to announce our new teaching curriculum based on the popular, Pooparoos Surpriseroos by Mattel.  Now, kids can learn potty training all while playing.

OUR NEW POOPAROOS CURRICULUM

EVEN BIGGER ANNOUNCEMENT

With LEGO® materials becoming increasingly more expensive every year, we have had to come up with a unique solution to supply our teaching kits.  So, we are excited to announce our partnership with these amazing “LEGO-Like” Partners.  They will be supplying us with “LEGO-Like” Products for the foreseeable future.  Check out some of their amazing stuff below:

And by the way…April Fool’s!

We Built Austin Out of LEGO® at SXSWedu

During SXSWedu, we help create a LEGO version of the City of Austin with the help of teachers, school administrators, and students.

We started with one building and watch the evolution throughout the event.

 

A high school band even came by.

Playing Well At Dubz Against The World

At the basketball art exhibit, Dubz Against The World, we helped attendees recreate the 2017 Golden State Warriors Championship Celebration out of LEGO®. We made it into a tribute video for the Golden State Warriors. Thanks, Dubz Against The World for having us!

Song by Rob Lennon of Dub Nation Music.