We were lucky enough to participate again in Adobe’s Bring Your Kids To Work Day at their Utah office. There were dinosaurs, Hula dancers, gliders, and of course LEGO. Hopefully, we were able to inspire some future Check out what we were able to make here:
On Sunday, July 12th, we helped GLIDE and families in the Tenderloin neighborhood build a 7.5 LEGO Heart of their Glide logo for Sunday Streets. A huge reason we were able to build so much of the sign was because of the awesome volunteers from Twitter For Good. Thanks to everyone that helped make this idea become a reality. Check out some of the pictures from the event below:
Thanks again for having us Glide! If you’d like to do a special LEGO event in your area, click HERE for details.
7/11 isn’t just a lucky day, but it’s also free slurpee day which makes it extra lucky.
WHAT: GLIDE & Play-Well Are Building An 8 Ft LEGO Heart
WHEN: Sunday, July 12th, 11 AM – 3:30 PM
WHERE: In front of GLIDE’s Family, Youth and Childcare Center, Ellis Street between Jones and Leavenworth Streets
This Sunday, July 12th, GLIDE and Play-Well TEKnologies will be collaborating together to build an 8 Ft LEGO Heart for Sunday Streets. It will be one of the largest LEGO hearts ever built by families in the United States.
“Sunday Streets is a time to celebrate the vibrant, colorful and culturally rich Tenderloin neighborhood where so many families and children call home,” added Janice Mirikitani, GLIDE Founding President of GLIDE. The LEGO Heart represents the unconditional love and acceptance that embodies Glide Church.
About Play-Well TEKnologies
For the past 15 years, Play-Well TEKnologies has taught over 500,000 kids about the engineering world using LEGO. They currently teach over 100,000 students/year across the country with the goal of inspiring them to pursue careers in STEM fields. For more information about Play-Well, visit www.play-well.org.
Play- Well TEKnologies programs are not authorized, sponsored or endorsed by the LEGO® Group.
For over 50 years, GLIDE has worked to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and to break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. Located in the culturally rich Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, GLIDE serves a diverse cross-section of homeless, low-income and disenfranchised clients, providing a wrap-around array of programs including: free meals; HIV/HEPC testing and counseling; housing assistance; domestic violence counseling and abatement; substance abuse recovery; licensed childcare, after-school and summer programs for youth; a resource center for families; free legal services; and access to free primary and psychiatric health care. GLIDE has founded and sustained visionary programming, and achieved tangible results for tens of thousands of individuals and families on the margins, all once thought to be beyond the possible. Please visit us at www.glide.org.
One of Medtronic Departments were having their annual retreat and decided to have our Play-Well Team Building with LEGO workshop as part of the event. The projects created tried to mimic some of the challenges of the constantly evolving and competitive medical industry.
Here is what they had to say about the Play-Well Team Building workshop.
“It was fun and at the same time our specific requests to build team work in certain ways were met as well.”
“I liked the playful nature of it and the clear flexibility of the facilitators.”
“It was fun! It also brought out aspects of people’s personalities I had not seen before. We got to work closely with some functions we don’t interact with except occasionally.”
“Fun way to learn big things about leadership and team dynamics.”
Check out some of what they did here:
During the summer, we always encourage our students to continue to build, play, and learn about the engineering world through LEGO. So, we are conducting a fun summer project that kids and parents can participate in called Play-Well’s Summer LEGO Build & Tell.
It’s easy for anyone to participate. Here’s how:
1. Kids build a project, either something they learned to build at a Play-Well camp or a contraption that they have been inspired to build from their own creativity.
2. Parents, make a short video of your child talking about their creation and any engineering or architecture concepts that have been incorporated into the project. The video should not be more than 90 seconds.
3. Post your video on YouTube, vimeo, or your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram page.
5. Celebrate! You are done!
Here are the prizes:
- The first 30 submissions will receive a Play-Well LEGO Minifigure.
- 10 submissions (selected at random) will receive a Play-Well LEGO Bow Tie.
- 2 submissions (selected at random) will receive a complimentary Play-Well Engineering Fundamentals Mine, Craft, Build LEGO Workshop for their child and their friends. It has become one of our most popular new programs.
All families that participate in this project can also be part of our Play-Well LEGO Build & Tell compilation video, if interested.
The prizes are fun to receive, but in the end, the main goal of this project is to get kids to build more and realize what they are learning while building. We believe that children learn a great deal through play and we hope to foster this type of learning through our summer camps, as well as at home. If you have additional questions about the project, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, check out our Summer Engineering with LEGO Camps happening near you.
We recently gave Kid President and his co-creator of their awesome videos, Brad Montague, two of our Play-Well LEGO Bow Ties. We found out that they wore them to the Jefferson Awards.
We found out via twitter.
We agree, they do look snazzy.