Play-Well Is Now In Las Vegas!

 

We are excited to announce that Play-Well will be offering our LEGO-Inspired Engineering camps for the first time in Las Vegas this summer.  To commemorate this occasion, we will be running two FREE Engineering with LEGO workshops at the West Charleston Public Library on Saturday, June 11th, 2016.

Pre-Engineering with LEGO, Ages 5 – 7, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Engineering Fundamentals with LEGO, Ages 8 – 12, 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Click on the Eventbrite links above for more details and to register.  The two best parts about these workshops are that they are free and children get the opportunity to learn about the world of engineering through LEGO.  Here is more information about Play-Well:

This summer, we will be offering our Play-Well Engineering with LEGO camps at West Charleston Public Library the week of July 18th – July 22nd.  Click HERE to find more information about these camps.

Have a great summer!

 

Colorado, Utah & Kansas Kick Off!

 

Before Summer each year we have Summer Kickoff parties for our staff all around the country! This year we’re doing a special photo challenge. Each area is going to create their own ridiculous staff photo from Summer Kickoff. Then all of you can vote for your very favorite. The team with the most votes wins a prize. Here are the photos from the Colorado, Utah and Kansas team kickoff!

 

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play with us

 

when it rains it gears

 

Which one is your favorite?

May the 4th Be With You Build Challenge

Attention Star Wars fans and LEGO enthusiasts!

Today is a very special day! IT’S STAR WARS DAY! HOORAY! To celebrate we’re hosting a May the 4th Be With You Build Challenge. Show us your best LEGO Star Wars creation and you might win a Star Wars Rey’s Speeder LEGO set!

Show us your best Star Wars build!

Show us your best Star Wars build!

To enter, take a photo of your best Star Wars LEGO build and post it on our social media with the hashtags #maythe4thbuild and #playwell. You have until 8pm EST on Friday May 6th. We’ll announce the winner on Monday May 9th! Whoever has the most EPIC LEGO build will win their very own Rey Speeder kit!

You could win this!

You could win this!

Good luck and May the Force Be With You!

Scout STEM Programs with Play-Well

Over the years we’ve partnered with many girl scout and boy scout groups across the nation. We really enjoy teaming up with the scouts on special events to help them to learn about science, technology, engineering and math. We are always interested in working with new scout troops to teach complex STEM concepts through playing with LEGO. Check out some of our previous collaborations below and fill out a special request form.

In February, Play-Well joined the Livermore Cub Scout Pack 950 at their Blue & Gold Banquet. We created a fun LEGO-inspired workshop for their 35 scouts. The organizer Allie said, “The event went great and I think the kids really enjoyed the workshop.  It is one of the best Blue and Gold we have put on in awhile.  Thanks so much for your help!”

Girl Scout Troop 753 from NE Kansas & NW Missouri earned their engineering badge in January through a Play-Well TEKnologies workshop. The scouts built a bridge together and then each girl created a car to drive over the bridge.

Troop 753 earned their engineering badge with Play-Well!

Troop 753 earned their engineering badge with Play-Well!

Play-Well hosted a workshop in El Cerrito in December that focused on helping boy scouts earn some engineering badges. We had Robotics in addition to the usual motorized LEGO projects.

Last September, we collaborated with the Ventura girl scouts in a build-a-car event. The event taught four different daisy troops about motorized cars and physics.

A Venture girl scout races her robotic car.

A Venture girl scout races her robotic car.

We want to help your pack or troop earn their Engineer Pin or Activity Badge!  By bringing over 20,000 pieces of LEGO we can construct a bridge, build a catapult, and show how electricity. These  hands on activities demonstrate how engineering is a part of everyday life, and is an ever-growing field.

To find out more fill out one of our special request forms and we’ll be in touch shortly.

 

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.

Creating The New Monterey Conference Center out of LEGO

On Saturday, April 16th, Play-Well TEKnologies partnered with the City of Monterey and local Monterey families to build the City of Monterey out of LEGO. For the event, Play-Well also made a custom LEGO model of the New Monterey Conference Center, which was unveiled to the public at the event.  Approximately 500 people attended the event. Monterey KSBW News was there covering the event:

Here are pictures from the event.

If you’d like us to do a special event for your city, non-profit, or company, visit our special events page for details.

Golden State Warriors Build Challenge In LEGO

Congratulations Golden State Warriors on your 73rd win! We wanted to celebrate this historic win in LEGO, so we created these celebratory photos in LEGO.

We are asking Golden State Warrior fans to join us in celebrating this amazing win by building a LEGO project that honors the 73rd win.  Once completed, submit a picture of this build through Play-Well’s Social Media (FacebookTwitter, or Instagram) and you will be entered to win a Golden State Warriors LEGO Bow Tie.  To be eligible to win the prize, you must submit a picture by Monday, April 18th, 2016.  Good luck and enjoy the celebration!

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Franco Finn LEGO Bow Tie

Golden State Warriors Hype Man: Franco Finn

 

Play-Well and Fidi Families Team Up in NYC

 

Our amazing staff!

Our amazing staff!

On Saturday April 9th, Play-Well partnered with Fidi Families for their Out to See event at the South Street Seaport. We had a wonderful time and Insomnia Cookies were even there! Yum! Check out this fantastic video about our magical day at the seaport!

 

Would like to have Play-Well at your next event? Take a peak at our special events page and submit a request. We love partnering with fun organizations to provide interactive LEGO-Inspired engineering workshops.

Delicious!

Delicious!