- Program Goals
- Encourage creativity, problem-solving, and math skills
- Encourage collaboration and a friendly space for kids and parents to interact
- Offer a program that fits a variety of ages, needs, and abilities
- Attendance: 35
- Build a creation with 25 pieces
- Build a creation from one color
- Build a vehicle
- Build a robot
- Build a city
- Build a winter vehicle
- Build a (Star Wars) space ship
- Build an animal
Lego Club is my longest-running after school club. It's a drop-in program - people can come any time between 3:30 and 5:30 and stay as long as they want. There is a display of Lego and related books that can be checked out, as well as flyers for upcoming programs.
Legos were provided through donations and supplemented with Pig Money.
During Lego Club I take pictures, admire creations, talk to parents about upcoming programs and whatever is on their minds, settle fights, keep an eye on kids who don't have adult supervision, and sort the Legos. When they are finished building, which can be anywhere from 10 minutes to the full 2 hours, they get their picture taken for the bulletin board and Facebook and put their creation on the "play" table. We don't break them down until they are gone. (I used to put them on display but we had to keep cleaning them up and we ran out of space).
Attendance used to go up to 50 and above, but now tends to hover around the 20 range. It's mostly a fill-in program at this point. If I'm busy or unavailable, it's easy to have my aides or associates run things.