What are Play-Well Enrichment Programs Like?
What can you do with over 20,000 pieces of LEGO®? In our Engineering with LEGO® enrichment program,take on real-life engineering challenges. In our classes, explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering. Find inventive solutions in a fun-filled context that supports the growth of young minds through hands-on, minds-on learning.
Our enrichment program is a multi-session course for elementary or middle school students. Classes typically meet once per week before or after school for an entire quarter (Fall/Winter/Spring). Session duration is generally 90-minutes. Varying session length and class timing may be negotiated with your local Area Manager.
Students work individually, in teams, and as a group throughout the sessions. A short discussion and demonstration of the day’s topic starts each meeting. Children are given a design/building assignment at the beginning of the meeting. Instructors will provide individual assistance and instruction and facilitate challenges, performance testing, competitions, and modifications to projects.
Our instructors have varied careers and educational backgrounds (mechanical engineering, architecture, biology, art, geology, education, civil engineering, etc.). More important, though, is that all share a common enthusiasm for kids, engineering, and LEGO. Many of our instructors have been leading classes and directing summer camps for several years. The instructor may not be determined until shortly before the first class meeting. An assistant instructor will be added at our discretion.
We will provide all materials for the course each week. There is no ‘take away’ LEGO that goes home with the child after camp, only memories and new building skills!
Class minimums and maximums vary by area and school. These numbers are contingent on room size, age level, and the availability of parent volunteers to assist the Play-Well instructor.
Our core programs for elementary students are Intro to STEM and STEM Challenge. Please check our Programs page for information about more specialty programs which may be available in your area.
Pricing varies based on area, course being offered, number of sessions, etc. Please check on current pricing with an Area Manager.