Online Holiday Programmes

TIME MACHINE — SEASON ONE

Bricks 4 Kidz® East Auckland is excited to invite you to the launch of our ‘Time Machine Series’ programme for young children.

The programme has 3 parts – Ancient Civilisations, Modern Civilisation sand Futuristic Civilisations. The programme will include all 8 areas of the New Zealand school curriculum, giving the children a boost in their learning while helping them develop their curiosity and social skills.

This season will journey us through key areas of history and events. From invention and creations, cultural festivals to empire legends. Our time machine is filled with rich adventures and insightful explorations. We take you on a tour through the animal kingdom, from the Amazon jungle to under the deep blue sea. We intrigue our minds with space explorations and astronomy, from Galileo to Neil Armstrong and deep into outer space.

Through games, Lego building, pictures and videos, we add ideas and share our knowledge with each other, the children will not just learn from the teachers but also gain social and verbal skills from peers through storytelling and presentations.

Student Age: 5-6, 7-9 Yrs
Date: From May 13,  6 weeks
Class Duration: 60 mins 
Price: $120 / 6 weeks

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ARCHITECTURE AROUND THE WORLD
(Virtual STEAM Education Class)

Join us as we travel back in time to discover Architectural marvels across the globe.

In each lesson we will uncover the when and why these landmarks were built, looking at the History and Technology available at that time.

And we will question how well the building achieves its purpose, and discuss how technology available at that time changes how building were built, and explore the Architectural and Engineering concepts behind the landmark.

This learning is reinforced through a LEGO Building Challenge, where the students become the architect of their own masterpieces, and present their build to the class, aiming to develop a student’s own creative solutions and build on the students’ presentation skills.

Student Age: 5-6, 7-9 Yrs
Date: From April 28,  8 weeks
Class Duration: 60 mins / Class
Price: $140 / 8 weeks
(INTRO Offer: First Class Free)
What do you need: iPad/Laptop, a 2L ice cream container size of LEGO bricks

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LEGO BUILD TO CONNECT (5-6, 7-9 Yrs)

This online programme is designed to facilitate children’s need to CONNECT socially at a time of isolation, in the safety and comfort of their homes.

This 1-hour fun programme is guided by our friendly teacher and gives children
opportunity to EXPRESS and PRESENT their ideas and creativity in LEGO model building and speech presentation, aiming to develop their imagination, public speech, presentation, social and fine motor skills.


Student Age: 5-6, 7-9 Yrs
Class Duration: 60 mins
Price: $18 / Class
What do you need: iPad/Lap top,  2L Ice cream container size of LEGO bricks

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STOP MOTION ANIMATION LEGO MOVIE MAKING

(6-8, 9+ Yrs)

Lights, camera, LEGO® action! Use LEGO® bricks to tell YOUR story, complete with music, special effects and all your favourite LEGO® characters!

5 DAY MOVIE MAKING WORKSHOP

In this exciting 5-day workshop, children will investigate the various roles within a Film Production Team. Children will take on each role as they learn (Junior Class) and develop (Advanced Class) their movie making skills.

  • Day 1: Screenwriting & Production Design – exploring the steps from the first idea to storyboards.
  • Day 2: Art Director & Costume Design – developing the storyboards into sets and characters.
  • Day 3: Cinematography – Looking at lighting and movement in a stop motion animation.
  • Day 4: Editing – Effectively using sound and special effects.
  • Day 5: Directing and Producing – Combining the skills developed over the week into a final project.

Student Age: Junior Class, 6-8 Yrs, Advanced Class, 9+ Yrs
Class Duration: 60 mins / day, 5 day Workshop
Price: $120 / 5 classes
What do you need: iPad/Lap Top, 2L Ice cream container size of LEGO bricks

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TODDLER LEGO RHYTHM AND BUILD CLASS (2-3 Yrs)

This online Parent and Child Early Learning Class allows young children the opportunity to explore the learning environment through exploratory play, games, rhythm, and songs using Duplo Bricks. Through our playful classes we introduce and reinforce early concepts such as counting, letters, colours and shapes.

  • Practice fine motor skills through exploratory play with Duplo blocks.
  • Practice social interaction
  • Practice following directions through simple games and instructions
  • Build on communication skills through rhythm, songs & basic sign language

Age: 2-3 Years Old
Class Duration: 45 mins
Price: $15 / class
What do you need: iPad / Lap top, LEGO Duplo Bricks

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PRE-SCHOOL LEGO RHYTHM AND BUILD CLASS (4-5 Yrs)

This online Parent and Child Pre-school Class allows young children the opportunity to explore the learning environment through exploratory play, games, rhythm, and songs using Duplo Bricks. Through our structured classes, preschoolers can:

  • We Learn:
    • Increase general knowledge through topic discussions.
    • Utilise multiple learning modalities to engage visual, tactile and auditory learning styles.
    • Learning letters and their sounds.
  • We Build:
    • Practice patterning, counting & comparing sizes.
    • Improve fine-motor skills as children manipulate Duplo bricks.
    • Enhance self-esteem by completing projects.
  • We Play:
    • Strengthening Creative & Constructive play skills.
    • Strengthen social and emotional skills such as patience, teamwork and communication.

Age: 4-5 Years Old
Class Duration: 45 mins
Price: $15 / Class
What do you need: iPad / Lap top, LEGO Duplo Bricks

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VIDEO GAME DESIGN IN SCRATCH CODING (9+ Yrs)

Students will develop a range of coding and problem solving skills as they create fun video games. Each game progressively teaches more advanced capabilities within the video game design software, Students will be proud and excited to actually play their very own completed video games.

10 DAY VIDEO GAME DESIGN WORKSHOP

After this 10 day workshop, students will have made four different games in total, have a great understanding of basic programming, and all the tools they need to go and create their very own video game masterpiece!

Student Age: 9-13 Years Old
Class Duration: 60 mins / day, 10 days
Price: $200 / 10 Classes
What do you need: Lap top

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INTERACTIVE ANIMATION DESIGN IN SCRATCH CODING (7-9 Yrs)

Throughout this 10 day course, students will have an introduction to programming in Scratch! They will learn how to make interactive animation with movement, choices and can really put their imagination to the test!

Age: 7-9 Years old
Class Duration: 60 mins / day, 10 days
Price: $200 / 10 classes
What do you need: Lap top

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