Bricks 4 Kidz brings experience-based curriculum supporting hands-on STEAM workshops to New Zealand classrooms.
The STEAM Education Curriculum at Bricks 4 Kidz® teaches important critical thinking skills that will create future problem solvers!
Bricks 4 Kidz® In-School STEAM Workshops uses LEGO® Bricks that kids love, to deliver hands-on lessons correlated to the school’s cross-disciplinary curriculum objectives and overarching themes.
The Bricks 4 Kidz approach to learning is kinesthetic, multi-sensory and fun, creating a dynamic learning experience for your students.
The Bricks 4 Kidz STEAM Education Curriculum allow learners to explore Science, Technology and Engineering concepts through hands-on model building projects, experimenting, questioning, exploring, and discovering new ideas linked to the Achievement Objectives of the New Zealand Curriculum. Throughout the process, learners develops cross-curricular skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics as they inquire, problem solve and collabrate.
Experience hands-on engineering fundamentals as they build LEGO® motorised models, develop students’ design thinking, information processing and problem solving skills alongside the exploration of science, physics and engineering.
Junior Robotics Level 1: Coding Introduction
Combines hands-on robotics model building with WeDo “drag and drop” pictorial coding, to spark and develop students’ interest in Science, Computing, Engineering and Technology subjects.
Junior Robotics Level 2: Sensors Programming
This programme challenges students with more complex coding and problem solving. With the use of sound, tilt and motion sensors, it allow the robotics models to interact with the world around it!
Advanced Robotics: Mindstorms EV3
Utilises LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 technologies with robtoics moble building, equipping students to succeed in a technology-based marketplace.
This action packed course makes learning science innovative and fun for young curious minds. With the use of the LEGO® Education BricQ Motion, we spark students’ interest in STEAM and promote an understanding of the marvels of science through creative hands-on LEGO® building.
Laws of Physics
Year 2-4, 5-6
An engaging hands-on lesson that encourages students to discover physical science in action. Students experience kinesthetic learning to ground their understanding of force, motion & interactions through guided lesson plans, which foster them to find their “Eureka moments” in understanding the Laws of Physics.
Virtual AI Coding
This programme introduces students to Artificial Intelligent coding through real-life projects, and inspires them to become problem solvers and innovators of tomorrow. By coding the virtual AI robot, students will learn computational thinking and programming while exlopring AI technology.
LEGO® Serious Play® for Education Workshops
Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® Serious Play® for Education workshops will lead students through a series of challenges which promotes self expression, communication and problem-solving. During the creative LEGO® building process, as a visual and kinesthetic communication tool, students will improve confidence in their ability to communicate ideas and create shared mindset.
It’s Bricks 4 Kidz’s vision to make high-quality STEAM education programmes Accessible to all Tamariki of New Zealand, to inspire them to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, through innovative play-based learning.
For over 14 years, Bricks 4 Kidz has been providing experience-based STEAM education programmes using LEGO® bricks, robotics and technology, to enhance children’s creativity, problem-solving, critical-thinking skills and a growth mindset for the future, and spark their interest in science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM).
Each lesson provides kids with a new scientific vocabulary. Lessons that focus on topics such as laws of motion, employ the concept of physical science, requiring children to apply what they’ve learned to their hands-on projects.
Technology implements the use of science to invent and problem solve. Children use their creativity and analytical skills to discover viable solutions to problems presented at the start of each lesson.
Engineering uses the practical application of science to design and create. Although they may not realize it, kids use engineering skills to construct models, such as simple machines, vehicles, architecture buildings, etc.
Arts provides children with the opportunity to design, develop, construct and implement their innovative ideas. At Bricks 4 Kidz we allow children to follow their creative direction and inspire them to unleash their imagination.
Children are given the opportunity to invariably utilise math skills as they count, measure and build with LEGO® Bricks. Students build numeracy and problem solving skills through abstract mathematical concepts.
Benefits of Bricks 4 Kidz® STEAM Education Programmes
Children learn best when having fun! Play is our foremost objective
Inspires growth mindset through design and critical thinking
Reinforces science, technology, engineering, art and maths concepts
Shapes innovative and creative thinkers for the future
Builds self-confidence, presentation and communication skills
Develops information processing and problem-solving skills
Fosters teamwork and collaboration
Sparks imagination and creativity
Provides a safe, enriching environment to create and play
To enquire about Bricks 4 Kidz STEAM In-School Workshops or After School Enrichment Programmes for your school, please contact Laura Wellington (Education Manager) at 021 245 4399 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been an educator in the primary school setting for the past 10 years. I am passionate about education and the opportunities provided to the youth of today where hands on experiences build on learners connections and interests. I am an advocate for learning through play, making learning fun and relatable. I live and breathe learning, therefore professional and personal development is of high value to me. I keep up to date with the New Zealand Curriculum and work with the team here at Bricks 4 Kidz to ensure our content is relevant to our New Zealand Tamariki.