STEAM Holiday Programme

South Auckland

Tap into your child’s potential and encourage their creativity with Bricks 4 Kidz® STEAM Holiday Programme!

It’s a fresh and fun way for kids aged 5 to 13 to spend their school holiday! It is really as cool as it sounds! Step into our LEGO® discovery centre and explore the wonderful world of S.T.E.A.M.

Take your child’s imagination and creativity one step further! Our holiday programme is FUN and EDUCATIONAL that empowers problem solvers, innovative & critical thinkers and team work.

Every day is filled with a unique variety of activities to keep the creativity rolling. Let your child’s curiosity explore and let them become inspired through STEAM based challenges that have many developmental benefits through problem solving, team work, and innovative thinking. 

April 2022 STEAM Holiday Programme

Papakura, Pukekohe, Manurewa,

Single Day Registration: $70/Day   

Full Week Special: $265/for the full four days

Week 1: ADVENTURERS

(Papakura Library)

Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 April 2022

Imagine our world several hundred years ago. A time before television and internet search engines, a time of mystery, where we didn’t know about other continents, cultures, languages and animals, other than those that were local to us. This was the great age of the Explorers, courageous adventurers that charted unknown territory to bring us news of the great beyond….

Happy Easter!

Monday, 18th April

Mariner: Zheng He

Tuesday, 19th April

Join us on a fifteenth century voyage of discovery! At our Mariner Day we will build our way through the adventures of one of the greatest admirals in history.

Aviator: Jean Batten

Wednesday, 20th April

Flying gave our explorers a new perspective. Build with us as we discover the contribuition this New Zealand local made to global aviation history.

Mountaineer: Sir Edmund Hillary

Thursday, 21st April

Sir Edmund Hillary is a legend when it comes to exploring extreme landscape, Join us as we build the adventures of the first explorer to conquer the three poles challenge.

Marvel Man: Stan Lee

Friday, 22nd April

Dress up as your favourite superhero and join us us on an action packed Lego adventure look at the lead creator of Marvel Comics. Dress up Day!

Week 1- Adventurers

Tuesday – Mariner: Zheng He

Wednesday – Aviator: Jean Batten

Thursday –  Mountaineer: Sir Edmund Hillary

Friday – Marvel Man: Stan Lee

 

New in Pukekohe

Thursday 21 & Friday 22 April 2022

Thursday, 21st April

Get your tickets to ride at Bricks 4 Kidz very own Amusement Park! Build new rides, learning how to make things spin, roll, turn and rock. The children will then take what they’ve learned to design their own thrills and challenges.

Friday, 22nd April

Would you like to see your creations in motion? Students will use fascinating and challenging LEGO® components to create dynamic vehicles, inventions, machines etc. Get ready to build and discover how your model transforms!

Week 2: INVENTORS

(Manurewa Library Community Room)

Tuesday, 26 – Friday, 29 April 2022

What is an inventor? How have inventions changed history? What ancient inventions are still in use today? What can we invent using past inventions as inspiration? What would life look like today, if humans were not an inventing species? Join us as we investigate, imagine, and invent in this weeks focus on Inventors.

ANZAC Day

Monday, 25th April

Da Vinci

Tuesday, 26th April

Leonardo Da Vinci – painter, sculptor, architect, poet, composer, scientist, mathematician and inventor! Lets take a look at the creative genius of this reinassance man.

Galileo

Wednesday, 27th April

Galileo turns our attention to the stars! This philosopher, astronomer and inventor’s work in changed the way we understand our planet and its order in the universe.

Inventor: Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, 28th April

Time for a hands on investigation of Benjamin Franklin’s inventive contributions to science, and how his experiments aid our understanding of electricity.

Animator: Walt Disney

Friday, 29th April

Dress up as one of Disney’s famous characters for this day of building and celebrating the works of Walt Disney – from his advancements in animation technology, to his memorable characters and incredible theme parks. Dress Up Day.

Week 2- Inventors

Tuesday – Da Vinci

Wednesday – Galileo

Thursday –  Inventor: Benjamin Franklin

Friday – Animator: Walt Disney

Our Core STEAM Holiday Programme Offerings

Motorised Model Building

Students will experience the hands-on fun of model-building, from concept to completion. While exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics and more.

  • Reinforce science, technology, engineering and maths concepts
  • Develop an appreciation for how things work
  • Build self-confidence and problem-solving skills

 

Coding

We offer an excellent introduction into the world of computer programming and robotics that will ignite your child’s imagination and introduce them to the possibilities of today’s technology world.

  • Logical project based programming and coding
  • Design thinking process
  • Problem solving and Critical thinking

Creative Challenges

A creative building provides children with the opportunity to design, develop, construct and implement their innovative ideas. We motivate children to follow their creative direction and inspire them to build their imagination.

  • Foster teamwork and collaboration
  • Spark imagination
  • Provide a safe, enriching environment to create and play

Science

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

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

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

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.

Mathematics

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.