Our Lego Club is brand new to North West 10. We at Kreation Station believe that it is such an amazing way to get kids into to learn both STEM skills as well as teamwork and most importantly to have fun. We recognise that by educating our young lego engineers  we are creating a great opportunity to excite children about problem solving and innovative thinking.

Our initial programme will allow up to 16 children in groups of 4 to create a selection of models through carefully prepared lesson plans recognising that all our classes are supervised by a senior leader and classroom assistant which offers parents reassurance that their children will have the best level of support in growing and learning. In addition, by setting up the four tables with one large sized tub down on each table it is fair to all.

Lego for children is an opportunity similar to art to work with a blank canvas and with these amazing boards this is exactly what your children will start with small 5×5 plates which can be transformed into a normal 10×10 plate if need be. We also provide a number of minifigures, wheel and axle kits, 

The way our classes are delivered is to develop a theme or challenge for the children to work through. Our first theme is "Myself" which will allow your children to play around with the concepts of where they live, how they see themselves, how they feel, who they are and what they want in life no matter whether they are 4 or 11 years old.

Having a theme of course means that the children are focused although it will be made clear that should a child not wish follow the theme set they DON’T HAVE TO and can have the freedome to build whatever they want–but nearly all kids like the theme provided so do not worry.

In the first 5 mins the team welcome everyone, explain the theme and go over the rules of Lego Club. The four rules of Lego Club are:

  • Respect the space.–No running around, just sit and work on your piece.
  • Respect others.–That means everyone has to share and help each other out.  Teamwork makes the dream work.
  • Respect yourself.–Stay positive.  We don’t compete with or put down other club members; we build just for fun.
  • Respect the Legos.–We don’t throw the Legos.  We don’t eat the Legos.  We don’t shove the Legos up our nose.  We don’t shove the Legos up our friend’s nose.  And the Legos have to stay in the library at the end of the day.

To help kids out with this last rule, I offer to take pictures of them with their creations.  I then print them out and give them their pictures next time they’re there but it is another reason to keep the children motivated to attend their classes. Parents are also always welcome to come in and take pictures of their kids designs.

For the next twenty minutes the team will go around the different tables and ask the children what they are building and help them if they need anything.  If they’re looking for a particular piece the team will then attempt to locate it or offer them an alternative piece.  They might even build their own piece as well.

As they hit the halfway mark during the session I remind them of the theme and explain they are now halfway through. We also encourage them to take a couple of minutes to have a drink of water and a healthy snack to assist with their brain function and concentration.

At ten minutes to finish everyone has to stop what they are doing and starting cleaning up the extra pieces.  The team will then explain to your children that they SHOULD NOT break apart what they built, but everything else needs to go back into the buckets.  This then allows our staff to take images of the work at the end once the children have left and these will be ready for the next class.

In the final five minutes the team will quickly announce the programs coming up, remind people about the next Lego Club and allow the childrento share, race the cars, or any other crazy thing they came up with to make it more interesting.  During this share time, the team and parents have the opportunity to hear the creators talk about their projects.