About Workshops/Field Trips

Bricks 4 Kidz Knoxville LEGO Workshops and Field Trips

A Bricks 4 Kidz workshop or field trip takes learning out of the pages of the textbook and into an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands-on learning experience!  Use the LEGO® bricks your students already know and love to get them excited about learning.  A Bricks 4 Kidz workshop or field trip is a fun-filled, engaging experience that kids will be talking about long after the fun has ended.

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Bricks 4 Kidz Knoxville offers 3 types of workshops and field trips

  • Academic Workshops (at your school or at Bricks 4 Kidz)
  • STEAM Party Workshops (at your school or at Bricks 4 Kidz)
  • STEAM Carnival Workshops (available at your school)

Availability

  • Times available are posted on our public calendar. Other times *may* be available upon request. Time slots listed as starting at "9am" or "1pm" indicate a general morning or general afternoon availability and not a required start time.

Academic Workshops

  • How many kids? We can accommodate 1 or 2 classes at a time (40 kids max)
  • What? Our Catalog including 100s of possible STEAM-related workshops is available upon request
  • Standards? All workshops are standards-based and can include a worksheet for assessment
  • Teacher? All Academic workshops include an engaging lesson taught by a Knox County Schools-approved Bricks 4 Kidz teacher
  • LEGO models? All Academic workshops include a mechanical or motorized Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO Model based on the lesson covered
  • How much? 1 class = $150. 2 classes together or back-to-back = $250.
  • Do they get to take anything home? Additional Take-homes such as a customized LEGO mini-figure ($5 per child) or a make-and-take model($10-20 per child) are available. 2-week advance notice required for take-homes.
-- If at your school:
  • How long? 1 hour
  • Can the teachers sneak out to Starbucks? We require teachers to stay with the class to handle any classroom issues that may arise.
-- If at Bricks 4 Kidz:
  • Is Bus Parking Available? Yes! We just need to know in advance to cone it off.
  • How long? 90 minutes (includes 15 minutes of creative play time at the beginning and end of the workshop)
  • Can the chaperones sneak out to Starbucks? School field-trip minimum classroom chaperones required to stay with class.

STEAM Party Workshop

  • Why? This is a great option for a classroom rewards party, a student achievement rewards party, coupon sales party, etc.
  • How many kids? We can accommodate 1 or 2 classes at a time for an academic workshop (40 kids max)
  • What? Choose from a variety of fun themes that kids love: MineCraft, Star Wars, LEGO Movie, Ninjago, Batman, Superheroes, Pirates & Princesses, Pokemon, and more!
  • Standards? STEAM Party workshops are not designed to ensure state standards
  • Teacher? All STEAM Party workshops are led by a Knox County Schools-approved Bricks 4 Kidz coordinator
  • LEGO models? All STEAM Party Workshops will include multiple STEAM-related LEGO-building activities.
  • How much? 1 class = $150. 2 classes together or back-to-back = $250.
  • Do they get to take anything home? Additional Take-homes such as a customized LEGO mini-figure ($5 per child) or a make-and-take model($10-20 per child) are available. 2-week advance notice required for take-homes.
-- If at your school:
  • How long? 1 hour
  • Can the teachers sneak out to Starbucks? We require teachers to stay with the class to handle any classroom issues that may arise.
-- If at Bricks 4 Kidz:
  • Is Bus Parking Available? Yes! We just need to know in advance to cone it off.
  • How long? 90 minutes
  • Can the chaperones sneak out to Starbucks? School field-trip minimum classroom chaperones required to stay with class.
 

STEAM Carnival Workshop -- at your school

  • Why choose this option? Our STEAM Carnival Workshops are a great way to service a larger number of classes simultaneously in a relative shorter period of time.
  • How many kids? We can accommodate 4-16 classes simultaneously (if it's going to be 14 or more classes we recommended splitting over 2 or more days).
  • What does the school need to provide? A large-enough space to accommodate the group (for a grade level, we usually work among the 4+ classrooms. For multiple grade levels, usually a gymnasium). Two 8-10 foot tables per classroom, set up in advance per diagram provided. A teacher and an assistant or volunteer for each class.
  • How long? 90 Minutes
  • What? We will bring 6-8 STEAM-related LEGO activities that each take a class 10-12 minutes to complete. Each station will include a LEGO Building activity that represents one or more aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math. Some activities in the past have included, but are not limited to: LEGO Car station & ramp, timed tower-building, mechanical or motorized model, invent-an-insect with LEGO pieces, build a Brick-Tack-Toe board, LEGO Spin Art, etc.
  • Standards? STEAM Carnival workshops are not specifically designed to ensure state standards and assessment, but can be reviewed to tie standards in.
  • Bricks 4 Kidz Staff? STEAM Carnival workshops will be staffed by several Knox County Schools-approved Bricks 4 Kidz staff who will coordinate set-up, tear-down, classroom rotations, and troubleshoot any issues during the event.
  • LEGO models? Every activity will involve various types of LEGO activities (see "what" above)
  • How much? $95 / class, minimum of 4-9 classes. $85/ class, 10+ classes.
  • Can the teachers sneak out to Starbucks? We require teachers to stay with the class to handle any classroom issues that may arise.
  • Do they get to take anything home? We will normally include 1-2 art projects within the activities that the children take home. Additional Take-homes such as a customized LEGO mini-figure ($5 per child) or a make-and-take model($10-20 per child) are available. 2-week advance notice required for take-homes.