LEGO Activity Zone returns to this year's festival with an all new Competition Oppertunity!

A special activity for children and youth will be held during the Kennett Alliance for the Arts' Fall Into Arts Festival to be held Saturday, September 8th, in Downtown Kennett, MO. Youth will have the opportunity to play with a core set of Lego Blocks, along with other donated for use blocks and sets. The LEGO area will be set up in The Opera House on the Northwest corner of the square. 

 

LEGO® Education LearnToLearn is a hands-on educational tool that helps elementary school students experience the possibilities of what can be learned using LEGO Education solutions within design and engineering, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies while also building and reinforcing the most fundamental learning skills of the 21st century: collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.

 

LEGO® Education LearnToLearn is based on the educational theory of Constructionism, which is rooted in the belief that children learn best when they experience things first-hand and within a meaningful context.

 

We have turned the principles of learning and knowledge into a practical, four-step learning process supported by all of our classroom solutions.

 

   – Connect phase awakens pupils’ curiosity and the desire to learn.

   – Construct phase encourages the pupil to tackle the challenge by building          something functional or meaningful to them.

   – Contemplate phase involves reflection and dialogue with the teacher and          other pupils and reflects an assessment as part of the learning process.

   – Continue phase gives pupils the opportunities to apply their newly                      acquired knowledge to new challenges and to take ownership of their                learning.

 

Applying this process to curriculum content results not only in the acquisition of curriculum-related knowledge, but also in stronger fundamental learning skills.

 

Youth wanting to participate in the LEGO Activity Zone will be given a LEGO LearnToLearn Core Set that comes with the components needed to create 28 identical kits, each containing the same selection of 72 LEGO elements that students use to solve a variety of activities presented in the curriculum pack. The kit’s carefully chosen elements include a selection of colorful basic bricks and specialty pieces, two mini-figures, and a baseplate, as well as a turntable and hinge so students can create models with movement.

 

There will also be an Original LEGO Creation Contest that will give youth AND adults a chance to show off their creative side and win money! The contest is open to all. This year's theme is "Travel". There will be youth and adult categories, with prizes awarded by judges, as well as a viewer's choice award. "Original" refers to no kit themed constructions. Please bring entries to the Kennett Opera House on Friday, September 6th between 3:00 and 6:00 pm! The entries will be displayed during the Fall Into Arts festival on Saturday, September 7th. 

 

 

LEGO Activities

Competition entries must be submitted from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday,  September 6th, 2018 at the Kennett Opera House.

A separeate registration form must be submitted with each entry.

 

 

For more information email:

fallintoarts@gmail.com