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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Saturday Snapshot- Legos
There is a new place in our area to have birthday parties and play. I am sure it has been around in other areas for a while, but area got one this summer. It is at a mall we don't go to that often so I don't think I noticed it until fall.
It is called, you guessed it, Bricks For Kids. They run mommy and me program, after school programs, open play sessions and birthday parties. Last month I saw a friend's post about her son's birthday party and it gave me the new idea I was looking for for my oldest's ninth birthday.
The children had some free time to play, some model building time, a chance to use a Lego zip line and then had snacks and opened gifts. They were busy the whole time, which is great as there were only two girls there, my daughter and our neighbor. Large groups of 8 and 9 year-olds need something to keep them busy.
They had challenges like building the highest tower in a minute and building a tower with a repeating pattern and building with their eyes shut.
Everyone seemed to have fun. I do have to say the model builds were harder than I thought they would be, with a number of the children struggling a bit with getting all the pieces lines up so that the battery pack made it actually move, but they really worked together to follow the directions to make them.
I think they enjoyed the unstructured chance to build from the big table and out their creations down the car ramp the most. All in all it was a fun party that they all seemed to enjoy!