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Block Kids

The Block-Kids Building Program is a national competition that is sponsored on the local level by NAWIC chapters. The annual award winning program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create an awareness and to promote an interest in future careers in one of the many facets of the industry. The competition involves building a structure that a construction company would build, using interlocking blocks and three of the following additional items: a small rock, string, foil, and poster board. Local winners advance to Regional competition, and one semi-finalist from each region is entered in the National Program competition.

Block Kids took place on October 11, 2023, at Licking Heights South Elementary School.

Stay tuned for 2024 Block Kids Updates!

Participants are given one hour to build a structure of their choice with the following:

  • Interlocking Blocks

  • Rock

  • Piece of String

  • Piece of Foil

  • Sheet of Poster Board

Projects are judged by veterans of the construction industry for creativity, imagination, design, use of materials, enthusiasm and attention to detail. This competition helps youngstersrealize that building is an adventure and requires people in many functions to make it all happen.


The winning structures are entered in a regional and national competition.

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Donate Supplies

There’s 300 children who participate in the Columbus Block Kids Event and they are each given a “gift bag” to take home. We welcome any promotional items your company is willing to donate (i.e. stickers, note pads, gift bags, pens, etc.). The children also love candy, pencils, markers, stress balls and crayons. Large gifts are given to winners which consist of gift cards, shirts, hats, etc.

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Be a judge for the event, or help us prepare by counting blocks, assembling goodie bags, and setting up the space at the school. More info on dates and locations on the next page

  • Wednesday, August 30th, 5:30-7 Block Counting 

  • Wednesday, September 27th, 5:30-7 Goodie Bag Assembly

  • Tuesday, October 10th, 5:30-7 Set up at School

  • Wednesday, October 11th, 9am-12pm, Judge Competition

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2022 Block Kids

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2019 Block Kids

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2018 Block Kids

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