LEGO Classes and Activities in New Jersey
Yes, they don't feel great when you step on them in your bare feet, but other than that, who doesn't love LEGOs? From confidence building to fractions, creativity to party-play, to the plain old joy of building something cool, the world of LEGOs continues to grow in popularity. Based on the famous LEGO brick, these New Jersey activities and classes combine play time with learning. So put on your shoes and head out for fun!
Bricks 4Kids (Hoboken, NJ) Hoboken based Bricks 4Kids hosts hands-on classes where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cards, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks for children 3-13. Bricks 4Kids also hosts birthday parties, after school program, pre-school classes as well as field trips. (201) 747-7070
Building Kidz (Livingston, NJ) Located in Essex County, Building Kidz offers LEGO Robotics classes, as well as after-school enrichment classes, summer camps, birthday parties and coaching. Children will learn computer programming, engineering and teamwork while working with LEGOs. (973) 800-0100
KIDS U (Paramus, NJ) Children, ages 5-9, can enjoy fun LEGO-filled classes that encourage problem-solving and team work. Throughout each session, students build their self-confidence and expand their imaginations. (201) 225-0008
Creative Kids (Garwood, NJ and Livingston, NJ) Taking LEGOs to the next level, Creative Kids hosts a Building Robots program. This structured activity adds technology, motion and sound to LEGO construction. Garwood (908) 232-4949, Livingston (973) 994-0096
Cresskill Performing Arts (Cresskill, NJ) The Cresskill Performing Arts hosts a weekly Creative Legos Workshop for children ages 5-9. Class size is limited to 12 students. (201) 390-7513
Snapology (Little Falls, NJ) The newest addition to the garden state Lego world is Snapology. Located in Little Falls, this facility offers class, birthday parties, after-school programs, open play, scouting events and summer camp options. Owner Donna Meccia says “At Snapology, we host birthday parties, summer and school vacation camps. We also offer classes: Jr. Creators Club is for ages 2-5. Yellow Belts goes from 4-6. Let's Get Movin' for ages 6-10. Amazing Animals & Awesome Adventures for ages 7-11. Lego® Animation Studio which students create moving using the stop motion technique and lego bricks and mini-figures.Our Discovery Lab offers LEGO Lab (open plays) for ages 2+.” (973) 812-7627
Morris Museum (Morris, NJ)
Morris Museum’s Art of the Brick exhibit will return in November 2013. This showcase highlights Nathan Sawaya’ award-winning large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks, LEGO bricks. (973) 971-3700
The LEGO Store (various locations) Visit one of New Jersey’s LEGO stores to find the latest and greatest in the LEGOs, including Marvel Super Heroes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Cars. Bridgewater Commons (908) 541-0240, Garden State Plaza (201) 843-2063, Jersey Gardens (908) 351-0150, and Freehold Raceway Mall (opening soon). Make sure to search LEGO and LEGO Learning on Pinterest for some project inspiration!