Winter/Spring

Kidizens Winter/Spring Program

Our ‘Kidizens’ Winter/ Spring program is a highly interactive learning session in which students meet once a week to build and manage their own LEGO city. The program meets from January-May for 18 weeks at all our locations. There are two different Spring options – one that is a continuation of the Fall semester and another where the kids undergo a condensed curriculum and have an opportunity to build new cities from ground up.

I. Spring Option I: Fall semester Cities continue to grow!

In this continuation of our fall program, our Kidizens cities will continue their urban development.  When we come back, we will begin the unit in which we study businesses. Each of the students will design, build and manage their own company. They will learn about bank loans, profits and insurance as they construct their store and appeal to customers through advertisements.

In the second half of the spring session, the kidizens will head for LEGO Island. In the process, the students will build old-fashioned ships and learn about explorers. Later, they will study the California Gold Rush and have the chance to dig for LEGO gold.

Additionally, the Kidizens Baseball League (always a huge hit with baseball fans, otherwise kids have other options to launch their own leagues, design sports teams, come up with other entertainment venues/options) begins in March. Each city designs a team, logo, uniforms and a stadium for their team as we simulate games each week to see who goes on to the Brick Series.

All this while, we will also be studying the court systems, building city halls, solving water dilemmas, studying the environment, making our cities more environmentally friendly, building and selling cars, designing floats for the Kidizens May Fete Parade, constructing hospitals and constructing extravagant landmarks for our cities. Finally, at the end of the year, each student will build a history museum featuring photos of his/her many accomplishments at Kidizens throughout the year.

It’s going to be another session filled with responsible thinking, decision making, collaborative planning, designing and building and of course, lots of LEGO fun.

II. Option II: Build New Cities From Ground Zero

If you would like to experience the thrill of building an entire city from ground Zero, Our Thursday Morning and Thursday Afternoon Kidizens classes in Los Altos and our select classes in Saratoga and Belmont are just for you! These classes are different from our other winter classes and are meant only for new students who did not participate in the fall.  The cities that the kids build in these two classes will be built from scratch, over the course of 18 weeks, which will include highlights from our standard fall and winter/spring semesters and a condensed curriculum.

Our kidizens will be building a brand new LEGO metropolis while also serving as a city council and government.  In the first couple of weeks, each of the students will build a house in their city in which to live.  They will also be learning about the “Dot Economy©” at Kidizens and deciding which objects to purchase for their own home.

In following weeks the kidizens will begin to think about what city buildings are necessary and begin construction on a farm, police station, fire station and power plant.  They will also study the history and background of those subjects to gain a wider perspective before building.

During this session the kidizens will also study the business unit thoroughly and build and manage their own businesses as well as design city flags, run a city-wide lottery, devise a city energy plan, build their own cars, hold the World’s Fair and much more!

In all, it is going to be a very busy and fun winter/spring weeks at Kidizens!

Overview:

  • 18 week session starting January 5th, runs until May – offered at all our locations, Los Altos, Saratoga and Belmont
  • Targeted at ages 8-11; for the thinkers, builders and future leaders of tomorrow
  • Kidizens continue the urban development of their cities established in Fall or build new cities from ground up!
  • Cities elect mayors and other council positions, manage budgets, enact laws, and manage natural disasters. Students will serve on a city council and will campaign to keep an elected position or run for a new one
  • Teachers guide students with lessons, real-life and historical perspectives on all topics and encourage “out of the box,” analytical thinking, problem solving and public speaking.
Los Altos/
Palo Alto
Class Day/Time (select one)
Mondays Kidizens 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursdays Kidizens*
(Option II)
10:00 AM –12:30 PM
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Fridays Kidizens 10:00 AM –12:30 PM
 Saratoga  Class Day/Time (select one):
Tuesday
Kidizens*
(Option II)
10:00 AM –12:30 PM
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday Kidizens*
(Option II)
10:00 AM –12:30 PM
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Belmont  Class  Day/Time (select one)
Tuesdays Kidizens*
(Option II)
10:00 AM –12:30 PM
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesdays Kidizens*
(Option II)
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursdays Kidizens*
(Option II)
3:30 PM – 5:50 PM

Kidizens* is the Spring Option 2, that will allow new kids to join our kidizens community and have them build an entire city from ground zero.

Dates: The session runs for 18 weeks from January 5th through May 22nd with two weeks off for winter and spring breaks. No classes during the winter break, the week of February 16th, and during the spring break, the week of April 6th.

Pricing: See our Pricing Page for more details  

Comments are closed.