Block Kids






About Block Kids:block_kids_logo

The program was held on Saturday, January 25, 2014
at Plainwell Middle school. About 40 kids participated in the event.  

One of the largest events our NAWIC chapter has held since 1991 is our Block Kids Program. The Block Kids Building Program is a national program competition that is sponsored on the local level by NAWIC chapters and other organizations. The award-winning program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to promote an interest in future careers in one of the many facets of the industry.
The program is open to all elementary school children in grades K-6.

The competition involves the construction of various structures with 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 competitions. National prizes are awarded to the top three projects.

All our local judges are volunteers from companies within the construction community such as: landscapers, engineers, architects, accountants, lawyers, suppliers, and construction managers or operators.
We are continuously surprised and inspired by the creativeness of the next generation and our own Block Kids program participants.

See photos of the 2014 Block Kids event here


Volunteers and sponsors who helped make the 2014 Block Kids event a big success.
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Anna’s Top To Bottom Cleaning Service
CSM Group
Give Em’ A Brake Safety
Hills Law Office
Home Depot, Plainwell
LD Docsa Associates Inc.
Meijer, Plainwell
Karen Gustafson
(Prudential Preferred Realtors)
Safety Services Inc.
Shouldice Brothers
Yeo & Yeo PC CPAs
Wightman Associates Inc.


Download the 2014 Block Kids poster