BLOCK KIDS is held at Metropolitan Community College

South Campus

2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave

Industrial Training Center, Conference Center 120

2020 Winner!

2018 Winner!

Block Kids is a building competition created in 1990 to introduce grade school children to the construction industry.  It is a national competition, hosted locally by NAWIC Chapters.  Omaha has had several regional and national winners over the years.

Block Kids 2021 Chair:

Claire Andreesen - McCarthy Building Companies

Date:    Saturday, February 20, 2021

Time:    10:00am

Where: Virtually Via Zoom

Questions about registering, volunteering or donating to Block Kids?


Block kids is a national, annual event sponsored locally by the National Association of Women in Construction Greater Omaha Chapter #116. This is a FREE event for aimed to familiarize K-6th grade children with the construction industry in a fun setting.

Program Guidelines
Kids are given a maximum of one hour to use their blocks & selected items to build a project that is in some way related to the construction industry. Items used include: 

100 interlocking blocks
small rock
poster board

Once completed, judges will interview participants about the project asking questions like: Why did you choose to build this project? What do you like about it? Is there anything you would change? How will it be used? 

Projects are scored on oral presentation, use of materials, enthusiasm, attention to detail, creativity 
and reason for participation. Winning local projects will advance to a regional competition, with the chance to advance to nationals. 

Our 2020 winner, Augustus, built a rock picker for moving huge rocks from place to place.

Our 2018 winner, Steve, built a renewable energy roadway.  This would charge a battery using both solar energy and friction from passing cars.  Thank you to Art of the Brick for providing free passes to our winners!  UPDATE, Steve was our Midwest Region Winner!

​Congratulations Steve!

Thank you to WOWT and Chase Moffitt for their coverage of Block Kids.  Director Jody Duree gave three awesome interviews showing how NAWIC is empowering women to influence the direction of the construction industry by educating the future generation. 

Block Kids featured on WOWT

Eric & Stacey Wilhelm


Our 2019 winner, Alexa, built a crane that was picking an art installment to the top of a house. 

Great job Alexa!

2019 Winner!