Inspire Your Students To Dream Big

Join the Community Builders Challenge, a NEW hands-on SEL learning experience that combines creativity and compassion to inspire students across the country to build a better world.

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You can build your community with any creative materials!

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The Challenge

How we play can shape the world, and we need teachers like you to lead the fun. 

Empower your students to use their creativity skills to build awesome new communities that support everybody and have a positive impact.

The Community Builder’s Challenge, created by Red Nose Day In School and the LEGO Group's Build The Change team, was designed to help your students imagine solutions for everyday problems they see around them: Are there ways to make it easier for everyone to play together? What if you could change how to share food? How about a new green space for a neighborhood with no grass or trees?

Help them see the world they want to live in, and then bring their vision to life.

GET STARTED
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Let the Building Begin!

When your students are free to explore and learn through play, there are so many imaginative possibilities to build brighter communities.

Use any creative materials —no LEGO® bricks required!

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GET INSPIRED

Watch the instructional video with your class and start dreaming. Plan what your community might need — check out the Inspiration Sheet in the free activity packet to get ideas flowing. 

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GET BUILDING

Encourage your students to design and create their awesome ideas using any classroom supplies that spark their creativity, from paper, glue, crayons, and clay to LEGO® bricks, feathers, popsicle sticks.

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GET RED NOSEY

Bring all your builds together into an inspiring community. Name and describe your amazing creations. Just remember that every build needs to find a spot for a Red Nose at its heart to ensure positivity and inclusion for all.

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GET RECOGNIZED

Upload images or videos and a description of your class project here so it can be shared with everyone, and for the opportunity to win LEGO bricks for your school.

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CELEBRATE!

Hand out Master Builder Certificates to everyone in your classroom to honor their outstanding contributions (it’s included in your Activity Packet!).

Prizing and Deadline

The winning classroom will receive LEGO bricks worth a value of at least $599USD. Submit your community by April 15th for a chance for your students to be crowned the most amazing, creative, out-of-the-box thinkers around. Our panel of judges will announce the winner in May! Upload your project here.

No purchase or donation necessary. Open to 50 US/DC, 6-12 yrs old, Entries must be submitted by educator or teacher. Ends 11:59 p.m. ET 4/15/24. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for details.

Let's Go!

Download all the information you need for this classroom project:

Activity Sheet

Project Plan

Inspiration for Community Builds

Ways to Make a Red Nose

We Did It! Certificate of Completion

Title 1 Schools

You may be eligible for a free Replay Kit, filled with LEGO® bricks and Red Noses, to help spark your classroom’s creativity. Limited quantities available. Learn more.

Build the Change is supported by the LEGO Foundation. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, and the Brick and Knob configuration are trademarks and copyrights of the LEGO Group. ©2024 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

Red Nose Day in School is a free educational program designed to teach young students about the impacts of poverty on children, foster empathy building, and celebrate acts of kindness in the classroom and beyond. This year-round program includes lesson plans, routines and videos to help students practice core reading and writing skills while also helping them realize their power to make a difference for others. Learn more.