Bonanza TV – FREE Livestream LEGO Classes on Twitch.tv
Kids, join us for FREE online LEGO classes! Learn building skills and gain STEM knowledge in short, daily lessons by Bonanza Educational’s LEGO teachers.
Introducing Bonanza TV
Like a lot of you, we are stuck at home and missing our routine. We are also missing our students too!
So let’s make the most of it!
Join us live for Bonanza TV, free live-streamed LEGO classes weekdays at 2pm on Twitch.tv.
Watch Bonanza TV Live
Featuring a Weekly Theme & Contests
Each week our programming will have a theme and we’ll host regular building contests. Here is what’s coming up:
March 25 – April 3
This first week and a half of programs didn’t have a theme or contest, but they set the stage for great things to come.
April 6 – April 10
Inspired by Spring and Spring holidays, use your own LEGO to build Eggs, Ducklings, Bunnies, and Flowers. Build your own “decorated” egg and win a LEGO carry case (download the template)!
April 13 – April 17
Using the LEGO 31102 Fire Dragon, we’ll build a week of monsters inspired by the LEGO set and our own imaginations. On Friday, we’ll announce the start of the Monster Contest with another LEGO carry case as the prize.
April 20 – April 24
We will use our own parts and common household supplies to build machines and games. The week will end with the kickoff of the Inventor’s Contest.
April 27 – May 1
Students should get the Klutz LEGO Gadgets book and we’ll build projects from the book, improve them, and learn how they work.
May 4 – May 8
We’ll calm it down with a week of simple building with our own LEGO. May 4th will be “Star Wars” day, May 5th “Taco Tuesday”, and so on.
Animation (2 Weeks)
May 11 – May 22
We’ll use our tablet computers to create movies using stop motion animation techniques. At the end of week 1, we’ll start the Animation contest to win an iPad Mini 2.
May 25 – May 30
Students should get the Klutz Crazy Action Contraptions book and we’ll build projects from the book, improve them, and learn how they work.
** Contest details are announced on screen, including how winners are chosen.
Bonanza TV is hosted on Twitch.tv. It is a platform mostly for live streaming games. We chose Twitch for a few reasons, including:
- No log in required to watch. Unlike a lot of platforms, you don’t need an account to watch.
- Free for Us & You. It is free for us and you to use, which makes it easier to deliver these free experiences.
- It’s easy to use. Unlike tele-meeting apps with tons of settings that are confusing for kids and adults, Twitch is as easy as going to their site!
- Don’t Miss Out, Even if You Missed Out! Each episode is saved for 14 days, so if you missed out, you can catch up on your schedule!
Twitch Heads Up/Warnings:
- The platform was started for broadcasting gaming, and most users do that. Some games include mature content. If you stay on our channel, you’re safe, but monitor your kids after we log off.
- A log in is required for interaction, including Follow and Chat features.