School-gen + Mind Lab Kids join forces

To help put kiwi kids’ energy to good use, the Genesis School-gen programme is partnering with Mind Lab Kids.  Primary school kids all over New Zealand will have FREE access from now and over winter to fun experiments, challenges and lightbulb moments to get them creating and learning from home.

Developed by educators, kids will have access to a safe online space to create, innovate and share their creations.  It’s super easy for kids to do.  First, they watch the challenge set by the Mind Lab Kids educators, then hunt around the house for the items they need and finally they record themselves completing the challenge and upload to the site.

 Getting kids started is as simple as registering on Mind Lab Kids.


Make a photo booth and win! 

Professional photographers often use photo booths when they want to take cool pics of objects.

Learn how to make your own photo booth in this week’s challenge and start snapping to win either a Glow-in-the-dark Slime Lab, a Tin Can Edge Dectector Robot or a Kids Kitchen Science Kit.

To be in the draw for these awesome spot prizes share some of your best photo booth pics on the Challenge page by 7pm on Tuesday 5 June and be in with a chance to win!

You’ll also go in the draw to win the BIG prize of a Mini Sphero Activity Kit, which will be drawn on Thursday 18 June.

If you’ve already registered on Mind Lab Kids, then you can get started now! If you haven’t, then get an adult to sign you up so you don’t miss out on great prizes.

There is always some fine print … check out School-gen’s Terms and Conditions here.

Challenge No. 5 spot prize winners

The spot prize winners for Competition Challenge No 5. are:

Grace Wright


dragonoid6 & icecream78 (Joint)

Check out their videos on the ice cream challenge page.

Don’t forget… 

Everyone who completes a Competition Challenge over the coming weeks and uploads their Challenge on the Mind Lab Kids site, goes in the draw to win the BIG prize of a Mini Sphero Activity Kit.

And for every Competition Challenge entered, you get an additional chance at the BIG prize!


Want more Activities?


Twiggy the Pukeko and Chip & Chirpy learn about renewable energy and you can learn too.

Fun home activities

Want to have fun experimenting and making stuff? Here’s some more activities to do at home.

Online Games

Challenge yourself and your friends on  Crunch Time and avoid predators in the  Whio Boot Camp game.