Creative QT

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4 Educational Activities with your StoryBricks® Letter Board by @pinkpolkadotsandprek

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We are so excited to share these engaging and unique activity ideas by Jenn from @pinkpolkadotsandprek. Her kids have been using their StoryBricks® Letter Board to help with literacy and numeracy learning at home.

DIY Mini Word Boxes

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Shared materials are a thing of the past this school year so we've been getting creative with ways to make individual learning resources with our products. In this blog we share how to use ourStoryBricks® andPeel 'n Stick Baseplates to turn a small $1 container into a multi-purpose learning box which fits conveniently inside a student's desk.


Makerspace Table Hack for Kids

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Hoping to give your kids a great play table to create on whilst also solving the never-ending problem of storing building bricks? We've got a great IKEA hack for you which ticks both play and storage boxes!

Elementary Aged Pixel Brick Prompts

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Pixel Bricks were pretty new to us this year but it's been so much fun watching as our kids explore them and express their creativity using them. One thing we've noticed is the importance of providing build prompts. In this blog we are sharing three simple build prompts we gave our 1st Grader which he loved!


DIY Pixel Art Travel Box

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3 Simple & Affordable Mini Makerspace Hacks

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On the blog we are sharing a round-up of three super easy and affordable DIY hacks for mini maker spaces which will provide your students or own kids the perfect little learning zone.


StoryBricks Spelling Clip Boards

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As many of us look ahead to the next school year we are unsure of where our child will be learning. For some it will be in school, for some at home, and for others it'll be a mixture. Wherever learning will happen, we will continue to value the importance of hands on learning, especially for literacy and numeracy. That's why we came up with this affordable and easy clip board hack to make these StoryBricks® spelling boards. Ideal for classroom or homeschool use!

Mini Whiteboard Peel 'n Stick Hack

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DIY Literacy Learning Boxes

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Toddler Invitations to Create with Pixel Bricks

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5 Simple Summer Water Table Ideas

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DIY Nature Hunt Container

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DIY Nature Hunt Container

Nature hunts are an awesome way to help kids enjoy time outside. Sometimes we like to add a fun twist to ours to keep the play fresh and exciting. Check out this simple seek and find nature box we made using one of ourPeel 'n Stick Baseplates, a container and ourStoryBricks.


Inspirational Instagram Accounts to Encourage Play & Learning Outside

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Now more than ever it seems to be an absolute blessing to be able to play outside. As the weather gets warmer we will be spending more and more time outdoors with our kids. Here are 5 of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow for great ways to make the most of your time in the fresh air as a family.

NEW Pixel Bricks... Where Art Meets Engineering!

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We couldn't be more excited to share our latest MakerBase® Collection product with you...LEGO™ CompatiblePixel Bricks. These 1 x 1 bricks are just what your kids need to freshen up their STEAM play. Read on to find out all the details, but most importantly, to see them in action!


Quick & Simple Easter Treat Ideas by Dana Sue Hinkle

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Such a weird Easter season, right? While nothing seems super normal right now, I challenge you to not let Easter slip by unnoticed. We could all use something to celebrate and something to change up a little bit of the monotony that can/has set in. So here are a couple quick and simple ideas that we do as a family just about every year.

Get Creative with Plastic Easter Eggs!

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It seems a little strange to be doing Easter-themed activities during this time, but we are finding it to be a lovely way for our family to Make Time Together. We've hunted high and low on Instagram to round up our five favorite ways to get creative with plastic Easter eggs.


'Scrabbled Eggs' - A Fun Word Family Activity for Kids

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What We Store in Our Mini SlideAway® by Dana Sue Hinkle

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I think what I love about our little company, is that I truly do USE our products! Like…all of them. But right now, I especially love theSlideAway On-The-Go, because it is just the right size for holding all those teeny tiny toys and materials which otherwise end up all over our living room floor.


The Hinkle's Family Seek & Find Scavenger Hunt

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We're all feeling a little cooped up and cabin fever these days ... this was our family's most recent solution to keep our five kids busy.  Best of all it will upgrade the day from 'meh' to 'awesome'!

5 Busy Bags to Keep Toddlers Busy on the Plane

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