Making learning hands-on and engaging is key for kids of all ages. That's why it has become more and more popular for schools to include building bricks in their regular curriculum learning materials. We love this and can't wait to share with you some great ideas for using our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates to make DIY LEGO Compatible learning spaces in your classroom!
Here is a round-up of some of our previous DIY building brick projects. Some are big, some are small, but they all encourage play-based learning and - most importantly - having fun! Click the titles to see the full tutorial for each project.
Makerspaces do not have to be huge hubs of creativity only found in fancy children's museums. Why not re-purpose some affordable IKEA furniture into a mini makerspace for your students to play with in the classroom? It can be done for less than $50 with this simple hack!
Looking for a way to make building brick play portable for your students? We've got just the hack! Turn $2 IKEA trays into easy on-the-go building brick platforms that are perfect for small group learning.
If you've got students who love getting creative with pretend play, then this is the project for you. Simply cut some Peel 'n Stick Baseplates to size, stick them in each room, and get creative with some interior designing!
Our bestselling Peel 'n Stick Baseplates are ideal for making large makerspaces for students. Whether you choose to stick the baseplates directly onto a wall or use some plywood board like we did here, kids are certain to love the novelty of vertical building on such a huge area!
With our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates, it is easy to turn anything into a building brick surface! Here's a quick way to transform IKEA Tablet and Laptop Supports into fun little makerspaces for your students. Offering kids an inclined building surface is great for fine and gross motor development, as well as inspiring new levels of creativity.
Ok, so this is one heck of a DIY project but it is so worth it! We transformed an IKEA TROFAST unit into an Ultimate LEGO Compatible Storage Station! Your students will love having multiple surfaces to create on, and you'll love getting the building bricks off the classroom floor and neatly stored! This would be perfect for a school makerspace or library area!
Sticking a baseplate on a whiteboard is an awesome way to make learning more interactive and hands on! We've done this project with both small and large size whiteboards. The small ones are great for individual literacy and numeracy learning, while the larger one encourages collaborative STEAM project learning.
A common issue facing LEGO-based STEM or makerspace programs is that schools have to build a wall, table or other surface for students to do engineering projects, and sometimes they just don't have the space available to make that happen. That's where this genius oil drip pan hack makes it's grand entrance!
Do you work with younger students? Why not make them a simple DUPLO Compatible play table. It will give them a nice large building surface, as well as creating a space for collaborative play.
This is a great way to make building bricks easily accessible in your classroom, minus the clutter! You can buy these cheap storage towers from shops like Walmart and Target. Simply Peel 'n Stick a baseplate on top of each layer and your storage tower is ready for play!
We actually designed this project as a space-saver in the home, but it would also be great for saving space in the classroom! This affordable DIY IKEA HACK manages to not only store building bricks, but also gives students a space to build on as well.
Have you seen a project that will be perfect for stimulating creative learning in your classroom? We'd love to see your projects, so please tag us @creativeqt on Facebook and Instagram!
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