We love these Mini Whiteboard Maker Spaces as they are so easy to make, and perfect for play based learning in the classroom or at home. We have put together some suggestions for simple activities, that make the most of this fun and exciting resource.
Using maker spaces in a classroom setting is very different to using maker spaces at home. You have to cater for more little hands excitedly wanting to contribute, and more creative minds whirring at the same time. That's why we came up with the idea of using mini whiteboards as maker spaces in the classroom. Firstly we will walk you through how to make your Mini Whiteboard Maker Spaces, followed by a separate blog post giving you some play based learning activities to do with your class.
Great work, you've made your children a Mini Maker Space...... but what next? Children will happily enjoy exploring their new creative hub without additional structure. However, it can be beneficial to use your Mini Maker Space for some play based learning activities. Here are a few of our favourites.
Maker spaces do not have to be huge hubs of creativity only found in fancy children's museums. Why not re-purpose an old piece of furniture into a mini maker space for your children to play with at home. It can be done for less than $50!
Have you heard of an emerging trend called 'maker spaces?'. They are the latest way to support collaborative play based learning in places of education, such as schools, museums, and libraries. Their rise to popularity is not just a coincidence, maker spaces can't help but inspire young minds to learn creatively.
Shiver me timbers, STEAM kits are all the rage at the moment. We thought we'd join in the fun, and create a novel way for families to Make Time Together whilst enjoying some play based learning.
This is the perfect way to make a 'creation station' for your children if you are a little short on space. Cheap, quick, and easy to make....... what are you waiting for?!
How to store building blocks is not an easy decision! Here at Creative QT we are all about making play time fun. We made these exciting little storage jars for less than $15!!
Our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates are perfect for making on-the-go building block play boxes. Here is a step-by-step guide for how to make a simple building block play box to bring your little creators hours of fun when on your travels.
Have you got a building block addict in your household? This super simple portable building block lap tray using our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates is the perfect way to keep little ones screen free and entertained whilst you are on the go.
Our bestselling peel-and-stick baseplates can be used for so much more than just making play tables. Why not make a whole wall for play! We're sharing step-by-step instructions for how to make this 40x40 LEGO® compatible building brick play wall in just a few simple steps.
We know we're biased, but we just can't repeat often enough how EASY our peel-and-stick baseplates are to make a portable play table to use with your LEGO® style bricks. Last fall, we partnered with Heidi atOne Creative Mommy and she made these adorable play stations for her daughters.