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DIY Mini Word Boxes

DIY Mini Word Boxes

DIY mini word boxes

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 our StoryBricks® and Peel '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

Makerspace Table Hack for Kids

Makerspace table hacks for kids

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

Elementary Aged Pixel Brick Prompts
Elementary Aged Pixel Brick Prompts

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

DIY Pixel Art Travel Box

Have you got a budding little artist who also loves to build? Our Pixel Bricks are the perfect way to combine art and engineering, with your child being able to create beautiful art mosaics using 1x1 building bricks. In this blog we are sharing a simple pencil box hack to make your kiddo the perfect little creation box.     What you need: - A pack of Pixel Bricks- 1 x Peel 'n Stick Baseplate (we chose purple but visit the whole collection for more color options)- $1 pencil box from Michaels (you can usually also find them at Walmart,...

3 Simple & Affordable Mini Makerspace Hacks

3 Simple & Affordable Mini Makerspace Hacks
3 Simple & Affordable Mini Makerspace Hacks

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

StoryBricks Spelling Clip Boards
StoryBricks Spelling Clip Boards

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

Mini Whiteboard Peel 'n Stick Hack

Practicing spelling words or letters at home can be so much more fun than just practicing on a worksheet. Challenge your little one with an easy-to-assemble & affordable new set-up with a whiteboard & our StoryBricks®!     We picked up this mini whiteboard in Walmart for just over $1 and knew it would make the perfect little learning station. For this project we also needed a grey Peel 'n Stick Baseplate, a sharp utility knife, chopping board, and some LEGO bricks to cut against. We also got our set of StoryBricks® ready for some literacy work.     To...

DIY Literacy Learning Boxes

DIY Literacy Learning Boxes

Want one simple way to make practicing spelling words a little more fun!? Bonus - it's easily contained in one small box for easy storage! We're in love with these little DIY Literacy Learning Boxes and think they're perfect for learning both in the classroom or at home. Keep on reading to see them in action and get the directions to build your own! The containers in this blog are from a previous DIY blog which you can read about here. We simply cut a Peel 'n Stick Baseplate to size and added it to a fun kids' container from...

5 Simple Summer Water Table Ideas

5 Simple Summer Water Table Ideas

Have you got a water table at home? It's one of our kids' all-time favorite ways to play outside over the summer. Usually they just happily transfer water and splash around, but from time to time it can be really fun to make something a little special for them. Here are five really fun ideas that we plan to test out over the coming sunny months! 1. Ice Play by @busytoddler Looking for something to cool off with on a really hot summer's day? Ice play is a great idea! @busytoddler shares some great ideas, ranging from simply letting her...

Inspirational Instagram Accounts to Encourage Play & Learning Outside

Inspirational Instagram Accounts to Encourage Play & Learning Outside
Inspirational Instagram Accounts to Encourage Play & Learning Outside

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!

NEW Pixel Bricks... Where Art Meets Engineering!
Quick & Simple Easter Treat Ideas by Dana Sue Hinkle

We couldn't be more excited to share our latest MakerBase® Collection product with you... LEGO™ Compatible Pixel 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

Quick & Simple Easter Treat Ideas by Dana Sue Hinkle
Quick & Simple Easter Treat Ideas by Dana Sue Hinkle

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.