Are you looking for some STEM fun for your kindergarten class? I was asked by MindWare to review a few of their products. This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided samples free of charge by the company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.
First off… I am in love with the colors in this activity! Here is a peek at the Pattern Play activities.
I brought these activities to Mrs. Gale’s kindergarten class and let them have at it. The colors make my heart happy, but the activity was even better. Students worked in a group of 4 to duplicate the pattern suggestions that are include.
I loved the opportunity for them to cooperatively. They took turns adding the pieces, checking the design card, then adding the next piece.
The Perfect Son would have LOVED these. These Keva Structures has 200 pine planks.
These are great for the little guys! The small picture cards are really engaging!
Mrs. Gale and I just dropped the planks off in different parts of the room and invited the students to explore them. Then we introduced the puzzle cards. These are fantastic!
This boy was starting to build the bridge, but he was unable to get the second row of planks on the support.
I encouraged him to take a closer look at the building plan and to notice where the planks were lined up. Wah-LA! He made a few adjustments and was rolling right along again.
Two little sweeties were working on making this tunnel. They were so proud!
So many ideas!
The larger set came with this idea book. Pretty amazing!
These would be great for open exploration. I am excited to see what else they will come up with over time.
In my opinion, these are perfect for kindergarten… but they are also perfect for older students. I wanted to get my hands on these to explore all of the possibilities. Perhaps you have someone on your holiday list that would love these?
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