Elementary

KEVA planks for Elementary 

Elementary Age is the Sweet Spot for KEVA planks

Although KEVA planks are enjoyed by people of any age,  elementary age is probably the best and most important place for KEVA planks in the education of children.


Check out this message we received from a STEAM day camp for girls using KEVA planks in their lesson plans!

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Hi Ken,
I work with Jim Cunningham. Together, along with Henry Smith we designed a 6 week STEAM intensive program for girls. This program consisted of computer programming, Lego Robotics, and tinkering in our self-made makerspace. In our program we utilized the Keva Planks. They were a center for design thinking and engineering. The girls each week were given different challenges (please see attached pictures.) Some challenges in particular were a GIANT tower made of almost all of our 10,000 Keva block collection. While others were focused on architectural structures that needed to be stable and have symmetry. And our last challenge was to create a Keva City. The girls could build anything they wanted but it had to have a particular community purpose. They needed to describe what the structure was and who would visit it. Some structures consisted of banks, Dunkin Donuts, pizza parlors, a stadium, schools, libraries, a light house, and a historical site for tourists. We incorporated some simple circuits into the buildings and lit up the city using LED lights and some small hobby motors with battery packs. These challenges inspired deeper thought and meaningful conversation among our girls. They really tap into each child’s unique potential and creativity. The Keva planks are a great exposure to modern architecture and engineering! Who knows maybe they will inspire future careers!
— Caroleann Del Juidice, Next Level Day Camp for Girls
 
Henry, Caroleann, and Jim from Next Level Day Camp for Girls

Henry, Caroleann, and Jim from Next Level Day Camp for Girls