Available exclusively on KEVAplanks.com
You’ll always have an interesting activity available for any visitor to your home. Or for hours of uninterrupted time while your child makes an engineering marvel. We believe KEVA planks are not made just for kids: grown-ups are likely to want to spend as much time building as their younger counterparts.
The joy of a successful new creative project is right at your fingertips with 400 fresh, all natural, premium maple KEVA Planks.
The crisp corners of hardwood maple mean you can build precise, beautiful, tall structures for a lifetime without the planks losing any stacking quality. Maple planks are the highest quality building block available. The closed-pore wood keeps fingerprints at bay so you can focus on what you're constructing rather than whether this is a kids' toy.
The canvas tote holds 400 planks. Enough for a few friends to build together, or for a lone builder to really go to town on a mid-sized project. Heavy duty 20 oz cotton is stiff enough to keep the bag open like a bucket for easy access and quick cleanup. One bag full of planks weighs about 16 lbs so it’s easy to carry to your favorite building nook in the house.
The tote's simple, classic design looks great with virtually any style of home decoration, so you can keep them out to remind you to play regularly. The handles are sewn the entire height of the sides to maximize durability. Even the inside seams are finished so the fabric won't fray.
Ever want to toss your planks in the car to take to the grandparent's or a friend's house or on vacation? We've combined the benefits of beautiful designer canvas totes with the practicality of a clever drawstring closure to make your KEVA experience a little more convenient. The bag is fitted with a nifty hidden drawstring lining. It tucks out of the way for every-day play, but you can untuck it, pull it tight, and travel easy knowing your planks won't spill.
- - 400 premium maple KEVA planks
- - Easy access open-top
- - Cinch-top can be untucked for transporting between spaces
- - Extra-thick, durable designer canvas
Includes 400 super durable maple planks, four different laminated idea cards (8.5" x 5.5") packed with project ideas, activity reference cards with dozens of open-ended KEVA challenges, four balls, and 1 heavy duty canvas storage bag.
Maple KEVA planks are proudly made in the U.S.A.
1 Bag with planks weighs 16 lbs.
Total: 2 Bags with planks weigh 32 lbs.
12" x 12" x 12”
400 Maple KEVA planks
1 Large ultra-thick canvas storage bags with a drawstring top
4 Heavy duty laminated idea cards, includes 1 card each for Simple Projects, Advanced Projects, Structures, and Kinetics. The heavy duty laminated idea cards are 16 pt for thickness, 2 mil lamination for durability, and rounded corners for safety (8.5" x 5.5").
4 KEVA Balls
5 Starter cards for 3D Challenges
2 Reference Cards with open-ended challenges and activities
1000 Planks vs. 800 Planks vs. 400 Planks
Yes, one has 200 more planks, 400 more planks, etc. than the other.
The support materials these sets come with are identical, the biggest difference is the storage container. The 400 piece set comes with our proprietary cinch-top canvas bag. The wooden rolling bin is the only option for 1000 pieces and the 800 piece set has 3 options: canvas bags, plastic tubs, or smaller drawstring bags.
The more planks you have, you can either build with more people at the same time, or build bigger projects. People will build as long as there are planks available. As a minimum, we recommend 100 planks per person - but you will probably crave more than that in order to make things that can go to the ceiling, or build a big bridge from one coffee table to the next or replicate a Frank Llloyd Wright compound.
So far, nobody has regretted bringing home more planks than they thought they might need. Go big, and bring a bunch of planks home.
Educator vs. Designer Products vs. Mindware Products
Our designer collection is available exclusively on kevaplanks.com and includes small-run and unique KEVA products. Designer products use the highest quality maple planks which last a lifetime. You could put these in your will if you want. These sets come with storage options made to match your home decor so that you don't get confused into thinking these are made just for kids. These sets come with KEVA balls so you can make traditional structures or ball runs, and the idea cards are laminated for durability.
Educator sets are designed for use in classrooms, libraries, museums, and other spaces where they'll be used by many people, especially people who are new to building with planks. These spaces need storage and supporting materials that are more durable than products made for use in a home. With these sets, we send you laminated cards that can be passed around by a larger group, and include ideas for educators on how to make the most of KEVA in your classroom or makerspace.
The Mindware collection is available on our website or through Mindware.com, an official distributor.
Maple vs. Pine
Designer and Educator sets exclusively come with maple planks. Maple is a hardwood that resists finger oils and can stand up to heavy use over years of play in the home, classrooms, libraries, and museums. Pine is a softer wood, making pine planks better suited for use in homes.
They have identical dimensions, so you can use them together if you want. They have different densities, so you might notice different balance with tall structures. Maple planks tend to "keep their corners" over time, so you can continue making precise structures and vertical stacks over the long run.
Lessons and Activities
We have lots of lessons ready. Visit our KEVA Resource Center or use the cards included with your set to get started. Check out our blog and YouTube channel for more instructions and how-to's.