Lesson Plans, Challenges, Games, and Activities
Amazing Things Happen
In a room full of children and KEVA® Planks, attention spans lengthen, concentration intensifies, creativity is focused, voices are muted, teamwork happens, excitement builds, projects flow, and children yearn to learn.
Why do KEVA® Planks work so well in classrooms and educational settings?
The Benefits of Blocks
Children who play with blocks tend to do better in mathematics and science. Physically handling the blocks builds a fundamental understanding of quantities, equality, geometry, etc. Research is revealing the importance of playing with blocks. The University of Idaho has done some great work in this area. You can read more about the benefits of blocks and find useful tips at their website BlockFest.org or on our page The Benefits of Blocks.
For some kids, hands-on kinesthetic learning is the only way. For all kids, it's the fun way.
Easy Set Up and Clean Up
Set up and clean up are a breeze. Nothing to disconnect or sort. All the pieces are the same, so students can quickly toss the planks into storage containers. A classroom with amazing structures using 6000 planks can be totally picked up in a matter of minutes.
We're Here to Support You
The KEVA® Educator's Manual is loaded with lesson plans and classroom activities. The guide shows you how to add a hands on component to math, science, reading, social studies, etc.
Modular Storage System
Designed with institutional quality storage bins that allow you to distribute planks quickly to many students and clean up just as fast, rhino-tough commercial bins will withstand whatever your students dish out. Store on a shelf, on the floor, divide sets, expand sets - total versatility. This is what teachers have been asking for.