Available exclusively on KEVAplanks.com
Bring home the simple joy of play and creativity with 200 all natural, premium maple KEVA Planks.
The perfect corners of hardwood maple mean you can build precise wooden sculptures in your living room for a lifetime without the planks losing any stacking quality. Maple planks are the highest quality building block available. More than "just" a building set, KEVA planks allow people of all ages and abilities to create something lovely from their imagination.
Your new medium canvas tote holds 200 planks. The 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 8 lbs so it’s easy to carry to your favorite building nook in the house. This smaller set is a great starter for 1-2 builders, or small to medium sized projects.
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. The tote matches other sets from our Designer Collection of KEVA Planks so you can buy multiple sets that look great together.
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.
- - 200 premium maple KEVA planks
- - Easy access open-top
- - Cinch-top can be untucked for transporting between spaces
- - Extra-thick, durable designer canvas
Includes 200 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, two balls, and 1 heavy duty medium sized canvas storage tote.
Maple KEVA planks are proudly made in the U.S.A.
1 Bag with planks weighs 8 lbs.
8.5" x 8.5" x 10”
200 Maple KEVA planks
1 Medium-sized, ultra-thick canvas storage bag 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").
2 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 200 piece set comes with our a medium-sized version of 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. Once you've had some time building and honing your skills, you may want to add more planks to your collection. Sets are compatible so that you can expand as needed.
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.