Toys, Apps, & Games

13 Pennies

13 Pennies

13 Pennies is a fantastic strategy game which can take lots of twists and turns. Pennies (smashed or not) can be replaced with any bits and pieces - bingo chips, rocks, pieces of paper, etc ...
4 in a Row

4 in a Row

Connect Four - Hack it! Make "4 in a Row"! Challenge a friend to disc-dropping fun on the go with Connect Four. Drop your colored pieces in the grid and be the first to get ...
Blink

Blink

BLINK is the lightning-fast game where two players race to be the first to play all of their cards. How fast can you match? NOTE: BLINK can be played using IOTA cards! ...
BrainPop GameUp

BrainPop GameUp

BrainPOP GameUp is a free educational games portal for the classroom. Find animated games with curricular content to engage students and bolster achievement. Collections include games for teaching Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, English, and Engineering & ...
Cooperative Games

Cooperative Games

(Rubber band and string game included) Cooperative games help children develop the essential skills of cooperation, communication, empathy, and conflict resolution by giving them an opportunity to work together toward a common goal. These games ...
DragonBox Algebra

DragonBox Algebra

DragonBox is based on the vision that children should be trained to think creatively. Players discover algebraic rules and play with them. They have to use the rules to solve puzzles that lead to a lot of trial ...
Fourto

Fourto

Fourto is a hack of the game Quarto. Learn how to make your own pieces for either $2 with dollar store pieces, the cost of copies of the 2D pieces, or use the template to ...
Gobblet: Hack it! Make Cubelet!

Gobblet: Hack it! Make Cubelet!

Based on the concept of Tic-Tac-Toe, Gobblet takes strategy to the next level. This game takes just seconds to learn but a lifetime to master. It develops strategic thinking, problems solving skills and memory. Gobble up, line up ...
Goldie Blox

Goldie Blox

The goal of GoldieBlox is to get girls building. By tapping into girls strong verbal skills, their story + construction sets bolster confidence in spatial skills while giving young inventors the tools they need to ...
Iota

Iota

IOTA reinforces spatial relations, visual discrimination, and strategic thinking. Look, see, play and score... a lot! Add cards to a grid, making sure the attributes of color, shape, and number are either all the same or ...
Knock Out

Knock Out

Knock-Out will make you use your best thinking skills to break a number into its parts to knock your opponents off the board while capturing numbers for yourself!  From the mathematically challenged to the mathematically gifted, ...
Konane

Konane

Konane is a traditional game from Hawaii which is quite simple to learn but takes a lifetime to master! Start small on a 5x6 gameboard and work up from there ...
Math Magic Card Tricks

Math Magic Card Tricks

There are card tricks which are slight of hand and card tricks which rely on the discrete mathematics inherent to a regular deck of cards. These fall into the latter category. Don't worry, you do ...
Muggins

Muggins

is analytical aerobics for the mind! Add, subtract, multiply, divide and use a bit of strategy to play this game at levels from beginner to Einstein. Builds both math and strategy skills. Muggins - Hack it! ...
On the Dot

On the Dot

On the Dot reinforces spatial relations and visual discrimination. See spots like never before! Try to arrange four transparent squares so they perfectly match the pattern shown on the dots card. Flip, rotate, and overlap ...
Pepper's Pyramid hack atop a cell phone screen

Pepper’s Pyramid Projector

Turn your cell phone or tablet into a 3D hologram-like projector using plastic you would normally recycle. Reuse flat clear plastic to give this old physics trick a high tech twist. Less ecologically friendly, but ...
Qwirkle

Qwirkle

Qwirkle is as simple as matching colors and shapes, but this game also requires tactical maneuvers and well-planned strategy. Earn points by building rows and columns of blocks that share a common shape or color. Look ...
Roominate

Roominate

Roominate: A building toy for girls is the original wired dollhouse building kit. Designed to get young girls to have fun with STEM while building hands-on skills and confidence ...
SET

SET

Race to find a SET of three cards where each attribute (color, shape, number, and shading) is either all the same value or all different values on each card. SET builds cognitive, logical, and spatial ...
Shalors

Shalors

Shalors (Shapes and Colors) is a $2 hack of the game Qwirkle. Using supplies from online and the dollar store, you can make all 108 pieces of this game for just a couple dollars AND ...
Toys From Trash

Toys From Trash

Our core belief is that children learn by doing - by touching, feeling, cutting, sticking -- pulling things apart, putting things together. We believe that this hands-on science helps them relate to curriculum and get ...
Toys From Trash Ball Bounce

Toys From Trash Ball Bounce

Turn a water bottle into a ball launcher with some simple supplies ...
Zometool

Zometool

Zometool is a unique and award winning building toy that is treasured by kids, parents, teachers, artists, and scientists. From projects to create crazy bubbles or buckyballs or DNA or other fantastic geometric structures, Zometool opens up ...

Looking for something specific? Type keywords into the search bar to locate resources you could use.