Category Archives: Pre School

# Shapes!

Shapes!! is a mathematical activity planned for children ages 4-6.  Children will have the opportunity to practice naming, drawing, and building shapes as well as practice counting and planning.  To begin with, each child was given a dry erase board, a marker, and a shape to draw.  Shapes started off simple (square, rectangle) and eventually […]

# Counting

Learning how to count becomes more fun when using toys to help. Choose pieces from your Think-EEZ kit. Count out five of one item and ten of another and so on depending on what the highest number you are going to. Count them out loud for the child then have them count with you. Keep […]

# Writing Name

Use Noggin BuilderZ product to help construct letters of their name. Say each letter name aloud together. Give child blank piece of paper and begging showing how to make the shape of each letter. After some practice begin writing whole name with letters in order. Now just keep practicing and use ThinkEez to help child […]

# Scooter

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Scooter Objectives: Stimulate, inspire and nurture creativity Distinctive Characteristics: 1.  Handles  2.  Seat 3. Wheels  Steps: Using Noggin BuilderZ pieces and imagination build a scooter and make the scooter elaborate and high tech. Some ideas are shown below Antenna or laser beam Flower or radar Jet engine […]

# In The City

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Landmarks Objectives: 1.  Understand that there are different landmarks in cities around the world 2.  Be able to observe and tell the distinctive features of the landmark. 3.  Discuss about the advantages and disadvantages (for example, what are the benefits and the problems of a skyscraper) […]

# In The City- Petronas Towers

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Petronas Towers Objectives: 1.  Understand that there are different landmarks in cities around the world 2.  Be able to observe and tell the distinctive features of the landmark. 3.  Discuss about the advantages and disadvantages (for example, what are the benefits and the problems of a […]

# In The City- Taipei 101

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Taipei 101 Objectives: 1.  Understand that there are different landmarks in cities around the world 2.  Be able to observe and tell the distinctive features of the landmark. 3.  Discuss about the advantages and disadvantages (for example, what are the benefits and the problems of a […]

# Dream World- Pirate Ship

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Pirate Ship Objectives: 1.  Make the different types of rides in amusement parks. 2.  Discuss the safety precaution while playing in the amusement park. 3.  Use Noggin BuilderZ to construct different rides and games 4.  Artistic demonstration – beautify and decorate the amusement park. 5.  Modify […]

# Dream World- Ferris Wheel

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Ferris Wheel Objectives: 1.  Make the different types of rides in amusement parks. 2.  Discuss the safety precaution while playing in the amusement park. 3.  Use Noggin BuilderZ to construct different rides and games 4.  Artistic demonstration – beautify and decorate the amusement park. 5.  Modify […]

# Dream World- Bumper Cars

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Bumper Cars Objectives: 1.  Make the different types of rides in amusement parks. 2.  Discuss the safety precaution while playing in the amusement park. 3.  Use Noggin BuilderZ to construct different rides and games 4.  Artistic demonstration – beautify and decorate the amusement park. 5.  Modify […]

# Dream World- Rotating Ride

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Rotating Ride Objectives: 1.  Make the different types of rides in amusement parks. 2.  Discuss the safety precaution while playing in the amusement park. 3.  Use Noggin BuilderZ to construct different rides and games 4.  Artistic demonstration – beautify and decorate the amusement park. 5.  Modify […]

# Dream World- Swing Ride

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Swing Ride Objectives: 1.  Make the different types of rides in amusement parks. 2.  Discuss the safety precaution while playing in the amusement park. 3.  Use Noggin BuilderZ to construct different rides and games 4.  Artistic demonstration – beautify and decorate the amusement park. 5.  Modify […]

# Animal Farm

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Objectives: 1.  Learn  to notice the characteristics of  animals 2.  Construct the animals showing their distinctive characteristics using Noggin BuilderZ. 3.  Ability to distinguish features of the animal constructed 4.  Learn that all animals are living things and we should love them. 5.   Build an animal […]

# Animal Farm- Peacock

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Peacock Objectives: 1.  Learn  to notice the characteristics of  animals 2.  Construct the animals showing their distinctive characteristics using Noggin BuilderZ. 3.  Ability to distinguish features of the animal constructed 4.  Learn that all animals are living things and we should love them. 5.   Build an […]

# Animal Farm- Duck Family

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Duck Family Objectives: 1.  Learn  to notice the characteristics of  animals 2.  Construct the animals showing their distinctive characteristics using Noggin BuilderZ. 3.  Ability to distinguish features of the animal constructed 4.  Learn that all animals are living things and we should love them. 5.   Build […]

# Animal Farm- Tractor Trailer

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Tractor Trailer Objectives: 1.  Learn  to notice the characteristics of  animals 2.  Construct the animals showing their distinctive characteristics using Noggin BuilderZ. 3.  Ability to distinguish features of the animal constructed 4.  Learn that all animals are living things and we should love them. 5.   Build […]

# My House- Kitchen

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Plate Holder Distinctive Characteristics: 1. Slots to hold plates 2. Open, cross design Parts Used: 12 red rods 12 blue rods 4 yellow rods 14 spools 5 pins Steps: Using the pieces and knowledge, make the figure shown below Remember: colors of rods and other pieces […]

# My House- Living Room

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Home Theater Distinctive Characteristics: 1. Large LCD screen 2. Stereo speaker each on left and right 3. DVD player and AV system 4. Table to hold equipment and storage purposes Steps: Using the pieces you’re familiar with, build a home theater that looks like the figure […]

# My House- Study Room

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Stationary Holder Distinctive Characteristics: 1. Compartment to hold stationary and other items. Parts Used: 20 blue rods 7 red squares 12 spools Steps: 1.        2.        3.        4.        Remember: colors of rods and other pieces […]

# My House- Bedroom

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Bunk Beds Distinctive Characteristics: 1. Upper bed 2. Lower bed 3. Ladder to climb up Parts Used: 4 green rods 5 blue rods 2 yellow rods 8 spools red rectangle foam 5 red rods 12 holders 4 rubber pins 4 heads Steps: Upper Bed 1.   […]

# My House- Dining Room

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Teapot and Teacups Distinctive Characteristics: 1. Pot with long spout, handle and lid 2. Cups with handles Parts Used: 18 double pins 13 spools 6 holders 2 blue rods 1 rubber pin 1 disc Steps: For teapot 1.        2.        3. […]

# My House- Playroom

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Game Table Distinctive Characteristics: 1. Table 2. Chair Parts Used: 2 blue rods 2 green rods red rectangle foam 4 pins 3 double pins 3 discs 7 spools Steps: 1.        2.        3.        4.        5. […]

# Inside My House

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Objectives: 1.   Learn and name household items. 3.   Learn to tell the characteristics of an item. 4.   Use Noggin BuilderZ to construct items found in the house. 5.   Use imagination and creativity to design models that you want to place in your house. 6.   Artistic demonstration […]

# My House

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book   Objectives: 1.   Learn to draw a plan of a house. 2.   Learn the items in different places of the house like oven and refrigerator in the kitchen, bookshelf in the study room, etc. 3.   Use Noggin BuilderZ to construct items found in the house. 4.   […]

# 3D Shapes and Games

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Objectives: 1.   Build basic shape of triangle and square. 2.   Explore other geometrical shapes that can be derived from basic triangles and squares. 3.   Let the kids understand that many things around us have basic geometrical shapes. 4.   Use imagination and creativity to design models or […]

# Square Shapes

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Objectives: 1.   Build basic shape of triangle and square. 2.   Explore other geometrical shapes that can be derived from basic triangles and squares. 3.   Let the kids understand that many things around us have basic geometrical shapes. 4.   Use imagination and creativity to design models or […]

# Triangle Shapes

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Objectives: 1.   Build basic shape of triangle. 2.   Explore other geometrical shapes that can be derived from basic triangles and squares. 3.   Let the kids understand that many things around us have basic geometrical shapes. 4.   Use imagination and creativity to design models or games derived […]

# Meeting New Family Members

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ intermediate activity book Let’s start by introducing the new family members                             Ball                                           […]

# Dr Seuss Foot Book Fun With Numbers

Read the foot book with child. As you are reading count the feet and use Noggin BuilderZ product to construct The numbers. A classic book to enjoy reading and a great way to help your preschooler with numbers.

# B Is For Bulldozer

Learning alphabet and letter recognition with the book B is for Bulldozer by June Sobel. Teacher or parent can help child construct each letter of the alphabet. Read story and use letters for each page. Its a fun book and a fun way to work on letter recognition.

# Tossing Game

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginners activity book To build a tossing game with Noggin BuilderZ you’ll need: 9 spools 6 discs 12 blue rods a way to assign points to each box To construct the game: 1.   Form a group of 2 2.   Make 9 lollipops with spool and blue rod. 3.   Join […]

# Photo Frame

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book To build a photo frame with Noggin BuilderZ, you’ll need: 4 spools 2 disc pins 4 holders 1 disc 2 red rods 3 green rods 1.   Make 4 lollipops, 2 with green rods inserted into the side of a spool, another 2 with red rods inserted into […]

# Name Spelling and Recognition

For younger children parents/teachers can construct letters using EZ toys; older children can construct letters themselves. First introduce each letter and have child repeat the letter name. Mix letters up on the floor and ask children to find the first letter of their name for example Richard was asked to find the letter R.   […]

# House that Jack Built

Step one: begin reading story “The House that Jack Built” Step two: As the story goes follow along with child by building each step of the house. Step three: complete house and story by asking child if they can recall the steps of building the house.

# Toddler Bubble Activity

The Think-Eez rods are a great way for toddlers to enjoy bubble blowing with their older siblings. I have a 1 year old who enjoys watching her 3 yr old sister  blow bubbles. She is also always trying to blow her own bubbles, but has difficulty.  With the small think-eez rod my 1 year old […]

# Building Shapes with Think-EEZ

My kids decided to try to make a cube and then add triangle shapes on top.  They used the pink covers to create a fort at the end.   They love creating 3D shapes with the items so far.

# Learning How to Estimate

This activity is for children 3-6 who are learning what it means to estimate and take an educated guess. 1. Build a 3D shape (box, triangle, etc) 2. Pin the cloth around the shape, so that balloons can fit into the shape. 2. Blow up balloons in various sizes. 3. Have the children guess how […]

# What’s that Lettercscart_ A Letter Recognition Game

This is a great letter recognition game.  It can be used with children as young as 4, who are just learning their letters, but can be adapted to include phonics and be used with children as old as 8. Activity Setup:  Put the rods and connectors in the middle of the floor and sit in […]

# Early Childhood Fine Motor Skills Activity

This is an activity to help toddlers and pre-schoolers practice and strengthen their fine motor skills.  This activity uses the smaller poles, so the child/children can manipulate them successfully. Materials: Connectors and shorter poles Instructions: 1. Set materials onto the floor and invite the child/children to explore. 2. Allow the child/children to explore the poles […]

# Stuffed Animal House

Description:This activity fits into a Community Theme and is designed for the children to name and discuss different structures that people call home.  The children will use the materials, to create homes for their stuffed animals, and discuss how the homes they made are similar or different.  They will then name and discuss different […]

# Tic Tac Toe

We used the large green toobeez attached with balls to make a tic tac toe board.  then to play the game, use the balls as O’s and 2 small green toobeez laid on top of each other to make X’s. Some additional ideas to make this work for a large group of kids would be […]

# Polygons Review & Geometry Vocabulary

Today’s assignment was to build a polygon on from yesterday’s assignment. Is it two-dimensional or three-dimensional and why? Use as many descriptive words as you can to describe your polygon as it is now.   – Brandi

# Noggin BuilderZ Train Building Kit

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book Noggin BuilderZ train building kit is toy for toddlers and kids through primary school to use cognitive skills and motor skills to build a toy train To build a train with Noggin BuilderZ you’ll need: 4 blue rods 1 red rod 1 green rod 3 […]

# Toy Helicopter

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book The Noggin BuilderZ toy helicopter allows kids to create a toy that spins and emphasizes fine motor skills and cognitive application. To build the toy helicopter with your Noggin BuilderZ, you’ll need: 2 discs 1 disc pin 2 pins 5 green rods 2 red rods […]

# Toy Car Building Kit

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book A toy car building kit that uses fine motor skills and cognitive abilities to create a toy car that can move really fast. To make a fast car with your Noggin BuilderZ,  you’ll need: 1 pin 6 green rods 6 discs 3 wheels 3 spools […]

# Toy Bathroom Set

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book The total amount of pieces you’ll need are: 5 green rods 1 pink rod 1 blade 2 wheels 9 holders   we’ll start with the toothbrush, for which you’ll need the pink rod 3 holders   Place the holders all together on one end of […]

# Building a Mini Table

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book Building a mini table with Noggin BuilderZ uses shape skills and motor skills to crate a small and useful table. To build the table you’ll need: 4 spools 2 triangles 8 green rods 1 red rod   Start by creating a triangle with 3 spools, […]

# Wind Direction Indicator

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book The wind direction indicator uses many different Noggin BuilderZ pieces and can be used for personal and fun use or scientific and educational. Pieces you’ll need: 1 blue rod 1 red rod 1 orange rod 1 spool 1 cross 1 blade   Start by attaching […]

# Noggin BuilderZ Toy Rocket Kit

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book The toy rocket kit that you construct with Noggin BuilderZ and play with while learning how pieces go together and even counting practice. To build the toy rocket you’ll need: 9 holders 1 green rod 1 disc 2 spools Start by putting a spool on […]

# Cell Phone Stand

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book The cell phone stand can be used to hold a cell phone to watch a video or hold business cards on a desk, and also provides a building activity. The pieces you’ll need are: 6 holders 2 blades 2 spools 1 green rod Start by […]

# Building a Swing

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book This activity for building a swing gets the kids acquainted with the cross and shows how the Noggin BuilderZ fit together and are able to move freely. Objective: See how the different pieces fit together Get acquainted with using the cross piece For the swing […]

# Weight Scale Activity

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book The weight scale activity can be tested with other Noggin BuilderZ pieces or other household items to be used for math and science for many ages. For the scale you’ll need: 2 spools 3 wheels 7 green rods   Start by putting a green rod […]

# Geometry Activity

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book This geometry activity is great because it can be used for various ages. This activity is great for counting, construction and geometry. Objective: Build and identify shapes For a cube you’ll need: 8 spools and 12  green rods   Start by building  2 squares, the […]

# Insect and Animal Toys

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book Building these insect and animal toys makes a toy for kids that they can play with outside or inside and build all by themselves. Objective: Work with the blade piece Make characters that can be paired with a Noggin BuilderZ garden The first and simpler […]

# Toy Table Fan

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book A kit for building a toy table fan to spark creativity, thinking, motor skills, and real life application. Objectives: Learn to make a turning, free rotating module using Wheel. Explore on different method to make a revolving module  Pieces: 4 blades 1 spool 12 holders […]

# Noggin BuilderZ Toy Figure

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book Building a toy figure using Noggin BuilderZ, exploring children’s creativity, fine motor skills and cognitive application. Objectives: Learn to make basic module of figure, upper body, and lower body (leg) Learn how to use Hole Pin and Cross to construct human figure Pieces used: 2 […]

# Physical Activity for Toddlers

Crazy 8’s is a physical activity for toddlers and preschoolers to introduce types of physical activity, creative thinking and problem solving. This activity was fun and easy  for  kids as young as 1 year old. Have them attempt different types of spinning, and have fun while turning the wand. The object is to make Figure […]

# Jet Plane

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book Objective:  Learn to connect Rod to Spool. Stimulate imagination. Learn to describe characteristic of Jet Plane Name the parts Introduction: Ask the children what kind of things that can fly? (Let the children freely express themselves from their understanding and imagination) Let them guess the […]

# Table Bowling Game

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book Noggin BuilderZ table bowling game is a fun way to get kids as young as toddlers and all the way through primary school to learn how to build simple toys. Pieces: for 3 pins and a rolling bowling ball you’ll need 3 spools 3 pins […]

# Lollipop Building Toy for Toddlers

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ beginner activity book Noggin BuilderZ Lollipop is a building toy for toddlers and kids through primary school to get acquainted with Noggin BuilderZ and how pieces fit together. Pieces used: a rod of any color or size a spool, wheel or disc Building: 1. Ask the children if […]

# Activity Books

What started out as a specialty toy has quickly grown into a favorite tool with trainers and facilitators.  When you combine the toy with the specially designed activities, it helps to break down intradepartmental barriers, and create a more cohesive group culture. You can use them as an ice breaker or design an entire event around them. All Activities […]