Do you love to have building materials as a free time or center activity from time to time? So many students LOVE to have freedom to just explore and build.
The super nice crew at K’Nex sent me over a couple of their building sets to my second grader’s delight. He LOVES K’Nex!
These two sets are the K’Nex Turbo Jet 2-in-1 Building Set and the K’Nex Revinn’ Racecar 2-in-1 Building Set. Both very fun!
Then, of course the issue becomes storing all the pieces, right? And the instructions.
Some students like to build a specific set, while some like to build their own creation. So I don’t like to store the pieces in sets myself. I prefer to have the pieces sorted by size or color to make it easy to free play or to build from the instruction manuals – either way equally fun!
I organize the pieces in these handy multi-drawer plastic towers.
I seriously would be lost without my plastic storage drawer carts.
And then store the instruction manuals in a binder with page protectors.
The best of both worlds!
Need some labels? I’ve got you covered!
This set of 20 pages includes templates for 3 inch round, 3 inch square, and 2×4 rectangle labels. Edit the text in either Powerpoint or Google Slides and then print on your favorite label brand. Perfect for labeling all your new organized drawers!
More Storage Container Options
If you’re an avid builder of block toys, you know just how difficult it can be to keep all of your pieces organized. With various shapes, sizes, and colors, it’s easy to see why building block storage is a must for any enthusiast. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the different types of storage containers that will help achieve optimal organization.
- The Case
For those just starting with their building block collections, a simple case can suffice. Usually made of plastic, these durable cases feature different sections to specify the sizes of each piece. Such containers are also stackable, allowing you to have multiple cases stacked up on top of each other with different pieces in each case.
- The Bag
A building block storage bag is another option for storing smaller pieces of building blocks. Made of nylon, these bags are lightweight and easy to transport. Some of these bags feature clear plastic pockets, perfect for sectionalizing all of your childhood favorite building blocks.
- The Big Table
Having a big table with dedicated building block storage is great for those with a more substantial block collection. With a tabletop specifically designed to hold blocks in place, you’ll never have to worry about pieces going missing. Plus, this option is perfect for family playtime, providing a comfortable gathering space for family and friends to build together.
- The Box
As opposed to a bag, a box provides a larger storage space for bulkier building blocks. An enclosed box keeps your pieces free from dust and other debris in the air. With the option of adding dividers, you can customize your box storage to your building block collection needs.
- The Cabinet
For those who love building blocks and have a huge collection, a cabinet-style container may be a suitable option. With a cabinet, the option to store a variety of sizes permits easy access, and also looks great as an interior decoration centerpiece.
- The Toy Storage Unit
A toy storage unit is a suitable option for households with multiple children. With three to six drawers, children can store their individual block sets in specific drawers. An ideal solution to help avoid conflicts between siblings over which block sets belong to whom.
- Multi-Layered Storage
For those who own vast collections, a multi-layered storage option might be the best way to go. This option has fixed compartments that rotate around a central pivot point, allowing for easy access to stored pieces. This container is perfect to store a considerable collection in a smaller space.
Keeping your building blocks organized is essential, and selecting the best storage option can be dependent on lifestyle and personal preferences.
Whatever option you prefer, from bags to multi-storied cabinet, the solutions mentioned above will give you a great starting point to ensure that all of your building blocks can be found and spared from being lost in another brick’s sea.
How do you store your small building set pieces? We would love to hear your ideas in the comment below as well!
Talk to you soon,
This post originally appeared at Organized Classroom.