If you haven’t heard of Strawbees, let me break it down for you. It’s a kit of straws and plastic connectors. The connectors are the perfect size to slide right into the end of a straw and hold it tight. Connectors can be outfitted with one, two, three, four, or five pegs to connect straws, allowing for all types of creations and ideas.
There are also two different Strawbees apps to inspire creativity for kids that need a little nudge, Strawbees Instructions and Strawbees Connect (also available online). You do have to create an account, but students under 13 can use an account set-up by the teacher. These apps would also be great to learn about different tips and tricks and give step-by-step tutorials to get you started. You can also upload your own creations to share with the Strawbees Community!
Looking to try these out? Contact your Digital Learning Consultant to borrow our set and see what your students think!
~Mindy Cairney, Digital Learning Consultant