Gamified Kits

MackinMaker Gamified Kits are engaging, flexible, and easy to use in a variety of situations. Each kit includes a selection of maker products, corresponding challenge cards, and even two gamified ways to track your students’ progress. The kits can be integrated into your existing curriculum by subject or standard needs by using the included alignment matrixes. Your students will be digging in and engaging in their learning in no time!

The Brand New Gamified Kits Are Here!

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What’s in the Kit?

We are excited to share these products and resources with you as we all strive to engage more student learning through making.

Selection of Products

1 Educator Overview

MackinMaker Bingo Cards

1 MackinMaker Gameboard

1 Deck of Challenge Cards

4 Pads of Paper Robot Game Pieces

Build a collection as individual as the students you serve.

MackinMaker Gamified Kit – PK-2

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3DuxDesign GOBOX Classroom Set

This specialty kit is perfect for the entire class and comes with over 400 assorted connectors and 500 geometric cardboard forms, a full set of architectural rulers and the perfect storage case. Give your students’ creativity a jump start and inspire them to design and build anything they can imagine.

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KEVA Brain Builders Junior (4)

KEVA planks instantly transform libraries into engaging, interactive learning spaces. Quiet unguided construction or activities that bring stories, STEM and Art to life.

K’NEX Education Classroom Connection

Stimulate preschool children’s creativity and imagination with the KID K’NEX Education Classroom Collection! Build with the set’s 225 parts including KID K’NEX rods, connectors, blocks, and special personality parts, featuring bright colors and made with premium-quality construction. The KID K’NEX rods and connectors are larger and flexibly designed for an easier build for preschoolers.

Squishy Circuits Deluxe Kit

Squishy Circuits uses conductive and insulating play dough to teach the basics of electrical circuits in a fun, hands-on way. There’s no need for breadboards or soldering – just add batteries and pre-made doughs (or make your own dough with the provided recipes). Let your creations come to life as you light them up with LEDs, make noises with buzzers, and spin with the motor.

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Duracell Coppertop Alkaline Battery, AA

Get dependable, long-lasting power from Coppertop batteries. This battery has been engineered to deliver the power you need for all your household devices. 10-year guarantee in storage with Duralock Power Preserve™ Technology. 100% checked for quality assurance. To be used with Squishy Circuits Deluxe Kit.

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Cubelets Curiosity Kit

A unique blend of hardware and software, Cubelets make it easier than ever to explore robotics, coding, and other big ideas. Snap together the magnetic faces to build hundreds of robot constructions. Use the Bluetooth hat to pair with the free iOS, Android, and free compatible companion app to remote control robots or change the way your Cubelets behave using the new personality swap. Cubelets are the building blocks of better thinkers.

MackinMaker Gamified Kit – 3-5

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Makey Makey Classic Kit (4)

Make STEM Education fun! Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering and everything in between.

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LEGO® Large Creative Brick Box

Build up a storm with this big box of classic LEGO® bricks in 33 different colors. With lots of different windows and doors, along with other special pieces to inspire you, you can really run with your imagination. With some ideas to get you started, this set provides the perfect creative toolkit for budding builders of all ages to enjoy some classic LEGO construction. It comes in a convenient plastic storage box and is an ideal supplement to any existing LEGO collection.

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Wonder Workshop Dash Robot

Dash robots bring the creativity and critical thinking of coding to life for kids within an engaging robotic wrapper. Working in tandem with a tablet or smartphone and a growing suite of free apps compatible with more than 20 iOS and Android devices, Dash makes difficult computer science concepts as easy as finger painting. Kids can discover a world of learning and fun with the lovable robots that bring imaginations to life and encourage problem solving by exploring the possibilities programming creates.

Chibitronics Chibi Lights LED Circuit Stickers STEM Starter Kit (2)

Chibitronics Chibi Lights Circuit Stickers are a creative and fun way to learn electronics. Circuit stickers are LED circuits on peel-and-stick stickers. Build circuits without soldering, plugging wires, or clips. Instead, use the stickers with conductive tapes to draw circuits on paper and other crafts. Learn to build circuits while making interactive artworks. It’s easy, fun, safe, and creative.

Merge Cube (3)

The Hologram You Hold in Your Hand! Now you can hold a galaxy in the palm of your hand, examine fossils and ancient artifacts like a real archaeologist, investigate the human heart, and learn in ways never possible before! The Merge Cube connects with your smartphone and dozens of educational apps to make STEM learning fun.

Pacific Arc Graphite Pencils, 6B

Conductive pencil to use with Makey Makey Classic Kit.

MackinMaker Gamified Kit – 6-8

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Makey Makey Classic Kit (4)

Make STEM Education fun! Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.

SparkFun Copper Tape, 5MMx50′ (2)

Provides one roll of copper tape to be used in electrical projects.

Pacific Arc Graphite Pencils, 6B

Conductive pencil to use with Makey Makey Classic Kit.

Makedo Cardboard Construction Discover Kit, 126-Piece

A simple-to-use, open-ended system of tools for creative construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from recycled cardboard. Makedo inspires and enhances the learning process because it is collaborative, highly engaging and fun to use.

Canary Box Cutter Pro, 3” Blade (2)

A multipurpose sawtooth blade box cutter featuring double edge and non-stick coating. To be used with Makedo

Chibitronics Chibi Lights Led Circuit Stickers Stem Starter Kit (2)

Chibitronics Chibi Lights Circuit Stickers are a creative and fun way to learn electronics. Circuit stickers are LED circuits on peel-and-stick stickers. Build circuits without soldering, plugging wires, or clips. Instead, use the stickers with conductive tapes to draw circuits on paper and other crafts. Learn to build circuits while make interactive artworks. It’s easy, fun, safe and creative.

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Micro:bit Go Bundle (3)

Code, customize, and control a pocket-sized computer from anywhere! The micro:bit will bring your digital ideas to life. Make games, robots, musical instruments, and more!

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littleBits STEAM Student Set

Meet the complete electronics kit for kids designed to encourage exploration, experimentation, and creativity. Developed with educators, the STEAM Student Set makes the engineering design process fun and iterative for students while giving you everything you need to easily implement 20+ hours of standards-aligned curriculum in the classroom.

MackinMaker Gamified Kit – 9-12

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Hummingbird Robotics Bit Premium Kit

Inspire deep and joyful learning with the micro:bit-powered Hummingbird Bit Robotics Kit! The Hummingbird Robotics Kit is comprised of lights, sensors, and motors which allow students to build a robot out of any materials. The power of Hummingbird is in its flexibility – the same reusable kit can animate a poem, model the human arm, build an autonomous rover, or create a pinball machine. Hummingbird epitomizes a low-floor, high-ceiling approach: absolute beginners can build & program a robot in minutes, but continue learning advanced engineering & programming for years.

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Makey Makey Classic Kit (3)

Make STEM Education fun! Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.

SparkFun Copper Tape, 5MMx50′ (2)

Provides one roll of copper tape to be used in electrical projects.

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K’NEX Education Maker’s Kit Large

Each set contains 863 colorful pieces that are made of durable materials, including classic K’NEX connectors, spacers, and flexible rods. K’NEX Education supports students’ developmental growth. Building these scale models helps students to learn science and technology concepts and gain a concrete understanding of how real-world equipment works. Aside from stimulating children’s brains, the Makers Kit Large also promotes social skills through teamwork and collaboration.

3Doodler Create+ Essentials 3D Printing Pen Set, Marine Blue

The 3Doodler Create+ lets designers of ages 14+ ignite their creativity and explore concepts in art, science, technology, engineering, and math in 3D!

Pacific Arc Graphite Pencils, 6B

Conductive pencil to use with Makey Makey Classic Kit.

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Strawbees Coding and Robotics (2)

Transform your Strawbees projects into interactive robots! Using electronic building pieces, you can program them to life with Quirkbot.  You can learn how to program in three different ways: flow, block, and C++ text designed for all levels of experience.

Challenge Cards

Age-appropriate challenge cards help your students develop new skills and mindsets, collaborate, and learn from their mistakes.  Each challenge card is created to be helpful to students as well as educators that need a quick overview of the challenge, the materials needed, and how to set each one up.  Challenge cards are each assigned a difficulty/point level and are organized into five real-world categories to help your students learn these 21st-century maker mindsets:

Tinker

Tinker

Learn through playful exploration.

Design

Design

Dig into design thinking and design things with purpose.

Innovator

Innovator

Create a ‘uniquely yours’ innovation.

Skill-up

Skill-up

Complete activities to hone skills.

Global

Global

Work to solve real-world problems and help others.

Build a collection as individual as the students you serve.

Tracking Games

Not only are hands-on projects powerful learning experiences, but they are also fun! To add to this fun side of making—and also to help you motivate your students and track their progress—we’ve created two games for your students to enjoy as they work through the challenge cards: The Gameboard and Maker Bingo.

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The Gameboard

Unroll the giant Gameboard and attach it to a wall for fun all year long. Students complete a challenge card and then move the appropriate number of spaces in the lane category matching their challenge card. They can continue to choose and complete new challenges of various points and categories as they race around the gameboard. The lap counter keeps track of how many times students make it around the board from start to finish. Have students race each other to see how many laps they can complete throughout the school year!

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Maker Bingo

Students can approach their learning on an individual level through a good old-fashioned game of Bingo. When they complete a challenge, they check it off on their Maker Bingo sheet. Each Gamified Kit includes multiple sheets of Maker Bingo so your students can keep playing all year long.

Standards and Subject Alignment

If you are looking to integrate MackinMaker Gamified Kits into your existing curriculum by subject or standard needs, look no further. We have aligned each challenge to the International Society of Technology Education (ISTE) Standards as well as created a quick way to reference what challenges will work best in various subjects.

Workshops

Get in the Game: A Mackinmaker Gamified Kit Introduction

In this full-day, interactive workshop, we will start by exploring the research behind how maker education and gamified learning not only engage but can foster creativity and innovation through problem solving. Educators will get an orientation to their MackinMaker Gamified Kit, spend time exploring the new making tools included in their specific kit, and dive into how the challenges can align and connect to content area learning and ISTE Standards. They will discover the many unique, engaging elements that are included in their MackinMaker Gamified Kits and leave ready to support students as they play to learn.

Orientation to the Mackinmaker Gamified Kit

During this virtual workshop, educators will get an orientation to their MackinMaker Gamified Kit and receive an overview of how the challenges can align and connect to content area learning and ISTE Standards. At the end of this 75-minute session, educators will understand the unique elements of the kit and feel ready to facilitate exploration as students complete challenges and play to learn.

All Gamified Kit Sessions will be facilitated by Lindsay Simmons, one of the MackinMaker Gamified Kit Lead Content Contributors. 

Lindsay Simmons, M.A., Professional Learning Specialist, is a former upper elementary school teacher and museum educator who most recently served as the STEM Education Programming Manager for a science center in Pennsylvania. She has her master’s degree in Art History with a Museum Studies Certificate and has a passion for learning about most effective engagement strategies in both design and learning.