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The IDEA BOX was created for your family, your classroom, your child, and for you!  The IDEA is that this box can entice many different play interests at different levels and ages, cultivating a community that prioritizes play in our children’s lives. We hope to partner with many supportive collaborators, in order for this box to become a unique and significant part of your household and classroom.

  • Every month we will send you a different IDEA BOX, including a special note to parents about our philosophy, and how to encourage self-directed play for their children.  Inside each box there will be something new, unique, and intriguing for your kids to discover. 

  • Play Adventures will curate various loose parts that will allow your kids to explore their creativity. I wonder... what you will make?

  • We are proud to introduce STEAM LABS! -  A collective of friends, family, and community partners who will contribute additional fun surprises into the IDEA BOX. Local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher learning will partner with us to deliver science experiments, tech innovations, art projects, or other educational activities with all the materials needed to test an IDEA.  And we are excited to begin producing and sharing entertaining videos that will provide guidance on working through the STEAM LAB activities.


  • Play Adventures invites you to Inspire, Explore and Play with the IDEA BOX!

  • Kid's Discovery Station, a STEAM labs community partner, introduces this simple paper helicopter is a great introduction to engineering for kids! This activity demonstrates gravity, drag and thrust.”

  • From local artist, Sol Gonzalez, a STEAM labs community partner,  sends an art invitation. In her tutorial she will show you one way to make stamps. (more details coming soon)



Beginning May 21, 2020 we are happy to begin receiving subscriptions for the monthly IDEA BOX!



  • Play Adventures invites you to Inspire, Explore and Play with the IDEA BOX!

  • UC Merced Professor Sukenik investigates the ingredients for making Bath Bombs!

  • Mother's Day is coming up, but there's ALWAYS a reason to Give Love. Phoenix Creative Collective found you a super easy pop-up card tutorial to make and color for anyone you appreciate this month!

  • If you received a complimentary IDEA BOX this month, PLEASE take time to fill out our short feedback survey!  Help us spread the word about the BOX by telling your friends, taking pictures of your creations, or even making videos during your activities!

  •  And please don't forget to ShareTag, and                   Mention the Play Adventures IDEA BOX on your social media!


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