A Guide to Competitive Fun with Clixo

A Guide to Competitive Fun with Clixo

By Clixo Team

July 2020

In the past few days, we’ve shared some independent activity ideas and collaborative and cooperative play ideas with Clixo pieces.



Today, we’d like to share two fun suggestions for some competitive play ideas with Clixo.

“Click-tionary” – Write down a list of different nouns on different pieces of paper and put them in a bowl. Break out into different teams. Have one member of the team pull out a piece of paper, take a stack of Clixos, and create whatever is on the list. Teams compete to see who can build and guess the most number of creations within a specified time.



What kids can learn: Parameters like coming up with a specified creation or making something within a given amount of time helps kids think critically and creatively. 

Speed Snapper – This is a twist to the game we mentioned above where everyone can come up with a list of things to build. However, in this version, everyone creates the same thing at the same time, but goes head-to-head to see who can create the most recognizable version of that thing in the fastest time. 



What kids can learn: While speed is the name of the game here, the game also develops critical and creative thinking to break down the invention into its most recognizable elements. It also allows kids to learn from others as they observe similarities and differences in how other kids tackled the same problem.

Click the hyperlinks below to see our other activity ideas / suggestions:
Solo Fun with Clixo
Collaborative Fun with Clixo
Clixo x Mr. Andy
Clixo x learnwithjoey
Full list of activity ideas



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A Guide to Collaborative Fun with Clixo

Clixo Summer Play

A Guide to Collaborative Fun with Clixo

By Clixo Team

July 2020
Clixo Summer Play

Last week, we shared a guide to independent play activities with Clixo containing some suggested themed-building exercises for kids.



Today, we’d like to share two fun suggestions for some collaborative and cooperative group play ideas with Clixo.

Big, Bold Builds – Sometimes, with bigger structures, it’s way more fun to do it with a friend, sibling, or parent. Make a giant igloo fort, a boat-car hybrid, or just a gigantic animal. Building with a friend and engaging in a little make believe can be fun for all ages.



What kids can learn: Building something together and working towards a common goal is always a great exercise in teamwork and communication. 

Pass and Play – Each child has a stack of parts. One child starts with one piece and hands it to another child, who adds a new piece then hands it to the next child (or hands it back if it’s a two player game). Each child takes a turn, adding a piece each time and hanging it to the next child, until an invention slowly starts to take shape. 



One variation of this game can include talking so that everyone can work towards building a common goal once an object (or an idea) starts to take shape. 



A second variation of this game involves doing this in complete silence, adding a little bit of mystery and suspense to mix. It’s interesting to see if kids are able to work towards the same creation without having discussed it in the first place, or if the build shifts midway into something else. 



What kids can learn: This game allows kids to just think with their hands and let an idea come naturally to them. The talking element can let kids work on their communication and teamwork skills, while the silent version can facilitate unstructured fun without overthinking. Freeform exploration can give way to fun and surprising discoveries.

Click the hyperlinks below to see our other activity ideas / suggestions:
Solo Fun with Clixo
Competitive Fun with Clixo
Clixo x Mr. Andy
Clixo x learnwithjoey
Full list of activity ideas



Got ideas you want to share? Want to get in on the fun? Follow us on social media or sign up for our newsletter and join our invention adventures. 

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