If you have unique Ideas for the Classroom, we want to hear from you. We would like to showcase creative projects made from items you received in the Teacher Free Store. Please submit your ideas (pictures and descriptions) to Stefanie Clayton.


King Studios Traveling Suitcases

King Studios Traveling Suitcases are educational tool kits designed to share and teach different aspects of the King Studios legacy outside of a traditional brick-and-mortar museum location. There are 6 suitcases and each have a different focus: Economics, Great Migration, Civil Rights, Science, Math, and Music. Each suitcase contains artifacts and educational materials and is aligned to Ohio Content Standards. The Traveling Suitcases are available free of charge for use in K-12 schools in the Cincinnati area. 

We are proud to partner with King Studios and Xavier University to distribute the Suitcases to K-12 teachers in our service area. Teachers interested in learning more about the Suitcases and reserving one for use in your classroom should CLICK HERE



Art Display Boards
Create stunning displays for precious works of art by covering ordinary displays with felt.

CwC Letter Cutouts
Great for preschool and kindergarten teachers who are introducing letters and sounds!

Stepping Stones
Use plant saucers for balancing and loose part play activities.

Birthday Sensory Bin
This easy activity is great for preschoolers and toddlers and only requires colored rice, a plastic bin, measuring cups and birthday candles.

Sonic Sound Speakers
Build speakers from ice cream containers and toilet paper tubes. (designed by students at Xavier University)

Photo Booth Backdrop
Here's a clever way in which one teacher drew the attention of her students to the writing program.

Ball Chair
A ball, milk crate and felt (to make it easy to slide and protect the floor) are all you need.

Classroom Door Decor
Made with makeup boxes, wrapping paper, pipe cleaners, gift tags, stick-on letters and more.

Study Scrolls
Hands-on building experience with writing, drawing, math and more. (designed by students at Xavier University)

Seed Starter
Ice cream containers make excellent seed starter pots for your class garden.

Mini Craft Album
Photo calendars make up the cover and pages, with various craft items used to make each booklet unique.

Quiet Critters
Placed on kindergartners’ desks if they are working quietly, and removed if they start talking too much, these crafty critters were created with items found in the Free Store.

Origami Frog
Turn an ordinary index card into an extraordinary craft project.

Letter Chips
Turn poker chips, stickers and Mod Podge into sorting, matching and CVC word building activities.

Students read Knights and Castles and made handheld catapults with jumbo craft sticks, rubber bands and spoons and launched pompoms at a knight’s shield.

Building Structures
This is one of many different structures these K-5 students built using ice cream containers.