The Elevator

The elevator is a small house made from a milk or juice carton. The house contains a winch that is used to lift and lower an elevator. It has two open doors, one door at the ground floor and one at the top floor on the opposite side of the building.

The toy can be used to play Kim’s game. Kim’s game is an exercise in observation, memory and classification. There are also many different possibilities for the children to explore and play with the mechanical mechanisms used in this toy.

Learning goals
When constructing and playing with the elevator several learning goals can be achieved:
To learn about physics and mechanisms
To develop engineering competencies of analysis and construction.
To learn mathematical concepts within the construction and assembly process, including shapes, geometric terms and numbers.
To practice measuring
To train observational skills
To learn classification
Other soft-learning goals can be included; problem solving and creativity.


How to introduce STEM concepts during construction – click here English

Elevador – Download the step by step guide in Portuguese here

Veiledning til konstruksjon og didaktisk bruk av heishuset kan du laste ned på norsk her

Асансьор – Педагогически насоки

Video tutorial