K’Nex is a construction toy system invented by American Joel Glickman. It was first introduced in America in 1992. K’Nex is designed and produced by K’Nex Industries Inc. of Hatfield, Pennsylvania. K’Nex was purchased by Florida-based company Basic Fun! in 2018. They sent us the K’nex 3-in-1 Amusement Park for us to review and donate to the local elementary school for their maker space.
I will tell you that this company was VERY generous with our maker space program and my Mom said she will be a lifelong fan of them. Their line includes: K’nex, Mighty Makers, Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys. Not only are they made in the USA, but they replace broken pieces for free!
K’nex 3-in-1 Amusement Park
Now, let’s see what the kids had to say:
Bottom line? The kids really seemed to enjoy working with it and loved using the kit directions to make exactly what they show how to do. After that? The sky was the limit as they created a lotof their very own ideas and contraptions with their inventive minds. After all, isn’t that what a Maker’s Space is really all about? Letting the kids find out ways to express their ideas as they learn about STEM principals and more.
Keep in mind that this company also has Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and more!