Design & Drill® Activity Center
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Design & Drill® Activity Center

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Ages 3-6
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The Big Idea
Kids power up their imaginations and build coordination and creative thinking skills as they drill chunky, child-sized components into a sturdy activity board. Children love following the colorful activity cards to create pictures and patterns—from trains and boats to flowers and fish. Young builders can drill their very own designs! Just snap any one of the drill bits into the power drill or the screwdriver handle, grab a handful of bolts, and turn on the learning fun!

Psst…They’re Learning!
  • Perfect for STEM learning
  • Builds construction and fine motor skills
  • Enhances creativity
Cut to the Chase
  • Kids can drill fun-shaped bolts into the board to re-create the pictures found in the Activity Guide or create their own original designs
  • 120 Chunky plastic bolts in 5 colors, a reversible power drill, a screwdriver, 3 drill bits (Phillips, socket, flathead), and a combination wrench for tiny hands
  • 20 Colorful easy-to-follow design activity cards
  • Built kid-tough, durable
  • Requires 3 AA batteries, not included
OUR AWARDS
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  • National Association of Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) 2003
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award 2003
  • Family Fun Magazine - Toy of the Year Awards 2003 Finalist
  • Canadian Toy Testing Council 3 Star Seal 2003
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2004
  • iParenting Media Award Toys and Games 2003
  • "Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award 2003"
  • Parents' Choice 2003 Recommended Award
  • "Learning Magazine 2004 Teachers' Choice Award - For the Family"
  • U.K.'s Good Toy Guide 2007 Best Toy Awards - Gold
  • Creative Kidstuff Fyling Tiger Vendor Award 2007

 

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Educational InsightsDesign & Drill® Activity Center
 
3.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Easy to assemble (12)
  • Lasting fun (12)
  • High quality (10)
  • Educational (6)

Cons

  • Poor design (6)

Best Uses

  • Home (17)
  • Young children (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (21), Education oriented (7), Educator (7), Parent of two or more children (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (13), No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Educational Tools (Literally)

My son loves this more "grown-up" drill with different attachments that work with the bolts. He creates patterns, pictures, and replicates the included designs. It is a little noisy,...Read complete review

My son loves this more "grown-up" drill with different attachments that work with the bolts. He creates patterns, pictures, and replicates the included designs. It is a little noisy, so being a teacher I probably wouldn't put this in my classroom. But at home it is just fine. My son doesn't normally like toys with batteries, but this one is the exception because he is still able to create.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great toy but drill broke less than 6 we

Purchased this for Christmas 2014 for three and five-year-old grandchildren… Boy and a girl… They both loved it… Still play with it even though drill stop working and new...Read complete review

Purchased this for Christmas 2014 for three and five-year-old grandchildren… Boy and a girl… They both loved it… Still play with it even though drill stop working and new batteries does not fix the issue...irks me to have to order another this early after purchase...

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

5 in one

By Anna

from Delta, alaska

About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Educational
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Educational Insights Design & Drill® Activity Center:

      We just got it. So fare everything works good.
      In fact we made up several educational games out of it. I set up five colors, took one away and kids had to guess which one is missing. To make it harder, make a pattern, take away one, or two colors, they have to guess which one is missing.
      We mixed all bolts together and I gave each child their own color and they had to pick bolts of the color they got from me. The one who picked first say DONE and if there are no more bolts of his color, he wins.
      We played tic tac toe.
      One game I have in mind is to play sequence. You may have up to 4 players in it.
      And of course you make a pattern and your child continues it.
      So many games. I just want to help parents to find a good use of this game. Someone who is very smart invented it and now our kids enjoy it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      A Favorite Toy!

      By Carla C.

      from Fort Dodge, IA

      About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Engaging

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Special Needs
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Design & Drill® Activity Center:

        I bought this for three boys we adopted 12 years ago. One is 15 now, special needs, and he continues to love this toy! We are buying our 3rd drill because he broke it (He is tough on toys). I am so thankful you continue to provide replacements, as he has only a few favorite toys that he plays with over and over.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        The create one

        By Nam Le

        from CA

        Comments about Educational Insights Design & Drill® Activity Center:

        This is great product

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        4.0

        Great one

        By Nam Le

        from CA

        Comments about Educational Insights Design & Drill® Activity Center:

        This is a great product.

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        5.0

        Great

        By Tri

        from CA

        About Me Child Care Provider, Educator, Parent

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Easy To Play
        • Educational
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Children
          • Family

          Comments about Educational Insights Design & Drill® Activity Center:

          Everything great

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By Laura

          from England

          About Me Educator, Parent

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Easy To Play
          • Educational
          • Entertaining
          • Fun
          • Interactive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Design & Drill® Activity Center:

            Great product

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            The kiddos love it!

            By Bobbie

            from Boise Idaho

            About Me Educator, Parent

            Pros

            • Easy To Assemble
            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality
            • Lasting Fun
            • Owned 2 Sets For Years

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Outside
              • Preschool Setting

              Comments about Educational Insights Design & Drill® Activity Center:

              we have had 2 sets of these drills for about 10 years. Very good quality and kids love em. We lost a drill bit, and educational insites were awesome to work with.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Great toy but drill broke less than 6 we

              By Gigiof3

              from Mt Pleasant NC

              Pros

              • Easy To Assemble
              • Easy To Use
              • High Quality
              • Lasting Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Educational Insights Design & Drill® Activity Center:

                Purchased this for Christmas 2014 for three and five-year-old grandchildren… Boy and a girl… They both loved it… Still play with it even though drill stop working and new batteries does not fix the issue...irks me to have to order another this early after purchase...

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                great gift for my kids with some drawbac

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                By Marcus the Dad

                from Missouri

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Assemble
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Educational Insights Design & Drill® Activity Center:

                My kids love this and fought over their cousin's - We got it as a gift from their grandmother. Once we got it home and got it opened though, we found that the screw to open the bottom of the drill did not re-screw into the threads with batteries in it. So now we have the bottom of the gun taped shut and we have to retape it every couple of hours. It's a huge pain but the kids like it in general.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great Costumer Service

                By Frazzled mom of roadrunners

                from Everett WA

                About Me Parent

                Pros

                • Easy To Assemble
                • Easy To Use
                • High Quality
                • Lasting Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Educational Insights Design & Drill® Activity Center:

                  My 3.5 year old, very active, can't sit still for five minute twins love this product. Out of all of the christmas gifts they prefer this toy. The drill stopped working after a short time, so I called costumer service and they replaced it with no hassle right away. Highly recommend it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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