Monday, September 12, 2016

Kwik Stix Review and Giveaway

My class and I had the opportunity to review Kwik Stix by The Pencil Grip company.  I received a sample when I attended I Teach 1st this summer, and I knew my kiddos would love these!


I began by e-mailing the company to ask for a sample, and I was very impressed with their quick service and getting questions answered.  I knew these Kwik Stix would be great for the whole year, but at the beginning of the school year, when messes seem to be abundant, I knew these would give us the opportunity to paint with less of a mess.


Kwik Stix were used on the flower petals and the center of the flower.  The center of the flower is construction paper and the petals are card stock. 


We read the story Chrysanthemum during our second week of school.  We had a project to do with our names, and I knew Kwik Stix would be perfect for the kids to use independently at the art center.  After coloring, students used permanent marker to write the letters of their names.  It was very easy for them to write with permanent marker over top of the Kwik Stix coloring.  We used this pack (minus the white) for our project.



My kiddos described Kwik Stix as "lipstick" and "glue sticks that color".  They were fascinated by how quickly the dried.  I loved how easy it was for them to color, and how bright the projects turned out.  As they were working, my kiddos couldn't stop commenting on how much they liked Kwik Stix.  Many students asked where Kwik Stix could be purchased.


I not only liked how great their projects turned out, but I appreciated that students were able to grip the Kwik Stix as they would a pencil.  They easily filled in their flower petals and were excited to see the finished product. The area stayed remarkable clean with no spilled paint cups to worry about.  The Kwik Stix that did end up on the table were easily removed with a wet paper towel. 

My students and I cannot wait to use Kwik Stix again!  We'd love for you to try them out too!  You can save 15% at The Pencil Grip website using the code YOUWIN15.  You can also enter below to win a 12 pack of assorted Kwik Stix.


I hope you will consider trying Kwik Stix.  I look forward to hearing your great ideas for trying Kwik Stix!


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12 comments:

  1. I would like to use them for art projects!

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  2. I have been curious about these Kwik Stix. Thanks for explaining Amanda! Miss you!
    xxoo,
    Diane

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    1. My kids loved them! Hope your year is going well. Good luck!

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  3. These would be so motivating in a center!

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    1. I'm thinking about adding them to some of my literacy centers. Thanks for sharing! Good luck!

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  4. I would use them for art, word work, math. I think they would be motivation for learning. I teach struggling learners, so these would be awesome for our class!

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    1. Thanks for your ideas. Good luck, Tina!

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  5. I would use Kwik Stix as a special word work activity! I try all year to keep our word work fresh, new, and engaging for my second graders!

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    1. It can be tough to keep it exciting all year. These would certainly keep it fresh. Good luck!

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  6. They look like they might be great for poster-making activities! Thanks for this chance to win!

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    1. I didn't think about that, Amy! Thanks for sharing! Good luck :)

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