(Scroll down for the Annual Gift-Giving Guide Suggestion List, with links, from CDI!)
Get ready for company… Purchase a unique gift you can’t get in a store for that hard-to-buy-for family member/friend.. and support an awesome program at the same time! Destination Imagination is a STEAM-based problem-solving challenge program – and Centerville DI is globally known & awarded in its over 40 year history!
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Orders are individual to each vendor and each has their own shipping costs/policies.
All proceeds will benefit Centerville Destination Imagination, a STEAM-based educational program that enhances student’s teamwork, problem-solving skills, and creativity.
The CHS Service Learning Destination Imagination team is fundraising to build a Literacy Center for a primary school & will receive $6 back from every kit purchased!! Do you know families with kids who enjoy a personal-sized pizza as the perfect after-school snack? Or a family member who needs their pizza fix at midnight? Or someone who buys from their local Little Caesars every week? What about a college kid about to take finals? Buy/Send a pizza kit today, or purchase a bundle coupon code for in-store redemption! HINT: They also have cookies to make home-baked 😉 cookies for the holidays!! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
Purchases from Sunshine Sisters will earn credit to buy raffle items for the DIssert Banquet!
Have you checked out Color Street lately?
In addition to amazing nail & hand products, they also offer lip colors, cheek blush/bronzer/highlighter, and mascara! Consultant Crystal Reker is a parent of two DI participants, and she & her husband have been Team Managers for the program for the past five years!
Party Code: 268B11 – 20% will be donated to Centerville DI!!
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR YOUR HOLIDAY & NEW YEAR’S PARTIES!!
Invite Frios Dayton to all parties and events, big or small! Our catering provides enough happiness for all of your guests. We have various flavors – from fruit-based popsicles (including gluten-free and vegan) to decadent ice cream popsicles (some even have cookies or candy frozen inside!) – to pick and choose from for an unforgettable event! Depending on your event needs, we can deliver pops in various ways. 10% goes back to Centerville DI – Let’s Party!
Get ready for your holiday guests with NORWEX! CUTE SEASONAL PATTERNS AVAILABLE! Norwex offers chemical free cleaning items with a proprietary Bac-Lok system – all you need is water! THIRTY PERCENT WILL BE GIVEN BACK TO CENTERVILLE DI!!
Centerville Destination Imagination has some ideas if you need stocking stuffers, holiday gifts, Team Manager gifts 😉, games for the whole family that will support skills kids need for STEAM flexibility, etc…! These are some tried & true gift ideas for your child &/or family to enjoy that will help bolster their STEM curiosities and talents! Some of them are even specifically tailored to relate to this year’s challenges! Disclaimer: This list contains affiliate links that will benefit CDI.
IDEAS RELATED TO THIS YEAR’S CHALLENGES:
OVERALL SKILLS IMPROV / ACTING:
STORY CUBES – great to help kids build their story building skills, especially quickly – instant challenge support! [There are many kinds/prices – I’m just more familiar with the Rory’s Story Cubes.]
- https://amzn.to/3SDZBWa – classic cubes
- https://amzn.to/40xd0RH – voyages
- https://amzn.to/3QsQaWw – Harry Potter edition
- https://amzn.to/3SBcEaE – action
- Roll-A-Story Junior Cubes: https://amzn.to/49xWZip
- Charades for Kids (non reading required) – Charades is a great game for the whole family, and it helps kids learn to communication non-verbally & boost their drama llama/acting skills! https://amzn.to/49ynTqs
- Family Charades (3 words per card; one word also has a picture for non-readers): https://amzn.to/3SJiHdh
- Guesstures – race against the clock charades! https://amzn.to/3sxH0jL
- Cranium – Cranium games are the bomb! There’s a reason Cranium games have been around for 25 years! https://amzn.to/3QYtdfC
- HANABI – all ages (has expansion packs, too!): https://amzn.to/40L1Vwj
- TICKET TO RIDE – FIRST JOURNEY – 6+: https://amzn.to/3G3TPWk
- MUNCHKIN – 10+ (TONS of fun expansion packs – this is a HUGE favorite in our house!): https://amzn.to/46fZUtm
- MY FIRST CASTLE PANIC – 4+, no reading required: https://amzn.to/47rPIyS
- CASTLE PANIC – 8+: https://amzn.to/3QFJiW3
- COSMIC WIMPOUT – great for building math skills! Favorite of Mr. O’s to take for the team to play at Tournaments since it’s small & extremely portable! https://amzn.to/3upt5N3
- COSMIC WIMPOUT **DELUXE** with gemstones, game cloth, carrying bag – https://amzn.to/47y7Xmc
- CHINESE CHECKERS – there is a reason this is an oldie but goodie! This one has PEGS so you don’t have to worry about marbles rolling around. https://amzn.to/40EcoK7
- CHESS / TIC-TAC-TOE / DOMINOS: https://amzn.to/3QIZV2X
- DOMINOES: https://amzn.to/46j3McQ
LOGIC PUZZLE GAMES: Many different manufacturers/prices, these are great logic, building, and visualization games for the whole family!!
- FUNTACTICS XXL https://amzn.to/3Mw6qoJ
- varbertos Wooden Matching Game Puzzle 2.0 https://amzn.to/3Qwc7UZ
- Foxmind, Match Madness Board Game https://amzn.to/49r8gRx
- The Uzzle 2.0 Board Game https://amzn.to/3QNKeZP
MARBLE RUNS : Helps with building & visualizing flow! Single or multi-player.
- https://amzn.to/3ueqbLh Vtech
- https://amzn.to/40xBRVr National Geographic – build on vertical magnetic surface
- https://amzn.to/3ueXzl6 Gravity Maze – Toy of the Year Award winner
Classic game that helps kids figure out building & balancing concepts!
Mousetrap – https://amzn.to/3ucIxfJ
There’s a reason why this is a classic! Two words – Rube. Goldberg.
All ages, helps kids with building / visualizing.
- Straw Constructor toys – engineering, structure, reasoning, & imagination all rolled up in one container! Keep an eye out – this set is often on “Deal” status (600 pc set) & some times even has a coupon added to it: https://amzn.to/3uf3eaI (Ex: 49% off, $17.99 with a 20% coupon.)
- Off Bits: https://amzn.to/46fv9EX
- Solar Robot Kit: https://amzn.to/3uhi4gX
We love Snap Circuits in our house – and pieces have been used in the past as part of props!
- Beginner: https://amzn.to/47aN80j
- Junior: https://amzn.to/3MF1fmw
- Classic: https://amzn.to/3SzrCy1
- Arcade 😉: https://amzn.to/3MF2DoZ
- Sphero – beginner, “Mini Sphero”, learn coding! https://amzn.to/3SG0vBw
- Raspberry Pi 4B Starter Kit https://amzn.to/3QzVN5v
- [CLONE KIT] Freenove Ultimate Starter Kit https://amzn.to/3ueW0Ue
Get your child away from their Nintendo Switch by having them make something they can use with their Switch! https://amzn.to/3QTtKPL
BUTTERFLY / LIFECYCLE GARDEN HABITAT – our boys LOVED this & you can reuse it multiple times!
- Insect Lore (you buy kit, then send off for caterpillars & pay s/h): https://amzn.to/3uaF69l
- National Geographic – their s/h is $10.95: https://amzn.to/3QEahB8