Making Kids Smarter


Blimey Box Brain Games challenge young minds with fun problem-solving games. Learn more about how you can help your child become an outside-the-box thinker.


Helping Parents

  • Do you struggle to find ways to challenge your child?
  • Are you tired of "learning games" that require screen-time?
  • Are you ready for a learning activity that promotes problem-solving and critical thinking skills?

 

Why we're awesome... 

 

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TEACHING PERSEVERANCE 

Kids learn GRIT as they push past struggles and keep trying 

 

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PROBLEM-SOLVING FOR KIDS

solve puzzles, crack codes, observe, reason, try new things, and think creatively

 

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EASY FOR PARENTS

Game packs come with downloadable resources and easy-to-follow video instructions

   

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FUN FOR KIDS

This low-tech, hands-on, learning activity engages kids' minds, but also captures their excitement.  

 GET THE FREE PRE-K GAME

 
 
    "The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover." - JEAN PIAGET  
 


 

This low-tech, hands-on, learning activity engages kids' minds, but also captures their excitement. Portable learning kit with everything you need to play our Brain Games.

SHOP THE GAME KIT

 

Meet Blimey Box

We created Blimey Box Brain Game Packs for busy parents who want an alternative to screen-based learning games and mindless workbooks. 

Inspired by the adventure of treasure hunts and the mystery of escape rooms, we created Blimey Box Brain Games for our son.

It started as a way to get quiet time at restaurants, but it turned into a learning revolution. Once we saw the potential to elevate complex learning and inspire curiosity, we knew we needed to share our secret with the world! 

We now have over 60 printable learning games that are developmentally appropriate for kids preparing for or already in Kindergarten.  We designed the games for busy parents (like you) to easily print, set-up, and enjoy!


Self-checking games, help your child practice independent learning.

Aligns with Pre-K Curriculum and Kindergarten Curriculum Standards

We've been there.

We were "those" people at the restaurant with our kids (at 5:00 for dinner) who were determined to enjoy a meal out...and not hand over our phones.

We brought stickers and coloring books, but the kids quickly lost interest. To keep our kids quiet and happy, I hate to admit that we would often hand over our phones (defeated sigh). 

HAPPY PARENTS 

 

 

KIDS AT RESTAURANT

BUT THEN...EVERYTHING CHANGED!

 Restaurants became fun again. We started bringing our Blimey Box Game Kit with us to restaurants. Kids spend 25-35 minutes playing a game quietly.

Instead of feeling guilty for handing over our phones, we now feel confident knowing we are helping our son learn math, reading, and critical thinking skills.

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BRAIN GAMES 

ABOUT OUR BRAIN GAMES

Puzzles are designed to teach foundational reading and math skills as well as challenge bright and gifted learners to think outside the box. All our games are aligned with Pre-K Curriculum Standards and Kindergarten Curriculum Standards.

Tasks are arranged into "brain games" that get incrementally more difficult as kids progress through the levels. Kids get progressively smarter as the play the games in order.

Each "Brain Game" contains:

  • 5 Learning Tasks (kids solve 5 puzzles to unlock 5 locks and win the game.)
  • An answer key
  • Set-up instructions
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    Blimey Box will help your child...

    • Use less screen-time
    • Gain confidence in tackling complex problems
    • Learn to analyze complex problems
    • Increase a desire to stick with a challenge and keep trying, even when it's hard
    • Acquire a growth mindset
    • Increase attention span through engaging tasks

     

    Soon you'll have your kid begging to learn with Blimey Box Brain Games.  

    Print, set up a game in 5 minutes, then sit back and enjoy 30 minutes of freedom!

     

     

    Remember...

    You can continue to rely on our educational system to teach your child the necessary skills like creative problem solving, critical thinking, GRIT, and growth mindset. Unfortunately, the focus of education remains on outcomes (such as test scores) and not on the learning process. 

    Additionally, you can continue to give your child "learning apps" or skill-focused worksheets for academic practice, however, most of these often teach children surface-level learning skills and not complex problem-solving.

     


    Let us help you...

    You want your kid to be smart. We can help you. 

    With Blimey Box, you can engage your children with high-interest, hands-on, academic-challenging activities.  

    Various brain puzzles will inspire your children's natural curiosity. Your kids will not only LOVE learning, but you will also help them go deeper into complex problem-solving and acquire meaningful life skills.

     

    Blimey Box Founders

    "Play and games can give young children opportunities to learn and develop foundational math skills that are aligned with Common Core standards for mathematics through age-appropriate, fun, and engaging activities."

    - Geetha B. Ramani & Sarah H. Eason

     

     

    FAQS

    FAQ

    What if the challenges are too difficult?

    We've created multiple levels of puzzles designed to support a child's developmental learning.  Kids should struggle to get through the challenges, but not so much that they become frustrated. If a game pack is too difficult, either try one at a lower level, or wait until your child is ready.

    FAQ

    What if the Challenges are too easy?

    The games get increasingly more difficult as they move into the higher levels.  If you want to give your child an extra challenge, skip to a different challenge level or even a different game within the level. Games touch on skills multiple times with slight variations. Slight tweaks help kids master concepts more deeply.

    FAQ

    I don't have time to set-up these "learning games"

    Don't worry, we designed Blimey Box for you to be able to set the games up quickly. Each game has typed instructions and a video to walk you through setup. The average setup time is around 5 minutes. Since you're probably above average, you'll be able to do it faster.