Open Ended Creations Give-Away :: Curvy Board

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This looks wonderful! I could see this being an amazing tool to help with my little one’s balance. There are so many different ways this can be used I’m sure I couldn’t come up with half the ways it could be used.  My girls are always looking for things to challenge their imaginations and creatively re-purpose everyday items.  This would be a great addition!

Sponsor: Open Ended Creations Home of the Curvy Board!

Give-Away Date: Saturday, August 23, 8am EST – Sudany, August 24, 8am EST (This Give-Away is 1 day only!)

Number of Winners: 1

Prize:  One Curvy Board, Retail value of $120

How to Enter: Visit Open Ended Creations to learn more about their amazing Curvy Boards, then come back and leave a comment HERE in this post letting us know what possible ways you can imagine the children in your life using a Curvy Board.

Limit: One Entry per person please.

Announcing the Winner: Comments will be closed on Sunday morning around 8am EST. One winner will be chosen by random number generator and will be announced IN THIS POST on Monday morning. If you are a lucky winner, please send us an email with your contact and shipping information. You have three days from the time of the announcement to claim your prize or a new winner will be selected. 

International Information: Everyone may enter including our international readers but international winners will be responsible to pay for their own shipping costs.

Coupon: Open Ended Creations is offering WeeFolkArt readers 15% off until September 6th  with coupon code “WeeFolkArt at check out.

Use the code WEEFOLKART to receive 15% off orders until 9/6/2014.

 

Open Ended Creations, LLC originated in 2009 The name of our business is the foundation from which we stand. The use of our products and creations are in the Possibilities, Discovery and Dreams of the beholder. The child.
With five children in our family; we had our eyes re-opened when we were introduced and welcomed into the Waldorf community. Within this new discovery came a deeper understanding of the possibility and the inspiration to recreate our lives and provide a stronger, more balanced, and enriched environment for our children to play, create, and enjoy life’s simple treasures.

“More is less,” is a valuable saying. We are committed to creating and developing open-ended toys that enrich the lives of all children. We have been part of the Waldorf Community for over the past 8 years. During the time when our son was in Playgroup the teacher at the time was Mrs. Uschi. She had approached both of us and asked for our help in making a few rocker boards for her classroom. At the time there was no one that you could find that was making a wooden Rocker Board, a need was thus pointed out to us. With the love of creating and woodworking within us; a small seed was planted and thus began to sprout. Over time our initial board has evolved into what you now see today.

Curvy Boards! It’s a teeter-totter, balance beam, slide, boat, bridge, and… anything else your child can dream up. The unlimited range of possibilities is what makes Open Ended Toys the ideal learning tools/toys for the 21st century learning skills.

 

Each board is handmade and crafted from 9 layers of a maple hardwood, sanded smooth, stained, and finished with varnish. Making it durable and long lasting. Each board offers its unique design from nature; no two are alike. Choose from 3 finishes, Natural, Golden Oak and Walnut. The Curvy Board is handcrafted in the U.S.A.

 

 

 

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  1. Mary says

    Oh my! I see lots of fun with the curvy board for my grandson. I love the idea of open ended toys that make room for children to exercise their own inventive play   time. This looks like a great toy for developing balance and imagination! 

  2. Heather says

    I LOVE these boards! I can’t honestly say how my (twin) girls would use one – their imagination is outrageous. No doubt it would be doing something together :)

  3. Jennifer M. says

    The curvy board looks amazing. My son, Felix would love this. He doesn’t have the best balance and with our PE program including yoga this board would be such a help to him. Learning balance and the ability to “surf” would put him over the moon :) Good luck everyone!!

  4. Stephanie123 says

    My kids would love this! I can see them rocking away pretending they are sailing a ship, surfing, or riding a horse. I bet they would come up with many more ways to play with it than I can imagine.

  5. lterc says

    My young boys would certainly use this as part of an obstacle course! Imagining it as a ship out in a horrible storm. They’d have to traverse through.

  6. Tina says

    This looks like something my kids would play with every day. My girls would use it in some imaginative way. My son would be doing crazy stunts on this! Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Shannon says

    My three year old LOVES rainbows and I’m sure she’d use the curvy board as a rainbow she could play on!

  8. Kristen says

    These are so beautiful, and look like so much fun!  I have two boys and I can guarantee this would at first be a train tunnel for the older one.  But it wouldn’t be long before it became a horse taking folks for a ride in a cart.  My little guy would delight in climbing up on it and sliding down on his belly 😀

  9. Sherrill says

    The Curvy Board looks very simple but very entertaining for kids, allowing them to use their imagination rather than electronics, etc. My grandchildren are only 16 months old, but last night, they were trying to stand and balance on the cover of their blocks box. I can see something like the Curvy Board being very entertaining for them.

  10. Meghan Roehl says

    I could see my son using this to “surf” or other imaginative play. As a stage for his animals or cars. As a bridge or baby cradle. There are so many possibilities!!  Thanks for this opportunity :)

  11. Alecia says

    What a fantastic idea! I would love to have this in my homschool. It would be GREAT for when one (of three) is done and needs something to do until the others are done; something that will occupy them and not be disruptive.I can see my boys pretending that they are either explorers or pirates. OH, the possibilities! Thanks for the  great giveaway!

  12. April Horton says

    My kids would adore this! I think they would use it in a variety of ways. I would just see my 3yo imagining it is a bridge or boat and other fun things.

  13. Wendy Clifton says

    [quote=Michelle]

    i wud luv to win one these for all the gorgeous kids I care for. I can see it being a horse a rainbow a mountain a road an amazing entrance to all kinds of cubbys. A soothing rocking boat  surf board who knows to calmdown in

     

    This is one toy that wud be an asset to any Childcare setting u wud wonder how u

    Sponsor: Open Ended Creations Home of the Curvy Board!

    Give-Away Date: Saturday, August 23, 8am EST – Sudany, August 24, 8am EST (This Give-Away is 1 day only!)

    Number of Winners: 1

    Prize:  One Curvy Board, Retail value of $120

    How to Enter: Visit Open Ended Creations to learn more about their amazing Curvy Boards, then come back and leave a comment HERE in this post letting us know what possible ways you can imagine the children in your life using a Curvy Board.

    Limit: One Entry per person please.

    Announcing the Winner: Comments will be closed on Sunday morning around 8am EST. One winner will be chosen by random number generator and will be announced IN THIS POST on Monday morning. If you are a lucky winner, please send us an email with your contact and shipping information. You have three days from the time of the announcement to claim your prize or a new winner will be selected. 

    International Information: Everyone may enter including our international readers but international winners will be responsible to pay for their own shipping costs.

    Coupon: Open Ended Creations is offering WeeFolkArt readers 15% off until September 6th  with coupon code “WeeFolkArt at check out.

    Use the code WEEFOLKART to receive 15% off orders until 9/6/2014.

     

    Open Ended Creations, LLC originated in 2009 The name of our business is the foundation from which we stand. The use of our products and creations are in the Possibilities, Discovery and Dreams of the beholder. The child.
    With five children in our family; we had our eyes re-opened when we were introduced and welcomed into the Waldorf community. Within this new discovery came a deeper understanding of the possibility and the inspiration to recreate our lives and provide a stronger, more balanced, and enriched environment for our children to play, create, and enjoy life’s simple treasures.

    “More is less,” is a valuable saying. We are committed to creating and developing open-ended toys that enrich the lives of all children. We have been part of the Waldorf Community for over the past 8 years. During the time when our son was in Playgroup the teacher at the time was Mrs. Uschi. She had approached both of us and asked for our help in making a few rocker boards for her classroom. At the time there was no one that you could find that was making a wooden Rocker Board, a need was thus pointed out to us. With the love of creating and woodworking within us; a small seed was planted and thus began to sprout. Over time our initial board has evolved into what you now see today.

    Curvy Boards! It’s a teeter-totter, balance beam, slide, boat, bridge, and… anything else your child can dream up. The unlimited range of possibilities is what makes Open Ended Toys the ideal learning tools/toys for the 21st century learning skills.

     

    Each board is handmade and crafted from 9 layers of a maple hardwood, sanded smooth, stained, and finished with varnish. Making it durable and long lasting. Each board offers its unique design from nature; no two are alike. Choose from 3 finishes, Natural, Golden Oak and Walnut. The Curvy Board is handcrafted in the U.S.A.

     

     

     

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  14. Dawn Green says

    My two boisterous boys would use it as a climber, a see saw, a balance board, a vehicle…it would definitely help see us through another snowy winter!

  15. Stasia Mosier says

    Not only would my kids at home love this but I also teach children’s yoga and the possibilities are endless. Each session focuses on imagination and the many ways we can use our bodies to express ourselves! These would make for some silly fun but I’m sure we could also find a way to use them in our relaxation time. 

  16. TatianaA says

    This is not a first time I see this board. I read about it and I love it. We have a very limited space in our apartment and curvy board is a perfect fit – little open ended toy that may last for a long time. I have a very active little girl who loves to dance, jump, walk, climb – any type of movement. I am sure she will love this board.

  17. Carole says

    I would love a curvy board for my children! I’m sure my daughters would practice their balance, but also for relaxing rocking and lots of imaginative play! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  18. Andrea G says

    What a wonderful giveaway.  These rocker boards look so fun and creative.  I could see my six year old pulling all kinds of stunts.    

  19. angela says

    The curvy board, with its rhythm, would offer, the children I am working with, a feeling of being save, as well as offer them a opportunity to practice inner and outer balance. (I am an expressive arts therapist with a small practice, and some of the children I am working with struggle with the trauma they experienced very early on in their life)

  20. Madeline says

    These look like so much fun for younger kids (sigh, that excludes me) but I can see my brothers LOVING this.

  21. Beth Browning says

    In our home I could see this toy being a pirate ship, a baby bed, a rocking horse, a hide away, and a troll bridge.  The possibilities are endless!

  22. Shannon says

    I have to remember just a ridiculously active voice I see then probably doing crazy awesome things with this amazing looking product. The craftsmanship looks amazing and they will definitely test it’s strength! 😉

  23. Susan says

    From the time I knew I’d not have more babies of my own, I started thinking ahead to my future grandchildren. I’ve collected books and made baby blankets in preparation for a house full of grandchildren. As it turns out, I was blessed with my first granddaughter last year. I want my home to be a loving and fun place my grandchildren always look forward to visiting. I could stock up on typical toys purchased from my local department stores, but I’m more interesting in having a supply of quality toys for them to explore that will offer them different stimulation.

    I saw this board a year ago and knew right away that it would be a wonderful investment. Not only is it different simply because it’s a basic, curved wood piece, but it’s made of wood that’s been smoothed and become a gorgeous work of art. Any child would enjoy exploring the grain of the wood, the feel the finish, and the challenge of balancing. If I were little, this would be a favorite toy of mine. 

  24. Kinga Christianson says

    I think my almost 4 year old would love that board! It could be a bridge for her trucks, a cradle, that she could use to rock her dolls to sleep. She could pretend it’s a moon, sailboat, skateboard, turtle shell or even try to use it as a catapult for small balls! 

  25. Kelly Guinan says

    My wee one would love this himself for adventuresome play, plus I could see him using it sweetly to rock his new little sister when she arrives! I hope I win :)  Thank you for the chance.

  26. Sarah Mahan says

    My son is so creative, I’m sure he would come up with some very interesting ways to use this!  He would probably do something that would surprise me, so I won’t even guess. He definitely has more fun with toys like this instead of crazy light up, noise making things. 

  27. Stacey T. says

    I can only imagine how many ways my sons would use this! They look awesome! I’m thinking the first thing they would do, is use it as a pirate ship.

  28. Jennifer says

    I have had the joy of seeing children play with these curvy boards. We have one in our Waldorf preschool class. I have seen the children use this board as a rocker, as a bed, as a bridge, as a slide (off the couch), the backdrop to a fairytale story etc. etc. you get the drift. The possibilities are endless. I would be overjoyed to have one in my own home for our growing family.

  29. Heather says

    I’d love to see my 21 month old daughter learning to balance on this outside on our lawn, it looks like an amazing toy! She loves wood toys like these, so simple yet hours of fun.

  30. Susan Meade says

    I can see my children using this as a slide, a surf board, a train bridge, a car bridge, a doll cradle, part of a fort, a seesaw and a place to just sit and rock back and forth.  No doubt they would find several more uses though :)

  31. Renata says

    My boys would stand, sit, slide, and ride on this awesome curvy board! Would me a wonderful addition to our homeschool!

  32. SuzieMuse says

    Kids?! I would get one of these for ME! After my son sails the seven seas and my daughter lives out her dreams of being a rocking horse, I’d squirrel my curvy board away for some yoga and stretches. 😉

  33. Sandy Allen says

    Love these in my kindergarten! I was thrilled to meet the maker this summer in my travels. All young children need these!

  34. jessica says

    I think this would be a toy that both my kids would enjoy together. I could see my 4 y/o playing/guiding my little waddler in the different uses. He loves to teach her new things. 

  35. Kristine Rohm says

    Children love anything  can stand on! And if standing on it makes it move or rock, even better! And I love that it’s light enough for children to carry it and move it to other areas of play making it very versatile limited only by their imagination!

  36. Lucinda says

    We would love a curvy board for our homeschool :) it’s such a awesome creation that leaves play up to the imagination! Great! I would enjoy the girls using during yoga + free play :)

  37. Viki says

    I love the idea of the curvy board and was looking at them a few days ago. I have a 3 yr old grandson, his birthday is in a month, I would love to be able to give him one!

  38. KIM SMITH says

    Made in the USA! I love this board! While using imagination, the kids can be or go anywhere they want!  A ship’s captain abroad on the ocean in a perilous storm, a surfer on the wild summer waves, a bold tight-rope walker at the wind’s mercy, a great traveling explorer taking a bridge into the great unknown! I appreciate that you take such care in its construction and that it will last for years so they can enjoy it at many ages. Not only good for their imagination, it is good physically–while building strong legs it also enhances balance and awareness of their surroundings. I can see my children discovering things within themselves that electronics never could or ever would.

  39. Jill says

    My daughter would love a curvy board. She would definitely use it as a boat and she would have so much fun rocking on it too!

  40. Anastasia says

    I’ve had one of these on my wishlist for my daughter probably since she was six months old. She’ll be two next month and I can see her getting use out of it like her bilibo.

  41. Kathy Logan says

    What couldn’t 5 boys do?…turn off the video games I can’t stand and put those busy bodies to work;) They wanted a trampoline but we can’t have one so I’m working on an area with stumps, balance boards and such…this would be a great addition!

  42. Theresa says

    I can just see my 2 year old grandchild playing  and pretending with a curvy board.  It would be great for both physical and mental activity. 

  43. Amanda says

    This looks wonderful! I could see this being an amazing tool to help with my little one’s balance. There are so many different ways this can be used I’m sure I couldn’t come up with half the ways it could be used.  My girls are always looking for things to challenge their imaginations and creatively re-purpose everyday items.  This would be a great addition!

  44. Alexis Croce says

    These are so amazing.  They make great slides, boats, cradles, or set it on it’s side and have the little ones jump over it!

  45. Somer M says

    This is definitely on my wish list and has been for awhile for my soon to be birthday boy! I think him using it to slide on and as part of the forts that he builds would be his go to use but he never ceases to surprise me and I’m are he’d do awesome things with the board!! Thank you for the chance to win this!!

  46. Leah says

    My daughter is very physical and strong. This board would be amazing to help her develop balance and the ability to self correct and challenge herself. She really likes gymnastics and imaginative play. I think this would blend both worlds!

  47. sarah says

    My soon to be 7 year old would love this….a bridge for cars,  balancing tricks,  pretend play….and I am sure a 100 other ways!!

  48. Anne Barker says

    I’m pretty sure all six of our kiddos would find different ways of using a curvy board! Rocking, sitting, climbing under and over, a shelter for animals or fairies… the possibilities are endless! 

  49. Kate says

    I can’t even express with words how much I have wanted this for my kids since I learned about it close to a year ago. So, so, so want it for them. Problem is, I need 2 of these, because I fully expect my 4 yo twins to fight over it so much that I will go nuts. So to be able to buy 1 with money they receive from their upcoming birthday and win one would be AMAZING, because these are AMAZING!!!

  50. Donna garrison says

    My babe is into exploring everything…balancing, climbing, pushing it around the room, sliding down it, putting in abox and trying to climb in, lying down for a “sleep…snore snore”. putting her “guys” as she calls her little ppl on it and watching them fly off as she moves it. her imagination is as open as the sky. I am sure she will amaze me with all the creative ways she will use the board and invite me to join her

  51. says

    My 3 daughters would LOVE this board! (Oke, lets be honest: I love this board!) heart
    This is the first time i see such a board, not sure if we have this in Holland.
    Come fly to us curvy board!

     

  52. ahlea says

    Curvy boards are so awesome and my son would have hours of fun on it. Practicing to surf in the grass, a perfect balancing play tool and tunnel and ramp for his 

  53. lynn says

    I know exactly what my youngest son would so woth a cervy board. He would turn it upside down & pretend it is a cave or mousehole foe him to crawl in. (He does it with his rainbow stacker & stuffed animals.)

  54. Claudia S Mathis says

    Wow !  Awesome giveaway!  I would love to be able to have this for my Grandkids, they would love it!!  I could also see myself giving it to my niece.  Two of her four children have autism, and I’m sure this would be fantastic for them.

  55. says

    Wow always so inspired to see the incredible materials and ideas you share with teachers worldwide to create classrooms that inspire learning but also heart led play experiences. Materials children want to play with and ones that evoke imagination and spirit.

  56. Samantha says

    A skateboard, a catapult, a slide for their baby sister. My three are 3,2 and 6 months and must bounce, jump and crawl on everything!

  57. RebekkavdH says

    I just asked my 4 yo son and 2 yo daughter what they would like to use the curvy board for:

    – We can use it as a bridge to ride small cars on
    – The train can ride underneath!
    – I can play with my best friend on it
    – I can use it as a step to watch and help you cook
    – I can use it to climb in my cubby house

    – My 2 yo commented whe would just like to sit on it 😉

  58. says

    My daughter has recently been asking for one of these boards! She’d use it as a pirate ship, to sail the seven seas (or a blue play silk I’m dyeing like a river!).

  59. Linda says

    I asked my kiddos what they would do and my 4 year-old daughter said, “hold on!”
    My three-year-old son (I have him his outer piece of cinnamon roll as a manipulative) said, “rainbow!” So, that’s where they would likely start!

  60. Julie Raflo says

    This looks awesome! My twins would love this :) when I was a kid I bet I would have played with this all day. So simple but that leaves do many options for the imagination. Beautiful! 

  61. Liene says

    Our boys would always find some way to incorporate it into their play – bridges and boats, slides and gnome homes, trains and 

    other things that I can’t even think of. Fingers crossed and thanks for the chance!

  62. Jamie says

    I think my 4-year old twins would try to figure out how to rock on it together, since they love doing everything together. My 6-year old could work on his balance, since he inherited my clumsiness 

  63. Debbie Waddell says

    I just love this and I’m sure my 3 year old granddaughter would think so too! We watch her 5 days a week. She loves doing her tumbles and she is very active always looking for something to do. I can just see her rocking or trying to balance on this. What a great idea! Thanks for the chance to enter for this.

     

  64. Traci Burrow says

    Our youngest would love on  of these. He is forever finding things to balance upon, this one be one I would not have to worry about him getting hurt because it is meant to climb!

  65. Joy says

    My almost two year old adores being on everything. Tables, toys, logs, anything! She’s all about balancing. I can just see her grin on a curvy board.

  66. Renee says

    I see a whole lottta possibilities in these boards…but I’m sure there are many more hiding in the imaginations of my three chickadees:) bridge? balance board? rooftop? cradle?

     

  67. Christine says

    Oh my gosh these are great!  Besides the rocking and balancing play, I’m sure it would become a tunnel for the tiny elf dolls, a bridge for cars and trucks and a goal for a beanbag or ball game.  Love these.

  68. Margaret says

    Love this giveaway. The children will make a slide and a ship and surf and just rest on the smooth wood.

    thank you for the giveaway.

  69. Windy Gatchell says

    Oh, my kiddos would love that curvy board! I know that many balls and cars would roll down it…and they’ll use it for a slide themselves!

     

  70. Kristin says

    My two active kids would LOVE one of these for indoor play!  (we don’t have a lawn so it would be kept indoors)  What an awesome way to get out some wiggles!

  71. Alia says

    I have three little boys who would have a blast testing the limits of their bodies and their balance. We also live at the beach so I would imagine some sand dune sliding entering the equation too! Awesome, fun looking product ~ good luck everyone!

  72. Barbara says

    Curvy Boards are magic carpets, boats on the lake, ponies, rainbow bridges, slides and more. I’ve worked in social service and after school child care programs for twenty years and Curvy Boards are my favorite toy for all ages. A big, big thanks to Curvy Board makers for they know how to allow children to make big, big movements in sometimes very small, small spaces. Keep on making and we will keep on playing! 

     

  73. stanleymagicgarden . says

    .It would be brilliant for my 7yr , to rock on whilst we homeschool.Then he could make a fort with it and his sister could walk over it and build a troll bridge.

  74. Mary Ann Deverell says

    I would gift your curvy board to my Grandchildren.  They would move to the rhythm of the music in their home!

  75. Kerry says

    My kids would love this. I can see them using it to rock on, sit and stand on. As a bridge, tunnel, ramp, wall, house/cave for their animals, bed for their baby are just some ways I can see them using a curvy board, but with their imagination, the possibilities are huge :)

  76. Kassia Storey says

    wow! Never seen these before… Ideas going crazy… 

    balancing, seesaw, yoga, sled, bridge, tunnel, step, cubbyhouse, windbreak, chair, daybed, rocking horse, towtruck, fort, wall, peephole,  learn about gravity, balance, weight distribution, beautiful timberwork, flowing movement, …ENDLESS…with lots of smiles and laughs…and more as the children get older!

    What a truly open-ended design – We would LOVE one!

  77. Leanne Scollay says

    Of course the Curvy Board would be for my grand daughters….but Nanna’s butt and thighs might benefit from a little play on the curvy board as well…we would just have to share.

  78. Helen Campbell says

    Oh my gosh! What an excellent toy. I have 5 grandchildren ages 1 to 5 all of whom would love this board. They are all very active children who love new experiences.

  79. Allison says

    I don’t know who would have more fun – me or my four boys!  Surfing, sliding, sitting in to read a book…

  80. Leilani says

    I must add how much we appreciate your blog of ever inspiring ideas and creations.  As for the curvy board we love them.  He’d probably relax and listen to a sparkle story whilst lounging on it, and then to be truthful, he’d ride it down the stairs no doubt.  Then he’d probably flip it over nd use it as his personal stage.  Thanks again!

  81. Lisa Hughes says

    Looks awesome. Going to meet my cousin’s children for the first time. This would be a lovely gift to bring.

  82. Sandra Golaszewski says

    My 10 month old is starting to do the downward dog pose and this balancing board would be great for her and it’ll be used for a long time.

  83. Linden Bird says

    I would give this to my girlfriend who has two children, one has cerebral palsy. I think this would be useful and fun for both her kids.

  84. Bev Taylor says

    Oh, I love this toy! I immediately could see my sweet 3 yr old grandson having a grand time playing on this. And when his 10 month old little sister is a little older, I am sure he will want to share with her and show her all his stunts!!

     

  85. Morgan says

    It’s a bridge, it’s a boat, it’s a snowplow. A snowboard, a race car, a tunnel and cave! A speed bump, a slide and a drum. A rainbow…..

  86. Breanna says

    My baby is 9 months old and a climber already. He would love to climb over this like a bridge right now, and in the future it could be a rocker, cradle, boat, wall….all kinds of things!

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