The Playground Stencil Project

The Playground Stencil Project

Feb 17th 2020

We’re always looking for ways to give back to our community. A large part of our business is supplying schools around the country with globes and maps of all kinds and sizes so it’s a natural fit for us to want to help children.

In a previous post, we wrote about an organization we’ve partnered with to help find schools and children in need in the Seattle area. It’s called Communities In Schools. We usually donate maps and globes but we thought we might reach out to them again this month with a new idea.

We carry a lot of products. We have map murals, map rugs, spring roller maps, desk maps, relief maps, foreign language maps, floor maps, digital maps, and one of the largest selections of globes in the world. And we have one product that is unlike all the others. The Map Stencils.

Playground Map Stencil

The stencils are outlines of the World and U.S. maps. By placing the outlines on a playground or any surface, a group of students and teachers can lay out the boundaries and paint the countries in different colors. It’s a great hands-on project for young people to do and a fun way for them to learn about the world as they use the playground.

Communities In Schools helped us find a wonderful elementary school near our office. It’s called the Van Asselt Elementary School and has a great new Principal, Monique Manuel. They have graciously accepted our gift and we’re looking forward to some warmer weather to get outside and help make the world a better place, one map at a time.