The Problem

You are a toy designer hoping to launch the next great toy that will be popular for years to come.  What direction should you take in the design of this toy, and why will children be drawn to it?

How do you come up with the “perfect toy”?

Students will review the history and future of toys, and use that information to come up with a design plan for their own “perfect toy”.

Teacher Resources

Student Resources

For students to access the Stimulus Items directly on their own computers or devices, they can go to   (Login: warmups  ;  Password: student)

***Remember, these Weekly Warm-ups are just a small part of the PBL Project, and we offer exercises for your specific grade and subject area.  For a temporary password to the entire PBL Project website (, please e-mail me (Ben Bache) at and I will create one for you to review.