Pom Pom Tree

My favorite type of craft is the kind where you can re-purpose and up-cycle ordinary items that might have otherwise been overlooked or thrown away. After our long New England winter, there was plenty of debris scattered around outside.  One … Read More


Physical Educators – Making a Difference

Physical Education teachers are truly amazing! I have believed this ever since I become one back in 1986 and I was reminded of how truly special they are the other day while reviewing 236 responses to a survey that S&S conducted … Read More


Using Bingo to Keep Your Classroom Focused

I’m on the marketing team here at S&S, and I thought I’d share a teaching tip from my wife Amy. She’s an amazing teacher and I have no doubt based on the great job she did in helping raise our … Read More


13 Products You Need This Summer!

  Okay so maybe “need” is a bit of an overstatement, but I’ll let you be the judge. Get ready to have a blast this summer, because you can plan the best summer ever with our favorite products. I think you’ll … Read More



3D Printers and Product Creation

Working at S&S is fun for me, I get to use both my undergraduate engineering and graduate marketing background. On the marketing side, I get to manage the classic 4P’s (product, price, place and promotion) of our Sports and Games … Read More


Physical Education Lessons using Pool Noodles

  Recently, we’ve had several inquiries at PE Central asking, “As a physical education teacher, how can I use soft swim pool noodles appropriately in my physical education class?” Great question! Soft foam swim pool noodles are a versatile, low … Read More


5 Things to Remember when Running a Craft Program

Goals of setting up a craft program usually include two things – you want people to show a genuine interest in your program and you want to spark creativity that leads to fulfillment and enjoyment by your students or residents. … Read More


Kid Inventors at the Invention Convention

Last month a group of us from the Merchandising department had the opportunity to be judges at an “Invention Convention”. This is part of a statewide program here in Connecticut where children first learn about inventors, find an idea, research … Read More


Memorial Day Mason Jars

Like most crafters, I have a slight obsession with mason jars. People love them because there are endless ways to decorate them and they can be used in so many ways… and what I really love is that I can … Read More


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