FAQ’s

Is GIANT Word Winder® just for schools?

NO! GIANT Word Winder® can be played anywhere. It works great in libraries, churches, summer camps, basements, and even outside! GIANT Word Winder® is made from a material called Coroplast®, which is a highly durable, water-resistant material that is often used for outdoor signage. Whoops! I ran over a GIANT Word Winder® board with my car! No problem! Oh no! I left the GIANT Word Winder® boards out in the rain! Don’t worry! GIANT Word Winder® can withstand extreme pressure and harsh elements!

What if I would like to fundraise for GIANT Word Winder® using my own fundraising plan?

We welcome anyway of fundraising for GIANT Word Winder!® We offer ABC fundraiser’s Scratch and Help method as a way to fundraise because it is a simple and easy solution. But, if you have a fundraising method that you prefer we will happily work with you whatever way you’d like to fundraise. We also welcome grant funding for GIANT Word Winder® and can help you create an informed grant proposal if that’s the route you’d like to go.

How many students can play GIANT Word Winder® at a time?

We like to play with 18 students at a time. Typically we split up into three teams of six. This gives everyone a chance to make one word each and also makes working in a team a little easier. If you have more players than six on a team, it works also! Eighteen is just the number we like to stick to when demonstrating the game.

What grade levels of students can play the game?

GIANT Word Winder® can be played at any grade or reading level. We recommend different ways of playing to different levels of literacy. Third grade all the way up to adults can play the game the way it is advertised, with the end goal to WIN the game. Pre K through second grade play in a little different way. Usually we work on identifying letters, identifying word that start with a certain letter or end with a certain letter. We will have students try to identify consonants, vowels, nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. There are many ways to play GIANT Word Winder® with children of ALL ages and we’d love to show you how!

How big is GIANT Word Winder®?

GIANT Word Winder® is about 9 feet by 9 feet and needs about 12 feet by 12 feet of space to be able to play the game comfortably.

How long does each demonstration take?

We like to give each group that we demonstrate to 40 minutes to an hour to hear our introduction, play the game and offer feedback. Each game typically takes 20 minutes, so we expect each group to be able to play the game twice.

What does a typical demonstration look like?

Typically, we work with a group of 50 students or less at one time. We have three sets of GIANT Word Winder® games that we set up in one space at your school or institution. We briefly talk about the game, its origins, and how to play. Then we divide players into two or three teams (depending on the size of your group) and give you a chance to play. While you play we offer tips, advice and strategies on how to play the game.

How do I book a demonstration?

It’s easy! Just get in touch with us and we will work with you to set up a personalized demonstration to fit the needs of your school or institution. You can email Claire Haasl at [email protected] to start the process.

What is the cost of a GIANT Word Winder® Demonstration?

Right now there is NO cost for a demonstration of GIANT Word Winder®. We are running a back-to-school special for FREE demonstrations.

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