Discovery through wonder. We designed, built and installed three stories of floor-to-ceiling theming for a new Children's Ministry education building. Each floor, designed for kids of different age levels, has its own unique theme. The first floor, or "Kids Cove" is geared toward toddlers.
This tropical hut/check-in desk is the first stop for the children entering the area. The brightly colored beach themed setting doubles as an interactive learning environment for tots and a mini getaway for the parents who accompany them.
Shore is Fun! Designing a play room for toddlers can be really tricky. Not only should it appeal to a very young audience, but it must meet stringent safety standards too. This one passed our safety consultant's review with flying colors.
Life is better in flip-flops!
While the little ones may be tempted to climb up this light house and jump off the platform, the structure is designed to be un-scalable, as are the faux palm trees. The custom sea creatures are low to the ground and have no sharp edges to cut or springs to pinch little fingers.
Hall the world's a stage. We made this hallway stand out by combining custom wall graphics with 3D elements like the half round palm trees lining the corridor. In keeping with the tropical theme, the doorway to each classroom has been transformed into a hut facade.
The 11 foot tall vinyl wall graphics are a cost effective way to transform an ordinary hallway into a totally immersive environment for infants and toddlers. As an added benefit, the vinyl is long lasting and easy to clean, both desirable attributes when designing for kids of any age.
Exploration & Momentum. Children aged 3 to 6 are given the freedom to explore beyond the bounds of their immediate environment and out into their neighborhood in "Kids Town", the second of three uniquely themed floors we designed, fabricated and installed in a new Children's Ministry Education Building.
This Welcome Desk/Post Office serves as the check in point to Kids Town. It is equipped with a computerized check in system with touch screens and printers for ease of use and security.
It's not "Our Town"...Based on input from real preschoolers, we designed this play area to look like kids built it. It is a fun place to encourage exploration while letting kids blow off a little steam.
...it's their town.
With two spiral slides, three towers, two climbers, one rope bridge and a tire swing, the tree house climbing structure is smash hit; but not so much as to rile the safety consultant.
Town Hall. We designed "Kids Town" with children ages 3 to 6 in mind. The custom graphics on this 250 foot long hallway depict an small town setting for kids to explore and learn in a stimulating and safe environment.
Main St. USA
The idyllic setting is further enhanced by incorporating custom made 3D elements like fire hydrants, mail boxes and faux trees.
Passage & Connection - We designed and fabricated this 8' tall check-in kiosk for a new Children's Ministry Education Building in Dallas. Equipped with touchscreen monitors , the kiosk is internally illuminated with color changing LEDs that swirl and pulsate imparting a futuristic feel to the space.
Brave New World
Intended for kids ages 7 - 12, the room features space age kiosks, a world map wall with chasing LEDs and nine world clocks.
Icons Around The World - Kids get to explore all kinds of cool stuff we created for the pre-teen activity area in the Children's Ministry education building at the First Baptist Church in Dallas.
Where in the world? – Worldwide!
We fabricated kid size replicas of a London double decker bus, the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, oh, and we can’t forget, even a replica of the Alamo - just so the young Texans will always remember.
Life is a journey and an adventure! - We brought the world to the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. In keeping with the travel motif of this area of a Children's Ministry education building, we designed and installed approximately 7,000 sf of custom wallpaper graphics for all the classroom hallways.
The hallways also feature “sails” illuminated with color changing LEDs leading visitors through their adventure.
Runs on Refreshment
The existing stadium displays a replica of a 19th century locomotive and linked coal tender car filled with oranges and so it was only fitting that our designers incorporate a smaller stylized version of the train into Squeeze Play.
While the kids are probably too busy having fun, it's nice to know that it provides a link to Houston's rich history (and for some reason, you think a tall, cold glass of Minute Maid orange juice would really hit the spot).
A Home Run For The Kids!
This huge Houston Astros runner is mechanized on a track and can "race" the young fans to first base.
Here, kids can legally steal
Don't tell the kids, but the Squeeze Play staff can control the gigantic runner's speed so you're always the winner!
Urban Adventure Course. Our clients wanted to move away from traditional playground equipment with this custom fabricated climbing structure.
This unique setup includes a Tire Climb, Small Slide & Stairs, Wiggly Bridge, Tree Lookout, Net Climb Crawl, Tube Slide, Sky Bridge, Plank Bridge and a Flat Net Crawl.
Designated hitter - How cool would it be to climb through a huge baseball bat while burning off steam at the ball park? Very cool. That's why we incorporated one into the four story play structure we built.
This gigantic bat and "orange" baseball are just two of the many features in Squeeze Play; and it's an added bonus that you can climb into the baseball too! Want to know how big "gigantic" is? Just look at it. The bat is huge!
You make the call - One way to have fun while waiting in line for the batting cage is to be the Umpire! While the graphics explain how calls are made, you can place your face into an Umpire mask and see the balls coming at you; real time.
Good eye! Good eye!
This feature lets you experience what it's like to have that ball coming right for you, while you are fully protected behind a real mask. You'll soon find out that their job is not as easy as it looks, is it?
Here’s the pitch
Standing on a pitcher’s mound graphic the kids have a fair shot at hitting their target with a soft foam ball.
Step right up!
What you don’t see in this image is the long line of kids eager to take their turn. Kids will wait very patiently if they know they’ll get to throw stuff and not get in trouble.
Taste Something Great - This Squeeze Play play area is an excellent opportunity for Minute Maid to give back to the community while reinforcing their brand.
More Fun Than You Can Imagine
Internally lit, this archway identifies the entrance and supports the brand awareness of Minute Maid.
Splatter up - The Squeeze Play "Splatting Cage" pops up a ball of water that you try to hit out of the park!
Now that's refreshing!
Of course, if you do hit a home run, the "ball" of water splats and cools you off at the same time. Kids love it!
Stay Tooned - In collaboration with the Cartoon Network and the Atlanta Braves, we developed the design, fabricated, and installed this 50-foot tall façade for “Tooner Field” at Turner Field in downtown Atlanta.
The façade features the colorful homes of Cartoon Network’s most popular characters, making it an attractive destination for the entire family!
Imaginary Friends - This area based on Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends. Kids can create their own imaginary friends based on art of character parts from the show.
Home Sweet Home
Rotate the spindles to choose your friends. Literally. You can make new friends. This place is home to the best friends you can think of…
Cool Control Console - Kids love to push buttons and levers. It’s a scientific fact. It’s even more fun when they cause cool things to happen like flashing lights and fun sounds.
You’re in the driver’s seat
One of the favorite features is a voice modulator. You speak into the microphone and as you move the lever, it distorts your voice in all sorts of funny ways.
Dimensional Domination - Constructed out of wood, steel and fiberglass, this interactive robot stands over 16-feet tall. Of course he’s at a Braves game, so he needs a bat and ball.
Kids love Dexter! Kids love robots! Kids really love Dexter AND robots together, especially when it’s a robot Dexter built himself in his very own laboratory!
Let it Rain
We designed and fabricated this “Rain Tower” with the climate of the Pacific Northwest in mind. The canopy collects rainwater which is directed through chutes toward the interactive features of the tower.
Turn on the water works
Within the tower, a kinetic labyrinth of tubes, dishes, and spouts carry water from the top of the tower to a catch basin in the floor. The path of the water may be manipulated with a series of levers which control the direction of the tubes and spouts.
Tower of Power - The “Sound Tower” is one of two ten-foot interactive features we designed and built for the children’s Sensory Garden at a local shopping area.
Around the inside perimeter of the tower there are a variety of percussion and wind instruments such as chimes, batonkas, gongs, washboard rasps, cowbells, whistles and horns that children find irresistible.
All Systems Are GO! - Our client wanted this play area to be educational as well as a place to be active. So we incorporated questions and answers about space along with other activities to exceed their expectations.
A Space to Explore
The rocket slide has an internal light effect that projects rotating moons and stars onto the blue body. This animation helps attract kids to this "out of this world" area.
Push, bop, press and bang! - Kids will come away with a much better understanding of how rain affects the environment and our food chain by testing out the Frog Guiro, Tubulum, Chimasaurus, rainmaker, water wheel, whale drums, gongs, xylophones, giant bongos and tubular bells on the two fourteen-foot Rain and Sound towers.
Don't forget your earplugs!
Making noise is what it's all about, so your preschoolers can be as loud as they'd like.
Sensory Garden - Looking for an unusual rainy day ‘shop-and-play’ activity for you and your preschooler? You’ll find rain is welcomed at the new Sensory Garden in Redmond’s Towne Center Mall.
Fantasy Island for kids
Music, science, nature and water themes are explored in this unique outdoor play area, making the Sensory Garden a perfect new rainy day activity for you and your preschooler!
Tree-riffic! - This play area, located in the Center Court of the Yorktown Center mall, consists of a giant 40-foot tall, 5-ton artificial Oak tree.
For Growing Customers
Nestled around the trunk and limbs of the tree are 3 elevated tree houses, spiral slide, animated critters and a giant, climbable caterpillar, as well as park-like tables and seating.