Chunky Link-A-Shape

The Chunky Link-A-Shape learning toy is a wonderful addition to our tot-school and pre-school activities.  It is a part of our daily routine for the past few weeks now.  My kids just love building with it.

It is easy to add it to our workboxes for fun learning exploration, counting, sorting, and creative play.

This learning toy is from Discount School Supply.  They are a leader in supplying teachers, homeschools, sunday schools, preschools, daycares, and more with wonderful learning toys, classroom supplies, curriculum, classroom furniture and more.  I have been using their online store for the past six years or so and I love all the amazing products they have to offer. 

The Chunky Link-A-Shape has many great qualities:

  • Colorful foam shapes have a printed surface on one side and a smooth surface on the other side, and provide both a visual and tactile experience.
  • Interesting and unique shapes for the very young child.
  • The foam pieces are soft and flexible.
  • Helps develop eye-hand coordination and fine and gross motor skills.
  • Great for learning sizes, shapes, and colors.
  • Ages 2 years and up.  Kids of various ages will have fun playing with these.
  • For boys and girls.
  • Largest foam piece measures 4″L, smallest foam piece measures 3″D
  • 32 pieces
  • 4 colors and 4 patterns to encourage play.
  • Easy to stack or link together.
  • Use as an early learning math manipulatives set for counting, sorting, and making patterns.
  • Ideal for imaginative play.
  • Fits conveniently into workboxes, baskets, buckets, activity bags, or storage bins.
  • Safe for independent play.
  • Ideal for a quiet time activity.
  • Hands on learning.
  • Great for constructive or architectural play.

Here my son is sorting and matching shapes and colors.   He is also practicing counting sets of twos.  1 + 1 = 2.    Information for mom, there are 4 different shapes in 4 different colors, and 2 of each shape in each color.  4 x 4 x 2 = 32 exciting pieces to play with.

Here my 3 and 5 year old’s are sharing pieces and making sculptures.  My daughter wanted all the pink pieces, and my son was not going to give up any of his pieces he built his tower with, not even the pink ones.

Here is a tree sculpture made with two colors, brown for the tree trunk and tree roots, and yellow-green for the branches and leaves.

Corral reef structure.

By far, his favorite game to play with them at this time is to line them on their ends like dominos and starting at one end, knock one over and they fall in slow motion and each one knocks the next one down and so on.  He gets such a kick out of watching them fall.  He will line them up over and over and do it again and again.

Big brothers wanted to do the domino effect too.  It was hard for little brother and sister to share this fun toy with the others, but they did.  All six of my children have spent time playing with the Chunky Link-A-Shape learning toy and enjoy it.  I savor the quiet time while they are keeping busy!

I know the product says it is for ages two and up. But the baby expressed interest in holding the puzzle shapes too.  They are sturdy but soft and he enjoyed the texture and feel of them.  He was very excited to get to play with them too.

We will be taking this toy with us in our quiet activity bag when we leave the house.  Being made out of foam, it doesn’t make a sound, yet it is so interesting and fun to play with.  This is a keeper!

I made a video of the kids playing with the Chunky Link-A-Shape one afternoon.  My three year old son had fallen on the driveway and bumped his forehead.  I didn’t want him to go outside and run for a couple of days while his “bump” was healing. 

This toy came to the rescue!  It provided a safe, but fun and creative activity for him to build with and stay entertained.  Thank you Chunky Link-A-Shape for taking his mind off of not getting to go outside for a few days.  I would definitely recommend having this toy on hand for those times in life when your little one has to stay indoors due to an injury or illness.

Our Opinion (based on a 5 star rating):


Quality: 5 Stars
Very well made with quality materials.

Price: 5 Stars

Ease Of Use: 5 Stars
Very easy to use in various settings.

Adaptable: 5 Stars
Easy to adapt to various skill levels.

Faith Based: 5 Stars
It is nuetral and can be incorporated into faith based activities if desired.

The Chunky Link-A-Shape is on sale for $18.95 at Discount School Supply.  This would make a great gift, a useful learning toy for your school room, and a fun addition to your playroom too.  I would also recommend this product for Dentist offices, Dr. offices, libraries, realtor offices, grandma and grandpa’s house, and anywhere quiet play is needed to keep kids quiet, but entertained.

Discount School Supply offers free delivery on in-stock orders that total $79 or more.  That’s a great deal.  Click on the link below to find lots more great deals at Discount School Supply!


Disclaimer:  I received the product mentioned above in exchange for my honest opinion.  All views expressed are the honest opinions of myself and my family.

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About Melinda Weiser

I am a sinner, saved by grace. I am on a journey and offer to share my story with the hope that it will bless you. My one desire is to bring glory to my creator. I am a wife and the mother of 6 children, plus two in heaven. I enjoy homeschooling, research, teaching, homesteading, natural gardening, grass based farming, cooking, fresh raw milk, herbs, children, midwifery, and music. I am a writer, biblical mentor, and also work part time in the healthy foods and vitamin business I have a BSW degree from Kansas State University, and trained professionally as a medical social worker, biblical counselor, tutor, and vocal performer. Thank you for stopping by to read about our homeschool and family life adventures. Be blessed!

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