Powering thinking with found objects

Think with Things is inspiring learning & creative thinking with everyday found objects. Our workshops help educators & businesses see great potential in everyday things around them.


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Think with Things Business

MEX Conference  |  March 2015

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twt Business workshops

Taking you off autopilot to find your inner child and your creative spirit! Workshops can run from 1hr to 1 week and can be organised for any age, culture, interest, profession. The primary part of the workshop is about Play and opening up to your own creativity. The materials stay pretty much the same, everyday objects, but the outcome is up to you and your team.

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Our Vision

Think with Things is promoting everyday objects and their connected learning possibilities. Through years of observing and working in educational settings we have come to one conclusion. Things that help us think and learning are all around us, we just need to unlock their potential. We already have all the materials we need to engage and create amazing educational outcomes for each and every person. 

Think with Things was born in 2014 as one of 7 winners of the Open Education Challenge with a goal to make a difference in education on a global level by bringing the idea of hands on learning through play, and thinking with found objects into the normal everyday structured learning environments of children, as well as adults. 


Three years on our foundation is still the same "promoting everyday objects and their connected learning possibilities" Although we have moved away from the fast past Edtech world, the first dream of a grassroots change education and working with businesses on inspiring creative thinking is still going strong. Our final goal has never faultered, to...


Think with Things Education

Vasalab  |  Nov 2013

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This is where it all started with a desire to share the amazing potential in found objects with children and educators around the world. To create a place where like minded educators, designers, facilitators and creatives everywhere in the world can meet and dialogue. If you are using found objects in your work or would love to begin, you can find inspiration and a voice here. Explore and don't forget to contribute to the conversation, as this will make it more possible for learning to happen everywhere. 

Traveling Workshops

We love to travel and play with things. Find out more about our NEW traveling Workshops for educators available in May 2018.


NEW! We hope to make this more of a community discussion and sharing space than a typical blog. It is an experiment and we hope it is a good one!

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We have taken many of our great resources and put them all in one place. Check out our free and almost free TwT stuff. (coming soon)


Our Team


Jules Gilleland

Guardian of the Idea

Designer, mother of 3 boys and education change maker with over 18 years experience in the field of design and education. My passion lies in working with educational institutions, government initiatives, museums and corporations in the field of creating experiences and environments that inspire creative thinking.  I love presenting and training, and have played with a variety of groups from teams of teachers, museum practitioners, business people, artists, parents and children from 0-99.


Bjorn Accoe

Creator of Opportunity

Education and fun have always been a passion. Learning is an on going process that you can do anywhere anytime. By organising "Project camps" and "fun events" for kids from 3 to 12 we show that this is possible.

Kids are the future. Working at Idee Kids & The Future Generation gives me the opportunity to preserve their world and to create possibilities for them.