We are “makers” at heart, and our intent is to design, share, and collaborate around creative endeavors.

Bennett Innovations

In all aspects of school-life at Bennett Day, we are guided by a mission to advance innovation, creativity, leadership, and lifelong learning. We are a community of educators who create out of a need for new resources in the field of education, and here Bennett Innovations functions as our in-house R & D program. We are “makers” at heart, and our intent is to design, share, and collaborate around creative endeavors. 


Story Dealer

The creative line of storytelling card decks known as Story Dealer™ currently include two sets, with more on the way! The 52 cards that comprise the STEM/STEAM set are designed to inspire open-ended tales in themes of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. Clever card-suits with colorful gears spell out the 5Ws: Who?  What?  Where? When? and Why? These choices foster inquiry-based learning, creative writing programs, curiosity, and critical thinking skills. Charming water-color robots, labs, habitats, clock-faces, space themes, and seasonal details are sure to inspire. 

Our DIY Maker-Set is similar, yet we omitted the illustrations to allow your children to create their own cards in the suits of Who? What? Where? When? and Why?. This DIY Maker-Set was inspired by many creative children in our beta-testing group who remarked that they too would like to make a deck of Story Dealer™ cards. Enjoy! 

Special thanks to Melodie Hrabe for helping us bring our student-inspired images to life!

  Early Black Line Drawings for Story Dealer

Early Black Line Drawings for Story Dealer

About Bennett Day School

At Chicago’s Bennett Day School we offer innovative progressive education to help build knowledge, understanding, and compassion. We are a school with a vision of students as dreamers, innovators, tinkerers, creators, and storytellers. Our Story Dealer™ cards are thoughtfully designed to be a dynamic resource for our learners...and for yours. Proceeds from Story Dealer™ cards help to fund our grants and scholarship program.