The five World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 -cities, Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti, will embark on a joint venture in 2012 that will provide all kindergartens and schools that offer preschool education with a design-education project called the Designer’s Treasure Chest.

The Designer's Treasure Chest is delivered to preschool education groups in the fall of 2012. The chest constitutes of a design-education guide on design methods and workshop materials that motivate the young to think about design. The exercises, based on the preschool curriculum, motivate children by stories, play and active participation to examine their own life and surroundings from a design point of view.

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