3D Classroom Alphabet Rugs

Augmented Reality Children's Books

Who’s it for?
Early readers and STEM programs
in Pre-K and Kindergarten Classrooms.
Also, great fun for Media Centers!

alphabet classroom rugs

What is Rugs aliveTM?

Rugs alive is a colorful and durable interactive classroom rug that springs to life with the Rugs alive™ mobile app. Each of our 26 zoo animals come alive using 3D Augmented Reality when matched with its correct Habitat Card and scanned with the app. Students can walk around and explore the animals while on the rug, and can also carry the animals around in their hand with a Magical Zoo Coin!

These rugs can be utilized for increasing student collaboration, building relationships, and effective communication as well as early concepts of STEM and problem solving.

Great for whole group and center time activities!

alphabet classroom rugs
alphabet classroom rugs

Rugs alive

Watch this quick overview to see Rugs alive in action!

How will Rugs alive help my students?

  • Learn animal habitats from around the world
  • Predict, check, sort, and compare findings
  • Explore all 26 animals in 3D
  • Collaborate with friends or work alone
  • Take fun photos with animals
  • Introduce upper and lowercase letters
  • Learn the alphabet through song
  • Enjoy other STEM and SEL activities

Rugs alive is a fantastic complement
to our journals and Letters alive!

Rugs alive

Watch this how-to video!

Here’s how to get started with Rugs alive:

Rugs alive
Large Oval
  • 12′ x 7’6″ Floor Rug
  • FREE mobile app
  • Seats up to 20 K kids
Alive Studios Oval rug
p/n 89302 $450

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Rugs alive
Small Rectangle
  • 9′ x 6′ Floor Rug
  • FREE mobile app
  • Seats up to 16 K kids
Rug Shop
p/n 89201 $350

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Rugs alive
Large Rectangle
  • 12′ x 7’6″ Floor Rug
  • FREE mobile app
  • Seats up to 26 K kids
Rug Shop
p/n 89202 $450

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Here’s how to make your rug come alive!

Before you download the Rugs alive app, make sure your device meets these minimum requirements:

For iPhones: SE or newer

For iPad:
iPad Air (3rd Generation) or newer
iPad Pro all screen sizes (1st Generation) or newer
iPad (5th Generation) or newer

For Android: (smartphones or tablets) Requires the following:
1. Android version 7 (Nougat) or newer
2. The device originally shipped with the Google Play Store on it
3. API version 24 or higher

If your Android device does not meet these requirements, you might also try
our slightly older app versions on the Amazon App Store.

Note: Chromebooks are NOT supported by our mobile apps. 🙁

    Instructions for use:

  1. Download the Rugs alive Habitat Cards (pdf) by Clicking Here.

    Print the file in Landscape Mode and on Card Stock in either color or black and white. Then, cut out the Habitat Cards and Magical Zoo Coins. Detailed instructions and additional suggested activities are included in the pdf file.
    The Habitat Cards will be used in conjunction with your rug and the mobile app to make the animals come alive! Once a successful scan has occurred, the selected animal will appear in the “earth bubble.”   While the animal is captured and is in the earth bubble, simply point your device at the logo in the center of your rug OR point to a Magical Zoo Coin to place the animal.
  2. Using your mobile device, select your source for downloading app below:
  3. Search for “Rugs alive”
  4. Look for this icon and get the app:
  5. Rugs Alive

  6. If you are on your mobile device now, click below to get the Rugs alive app:


To play our Alphabet Song without a rug,
simply scan the logo below with the Rugs alive app:

Alphabet Song without a rug