Green Kid Crafts: Review
There are so many ways to homeschool. Every family is uniquely different from the next, just as every child, even in the same family, is different from his or her siblings. Everyone learns differently.
We received a complimentary subscription box from Green Kid Crafts in exchange for an honest review of their product. All words are completely my own and this is my honest opinion.
Our boys are kinesthetic learners. Meaning they both get the most out of learning if they are able to experience the lesson, hands-on. They have a natural need to touch, smell, see and hear the subject they are learning. I didn’t always know this, it takes a while to find a child’s learning style. We’re not certain of our daughter’s learning style as she’s only two. However, she is always eager to explore her surroundings.
With the excitement surrounding the solar eclipse this year, we’ve been studying outer space. The folks over at Green Kid Crafts were so generous to send us a discovery box for our thoughts and honest review. The contents of the box fit into our August lesson plans perfectly!
Not only are the information cards informative and explain the process for each activity, the products are environmentally friendly. While being eco-friendly may not be at the top of my list while choosing educational activities for my family, it’s nice to know that there is a company that has taken our planet into consideration while creating fun educational products.
Inside the box were three different sets of activities. The first thing that our children wanted to try was the space sand. The activity cards did tell us what space sand is made of. Basically, it’s plastic coated sand that makes it waterproof and it’s used in classrooms at NASA in their Mars exploration experiments! How fascinating!
The balloon activities were right on course for something our 2-year-old could do mostly by her big girl self. Please!!! Don’t try to help her do it, nope, you’re only asking for trouble. 😉 Watching the “rockets” fly around making a screeching sound was just up her alley.
One feature that I felt was a nice surprise, is how the learning doesn’t have to stop once you have completed the activities. Inside our kit is a moon tracker. Basically, it’s a chart of different phases of the moon, and you write the date of each phase.
The learning doesn’t end there! On the main card, there is a special website for your discovery box, with activities to do at home. There are book suggestions, and they direct you to Amazon, which I understand. BUT!!! You don’t have to purchase there, always check your library for book suggestions!
Our learning isn’t going to end here. We have the rest of August to explore our solar system, and the Green Kid Crafts site with video suggestions, silly songs, activities, and reading.
I don’t want to give away ALL the details of our discovery box because I really feel that if you gave this company a try, you would fall in love with them. You do not have to be a homeschooling family to take advantage of this fabulous subscription box!
Give them one month. I feel that Green Kid Crafts is very reasonably priced and I am thankful that you don’t have to make a long-term commitment. Take advantage of their SUMMER SALE and save 50% off your first Discovery box! Perfect for the kids on your Christmas list!