If you are looking for ways to stimulate your child's imagination and develop their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math) skills at the same time, then consider subscribing to Green Kid Crafts, a socially responsible education company. The mom-owned company provides creative and educational crafts to families on a subscription basis.
GKC sent me two of their Discovery Boxes for this review, and I can honestly say that we loved them. Each box is filled with goodies that nurture young scientists so that they can complete three different activities. For examples, one of our boxes was all about kitchen science and had the materials for creating bubbling volcanoes, fizzy bath bombs, and homemade soap.
My son immediately ran off to make the fizzy bath bombs, which he promptly hid and saved for bath time. (And I have to say that they were REALLY fizzy!) My daughter, on the other hand, preferred to make the handmade soaps using the mini silicone mold and glycerin included in the kit. I had to help her with this one because it required melting the glycerin in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time, but we had fun doing the project together. She opted not to use the glitter that came with the kit, but enjoyed the whole process so much, we wound up buying more glycerin soap at our local craft store as well as soap dyes to add color. Next thing I know, she's made all of this...
She wants to sell them at one of our local shops. I'm excited that she found something she can make and that satisfies her entrepreneurial spirit.
The other box included projects that satisfy the mad scientists in our family (i.e., both my kids). It came with materials to make a fizzing lava lamp, a magnet friend, and a slime monster. (Warning: some of the slime wound up on my carpet making this mama a little put out, so make sure your kids do the messy projects outside or in a room with easy to clean floors.)
Overall, these science kits were a lot of fun for my kids. And I like the fact that most of the activities were easy enough for them to do on their own. Each one comes with an instruction card that also provides an explanation of why/how the activity works.
I also really like that Green Kid Crafts is a green company and the materials they use are eco-friendly, AND they have a strong sense of social responsibility donating a portion of each sale to environmental charities.
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