Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ivy Kids: Awesome Educational Subscription Boxes! #Sponsored

**Complimentary products received in exchange for out honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

We recently had the chance to review Ivy Kids, a subscription box service for little learners:

Ivy Kids was created by a mom who is also a certified early childhood educator.  After becoming a stay-at-home mom once her second child was born, she realized there was a market for quality educational materials for young children and she started creating these wonderful kits. 

Ivy Kids sent us to month's worth of kits and the sibling pack to go along with each month.  I love that they offer sibling packs, which is basically just extra materials for a second child to learn the lessons along with the first child. They also personal their kits with the child's name, as you can see here on our July Box:

Each month's kit is packed full of activities to support a literature choice.  The book is also included in the kit, which is super convenient!  July's Box was Jump, Frog, Jump and included lots of frog-themed activities.  The inside flap of the box shows which activities are included and what the final products should look like.  The kiddos found this helpful while making their crafts:

Jump, Frog, Jump Activities:

Each activity is packaged separately and organized perfectly for ease of use.  There are step-by-step instructions for each project for both younger and older kids, plus conversation starters and comprehension questions for each activity.  These activities include lots of crafts, games and hands-on, exploratory science-related fun.  Many projects are laminated and can be used over and over again to reinforce the lesson. Here are all of the activities laid out for Jump, Frog, Jump:

The kiddos had a blast with this kit...building frogs to play a game, making frog habitats, counting with frogs and much more!

The August Box was Mouse Paint.  It was overflowing with fantastic color-themed activities!
Mouse Paint Activities:

Check out all of these Mouse Paint activities:

Mouse Paint is all about color-mixing and primary/secondary colors, so there were lots of art activities in this box.  The kiddos made mice out of dough, enjoyed mess-free finger painting, retold the story with a storyboard, made mouse sun-catchers, played games and much more!

I loved so much about these great, educational boxes, but here are my favorite features:

-EVERYTHING you need is included!
-Boxes are stuffed with activities to encourage child-led exploration and learning
-Items are organized and personalized
-So many of these activities can be used over and over again, really adding value to the kit
-My kiddos absolutely loved these kits so much!  They had a blast learning with Ivy Kids!

ABCD Diaries gives Ivy Kits an A+!

Buy It:
Boxes are available in July!  Pre-order yours at Ivy Kids!  Use the coupon code "IVYLAUNCH" to  save $5 on a monthly or 3 month subscription or get $10 off a 6-month subscription

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