Working from home, small children, pandemic…this has been quite a difficult time for so many people. Thankfully, we have had our jobs, health, each other during this wild ride. That said, and I know we aren’t alone, trying to get things done with children who are in the neediest phase of their life has been next to impossible. Also being responsible for their learning and entertainment is a lot of pressure!
I started investigating subscription boxes for our 3 year old. He loves art, crafts, learning activities–basically just loves doing things. Regularly, he walks up to me and says, “I want to do an activity.” So…I started bookmarking a bunch of subscription boxes that were STEM based or artsy, but then I landed on Ivy Kids Kits. Wow, I was blown away by the photos of the activities and the amount of supplies and activities that were included. I figured ok maybe it is just the example kit on their website, but I’m here to tell you, no! They are all wonderful! We’ve received 3 now and they are fantastic kits with so many activities that we don’t seem to get through them all before our next box arrives.
The March 2021 theme focuses on the book, The Lost Narwhal. Activities are geared towards ages 3-8 and are tiered so that a 3 year old can access as well as an 8 year old can be offered developmentally appropriate activities. There are art activities, a game (actually this specific kit has 2 games!), supplies such as a measuring tape, a glue stick, paints a ceramic narwhal and other odds and ends. Everything is explained in the activity guides so there is no guessing which materials go with which paper and what you should do with a worksheet or craft. It is simply laid out, easy to follow and rich in content.