Ivy Kids is a monthly subscription box for kids ages 3-8 providing tons of fun educationally focused activities from a certified early childhood educator. There are oodles of activities in every box, providing really an entire month of projects that will develop fine and gross motor muscles, build math and literacy skills, encourage reading comprehension, and promote scientific thinking.
The January 2016 Ivy Kids Kit features the book Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon. This box encompasses two age ranges: 3-5 (Little Ivy) and 5-8 (Junior Ivy). It’s also great to have a box that preschoolers and young elementary students can enjoy together. This particular box provides a sibling pack option to your box for $5, which is totally worth it — you will get an extra set of all the crafting items.
I used to subscribe to Ivy Kids to have boxes that my sister could enjoy with her nephew. It is worth it. She loved being able to grab a bag and have everything she needed for a fun activity.
J was excited to see pinecones! There are many activities and supplies . Each activity is in its own bag. Supplies shared by more than one activity are packaged in a separate bag. The communal bag for this box is the bag on the bottom left with the glue in it. It’s easy to grab a bag and enjoy a wonderful activity with your child(ren).
J loved the story. The activities center around the book. The bookmark lists questions to ask.
The first activity that J, age 7, and I did together was a game! We had so much fun playing Penguin’s Journey that T, age 16 at the time, wanted to play too. The boys were quite competitive while playing the game. I needed the communal bag because it contains the dice and penguins.
5 in a row Bingo is a great activity to show how this is geared towards the preschool crowd and the early elementary card. Multiple sheets of numbers 1-6 and 2-12 were included. J rolled the dice to call the number. J and T played against each other afterwards. Then we did a family bingo game.
The Little Ivy Version was Penguin Walk Alphabet. J did not like the windup noise, so he moved the penguin around to practice his blends. The idea is that the penguin moves around, stops, and then the child says the letter or blend sound.
Storytelling allows the child to practice narration. It’s a great way to check how much a child comprehends and retains when reading/being read a story. J had a blast.
J enjoyed this part significantly. He wants to be a scientist. He is seriously studying that pinecone!
J loved the experiment! He was amazed how the pinecone reacted to water. It was the highlight of the box.
There are still five more activities including 2 crafts! Kid Ivy provides enough activities for the entire month. The activities engage your child’s mind, and is a fun, hands-on way to learn. We always enjoyed the different themes that Kid Ivy has to offer. There is no prep work involved. Grab a bag and go and have fun with the little ones!
The Description: Ivy Kids is a monthly educational subscription box for children ages 3-8 with the goal to make every moment with your child quality time. Have the tools at your fingertips to ensure your child has a solid foundation in math, literacy, and science.
The Price: $39 per month
The Coupon: Save 20% on your first box with coupon code IVY20 or code IVYFREESHIP for free shipping on any past kit.
The Categories: Kids Educational & Learning Subscription Boxes. Kids Subscription Boxes with Books, Kids Subscription Boxes with Sibling Add-Ons, Subscription Boxes for Preschoolers, Subscription Boxes for School-Aged Children, Subscription Boxes for Toddlers.