Ivy Kids December 2015 Review + Coupon
Disclosure: This box was received for review purposes.
Ivy Kids is a craft and activity box for 3-8 years olds. Each box is $39.95/month and is packed with fun learning activities, all made from a featured book.There are usually more than 10 activities in each box, each in their own little bag. If you have more than one child, you can add-on a sibling pack for only $5.00. Since I have two children, I was sent the regular box with the sibling pack for review.
Since a 3 and 8-year-old have different learning needs, Ivy Kids sends instructions for “Little Ivys” (3-5) and some for “Junior Ivys” (5-8). There are also tips for parents to help facilitate more learning. As a bonus, Ivy Kids includes a personalized item in every box.
Ivy Kids comes in a huge green box and ships by USPS.
The sticker on the inside of the lid has an overview of everything in the box.
The featured book is Penguin and Pinecone Salina Yoon. This book is about a little penguin who finds a pine cone friend. The book tells the story of the penguin and the pine cone’s friendship. Each book also comes with a bookmark with questions to ask your child.
Each month contains a personalized item. Since I received the sibling box, each child received a personalized notebook.
Paper Bag Penguin (Bonus materials for siblings) There was enough materials for each child to make a paper bag penguin.
Feed the Penguin Once your child makes the penguin, you can play a fishing game. Your child rolls a dice, then adds that number of fish to their bag. Whoever gets the most fish wins.
Snowflake Mobile (Bonus materials for siblings) Since the book takes place in a snowy place. one of the activities is to make a snowflake mobile. Your child laces each small snowflake then ties them to the big snowflake.
Five in a Row Penguin Bingo For this BINGO game, you roll one die for the numbers 1-6 and two dice for the 2-12 sheet. Ivy Kids included multiple sheets of each game, so you can play this again and again.
Penguin Walk Your child picks a sheet to play with, letters or letter blends. Your child winds the penguin, then says the letter or letter blend it lands on.
Penguin’s Journey Every box contains a board game. For this game, the penguin travels around the game and tries to collect all the fish to go to the forest.
Pine Cone Observation and Experimentation There were many pine cones included in the box. Your child explores the different parts of each pine cone using their senses and the identification sheet.
Pine Cone Experiment You child explores what happens when a pine cone gets wet. Your child can document what they find out on the experiment sheet.
Decorating Your Pine Cone (Bonus materials for siblings) There were many different art supplies included in the box to decorate pine cones.
Story Retelling (Bonus materials for siblings) For this activity, your child makes a scarf for the penguin and pine tree, them retells the story of Penguin and Pinecone.
Planting a Pine Tree (Bonus materials for siblings) This is the activity my boys are most excited about. There are two pots and your children can plant their own pine tree.
Final Thought; This was a really cute month. My oldest loves penguins, so this was a great box for him. We love to keep Ivy Kids on hand for times my kids are bored or I want to do a learning activity with them. If you want to try Ivy Kids, click HERE and use the code IVY20 to get 20% off your subscription.
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