Ivy Kids April 2016 Review + Coupon
Disclosure: This box was received free for review.
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.
Each month contains a personalized item. Since I received the sibling box, each child received a personalized butterfly.
The featured book this month was Gotta Go! Gotta Go!. This story is about a caterpillar and his transformation to a butterfly.
Each book comes with a bookmark, which has questions to help facilitate learning.
Mexi-Go To win this game, be the first person to get your monarch butterfly from North America to Mexico for hibernation, then back home to lay eggs.
My Monarch Butterfly Your child can read the butterfly fact sheet and use the realistic butterfly to dry your own butterfly.
Save the Monarch Butterflies – Plant Milkweed Butterflies only eat milkweed, so you can plant a renewable food source for butterflies in your area.
My Butterfly Garden Your child can decorate and assemble a little butterfly garden with wildflowers.
Butterfly Symmetry & Caterpillar Patterns Both activities involve looking at patterns. For the butterfly activity, your child matches the dots on one side, with pom poms on the other. For the caterpillar patterns, your child follows the given patterns, to finish the caterpillar. The last activity is to make their own pattern.
Butterfly Handprint or Footprint This is a great way to preserve your child’s hand/footprint, in the form of a butterfly.
Butterfly Magnets This activity uses a watercolor technique to make little butterfly magnets.
Hanging Butterfly You child can decorate the white cardboard butterflies with markers and pom poms.
Rhyming Wings – Matching Game You separate all the butterfly cards and place them face down. Each person takes turns turning over two cards, to see if the words match.
Butterfly Life Cycle Wheel After reading the book, and studying the fact sheet, your child can color and assemble the life cycle wheel.
Clay Model of the Butterfly Life Cycle There are four stages of the life cycle for a butterfly: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and adult. You child can read the fact sheet about butterflies, and study the life cycle wheel. When they are done, your child can make clay versions for each stage.
Final Thought: This was a great box for children to learn about butterflies. My 4 year old learned about butterflies this year at preschool and we have a kit to hatch real butterflies. We didn’t complete the projects from this month’s kit, but we like to save them for summer fun activities. If you want to try Ivy Kids, click HERE and use the code IVY20 to get 20% off your subscription.
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