Ivy Kids is a new monthly activity box for children aged 3 through 8. I was recently sent both the July and August kits. July’s review was posted the other day, and can be seen here. You can also read more about the company there as well. I’m reviewing my second box (August) in a separate review just because there’s SO MUCH STUFF packed in these things that one review would’ve been waaay too long.
So with that said, here’s August’s Ivy Kids kit review!
All of the activities found in the kit are listed on a sheet pasted to the inside lid. Each kit contains at least 10 different activities/projects all based around a popular children’s book.
August’s book selection is “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh. It’s a cute story about white mice encountering (er, bathing in) various colors of paint and discovering how to make new shades by mixing different colors.
“Color Paddle Exploration” – For this activity, you and your child read through the “All About Colors” booklet and follow the instructions using the included color paddles.
“Color Paddle Matching Game” – Your child uses the paddles to complete the picture cards with the corresponding colors.
“Make Your Own Mice” – Your child can use the Model Magic clay to create their own little mice. Once it dries, they can use the paints to color them. You can also cut the pipe cleaner into small pieces for eyes, whiskers, tail, etc.
“Run Away from the Cat!” – A fun little board game that involves using the spinner to see how many spaces to move forward… If it lands on a cat, you have to move back one space. Whoever gets to the end first is the winner!
“Storyboard” – Once you’ve read the “Mouse Paint” book, you and your kiddo can use these storyboard pieces to act out the story while you reread the book!
“Mess-Free Finger Painting” – Using the plastic baggies included, you pour a bit of one of the primary colored paints inside. Then add one of the other colors and seal the baggie. Have your child mix the paints together by smooshing them around inside the baggie from the outside. Experiment with the other colors to see what combinations you can make.
“Making Colors” – Using the pallet included, pour the paints into each space and paint the labeled mice the corresponding color. Then combine colors to paint the secondary colors on the labeled mice.
“Making Patterns, Making Patterns!” – Use the plastic dots to recreate all of the color patterns on the strips of paper.
“I Spy With My Little Eye” – Divide the plastic chips between players. When it’s each player’s turn, they choose a picture on the board (without announcing it) and start giving clues as to which picture they’ve chosen. Once the correct picture is guessed, they put one of their chips on it. When all of the boxes have chips, the game is over.
“Hide the Mice” – You child places each mouse on its’ corresponding color in order to “hide” them from the cat lurking above the board.
“Mouse Sun Catcher” – Your child can make their own mouse sun catcher by spreading glue over the rough side of the transparency and placing the colored tissue papers on it. Cute!
Once again, I’m totally impressed with my Ivy Kids kit! There’s so many fun activities and it’s great that they include tips to tailor each one to your child’s current age. I also love that everything is based on a different book each month — such a smart concept!
Ivy Kids has kindly offered to send one of my lucky readers both July AND August’s kits! Awesome! (Just enter via the Rafflecopter below.)
They’ve also given me a discount code to share with you! You can save $5 on a 3-month subscription or $10 on a 6-month subscription when you use the code “IVYLAUNCH” at checkout!
**NOTE: This is the same giveaway as first posted in the July review. If you’ve already entered that one, then you’re good to go! 🙂 **
Disclosure: I received this kit for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links. Giveaway open to US residents only, 18+. Prize fulfillment to be handled directly by Ivy Kids.