I’m a homeschool mom, and when it comes to teaching my kids things, I’ve found that hands-on activities are remembered way more than reading about things in a book… unless it’s a story. Stories are memorable.
I’m also a very busy mom. I have a lot going on, and I recognize that my kids are growing up way too fast. That means it’s important for me to take time for them… to play with them, to listen to them, and to care for them.
I’m also a natural-minded mama that is aware of all the different ways my kids are exposed to toxins in this modern world. Because I’m concerned about their health I choose to go out of my way, spending more time and/or more money, to decrease the toxins in our home.
Enter Green Kid Crafts And Their Discovery Boxes
I first saw this company because several blogger friends had posted about them on their blogs. Soon after that, I started seeing some of their Facebook ads. The more I saw them, the more curious I became about them, and I finally checked out their website. I was immediately hooked. It was a homeschool mama’s dream! Seriously!
Green Kid Crafts combines learning about science in a fun, entertaining way with earth-friendly crafts that are easy for kids and parents to do together. You don’t have to be creative or crafty. You don’t even have to go into teaching a big lesson! The discovery boxes pull it all together for you!
These boxes meet the happy, healthy child criteria by combining creativity and science together for children ages 3-10 using STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning. Each box is centered around a science theme and comes with 3-4 pre-packaged craft kits that are simple, easy, and fun to make.
These boxes are seriously impressive, and they’ve won lots of awards to show it.
You can purchase boxes individually or order a subscription so you get a new box every month! CLICK HERE to check out all they have to offer.
Our Experience With The Nocturnal Animals Discovery Box
My kids are all about glow-in-the-dark anything these days. It’s just the coolest thing ever to them so when I was looking through the 19 different box options, the nocturnal animals box caught my eye.
Each project comes in a bag with all the supplies needed right there. There are step-by-step directions which are great for kids of reading age.
Each box contains 3-4 different craft projects you can make with your kid all based around the theme of the box. In our box we made a glow-in-the-dark owl, a glow-stick firefly, a colorful night-time lantern, and shadow puppets.
Another great thing I noticed about our box was that the projects really were kid friendly. My kids could do almost everything themselves with only a little help from me.
My boys loved their Green Kid Crafts box and they’ve already picked out their second box – the Mad Scientist Discovery Box! I loved the box because it gave me a way to spend time with my kids, doing something fun that everyone enjoyed. They also learned as we talked about the different nocturnal animals we were seeing, and they got to do a bit of art which isn’t something we do all that much of in our homeschool lessons. What homeschool mom doesn’t like to do something that combines subjects? Less work, right?!
How To Get Your Kids Their Own Green Kid Crafts Discovery Boxes
Getting your kids their own discovery boxes is so easy. Simply visit Green Kid Crafts website, click “shop” at the top of the page, and either select “month-to-month subscriptions” to get boxes automatically sent to you house every month (with FREE shipping) or select “discovery boxes” and choose the one you want to try first. It’s that simple!
Plus, you can get free boxes by referring your friends. Every time you refer a friend you earn $10 towards the purchase of another discovery box or subscription and they get $10 off their first month’s subscription too. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Win Your Child A Green Kid Crafts Discover Box
Green Kid Crafts is graciously offering one Growing Up Herbal reader a chance to win a free Discovery Box this week. Enter via the form below. There are several ways to enter. Some entries are one-time entries and others you can do every day. The more entries you have, the better your chance is to win!
This giveaway will run from today, October 8th, to Sunday, October 12th. The winner will be announced right here on the giveaway form and you’ll receive an email from me. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.