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As a blogger, I have the opportunity to work with some very unique companies that design children’s products. As a mom, whenever I come across a product that is both educational in nature and fun, I tend to purchase it for my children. So when Green Kid Crafts approached me about doing a review of one of their Discovery Boxes, I gladly accepted!
Green Kid Crafts delights over ten thousand kids across North America each month with fun, creative and eco-friendly craft and STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), delivered right to their door through the company’s subscription program! Every month’s Discovery Box is packed with 3-4 unique and engaging activity kits designed to foster a child’s creativity.
We obviously do a lot of crafts at home. On any given day, you may find Field Trip Girl coloring at the table or Field Trip Boy drawing a new Minecraft character after watching a clip on YouTube.
The first thing I noticed when I opened our Green Kid Crafts The Music: The Science of Sound Discovery Box was how organized it was. Each individual craft was put together nicely in a small zip lock bag. All the activities were planned out and prepped and ready to go. Hence, I didn’t have to run out to the craft store to get supplies for our next project. All I had to do was open up the box and explain the easy-to-understand directions to my children.
In addition to the prepared materials, you’ll find several extension activities listed on the back of the activity cards. Plus you’ll also find a link to download a FREE activity guide with even more fun ideas!
Green Kid Crafts are hands-on, award-winning, and eco-friendly. We even got to use the shipping box in two of our crafts! Green Kid Crafts’ Discovery Boxes are best for children ages 3-10 years old.
Even Mr. SoCal Field Trips and Field Trip Dog got in on our family jam session!
With The Music: The Science of Sound Discovery Box, my children got to learn about:
- vibration and pitch by creating two different types of kazoos
- sound waves and volume by making maracas and a balloon rattle
- rhythm by designing their own finger cymbals, box guitar, and rhythm bells
The Music: The Science of Sound Discovery Box has the following 7 projects in it:
Field Trip Girl put together this cute ankle bracelet by only using lacing chord, bells and wooden beads. Everything was premeasured and precut to fit together. All I had to do was help Field Trip Girl tie a knot at the end.
Field Trip Boy got right to work on this craft! With only 5 stretchy rubber bands and the shipping box, he created a guitar and strum to his own beat. He even discovered why the rubber bands made different types of sounds.
After Field Trip Boy made his box guitar, he jammed out on the balloon rattle. He needed a little bit of assistance from Mr. SoCal Field Trips to make it, because you have to pour the provided salt packet into the latex balloon. It requires a steady hand and a little bit of patience.
Field Trip Girl made finger cymbals out of the empty shipping box (reuse, renew, recycle!), four bottle caps and glue dots. I personally liked the fact that the bottle caps were flattened out and had smooth edges.
Field Trip Boy tried out the maracas and declared that they were easy to make. With only two wooden spoons, tape, a plastic egg and a handful of dried pinto beans, Field Trip Boy got the party started!
Field Trip Boy made this personal kazoo out of a tube, waxed paper and a rubber band. He said it was fun to play!
With a little bit of creativity, Field Trip Girl made and played her own homemade straw kazoo!
Green Kid Crafts Subscriptions are available in month-to-month, 3, 6 and 12 month durations, and also make great gifts! Subscriptions start as low as $17.95 / month, and sibling subscriptions are also available.
You can view Green Kid Crafts full line up of Discovery Boxes at www.greenkidcrafts.com.
Now enter for your chance to win (1) Green Kid Crafts Discovery Box!
Happy Creativity Time!
Disclosure: We received a complimentary Green Kid Crafts Discovery Box for review purposes. All points of view are my own.