When it Starts to Snow ~ Ivy Kids Kit

When it Starts to Snow Ivy Kids Kit

{disclaimer ~ Ivy Kids is a blog sponsor and sent us a kit for this review}

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Ivy Kits are a monthly educational subscription for children ages 3-8 developed by early childhood teachers with children of their own. You can tell these kits were developed by people who truly know young kids.  The activities are awesome. Not only can you subscribe to a monthly kit, you can also buy past kits.

Each Ivy Kit contains instructions with ways to modify games to best suit each individual child and provide adults with questions to structure a child’s learning. There are enough games and materials in each kit to engage and cognitively stimulate a child throughout the month and can be replayed for years to come.

We were sent the When it Starts to Snow kit for this review!

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In this Ivy Kids kit featuring the beautifully illustrated book When it Starts to Snow by Phillis Gershator, you will find over 10 STEAM activities inspired by the story:

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    • The book When it Starts to Snow by Phillis Gershator, a charming story that explores what happens to woodland creatures when it starts to snow. Where do they go? What do they do?
    • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
    • Plush Wolf Pup: A soft and cuddly wolf pup. 
    • Wolf Pup Den: Create a cozy den for your wolf pup.
    • 3D Snowflake Sun Catcher: Decorate the snowflakes with glitter glue and assemble to create a sparkly 3D Snowflake.
    • Snow Sculpture: Pretend that the Model Magic clay is snow and use it to create a “snow sculpture, then decorate it with glitter glue.
    • Make Your Own Play Snow: Just add 1 teaspoon in Instant Snow Powder to a 3.25 oz. cup of water and create lots of fluffy white snow. 
    • Build a Beaver Lodge: Use the wooden sticks to build a lodge for the beaver in the snow. 
    • Bear Cave:  Cut a paper cup to create a bear cave.
    • Create Your Own Winter Woodland: Create homes for the beaver, bear, and rabbit in a snowy woodland.
    • Salt and Ice Experiment: Explore why salt is used on ice in the winter. Compare a 2 pieces of ice, one with salt and one without salt. Record your observations and results. 
    • Winter Shelter Board Game: The object of this game is to get your animal pawn from its START space to its winter shelter.
    • What do Animals Do in Winter?: Some animals migrate, some hibernate, and some adapt to the cold. Sort the animals cards according to the animal’s behavior in the winter. Then use the card for practicing letters, sounds, and alphabetizing.
    • Snowflake Symmetry: Use the wooden sticks to create your own symmetrical snowflakes. 
    • 100 Snowflakes: What do 100 snowflakes look like? Find out by placing 100 snowflakes onto the hundred board.  
    • Let it Snow: Pick a board, there are 4 to choose from. Then roll the die and place a snowflake on the number rolled.
    • Snowflake Race: Roll the die and add snowflakes to the graph until the snowflakes in one of the columns reaches the top.

Your Kit includes a guide for each activity to help promote your child’s learning while you play together.

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    Some Activities From Our Box…

    When she opened the box and saw the super-soft wolf she squealed. She LOVES stuffed animals, so this is always a treat for her!

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    After looking through the activities, we immediately chose to make the instant snow. We have never even seen this before so we had no idea what to expect.

    Make Your Own Play Snow: Just add 1 teaspoon in Instant Snow Powder to a 3.25 oz. cup of water and create lots of fluffy white snow. 

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    I filmed her when she did it for the first time, see it below!

    She played with the instant snow for hours, literally. Honestly, she is still playing with it, and has made more. We used the snow to make the winter scene too!

    Create Your Own Winter Woodland: Create homes for the beaver, bear, and rabbit in a snowy woodland.

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    The salt and ice experiment was so cool! I have never done it with the paint like this, it was fascinating!!

    Salt and Ice Experiment: Explore why salt is used on ice in the winter. Compare a 2 pieces of ice, one with salt and one without salt. Record your observations and results. 

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    We learned about what animals do in winter with the fun activity below.

    What do Animals Do in Winter?: Some animals migrate, some hibernate, and some adapt to the cold. Sort the animals cards according to the animal’s behavior in the winter. Then use the card for practicing letters, sounds, and alphabetizing.

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    As always, she loves the games included with each kit. One day it was really warm and sunny, so we sat in our garage with the door open and played some of the games together.

    Winter Shelter Board Game: The object of this game is to get your animal pawn from its START space to its winter shelter.

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    Snowflake Race: Roll the die and add snowflakes to the graph until the snowflakes in one of the columns reaches the top.

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    Not everything from this kit is pictured, she enjoyed more of it and is still enjoying some of it!

    You can buy this kit here!

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    A huge thanks to Ivy Kids for sending us these kits to review. If you are looking for a simple way to do unit studies with your young child, I highly recommend Ivy Kids Kits!

    When you subscribe to Ivy Kids, each month you will receive a very well organized kit containing a book and ten or more activities based upon the story. Everything you need to learn and play is included in your kit. I mean EVERYthing. These kits are incredible!