Garden Theme Unit with Ivy Kids Kits

Garden Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

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

Ivy Kids Kits rock! We have been reviewing kits for a long time now and the boxes never disappoint!

Not familiar with Ivy Kids Kits?

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 Jack’s Garden for this review!

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In this Ivy Kids kit featuring the book Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole, you will find:

      • The book Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole: A beautifully illustrated story, told with rhythmic text, about a boy that grows a garden.   
      • Wooden Flower Frame: Use the paints to decorate the wooden flower, then add your favorite photo. The frame will make a beautiful addition to any room or a wonderful gift for a loved one. 
      • Birdhouse and Feeder: Paint the wooden birdhouse. Then cover the roof with a natural adhesive, like peanut or soy butter, and add your preferred bird food. Then observe the birds that come to visit.
      • Garden Sticker Collage: Place the insects and flowers on the background to create your own realistic garden scene.
      • Make Your Own Plush Bird: Create your own soft plush bird. Simply lace the front and back of the bird body, fill it with soft stuffing, and add stickers.
      • My Garden Tools: Add water to the soil disc and within seconds you will have a planter full of soil. Use your garden tools for exploration or add your insects for imaginative play. 
      • My Garden: Grow your own wild flower garden with the fast and easy-growing seed packet provided. 
      • Garden Hunt and  Exploration: Visit a garden and try to find everything on your “Garden Hunt” sheet. Use your included gardening and insect tools to explore the garden and take samples. Record your findings on your observations sheets.
      • Bug Hunt: Can you find all the bugs? Players must try to find, collect, and identify as many of the hidden plastic bugs as they can.
      • Bug Number Stories: Create your own addition and subtraction number stories using the different realistic bugs. Your garden has 3 bugs. 1 more bug comes to the garden. How many bugs does the garden have now?
      • Green Bean Seed Germination: Germinate green beans in a baggie. You will see growth within 1-2 days. Make daily observations and record your findings.
      • All Around the Garden: Players take turns moving insects along the alphabetical garden board. The player whose insect reaches the finish first wins the game.
      • Garden Memory Game: Find the most matches to win the game!

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

Jack's Garden Ivy Kids Kit

    Some Activities From Our Box…

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    After looking through the activities, we immediately chose to make the crafts! Nanee was at our house and the crafts are fun for them to do together! You can see the yellow bird in the background that they sewed together and she is painting the birdhouse.

    Make Your Own Plush Bird: Create your own soft plush bird. Simply lace the front and back of the bird body, fill it with soft stuffing, and add stickers.

    Birdhouse and Feeder: Paint the wooden birdhouse. Then cover the roof with a natural adhesive, like peanut or soy butter, and add your preferred bird food. Then observe the birds that come to visit.

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    They also did the seed planting/prep together! I love that my mom can easily dig through the Ivy Kids box and find fun activities for them to do together.

    Green Bean Seed Germination: Germinate green beans in a baggie. You will see growth within 1-2 days. Make daily observations and record your findings.

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    My Garden: Grow your own wild flower garden with the fast and easy-growing seed packet provided. 

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    She still loves playing games with me and this game of memory got really silly. To make it more fun we challenged one another to come up with a silly way to say the words as we flipped them over.

    Garden Memory Game: Find the most matches to win the game!

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    All Around the Garden: Players take turns moving insects along the alphabetical garden board. The player whose insect reaches the finish first wins the game.

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    She is always up for some sticker fun!

    Garden Sticker Collage: Place the insects and flowers on the background to create your own realistic garden scene.

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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!

    We also loved our other Ivy Kids Kits, click on the images below to take a peek inside of each kit we have loved!

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    20% off your first kit for NEW Subscribers to the monthly subscription kits!

    Use code: IVY20

    OR

    Buy any 3 past kits and save $10 plus free shipping with code: 10OFF

    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!



    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}

    Ivy Kids Kits rock! We have been reviewing kits for a long time now and the boxes never disappoint!

    Not familiar with Ivy Kids Kits?

    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!

    Ivy Kids Kit-3

    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!

      Ivy Kids Kit

        

      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.

      Ivy Kids Kit-5

        

                     

      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. 

      Ivy Kids Kit-4

      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.

      Ivy Kids Kit-6

      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.

      Ivy Kids Kit-7


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

      Ivy Kids Kit-8

      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!

      We also loved our other Ivy Kids Kits, click on the images below to take a peek inside of each kit we have loved!

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      20% off your first kit for NEW Subscribers to the monthly subscription kits!

      Use code: IVY20

      OR

      Buy any 3 past kits and save $10 plus free shipping with code: 10OFF

      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!



      The Snail and the Whale Ivy Kids Kit Review

      Ivy Kids Kit The Snail and the Whale

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

      Ivy Kids Kits rock! We have been reviewing kits for a long time now and the boxes never disappoint!

      Not familiar with Ivy Kids Kits?

      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 Snail and the Whale kit for this review!

      Ivy Kids Snail and Whal Kit (1 of 1)

      This kit includes:

      • The book The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson is an adventure-filled story about the friendship between a snail and a whale.
      • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
      • Humpback Whale Toy: Explore the whale toy and learn interesting facts about the humpback whale.
      • Flowerpot Whale Craft: Create a whale using a flowerpot and accessories. 
      • Clay Model of a Snail: Use the clay and shell to form the snail’s body. Then use your snail for imaginative play and/or to retell the story.
      • Snail Collage: Assemble the snail and create a collage on the shell with the colorful tissue squares.
      • Snail Trail: Use the silver glitter glue to create a sparkly message or design, just like the snail in the story. 
      • Snail Slime Experiment: Use the ingredients provided to create your own snail slime. 
      • Whale and Snail Body Parts: Learn interesting facts about snails and whales. Then label each animal’s body parts.
      • Snail Race: The snails are trying to get from the rock to the whale’s tail.  Which snail will be first to reach the tail?
      • 4 in a Row: Snails vs. Whales:  In this version of 4 in a Row, one player will be the “snails” and one player will be the “whales.” To win, you must cover 4 spaces in a row. There are 4 different boards to choose from. 
      • Snail and Whale Patterns: Use the snails and whales to create and continue the pattern in each row.
      • Snail Letters: Roll your dice and move your pawn around the letter path on the shell. When a player lands on a space, identify the letter or name of a word beginning with that letter. 
      • Snail with an Itchy Foot: Pretend your snail wants to explore the world. Place your snail racer next to the “zero” card, pull it backwards, then let it go. See how far your snail can go. 
      • If I Were a Snail…: Pretend that you are the snail with the itchy foot. Then think about where you would want the whale to take you and why you would want to go there.
      • Find the Rhymes: Players take turns flipping over 2 cards at time, trying to find words that rhyme. Collect the most pairs to win the game. 
      • Snail and Whale Number Stories: Create your own number stories using the snail and whale pieces.

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

        Ivy Kids Snail and Whal Kit (11 of 11)

      Some Activities From Our Box…

      I love how organized the kits are, it is so easy to open the box and pull out the instructions and materials for each activity. Sometimes I will pull several out like this and let her choose what she wants to do.

      Ivy Kids Snail and Whal Kit (1 of 11)

      Making slime is always a favorite! We never got into the slime-making trend so for her this was an awesome experience!

      Ivy Kids Snail and Whal Kit (2 of 11)

      Ivy Kids Snail and Whal Kit (3 of 11)

         

      These kits are great for grandparents to do with their grandkids! My mom loves coming over and having activities already planned out for her to do with my daughter.

      Ivy Kids Snail and Whal Kit (4 of 11)

      Ivy Kids Snail and Whal Kit (9 of 11)

                   

      They made the crafts together and learned all about the snail and the whale!

      Ivy Kids Snail and Whal Kit (7 of 11) Ivy Kids Snail and Whal Kit (8 of 11)

      Ivy Kids Snail and Whal Kit (6 of 11)

      Ivy Kids Snail and Whal Kit (5 of 11)

      As always, she loves the games included with each kit. This kit was especially fun with the little snail/whale pieces to play with. Below you can see her playing the Snails vs. Whales game.

      Ivy Kids Snail and Whal Kit (10 of 11)

          

      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!

      We also loved our other Ivy Kids Kits, click on the images below to take a peek inside of each kit we have loved!

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      20% off your first kit for NEW Subscribers to the monthly subscription kits!

      Use code: IVY20

      OR

      Buy any 3 past kits and save $10 plus free shipping with code: 10OFF

      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!


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      Rainbow Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

             Rainbow Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

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

      Ivy Kids Kits rock! We have been reviewing kits for a long time now and the boxes never disappoint!

      Not familiar with Ivy Kids Kits?

      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 A Rainbow of My Own kit for this review!

      Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (1 of 2)

      This kit includes:

              • The book A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman: A sweet and imaginative story about a little boy looking for a rainbow. 
              • Rainbow Bank: Use the paints to decorate the ceramic rainbow bank. The bank will make a beautiful addition to a child’s room and a great place to save money!
              • Rainbow Wind Chime: Use colorful stickers to decorate a wooden rainbow chime. Then enjoy listening to the sound of the chimes on a windy day.
              • A Rainbow of My Own: Paint your hand red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple and use your hand prints to create a colorful rainbow. Then imagine something fun you would want to do with a rainbow if you could catch one.
              • Prism Suncatcher: Use the crystal prism and beads to create a beautiful suncatcher that will create rainbows around your room.
              • Rainbow Bingo: Players take turns rolling the die and covering the colorful number spaces until one person has covered 6 spaces in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. 
              • Letter Rainbow: Cover each letter space on the rainbow board with the matching letter sticker. When you have finished matching the letters to the board, you will have a beautiful and colorful letter rainbow to display.
              • Rainbow Race: The goal of the game is to roll the die and to place the colored circles in the corresponding column until one color has reached the top. Which color will reach the top first and win the race? 
              • Colors of the Rainbow: Dissolve special fizzing color tablets into water to create all the colors of the rainbow. Then explore mixing the different colors.  
              • Walking Rainbow Experiment: Set up a fun experiment with colored water, empty cups, and paper towel strips. Watch the colored water "walk" from the full cups to the empty cups. By the end of the experiment you will have all the colors of the rainbow. 
              • Experiment: Ways to Make Rainbows Use materials provided in your kit, such as a flashlight and prism, as well as materials from your home to refract light and create rainbows. How many different ways can you make a rainbow? 
              • Rainbows Everywhere: Use special diffraction glasses to see the rainbows all around you. These special glasses separate any white light into its components: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. 
              • Over the Rainbow: The goal of this game is to be the first player to get your colored chip from one end of the rainbow to the other.
              • Tic Tac Toe with Colors: To win, you must cover 3 spaces in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) with your colored chip. Before you place your colored chip on a spot, you must identify the letter, number, word, or value on the space, depending on the board you are playing with.

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

            Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (2 of 2)

      Some Activities From Our Box…

            

      Her VERY favorite activity was the walking rainbow experiment! We were all fascinated by this, and left it up for a day so we could watch the colors become even more intense!

      Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (4 of 3)

      Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (5 of 3)

         

      We have really enjoyed making rainbows on our wall with this awesome prism craft that now hangs in our window!

      Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (6 of 3)

          

      Another rainbow craft…

      Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (10 of 5)

         

      As always, she loves the games included with each kit. We played BINGO, Tic-Tac-Toe, Rainbow Race and Over the Rainbow. I keep wondering when she will think she is too old for these games, but it hasn’t happened yet and I am fine with that!!

      Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (8 of 5)

      Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (6 of 5)

      Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (9 of 5)

      Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (7 of 5)

            

      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!

      We also loved our other Ivy Kids Kits, click on the images below to take a peek inside of each kit we have loved!

        Rainforest--Unit-Study-with-Ivy-Kids[1] Ladybug-Unit-Study-with-Ivy-Kids-Kit  Three-Snow-Bears-Ivy-Kids-Kit6  Fish is Fish ivy Kids Kit Review[3] A House for Hermit Crab Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kit Dog's Colorful Day Ivy Kids Kit ReviewGotta Go Gotta Go Ivy Kids Kit Review - A Fun Way to Explore the Monarch Butterfly Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits Over in the Ocean Unit Study with Ivy Kids KitsPenguin and Pinecone Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits Rainforest  Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

      20% off your first kit for NEW Subscribers to the monthly subscription kits!

      Use code: IVY20

      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!



      Fish is Fish Ivy Kids Kit Review

      Fish is Fish ivy Kids Kit Review

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

      Ivy Kids Kits rock! We have been reviewing kits for a long time now and the boxes never disappoint!

      Not familiar with Ivy Kids Kits?

      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 Fish is Fish kit for this review!

      Ivy Kids (1 of 4)

      This kit includes:

            • The book Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni: A sweet story about two best friends, a fish and a tadpole that are inseparable until the tadpole starts to change into a frog.  
            • Fish is Fish: Paint the flexible wooden fish then use it for pretend play or as a decoration.
            • Frog on a Lily Pad Craft: Assemble the foam pieces to create a frog on a lily pad. Then place the lily pad on some water and watch it float. 
            • Frog Life Cycle: Explore realistic figures to learn about the life cycle of a frog. Then cut out the cards on the board and sequence the difference stages of the life cycle. 
            • Clay Model of the Frog Life Cycle: After learning about the life cycle of a frog, use the clay to make models of the different stages of the life cycle: eggs, tadpole, froglet, and adult frog. After the clay has air dried paint the different clay figures.
            • Frog and Fish Pond: Create your ponds by painting the white cardboard circle with water, land, plants, rocks etc. Once the paint has dried, you can add the frog and fish figures to the pond. You can also add the clay figures you made from the “Clay Model of the Frog Life Cycle” activity.
            • Frog Life Cycle Sticker Scene: Decorate a pond with stickers to show all the different stages of the frog life cycle. The stickers include frogs, froglets, tadpoles, eggs, lily pads, and flies. The stickers are repositionable to allow for children to create different pond scenes.
            • Grow Your Own Lily Pads with Lotus Seeds: Lotuses are plants that grow in ponds. The leaf of the lotus plant floats at the top of the water and the flower rises above the water. Simply drop the seeds in the bowl and add water. Within 2 weeks, roots and sprouts will emerge. For extra fun, add a toy frog and/or fish to the bowl to create a mini pond. 
            • Frog and Fish Life Cycles: Learn fun and interesting facts about the life cycles of fish and frogs. 
            • Frog and Fish Venn Diagram: In the story, we learn that there are similarities and differences between fish and frogs. Use a Venn diagram to sort fact cards about fish and frogs. What facts to fish and frogs have in common? 
            • Imagining the World: In the story, the fish imagines what animals and people in the outside world look like. Paint a picture of what the fish imagines in its mind about the outside world, then write about your idea.
            • Letter Jump – Letters: Where will the frog land? Push down on the tail of the frog to make the frog jump on to a letter lily pad. Then identify the letter, letter sound, and/or word that begins with that letter.
            • Letter Jump – Reading: Line the cards up to form a word. Have your child move the frog from lily pad to lily pad to sound out the word. 
            • Frog vs. Fish: One player will be the fish and one player will be the frog. Players take turn rolling the dice and cover corresponding number spaces on the board. The first player to cover all 6 spaces in one of his or her rows wins the game.
            • Spots on a Frog: Roll the dice and place that number of green gems on the frog. Older players can determine whether that number of spots on a frog would be odd or even. Younger players can just play this as a simple counting game.

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

            Ivy Kids (4 of 4)

      Some Activities From Our Box…

      This was a very fun box, filled with many activities focusing on the life cycle of a fish and a frog. My daughter loves animals so this was a perfect fit!

      Ivy Kids (9 of 3)

      She absolutely loved making her own model of the life cycle set that came with the kit.

      Ivy Kids (2 of 3)

      Stickers are a big hit with her also, so the sticker scene was fun too!

      Ivy Kids (1 of 3)

      Creating her own pond, was one of her favorites from this box. She is very artistic and put a lot of thought into this activity.

      Ivy Kids (3 of 4)

      Crafts are always enjoyed by my daughter! She loved the wooden fish included with the kit, it wiggles! The foam frog craft is adorable!

      Ivy Kids (7 of 3)

      Ivy Kids (2 of 4)

      Her creativity popped with the writing/drawing activity. We recently got chickens, so of course her fish dreamed of being a chicken!

      Ivy Kids (7 of 1)

      She always enjoys the games, I think it’s the quality time aspect of them. She loves interacting and spending quality time with people she loves, so the games are perfect for this! This was a fun game, allowing her to review her basic addition facts – never too old for that!

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      The Venn diagram was a great review of this concept!

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

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      We also loved our other Ivy Kids Kits, click on the images below to take a peek inside of each kit we have loved!

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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!