The Three Snow Bears ~ Ivy Kids Kit

Three Snow Bears 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 Three Snow Bears kit for this review!

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This kit includes:

      • The book The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett, a story about a girl that meets a polar bear family. This books gives readers a glimpse into life in the Arctic.
      • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
      • Plush Polar Bear: This cuddly polar bear is the perfect companion while reading the story. 
      • Build an Igloo: Learn how people in the Arctic use ice blocks to build igloos. Then use "ice blocks" (made from biodegradable corn starch) to build your own igloo. 
      • Clay Polar Bear: Learn fun and interesting facts about polar bears. Then use the white clay to create your own polar bear.
      • All About Polar Bears: Identify the different body parts of a polar bear.
      • Arctic Sea Ice Experiment: Use the bowl provided, water, and your freezer to create an iceberg floating in the Arctic sea. Explore how ice acts in water and how polar bears use the ice.
      • Polar Bear Frame: Select a photo and add it to the frame. Pretend to be one of the bears from the story and use the crayons to draw clothes onto the bear frame.
      • Snowflake Wreath: Use lots of snowflake stickers to create beautiful winter wreath for your home. 
      • Save the Sled Dogs Board Game: Roll the die and move your polar bear on the iceberg path. The first polar bear to reach the sled dogs wins the game.
      • Catch the Seals: Pull-back the polar bear and watch it go. If the polar bear lands on or touches a seal card, the player collects it, identifies the letter(s) on the card and names something that starts with that letter sound. 
      • Roll and Cover Game: Select one of the fours boards provided. Then roll the die,  find the number on the board and cover it with a white pom-pom. Cover all the spaces to win the game.
      • If I lived in the Arctic: Think about what life must be like living in the Arctic. Write your ideas on the space provided on the board. Then use the crayons to color a picture of yourself dressed as though you lived in the Arctic. 
      • The Three Snow Bears Story Retelling: Color and cut out the characters from the story The Three Snow Bears. Then reread the story and use the characters to act out the story.
      • Number Stories: Create your own number stories using the characters from the story The Three Snow Bears. If Papa bear has 3 snowballs and Baby bear has 2 snowballs, how many snowballs do they have altogether?

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Some Activities From Our Box…

Her VERY favorite activity from this box was the Arctic Sea science experiment! She loved creating her own iceberg and investigating how polar bears interact with the icebergs. She played with this for so long after the actual lesson and has since frozen water to have some of her other toys go ice skating.

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My mom absolutely loves these kits and they will often do the crafts and messy activities together when she comes over. I love having things specifically for them to do together!

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They studied igloos and made one together. She couldn’t stand the sticky feeling so she asked to wear gloves!

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Another simple but fun craft!

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We used the math activity in the box to work on division word stories instead of addition and subtraction.

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Learned all about polar bears…

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Not everything from this kit is pictured, she enjoyed more of it and is still enjoying some of it! One thing I didn’t grab a photo of that I wish I had was her clay polar bear! She and my mom both made polar bears and they looked like cats, they were hilarious!

You can buy this kit here!

We also loved our A House for Hermit Crab kit, Penguin & Pinecone kit, Gotta Go! Gotta Go! kit, Over in the Ocean, Dog’s Colorful Day, Are You a Ladybug?, and Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats!

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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!

Snowman Coloring Pages

Snowman Coloring

We have a brand new set of Snowman Coloring printables for you! These are great for adults who like to color as well as children.

The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

If you want to make a mini coloring book, you can scale down PDF files.

Here’s a peek at the different pages in this free printable set! Pick the ones you like and enjoy some coloring time {with or without your kids}!

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Download the Snowman coloring printables and more here!

Look for this graphic and click to download!

Snowman Coloring

While there you can also find our other Winter coloring pages, just look for these graphics and click to download each set!

Just Color Winter Winter Coloring Printables

If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.

Find tons of free Winter printables here!

Winter Theme Printables and Ideas

Snowy Fun Math Printables

Snowy Fun Math Pack Free Printables

We have a new set of Snowy Fun math printables for you! This new mini set features adorable winter animals! Use these fun winter printables to work on patterning, sorting, graphing, counting, and more! Great for tots, preschoolers and Kindergarteners.

Find the following pages in this free set…

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Download your Free Snowy Fun Math Printables here!


Looking for more winter animal fun? Be sure to check out our free The Mitten Printables, The Mitten Letter Mazes and The Mitten Q-Tip Painting.

The Mitten Printables The Mitten Letter Mazes The Mitten Q-Tip Painting Printables

Winter Books for Kids

Winter Books, Crafts, and Printables

Winter Books for Kids

I just love seasonal books and still pull them out for my kids.

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Winter Printables and Ideas

Do you have kids who like to color?  We have several sets of Winter Coloring Printables free to download and print!

Penguin Doodle Coloring Pages Winter Doodle Coloring

Just Color Winter Winter Coloring Printables

We also have winter Bible verse coloring pages in our new Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year bundle!Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year


We love our Winter Fun Sensory Bin each year and making Indoor Snow is easy and super fun!

Winter Fun Sensory Bin Homemade Snow


Have some Q-tip painting fans?  We have a few sets to choose from: Winter Clothing Q-Tip PaintingFrozen Q-Tip Painting and Winter Fun Q-Tip Painting.

Winter Clothing Q-Tip Painting Printables  Frozen Printables Q-Tip Painting  Winter Fun Q-Tip Painting Printables


If The Mitten is a favorite book of yours, be sure to check out our free The Mitten Printables, The Mitten Letter Mazes and The Mitten Q-Tip Painting.

The Mitten Printables The Mitten Letter Mazes The Mitten Q-Tip Painting Printables


Want to have some bath time fun with your little one?  Try Snowballs in the Bath, and read all about how this is not something I normally do.

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Snow Painted Snowmen are a super fun winter craft.



Looking to create a winter theme for your tot or preschooler?  See what we did when my daughter was younger: I is for Igloo Winter Tot School Theme, and Winter Theme Preschool Fun.

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Grab our free Winter Fun easy readers!  We have a color version for digital devices, or a black and white printable to color!

Winter Fun Digital Easy Reader Printable Winter Fun Easy Reader


Snowman sequencing is fun for tots and preschoolers, we have two sets in color and BW! Color Your Own Snowman Memory is great for days when you are stuck inside and need something fun to do!

 Snowman Sequencing Printables  Color Your Own Snowman Memory Game Printables


We just shared our Winter theme Multiplication Games here and have been enjoying them daily!Winter Theme Multiplication Roll and Cover Printable Games


We also enjoy pulling out winter decorations for the homeschool room each winter. I have a small collection of snowmen, and other wintery items that are enjoyed during the winter months! 

Winter Theme Multiplication Games

Winter Theme Multiplication Roll and Cover Printable Games


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My daughter uses Teaching Textbooks 3 for math {which we LOVE} and is right in the middle of the multiplication section! Recently I shared the Christmas theme multiplication games I made for her and since we have now cleaned up all of our Christmas stuff I wanted a new set with a winter theme!

There are two different versions included, one that is easier, using one die, and one that is more difficult using 2 dice. We have been using the easier version for now since she is just learning.

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How to Play:


Easier Version…Roll one die, multiply that number by the number on the page. Mark the answer. Play until all answers are covered.

Harder Version…Roll two die, add the numbers together and then multiply that number by the number on the page. Mark the answer. Play until all answers are covered.

More than 1 Player

Have more than one player? Play Bump! Have each player pick an item to mark with and each time they roll mark their answer with their specific marker. If the answer is already covered by another player you BUMP theirs off and replace it with yours! Play until all answers are covered and count up who has the most!

We use our Spielgaben rings to cover the answers, but you can use any small object!



You can see the adorable winter graphics included below! I do have plans to make more for her in different themes too!

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There’s also a printable multiplication chart included for reference!




Download your free Winter Theme Multiplication Games here!


More multiplication fun…

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