Is it ever going to stop raining? This Fall has been one of the wettest I remember in a long time. Rainy Day activities save us.
And, when I say “save us”, I mean they save me from checking into the nearest hotel with a bottle of something strong and my kiddo from literally climbing the walls and scaling the furniture like she’s a beast awaiting exorcism. I know you can relate.
This post is sponsored by Green Kid Crafts*
WE NEED SOMETHING AWESOME
I always have a list of rainy day activities to keep us busy when the wet stuff comes. But, I’m like…the world’s okay-est Mom when it comes to actually planning and executing them. Sure, I have a few tricks up my sleeve, but all the Pinterest boards in the world can’t help me pin a project and actually following through with it.
My only saving grace is pre-made kits that come with all the things. If it arrives to me in kit format – like, already thought out and put together with minimal effort on my part? Done and done.
LETS TALK VOLCANOS, CRYSTALS & GEMS
We recently received THREE amazing kits from Green Kid Crafts (stay tuned for another post and giveaway later this month!) and dove straight into the Volcanos, Crystals and Gems box (at my daughter’s request). She’s four and a half and my hubby’s a scientist, so this kit was a no-brainer as far as rainy day activities go.
In all my experiences with amazing subscription boxes, I’ve never tried these guys! To say I was impressed is an understatement. The folks over at Green Kid Crafts thought of everything – there wasn’t a stone left unturned when it came to putting this box together (ha ha – get it, there were actual stones in the box) . It was filled with seven projects designed to immerse my kiddo into the world of Volcanos, Crystals & Gems.
Check out the video below to hear my thoughts and see one of the expierments in action!
CREATIVITY & STEAM SCIENCE – DONE
This Discover Box celebrates thinking, questioning and original creation and is best suited for kiddos age 5-10+. It’s definitely not an activity you want to set and forget if your kiddo is on the younger side.
There are a lot of little pieces and science-y things (like, Borax and baking soda and lava rocks) – you know, things you might not want your 5-year-old mixing up while the cat’s in the room.
MORE IN THE MAGAZINE
The coolest part was that there were even more rainy day activities and experiments listed in the STEAM magazine that came in the box, like a Soda Bottle Volcano, Lego Volcano, Volcano Brownies and more. I can totally get down with baking Volcano Brownies (can I make em’ keto?) and I’m positive the hubs will be building that Lego Volcano.
MORE ON GREEN KID CRAFTS
These guys have my heart. It’s no wonder the company was the brain-child of another amazing Mom (and environmental scientist) who wanted to help her kiddos (and ours) discover and create through Science, Technology, engineering, arts, and math).
Subscriptions start at just $19.95 per month, with savings offered if you sign up for multiple months at a time (3 months, 6 months or 1 year). Boxes are broken down by age: Junior Discovery (age 2-4) and Discovery (age 5-10+). The hubs and I had a blast with these projects, so I’m sure they’re great for older kids too!
- Siblings Discount! If you have more than one kiddo, you can add on the sibling’s package for $10 bucks extra per month which includes a bunch more materials. You can also add on themed books!
- Gift Subscriptions! Gift subscriptions are yours for the taking, along with past boxes available in the Shop.
- Free Shipping! Shipping to US & Canada.
GET 10% OFF!
If you want to hook yourself up with one of these amazing boxes, you can head on over to Green Kid Crafts and choose whatcha’ want. Right now they are offering kiddoandsoul readers 10% OFF any STEAM subscription, so go get it Mama! Just enter KIDDOANDSOUL at checkout to get the deal.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES?
We loved all of the activities in this box but our fave was the erupting volcano. Can’t wait to continue exploring and sharing these amazing rainy day activities in future posts. If you’ve tried Green Kid Crafts, let me know in the comments below!
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