My son loves Chicka Chicka Boom Boom so the moment I saw the November kit of the month from Ivy Kids, I KNEW I had to check it out. Although I saw the full list of what activities were included, I was still pleasantly surprised to see how jam packed the box was when it arrived. It is seriously full of hours of fun!!!
What you can include in a typical Ivy Kids box:
- A classic children’s book
- Over 10 activities related to the book of the month such as:
- Bookmark reading guide
- Materials to retell the story
- A science booklet
- Science experiment
- Art projects
- Math Manipulatives
- Board games
- Fine motor exercises
- Literacy activities
- Detailed instructions to scaffold learning
- A personalized item for your child (with a 6 month subscription)
My November Chicka Chikca Boom Boom box included:
- The book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
- Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
- Magnetic Palm Tree with Letters: Use the magnetic palm tree and letters to retell the story
- Make Your Own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree: Use the cardboard roll, leaves, and letters to create your own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree.
- ABC Palm Tree Bingo: Use the boards and letters to play ABC Bingo.
- Chicka Chicka Name Tree: Use the paint to make “leaf” handprints. Then use stickers to make your name in the tree.
- Make Your Own ABC Puzzle: Use the crayons to color the alphabet puzzle pieces. Then put the puzzle together.
- Coconut Tree Math Game: Use the spinner to determine how many coconuts to collect from the tree.
- ABC Animal Matching: Use the dry erase marker to match the uppercase letters to the lowercase letters, as well as, the adult animals to the baby animals.
- All ABout Palm Trees: Read the science booklet All About Palm Trees to learn fun and interesting facts about Palm Trees.
- Coconut Shell Observation: Use your eyes and hands to observe the coconut shell and record your findings.
- Tracing Board: Use the dry erase marker to trace all the letters in the alphabet and the numbers 1-20. Then erase and play again.
This is my favorite subscription box so far! At approximately $38.95 per month (price varies per subscription) it is one of the pricier boxes I’ve tried, but it is PACKED with activities…and my favorite part is that several of the activities are re-useable! The box is completely worth it. Everything is centered around a theme giving you several lessons that are ready-to-go.
Every activity is packaged separately in a ziploc bag. Even the small supplies that could make a mess in the box like paint and pom pons were packaged again inside a smaller bag. Normally I’m overwhelmed when figuring out activities for the kids, but Ivy Kids made it so easy for parents or babysitters.
I would like to mention that my son is just 3 1/2 years old and he will have a ton of fun with these activities, but so would kids a few years older. My 2 year old will even have some fun with it!
Head on over to check out Ivy Kid’s kit of the month – right now December’s kit is up and it looks like a lot of fun for cold days when the kids are stuck indoors. The theme is “The Mitten” by Jan Brett and it includes a mitten lacing card, supplies to make a winter collage, and so much more.