This week we wrapped up our Food, Fitness and Human Body preschool theme! We had so much fun exploring food groups, where are food comes from, doctors, nurses and our human body to name a few. Be sure to read my blog post where I share ALL my resources from around the web to have your own Food, Fitness and Human Body Preschool Theme. Here is our theme in review.
Stone Soup story and activity.
Water Pitcher dropper painting (read instructions here)
We LOVED this human body kit from SmartLab
While learning about the heart we paused for a red sensory bin exploration. Blog post here.
Learning about grains.
Loved the Magic School Bus books and DVD I got her. Be sure the enter the giveaway to win this book!
Food and Fitness Look and Find poster from our Mother Goose Time Kit.
Learning about fruits with this fun strawberry stamping craft.
Fruits and vegetables sorting activity cards from Homeschool Creations.
Farm unit activity when learning about protein and dairy.
To celebrate the conclusion of our theme I am hosting a giveaway of two of S’s very favorite books during the last two months. Parts by Tedd Arnold and The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body. She asked repeatedly to have these read to her. One winner will receive both books! Giveaway ends at midnight May 13th.
We recently purchased Mighty Mind after reading several great reviews on this product. Here is my review. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the review.
Product Description from Mighty Mind website MIGHTYMIND MAKES KIDS SMARTER – A play alone activity for Ages 3-8. This winner of the Parents’ Choice Honor Toy keeps kids busy for hours. MightyMind has been cited by child development experts and educators as an activity toy that develops the essential skills every child needs. It builds their confidence while keeping them creatively busy. MightyMind encourages and entices a child to think, explore and discover the fascinating way simple shapes can be combined to form intricate delightful pictures and designs. Children learn to solve puzzles without assistance. No language or reading is required. Over 3,000,000 sets have been sold in 20 countries around the world. Children benefit every time they play with MightyMind. The set contains 32 colorful durable design tiles, neatly contained in a plastic storage tray with sequentially numbered programmed puzzle cards.
You start the puzzle by filling in the four designs on the plastic design tray. This helps them see all the tiles when they start the puzzle cards. The tiles are plastic and of very good quality.
There are 30 puzzle cards that become more challenging as the number increases. The puzzle cards are excellent quality.
You start the puzzle card by finding the correct tiles and then creating the design.
I was pleasantly surprised how much S really enjoys playing with this puzzle. I believe this is a great educational toy for any preschooler.
I am giving away one original full size Mighty Mind activity puzzle set. The winner will be contacted by email on Monday January 28th.
Over the summer I came across this product much like you are reading now, through a blog review and giveaway. Lacking in crafty creativity myself, I had been searching for something that was fun, creative yet didn’t have me running around for supplies. The way I see it my time as a stay at home working mom is very limited and if I can save time from planning and shopping for materials then it’s a winner in my book. I love the fact that each month these little green boxes come packed with all the supplies you will need for 2-3 activities based on a particular theme. The themes have been so fun, such as, a safari, music, or bug theme. One of my thoughts before receiving our first box was the value vs. the cost of the subscription. However, what I quickly found out upon opening our first box was that many of the materials found inside each box if purchased separately would far exceed the the cost of the monthly subscription. Also, many of the supplies are custom made just for that craft which makes it extra special. These activities offer such a great opportunity to do something hands on with your children. I honestly look forward every month to receiving our box and spending the next hour creating something fun with her. She loved that I was there to guide her through the steps yet she was more than able to do much of the craft herself.
Kiwi Crate does such a great job at giving detailed instructions for each craft. I love the guide in the front of each craft instruction book that gives the level of messiness and grownup involvement needed for that particular craft.
S was so happy with her finished product and so was I!! Four months later I still find her playing with her creation.
We genuinely love this product, I was not asked or paid to give this review, I really enjoy sharing new and creative products with you. Since its the launch of my new blog I am so excited to giveaway a 1 month subscription to Kiwi Crate. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter. The giveaway ends this Sunday November 18th so please share with your friends. The winner will be emailed Monday morning. Not only will you receive the 1 month subscription you will receive enough supplies for each of your children ages 3-7. a Rafflecopter giveaway