*I received a Green Kid Craft box to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. I only recommend products I believe my readers will enjoy.*
There are lots of subscription boxes out there. Many of them for kids. And a lot of them look really great. But I was really intrigued by Green Kid Crafts, as they seemed a little different than some others I’ve seen.
Why are they different? Well, they are eco-friendly for one thing. They use only safe, sustainable, high-quality materials to create their products and have been certified carbon neutral and Green America Approved.
These activities focus on getting the kids to explore the world around them, such as the outdoors. I got to sample their nature box, which was all outdoor activities. The box included materials for 3 activities and ideas for others, including a fun use for the box the kit came in.
I really like that these activities can be used as a “science class” for young children. One of the activities in the box was a pine cone bird feeder. I remember making these in elementary school.And it’s actually pretty simple to make.
After tying the string to the top of the pine cone (for hanging later) spread the peanut butter all over the pine cone.
Then roll it in the birdseed.
And all done!
Other activities included in this box were a “naturalist kit” which included materials for a nature journal and green reusable bag for collecting outdoor objects, and a “sun print” which entails placing a leaf or some other flat object on special paper, laying it out in the sun and leaving behind a print on the paper. There was also a bonus “scavenger hunt” included.
Another thing I like about Green Kid Crafts is that you have the option to buy some of the individual crafts (as opposed to the whole box) so you can you choose the ones you are most interested in. Also, you could buy a number of a specific craft for a party activity.
If you are looking for “green” activities for your kids, but don’t necessarily have time to get together ideas and materials, you should check out Green Kid Crafts. They are also on facebook, twitter, pinterest and Google+!