Keeping elementary age homeschool kids busy with wholesome and helpful activities is, itself, a full time job. That’s one reason Rounded Schoolhouse exists…to give parents a break!
While curriculum and learning programs are great, kids often need more hands on experiences.
Enter the kit box!
In this post, we’re going to evaluate a bunch of available kit boxes and tell you which ones we think are worth your time and money.
I’m starting the list with this one because it’s a favorite in our home. Our kids love KiwiCo boxes! They have tons of options for every age and skill level.
KiwiCo works primarily as a monthly kit for a single child. You choose the line, which is the activity type plus the age of your child, and then the boxes come every month!
This is a fantastic option for one-off boxes instead of a monthly subscription. These kits are serious and they give you everything you need to pull of an amazing science learning experience.
One reason we love this kit is that you can more easily match the kit to what your child is learning at the time. Is your child learning about electricity? Get the Electrolyte Challenge Sensor Kit!
Looking for something a little more digital? Check out this “different” type of science kit”.
“Join Bill Nye is his virtual reality lab! Virtual reality brings this 80 page book to life, teaching 30 step-by-step science projects in an easy and fun to explore learning format!”
This kit is fun, both for projects requiring magnets, and just as a fun toy for the curious-minded kid.
“The Magnet Science Kit teaches young scientists about the effects of magnetism through a combination of fun science experiments and games. The kit contains materials to make interactive magnetic objects like the Super Power Horseshoe Magnet and the Magnet Wand.”
This is a fun project that mixes life sciences with arts and crafts. It’s likely to be more interesting to younger kids, but older kids will enjoy the process, as well.
“Explore the wonder of nature and science with the Grow ‘N Glow Terrarium Kit! This indoor activity for kids allows you to craft, plant, water and grow your own mini ecosystem. Just add water for a unique science experience!”
You could think of this one like a puzzle AND a science project. It’s fun and challenging and doesn’t require adult supervision.
“Ignite your logic and sequential reasoning skills with Circuit Maze! Your goal is to arrange the tokens to create a real circuit that lights up the different colored Beacons. These clever circuit-building puzzles provide a boost of brainpower and a wonderful introduction to electrical engineering. With 60 challenges ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert, this logic game will provide engineers of all levels with hours of electrifying fun.”