Green Kids Crafts April Review 2017

Green Kids Crafts is a monthly educational subscription for kids ages 3-10 that sends out 5-8 individually packaged science, technology, engineering, art and math kits.

My daughter was gifted the subscription by her grandparents for her 3rd birthday, which we just celebrated last week! I can’t believe I already have a 3 year old! Oh boy, here comes the threenager years! This mama is so not looking forward to the sassy comebacks. :-/ But I digress, let’s get into the box review!

Cost

19.95/monthly + $4.00 shipping. (Cheaper options available through their 3, 6, and 12 month plans).

What’s inside?

You receive 3-5 science and arts based projects.

Let’s see what we got in the April box!

The box was packed to the brim with all the educational crafts activities.

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

We got a neat little introduction letter from the Green Kids Crafts in our first box that basically entailed what will come on a monthly basis in a discovery box.

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

You also get an information card that lists all the projects inside the box! I like that you can see it right away rather than sifting through the box to see what’s inside. Just makes life so much easier!

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

Let’s get inside each project to see how it faired with my 3 year old!

Wind Powered Rockets

The concept of rockets is still a little too new for a 3 year old but there’s always the first time! Each project comes in its separate bag.

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

We liked learning about rockets and I felt it was a good introduction, although a bit too advanced for a 3-4 year olds. However, decorating the rockets with sticker was the most fun for my daughter. We used the provided star stickers to decorate our craft paper.

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

Our rocket looked a little too lopsided, but hey we tried! 🙂

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

It was definitely a lot of fun for my daughter to play with it as she mastered blowing through the straw and seeing the rocket fly! However, we obviously did not get into the advanced stuff of analyzing the distance the rocket travelled, but it is a great learning activity for a 7-8 year old.

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

Hydro-Powered Water Wheel

Another fun science project which can be a bit too advanced for 3-5 year olds, however we tried to work around by focusing on the basics of learning about the concept of energy and then building our water wheel.

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

The instructions were confusing at times, but the pictures along with them definitely helped. This activity requires an adult’s help, even if the child is above 5.

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

Followed the steps as seen in the pictures above to create our hydro wheel.

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

Our final project looked like this, and I am happy to report that we did get it to work when tested with water! My daughter was delighted to see the cups rotate when sprayed with water. So overall, it was a fun learning experiment! Although to be honest, I probably had more fun making this than she did. ha 🙂

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

Self-propelled Paddleboat

Another fun science project that in my opinion is more appropriate for 5 years+ kids. But at the same time, it was a good activity for my 3 year old to develop fine motor skills as she tried to build the paddleboat. All the items were neatly packaged in a separate bag.

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

My daughter enjoyed doing the hands-on task of applying the glue on the wooden pieces and I helped her out with securing the elastic for the paddleboat to work.

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 ReviewThe paddleboat was relatively easier to assemble and my daughter used it as a bath toy in her bathtub. Both my 3 year and 1.5 year olds had lots of fun watching the boat paddle it’s way across the tub.

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

BONUS project – Solar Oven

A bonus project was included about the concept of solar energy.

We kept this one aside for later use, but the instructions are posted below to get an idea.

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review

Verdict


Green Kids Crafts is heavily based on science projects and I am sure we’d enjoy this more when my kiddo is a bit older. I do wish that the age range wasn’t too wide at (3-10), as you really can’t expect a 3 year old to be at the 10 year old or vice versa. So I hope they come up with a smaller age range or a subscription specifically for the preschooler age. Overall, we enjoyed some aspects of it such as tons of opportunities to practice hands-on activities and perfect our gross motor skills!

Have you tried Green Kids Crafts for 3-4 year old? I’d love to hear your comments below. 🙂

Green Kids Crafts is a monthly educational subscription for kids ages 3-10 that sends out 5-8 individually packaged science, technology, engineering, art and math kits. My daughter was gifted the subscription by her grandparents for her 3rd birthday, which we just celebrated last week! I can't believe I already have a 3 year old! Oh boy, here comes the threenager years! This mama is so not looking forward to the sassy comebacks. :-/ But I digress, let's get into the box review! Cost 19.95/monthly + $4.00 shipping. (Cheaper options available through their 3, 6, and 12 month plans). What's inside? You…
Fun box but more appropriate for kids ages 5+

Green Kids Crafts April 2017 Review Summary

Hands-on learning
STEAM-based learning
Creativity Level
Entertaining & Fun
Ease of Use/Clear Instructions

Good

Fun box but more appropriate for kids ages 5+