Can you believe that the holidays are approaching so very quickly!? Hanukkah 2013 begins in the evening of Wednesday, November 27 this year. It just seems so early to me, and of course Christmas is less than 2 months away! If you're looking for gifts for children ages 3 and up, and ages 5 and up The Young Scientists Club has some great selections that are fun and educational. You can read my original review on this great company here on Give Peas a Chance. The weather kit is reviewed in depth there. The most recent kit we've opened up is the Exploring The Wonders Of Nature kit. We also have a Human Body kit that I purchased this summer but I haven't gotten to it yet! The Nature kit was offered to us as a review product. The weather is cooling down here and it's perfect for outdoor exploring, the leaves and changing and falling. Bugs are plentiful under rocks, and it's not too hot to go searching for them! This kit includes so many activities. You can start and ant farm (with instructions to return the ants to where you found them after!), make animal tracks with sand and plaster, make leaf rubbings, and more. Some of the activities can be saved for a rainy day also like making an ant out of balloons, and learning the life cycle of the ant.
This is Pixie studying Pill Bugs, which happen to be her FAVORITE crustaceans. She made a field guide and everything this summer.
This kit is for ages 5 and up. The Magic School Bus kits are geared for this age group while the Clifford kits are geared towards ages 3 and up.
All three of the girls had fun with the activities in the Exploring the Wonders Of Nature Kit. If you're looking for fun and education, these kits are perfect. And because there are so many activities to do, most you can do over and over again, kids will keep coming back for more!
If you and your children love science be SURE to friend them on Facebook, they post free science experiments weekly on so join in the free fun!
They even have a subscription! How cool is that? You can choose monthly or bi monthly delivery of a scientist kit. Read all about it and see what topics (36 in all) are covered!
Be sure to follow all of their social media sites and check out their blog for fun experiments and specials!
Where to buy
Use the store locator on their site to find The Young Scientists Club near you. You can also purchase online.
More kits (there's more on the website!)-
The Magic School Bus Weather Lab •Ages 5 + • $39.99Ms. Frizzle and her students take YoungScientists on a wild ride with The Magic School Bus as they explore the weather. Young Scientists get to spin a pinwheel, make a tornado in a bottle, swirl a paper snake, recreate the water cycle, create a rain cloud, use a sundial, construct a barometer, catch a rainbow, and learn about the greenhouse effect. Youngsters become their own meteorologist by building the bus-shaped weather station with a thermometer, rain gauge, wind meter, wind vane, and compass. The weather is then tracked on the enclosed weather chart with colorful stickers. This captivating bus-shaped kit comes packed with lots of science components, 28 colorful experiment cards, weather station, weather chart, stickers, and data notebook to record observations.
Here are just a few of the kits offered from The Young Scientist Club
Clifford The Big Red Dog Kitchen Science • Ages 3+ • $19.99 Clifford knows the kitchen can be a very intriguing place beyond a place to grab snacks and drinks. His friend Emily Elizabeth guides young scientists through captivating experiments with catchy titles such as test tube explosion, making slime, crystal star, crystal art, milk glue, colored celery, waking up fungus, fungus eats bananas, fungus in a tube, sticky ice, upside down trick, crystal garden, and exploding volcano. Young Scientists will feel like real scientists when they use the included colorful lab tray, measuring cup, test tubes, and funnel to perform their experiments!
Clifford The Big Red Dog Rainbow Science • Ages 3+ • $19.99 There won't be a pot of gold at the end of these experiments but knowledge is golden as Clifford explores the world of rainbow science. Emily Elizabeth narrates youngsters through the colorful manual as young scientists create experiments with catchy titles such as milk rainbow, mixing colors, rainbow star, ceiling rainbow, moving colors, chromatography bookmarks, colored bubbles in oil, colored bubbles in a tube, catching a rainbow, rainbow glasses, rainbow spinner, and rainbow explosions. Young Scientists will feel like real scientists when they use the kit’s colorful lab tray, measuring cup, test tubes, pipette, and funnel to perform their experiments!
More straight from The Young Scientists Club-
Year after year, The Young Scientists Club continues to enthuse children with unlimited possibilities, parents with age appropriate (and fun!) learning tools and toy industry judges with phenomenal products that empower children to explore and wonder. See the entire line of science games and kits created for young minds at www.theyoungscientistsclub.com.ABOUT CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOGFor 50 years, Clifford the Big Red Dog has been entertaining children, parents and teachers with his BIG adventures. In his beloved dog, Norman Bridwell created a literary classic embraced by generations around the world. Since the first Clifford® book was published in 1963, the property has grown to include 126 million books in print and an Emmy® Award-winning television series – currently in its twelfth consecutive season on PBS KIDS; the show has been sold to 30 countries in 12 languages worldwide. For more info about Clifford, visit www.scholastic.com/clifford.ABOUT THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUSBased on the best-selling Scholastic book series The Magic School Bus is an award-winning animated TV series sold to more than 30 countries in 15 languages. With 58 million books in print, the brand has won many industry awards, including two Emmys for Lily Tomlin’s portrayal of Ms. Frizzle in the TV series, five CINE Golden Eagles, a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal, a NationalConservation Achievement Award, an Environmental Media Association Award, and an Annenberg Public Policy Center Award. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, Scholastic debuted two new iPad apps (“The Magic School Bus: Oceans” and “The Magic School Bus: Dinosaurs”) and a new game for Nintendo DS. For more info about The Magic School Bus, visit www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus.ABOUT THE YOUNG SCIENTISTS CLUBEsther Novis, a mother of five and a former Harvard-trained biologist, started The Young Scientists Club 14 years ago as a summer science camp for her then 5-year-old son. Friends from other parts of the country told Novis they wanted to duplicate her concept and the idea for a science subscription service was born! The subscription kits are now mailed monthly to thousands of children around the world and the company’s retail kits are sold in hundreds of specialty stores. In addition to developing new products for The Young Scientists Club, this wise mom has many years of experience teaching at Phillips Academy, Andover and has written the science column for Parents Magazine plus wrote science experiments for the new science curriculum by McGraw-Hill Publishing.
Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample/s of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. All pictures are from the companies site, unless noted.