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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Young Scientists Club Magic School Bus Wonders of Nature Kit Review & Giveaway

*I was not paid for this post but provided with a Magic School Bus Kit for the purpose of review and my honest opinion. The following is my thoughts and review....

I love watching my kids learn and have fun at the same time. I try to set up activities and projects for them but don't always have the supplies or the organization to make it all come together. I'm happy there are companies like The Young Scientists Club who go above and beyond creating the best learning tools and products for young children.

The Young Scientists Club started as a summer science camp for the founder's 5 year old son and was such a hit with friends that a subscription service was born. The Young Scientists Club believes that children should be exposed to the fascinating fields of science at an early age and learn with hands-on games, activities and experiments. Awarded top prestigious awards year after year this "club" is sure to be a hit with any child.

Although The Young Scientists Club is a subscription service they also offer science kits and games online and at specialty retail stores. With big names you will recognize and that are surely to grab your children's attention like The Magic School Bus and Clifford The Big Red Dog. We had the opportunity to review The Magic School Bus Explore the Wonders of Nature Kit.

Explore the Wonders of Nature is jam packed full of activities to get your child excited about nature and the outdoors. It is designed for ages 5 and up but Little Brother had a wonderful time participating with his Big Brother at 2.5. A great value at just $19.99 you get 12 activities or projects with everything included that you need to complete the projects. Each project has detailed directions in a fun Magic School Bus learning style guide with pictures and colors that make it fun and interesting for kids.

Included Projects:
• Make a bug house
• Nature Scavenger Hunt
• Create a paper maché ant
• Learn about the life cycle of an ant
• Build an ant farm
• Sun Prints
• Leaf Art
• Dry Flowers
• Cast an animal track
• Animal tracks game
• Egg Experiment
• Dissolve an egg shell

We camp a lot and are outdoors any chance we get so this kit was perfect for our family. It was so much fun to see the boys get excited about the kit and eager to do the projects. We took our kit camping and built our ant farm. With ant hills all over camping this was the perfect opportunity for the boys to observe the ants, however they were just as excited to go hunting for the ant hills.

I think their very favorite was the nature scavenger hunt. We did this in our own front and back yard and I was surprised at how many items on the list we could find in our small area. There were just a few that we weren't able to find. The boys were running all over the yard and knew just where certain items would be and others that we really had to hunt for. Item's such as seeds and pollen were great learning opportunities for me as they see these things but we don't necessarily talk about them. It was a great tool to get the ideas started.

Casting the animal track was also great fun. They now have a bear print treasure and it was just as much fun mixing the plaster of paris and getting messy as it was to get the final product.

We also all really loved the Animal Track Game. Trying to match up the many different animals to the tracks was really hard and really interesting. Also to see which animals are similar and how to tell the difference.

Explore the Wonders of Nature is just one of many kits offered by The Young Scientists Club. Offered at just $19.99-$39.99 others in The Magic School Bus Series are the Weather Lab, Slime and Polymer Lab, Blasting off with Erupting Volcanoes and more. The Clifford Series is for ages 3 and up and offers kits like Bubble Science, Rainbow Science and Kitchen Science. I can't wait to purchase some other kits for the boys. They are such a great idea for learning and keeping the boys busy and engaged.

How would you like the chance to introduce your child to the wonder's of science? Enter now for the chance to win an Explore the Wonder's of Nature kit or your choice of the following science kits from either The Magic School Bus or Clifford The Big Red Dog Series listed below!
Magic School Bus Weather Lab
Clifford Rainbow Science
Clifford Bubble Science
Clifford Kitchen Science

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  1. Diving into slime, gel and goup! Magic schoolbus. Just looks like the most fun way to learn something! :-)

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  3. I've used one of the Magic School Bus kits and my son loved it so I would choose the weather lab.

  4. The weather lab would be our first choice! Looks like a blast.

  5. I'd choose Volcano Madness because it looks like fun for my granddaughter to do with her 5 cousins. :)

  6. My youngest granddaughter would love this Magic School Bus Weather Lab

  7. I would choose the Magic School Bus weather lab! My sons would love this!
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

  8. the weather lab. thankyou, ken

  9. I'd want: WH-925-1148
    Weather Lab because my sons are crazy about thunderstorms and rainbows right now.

  10. Set 10 - WH-925-1110
    Seeds, Fruits, and other Plant Parts (Kit 28)

  11. I would choose the Magic School Bus Explore the Wonders of Nature Kit. We are getting ready to move to another state that has a completely different climate than the one we currently live in, so it would be fun to learn about nature there.

  12. Magic School Bus Weather Lab! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

  13. There are so many but I will pick the Weather Lab. :) We homeschool and would love to use this kit when learning about the weather.

  14. Would be perfect for weather unit

  15. my grandson loves to learn new things & I think he would enjoy Science on a Tracking Expedition

  16. I'd go with Clifford Kitchen Science because my son loves to help and watch me in the kitchen. He might really get a kick out of this!

  17. I would go with Clifford the Big red Dog bubbles kit, my son is 2 and it is something he could enjoy

  18. Weather (Kit 4)
    Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Kit 5)
    Volcanoes (Kit 6)

    I love the weather so this weather kit would be awesome to teach. It's tough to teach something you don't really have interest in yourself. This looks like a good starter.

    toni marie caravello feimer.

  19. My grandsons are very interested in tornadoes and storms so I'd pick the Magic School Bus Weather Lab.

  20. I'd choose volcano madness because both of my kids would love it!

  21. Anything with bugs and nature!

  22. I would choose the explore the wonders of nature, because my daughter loves being outside, and loves exploring what nature has to offer

  23. I would choose the one you reviewed, Explore the Wonders of Nature. My boys love bugs and dirt and pretty much anything to do with being outside, so I know they would really love it! Name in form is: Lynda Thomas

  24. I would choose Clifford because my young children love learning from the big red dog.

  25. I think I'd pick the Clifford Kitchen Science. I think they'd enjoy the volcano.
    Michelle Tucker

  26. I would choose the weather lab because I know my grandson would love it!

  27. I think the Weather Lab, but maybe the Wonders of Nature....hmm.....they're so cool!