I love Pinterest.
There are so many fantastic and fun ideas floating around to do anything your heart desires. Gardening? So many DIYS. Food? So many recipes that make you just want to eat your screen.
Fun activities with your kids? The list is endless! The activities that moms come up with are so awesome and crafty. I pin them to my “Toddler Activities” board with high hopes that this one is for sure the one I’m going to do with Andrew.
But for this reason, I also hate Pinterest.
There are too many good ideas, but I never. do. any. of. them. … ever.
I’m not sure why; maybe it’s because I get too overwhelmed by how much there is or maybe it’s because I actually have to go to the store and gather all the things necessary to complete the task. Maybe it’s because Pinterest is just a land of dreaming and never doing. Either way, no activities ever get done and that kinda sucks on my part.
When I heard of Green Kid Crafts through a friend, I got ridiculously excited (probably more excited than I’d like to admit) about it. Want to know why? Because I don’t have to do any thinking, any preparing, any ingredient gathering — nothing. I just wait for the box to arrive in my mailbox with almost everything that I need. And the things that don’t appear in the box, can absolutely be found in my house.
Not only that, all the things in the boxes revolve around eco-friendly ideas and concepts. As a mom who is concerned about raising a child who is conscious about his actions and how it affects the world around him, I was especially thankful for the “green-ness” of the activities.
It’s like my lack-of-activities-problem had been solved. Plus, who doesn’t love getting boxes in the mail that contain goodies?
When I told Andrew that there was a box for him in our mailbox, his eyes lit up with excitement. We ran to our mailbox, opened it, and Andrew pulled it out and demanded I opened it.
If you don’t know, toddlers like to do a lot of demanding. Mine especially.
Anyway, we opened it and this box was specifically about green energy. There were three activities; DIY solar oven, water windmill, and a rocket ship.
Unfortunately, the solar oven and water windmill were beyond Andrew’s capabilities (which resulted in a couple minor tantrums) but once I got him away from the fact that we couldn’t do those but we could do the rocket ship, we had a lot of fun. The first rocket ship we made was too loose so it was hard to blast off but the second one worked much better. We were able to talk about why the first one didn’t work as well as the second one. All in all, we had a great time.
Do I have doubts about Green Kid Crafts? Absolutely not. Even though we weren’t able to do 2 of the 3 activities, Andrew really enjoyed making the rocket ship blast off (and counting down from 10) so I’ll just keep the other activities tucked away for when he’s a little older.
I like the fact that they include activities that allows for various ability levels and all the activities are kid tested and parent approved for fun. The fact that there are different activities for different abilities makes it great for parents who have two or more children of different ages.
Would I have another box delivered to my door? Yes, I definitely would. I love what they are doing and I love the ideas they come up with. Fun learning is what it’s all about and if we can have fun learning while also being more conscious about the world around us, I’m all in!
A Green Kid Craft Giveaway
I’ve partnered with Green Kid Crafts to give away one kid-approved craft discovery box for one of my readers to try out! How exciting right? There are two ways you can potentially get your hands on a box from Green Kid Crafts:
- Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter for a chance to win a discovery box delivered to your door. The winner will be announced via my weekly newsletter.
- Use this special coupon code FALL15 to save 15% off any length Green Kid Crafts box subscription (normally $19.99 a month). This brings an annual subscription down to about $15.50 a box. Coupon expires September 28.
This post is sponsored by Green Kid Crafts. However, the opinions and photos are of my own. Authenticity is important so I would never promote any brand or product that I wholeheartedly don’t believe in.