Giveaway! Celebrate Earth Day with Green Kids Crafts and a Shadow Puppet Theater!

Earth Day is here and that’s why Green Kid Crafts wanted to sponsor this post and giveaway!  For more information read my full disclosure.

How are you going to celebrate Earth Day?  How about exploring nocturnal animals and hosting your own shadow puppet show?  We did all of that with our Green Kids Crafts Discovery Box!

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We received a Nocturnal Animals Discovery Box packed with 4 different eco-friendly crafts.  Even the box looked fun and my children were so excited to get started.

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First, we got our shadow puppets ready for the puppet show and talked about which animals were nocturnal.

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They were surprised to learn that kangaroos are mostly nocturnal.  My daughter picked out the owl right away because she knew that animal was.

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Next we turned the lantern craft into a group project.  We discussed the bees and moths on the lantern and how they can be nocturnal.

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The lantern came with a flame-less candle light and looked so pretty in the dark.

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Finally we tried the stuffed owl.  It was a little hard for my eldest daughter to make the legs with the rubber bands, so I helped out.

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Our box also came with a bonus craft.  Reusing an old plastic bottle from the recycling bin, we made a glow-in-the-dark firefly!

firefly earth day activity

Even more activities and craft ideas were included in the Nocturnal Animals Activity Guide that I downloaded from the link on the back of my activity card.

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As you can see in the video below, my children loved their Discovery Box and would have played with it for hours if I’d let them!  It was a great Earth Day activity; to teach and learn all about the animals in our world.

About Green Kid Crafts

Green Kid Crafts delights over 10,000 kids across North America each month with fun, creative and eco-friendly craft and STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), delivered right to their door through the company’s subscription program!  Every month’s Discovery Box is packed with 3-4 unique and engaging activity kits designed to foster a child’s creativity and confidence while helping to raise the nation’s next generation of creative leaders.

Green Kid Crafts 3 month giveaway

For kids ages 3-10, their award-winning products celebrate creativity and activates thinking, questioning, inquiring, and original creation.  Each month brings a new theme; past themes have included Mad Scientist, Nocturnal Animals, Around the World, Outer Space, and Feathered Friends.

green kid crafts founderGreen Kid Crafts is a mom-owned, green company founded by Penny Bauder, a mom of two and an environmental activist from Alaska.   Her program has won a variety of awards including Dr. Toy’s Best Green Products of 2013, PTPA Seal of Approval, a recommendation from Parents’ Choice, MACT Excellence and MACT Green Awards and Red Tricycle’s Award for Most Awesome Subscription Service.

An Earth Friendly Company

Green Kid Crafts is certified carbon neutral, Green America Approved, a member of 1% for the Planet, and has won numerous awards and designations for its responsible business practices. You can also read more about their “eco ingredients” online.

If you like crafting, creativity, and natural parenting you can subscribe to their free newsletter and get 12 Kids Activity guides for free!  A $72 retail value!

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Subscriptions are available in month-to-month, 3, 6 and 12 month durations, and also make great gifts!  Subscriptions start at just $16.95 / month, and sibling subscriptions are also available.  The company also offers single Discovery Boxes, Creativity Kits, Science Kits, and Birthday Party activities and favors.

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How to Make a Shadow Puppet Theater

This was my kids’ favorite part of the whole night!  We made our own shadow puppet theater under the dining room table.  Covering the table with a white sheet and resting the light pen that came in our Green Kid Crafts box on a stool, the kids played for an hour.

shadow puppet show

They took turns putting on a show and experimenting with the shadows.  You can see a clip of their shows below!

Green Kid Crafts Giveaway!

In celebration of Earth Day, Green Kid Crafts are giving away a 3 month subscription to this award winning program!  Just enter the rafflecopter below!

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  1. My daughter would love this

  2. I like “Around the world” box best.
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  3. linda w. says:

    I like the garden or backyard science kits.

  4. I love the mad scientist kit, but they all look like fun!
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  5. Holly Mitkowski says:

    I like the mad scientist box! :)

  6. I like the Mad Scientist and Around the World!
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  7. These look like fun! I would love to try the kitchen scientist sometime!

  8. They all look awesome! I’d love to try the Kitchen Scientist or the Dinosaur one though!
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  9. We are in love with the Backyard Science kit

  10. probably the kitchen science….we love to cook
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  11. Katherine Donovan says:

    I love the Backyard Science Box. My grandson and I love to explore in the yard.

  12. Angela P. says:

    The Kitchen Science looks like a lot of fun.

  13. Mad Scientist

  14. Chelsea Blair says:

    I love them all but my top three faves are; dinosaur, garden and ocean. My kids would adore these boxes. Adding this to the birthday list.

  15. Becky Kuntz says:

    I would love the backyard science or the Around the world box… This is a cool program!

  16. Mary Agloro says:

    kitchen science

  17. If I have to choose just one it would be Kitchen Science.
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  18. I like the mad scientist kit for my little mad scientist.

  19. I like the backyard science kit.
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  20. Loraine Ellis says:

    The Mad scientist one

  21. My children said thwy would like the mad scientist.

  22. I like the garden box.

  23. Id LOVE the Mad Scientist and Kitchen Science kits!

  24. Jessica Medina says:

    The Mad scientist kit looks great!

  25. Oh I really loved the Ocean box!

  26. Melissa Cunningham says:

    Kitchen Science

  27. My son would love the dinosaur box!

  28. Mother’s Day Flower kit!

  29. Jennifer Rogers says:

    We ;like the Backyard Science Box!

  30. I think these are such a great way to teach the children about our world! I love the back-yard box!

  31. The Around the World kit looks extra cool (but really, they all do!)

  32. Jennifer Rogers says:

    We would like to get The Cloud Finder STEM Kit

  33. Marci Wright says:

    The Mad Scientist box looks like a lot of fun! My son would love any of them, though. They all look great!

  34. Mad scientist, of course! :D
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  35. Judith Martinez says:

    I like the kitchen science kit best.

  36. Judith Martinez says:

    I like the butterfly costume kit

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