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!
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.
First, we got our shadow puppets ready for the puppet show and talked about which animals were nocturnal.
They were surprised to learn that kangaroos are mostly nocturnal. My daughter picked out the owl right away because she knew that animal was.
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.
The lantern came with a flame-less candle light and looked so pretty in the dark.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
More Chances to win!
I’ve partnered with Contest Patti to bring you another chance to win a 3 month subscription! You can read her review here. The giveaway is open to the US residents aged 18+ only. It starts on 04/09/14 at 0001 PST and ends 05/12/14 at 2359 PST. Enter using the form below.