Weekend giveaway: Green Kids Crafts

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This weekend I’m happy to introduce you to one of our family’s favorite recent discoveries: Green Kid Crafts. Are your kids as excited about receiving mail as mine are? Each month when they discover a Green Kids package in our mailbox, there is much rejoicing. (One just arrived yesterday, in fact!)

For those of us mamas who don’t consider ourselves super-crafty, Green Kid Crafts is like an art lesson for littles in a box–including all the supplies you need to complete three separate crafts. (No hunting around to locate the pipe cleaners required!)

More from Green Kid Crafts:

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* Green Kid Crafts delights kids and their parents with fun, creative and earth-friendly craft activities, delivered right to their door!  Every month’s Discovery Box is packed with three unique and engaging activity kits designed to foster a child’s creativity and confidence while developing their respect and love for the environment.

* Appropriate for ages 3-8, our projects are reviewed by experts to align with our Happy & Healthy Child principles, and kid tested and parent approved for fun.

* Each month brings a new theme relating to nature or the environment; past themes have included I Love Bugs, Outer Space, and Feathered Friends.

* In addition to the materials and instructions for the three craft activities, each Discovery Box includes a Discover More guide which provides more craft ideas using materials found around the house, related reading and other fun facts all related to that month’s theme.

* Green Kid Crafts is a mom-owned, green company founded by Penny Bauder, a mom of two and an environmental activist from Alaska.  The company operates a virtual office, employing a network of passionate team members based across the US from California to Alaska to Connecticut.

* 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 our “eco ingredients” online.

* Mail-order subscriptions are available in month-to-month, 3, 6 and 12 month durations, and also make great gifts. A monthly subscription via mail costs $19.95 and includes shipping.

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Digital subscriptions, too!

Just like Green Kid Crafts’ regular subscription program, digital subscriptions deliver a wealth of fun and enriching craft and science activities, fun facts and extension ideas to families each month.

Digital subscribers receive a mammoth activity packet via email containing templates, instructions and lesson plans for at least 6 projects related to a new, nature-based theme.

The monthly packets make it convenient and easy to follow the Green Kid Crafts program at a lower cost than the mail order subscription.

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One Simple Homeschool reader will win a 3-month subscription (via mail order) to Green Kid Crafts!

How to Win

To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post answering this question: How old are the kids in your home, and how do you approach arts and crafts with them? (If you’re reading this in an email, you must click over to the blog to enter!)

For a second entry, “Like” Green Kid Crafts and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Then leave another comment here, letting me know you’ve done so.

This giveaway has ended. Thanks for entering!

Disclosure: I received complimentary Green Kid Crafts boxes to try out with my children. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

Comments

  1. Rachel J says:

    Also, I’ve liked both on FB.

  2. My children are 5, 2, and 8 months. Craft time is sporadic at our house. It usually happens when I’m up for the mess :) I would like it to happen more often, though!
    Amy’s latest post: moments {a word in pictures} PLUS a short kiddo update

  3. I like both on Facebook.
    Amy’s latest post: moments {a word in pictures} PLUS a short kiddo update

  4. my kids are 8 & 12. we do lots of crafts in our house. I have a simple strategy: keep cool art supplies around and everyone can do what they want, when they want.

  5. Morgan Sheda says:

    My daughter is nearly 4 and we do alot of coloring, painting and mud play. Thanks to sites like yours I’ve found more sensory play(that she is just begging for based on her activity) that she has found interesting. I’ve only been really researching the homeschool activities for a few weeks now but have put my mind to doing it at home. I love finding new things that my little explorer will enjoy!

  6. I have 6yo and 4yo girls. We love all kinds of crafts. When we get a chance, we go to Lakeshore Learning to do the free crafts on Saturdays. We are trying to incorporate a regular ‘craft’ day during our week. They also do crafts in different programs that they take part in throughout the week.

  7. my kids are 4, 5, and 8. We always start off the school year strong with scheduled art lessons/sessions….but usually dwindle to spur of the moment crafts like knitting, crocheting, and sewing. These kits sound awesome (and would keep us organized!).

  8. I liked both FB pages.

  9. I’ve liked both on Facebook.

  10. DeAnna Wright says:

    I have a 4 year old little girl and we love arts and crafts of all kinds. New ideas and supplies would be awesome!

  11. DeAnna Wright says:

    I have also liked both facebook pages!

  12. jennifer says:

    My four year old boy loves crafts. He has access to glue, scissors, paper crayons and markers at all times, and about weekly we pull out stuff from “my” craft closets, like powdered tempura, liquid watercolors, tissue papers…fun stuff!! I’m so glad he likes art projects because I do, too!

  13. jennifer says:

    also liked both on Facebook! thanks!

  14. Kristen says:

    My son is 4 and my daughter is 10. They love doing crafts together and often do so with whatever they find around the house. It always puts them in a good mood. Since we homeschool I am always on the lookout for activities they can enjoy together. This product looks great!

  15. Our girls are 3 and 18 months. Our crafting is a free for all. I’m not so good at coming up with new ideas but i am a good mimic.
    :)
    I can usually tweak an idea to suit our needs. I have quite a few craft things in the house but the girls just like to glue, glitter glue, color and cut up paper. I’d love to try some new things with them.

  16. I like both pages on FB!
    Ginny Gafford’s latest post: Mother’s Day Gift (Craft)

  17. Kristen says:

    Liked on fb!

  18. I was seriously excited about this company the first time I heard about them. Thanks for this opportunity here! I love that they offer digital subscriptions, too. My kids are both under 4 (including one with special needs), and we’re just getting into crafts around here, and I’m opening up to new opportunities to use varied materials for crafting with them. :-)
    Caroline’s latest post: 5 Ways to Encourage Pretend Play {including ideas for special needs}

  19. I liked both pages on Facebook. (Thanks for the opportunity!)
    Caroline’s latest post: 5 Ways to Encourage Pretend Play {including ideas for special needs}

  20. Bella is 3 1/2 and we have a baby on the way. We take a laid back approach to crafts, I’m not super creative without some guidance which is why these type of boxes are ideal.

  21. Liked on both!

  22. My kids are 8, 5, and 2. My middle particularly LOVES anything art & crafts but I also like to keep it simple. We do a lot of open ended stuff- painting, play dough, drawing, just setting out the supplies and seeing where they go. Their creativity inspires me : )

  23. Roxanne says:

    My kids are 4-1/2 yo and 1 yo. We love to craft! I’m just getting the little one into paints and coloring. My big kid loves to cut and draw. We love working with real art materials like soft pastels, and fun materials like washi tape.

  24. I also like SH & Green Kid Crafts on fb : )

  25. Roxanne says:

    I like you both on Facebook. Thanks!

  26. these look like fun
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  27. Sarah C. says:

    Our kids are 5.5, almost 4, and 9 months. Honestly, I usually just wing it with arts and crafts! I do many arts and crafts myself, so I have a lot of supplies (possibly too much). I just gather up a bunch of stuff and make up a project. I’ve decided recently that I’m going to read through their library books and come up with activities based on those.

  28. Michelle says:

    My children are 8 and 4. We approach arts and crafts in a laid back way. They have access to numerous materials and can make “creations” as they wish. We also do structured activities as well!

  29. Sarah C. says:

    Liked both pages on Facebook!

  30. My little guy is 3 and I try to make sure we have lots of materials for crafting. We paint, make collages, use play dough, and loads of other things

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  31. I like you both on fb

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  32. My boys are two and six years old. We are big fans of art in our home. We have a membership to our local art museum and a variety of art supplies. The boys will try anything, however my two year old prefers to paint and my six year old loves to collage. I sometimes walk them through specific projects, other times I let them do as they please.
    Eva Marina’s latest post: Beautiful Day

  33. i have 4 wonderful kids ages 9,7,4, and 2. we have a craft closet with coloring books, playdough, markers, crayons, and paper. when we want to get creative, we look online.

  34. i like both on facebook

  35. Nancy Wang says:

    I just found out about this company, and am very interested in trying them out!! My kids are 10, 7, and 5 months. We don’t do craft time a lot, because I don’t like to keep too many craft supplies on hand. I have been thinking that this monthly box approach would be great!

  36. Nancy Wang says:

    I liked both on FB as well.

  37. My kids are 16 (with Autism), 12, 11, 9, and 8. Craft time is crazy. We bring in a box (filled with bits and pieces) and try to make something from what we have. It would be nice to have a set craft and the materials to accomplish this. I am also “liking” on FB.

  38. Sarah bradbury says:

    I have a five and two yr old. The five yr old adores crafts but I always have a hard time ‘getting around to it’, which I feel awful about! I drool over all the craft box subscriptions because I know it would keep me accountable and be easier but they are not in the budget right now. Please pick me!

  39. Sarah bradbury says:

    I have ‘liked’ on fb

  40. Melissa says:

    I have five kids; ages 17,15,12,4,3. Crafts for the older three, which are all girls, involve jewelry and hair things. My two youngest are boys and I am at a loss for them, the like bugs and dirt more than crafts…I think I just need some better ideas for them. Thanks.

  41. 11, 8, 5….they love to do any “projects” whether crafty or arty.

  42. Our table is the craft centre and it’s always covered with the latest project. My daughters would love this!

  43. Charissa says:

    Our kids are six, almost four, and 13 months. I try to do some sort of art piece or craft with them each week and I get most of my ideas from blogs, Family Fun magazine, and books.

  44. Melissa Pallex says:

    My sons are 7 and 10. They both love arts and crafts and are quite creative on their own. Since this is our first year homeschooling, I’ve tried making sure we get our academics in every day and make time for arts and other creative pursuits at least once a week. My goal for next year and beyond is to create a regular schedule that includes art (and music) appreciation, hands-on work with art. I plan to tie in the artists and art styles to follow our history studies, as well as allow some flexibility for the boys’ individual creative whims.

  45. Raechel Clevenger says:

    I have a 7 and 2 year old and we have lots of craft supplies but little ideas or actual time we put into them. I love this idea since it can be opened and done, no worries of missing something!

  46. Raechel Clevenger says:

    I liked both on Facebook!!

  47. Katie S. says:

    We have two girls (5) and (3) and a boy (newborn). Our girls love anything that they can cut and glue, so most of our craftiness involves that and also painting.

  48. Our oldest is 4 and our middle child will be 3 in June, so this would be perfect for our kids. We generally do whatever crafts I find on-line or remember doing when I was young :)
    Angela R’s latest post: Of the Glory Hole

  49. I’ve liked both on Facebook!
    Angela R’s latest post: Of the Glory Hole

  50. I am a homeschooling mom to three blessings ages 10,7 and 2. We approach homeschool with a Charlotte Mason/Waldorf intent. We draw a lot and spend lots of time outside!
    Thanks for this opportunity!