We started preschool earlier this fall...and have not managed to find a rhythm that works perfectly for us. I need a little bit more time and a lot more organization, but I'm still trying! We were really excited to have the chance to check out the Clifford Animal Science Kit from The Young Scientists Club.
The Clifford the Big Red Dog kit collection is designed with preschoolers (ages 3+) in mind and includes Water Science, Rainbow Science, Kitchen Science, Magic Science, and Food Science. These kits use everyday items to make things like bird feeders, exploding volcanoes, and dancing pasta! The Clifford licensed line was introduced in 2013 and has been received with enthusiasm everywhere - and most definitely in our house! I think Lincoln would love the whole series.
Here's a little more info about this kit:
Clifford and his friends love exploring the world around them and with this exciting kit they are learning all about ANIMAL SCIENCE. Emily Elizabeth, the narrator in the colorful 20-page manual, guides young scientists through versatile experiments with catchy titles such as animal habitats, edible play dough, animal track cast, animal scavenger hunt, animal fossils, bug house, camouflaged animals, animal life cycle, what is in an egg, what do animals eat, bird feeder, and habitat diorama. This kit comes with reusable habitat stickers, scavenger hunt chart with stickers, a bug house, 12 miniature animals and much more. Young Scientists will feel like real scientists when they use the included colorful lab tray, measuring cup, and magnifying glass to perform their experiments! Join Clifford and his friends on an adventure into the world of science! (Ages 3 and up)
We broke open the kit the same afternoon we tried the Does It Sink or Float? experiment, so we had a science-filled day. Lincoln loved every minute of it. He and Daddy decided to start with the Animal Track Cast project. The instruction book contains step-by-step directions that are easy to follow.
Lincoln was fascinated by the entire creation process. He wanted to help with each step - measuring, mixing, kneading - all of it!
The animal track cast project required just oats, flour, and water - things we already had in our house. The included tray contains both the mixing bowl and mold necessary for this project.
Lincoln spent a good portion of the project trying to eat the experiment, but overall - I still think he learned a lot!
The finished animal cast turned out really well! Lincoln was very proud of it and showed it to everyone he saw in the next few days. He wanted to paint it as well, and had a grand time adding some color to the finished cast.
I'm so impressed overall with the contents of the kit. We've been able to complete a few of the other projects as well, and they have all been big hits - but there are still plenty of new experiments to explore. These science kits will be perfect for the upcoming long winter months when we are stuck inside due to the cold weather!
These Clifford kits would make excellent and unique holiday gifts for preschool kids who enjoy learning creatively. The Young Scientists Club offers many additional products that are perfect for elementary age, as well - there's a Magic School Bus series that looks great! I have my eye on the Clifford Kitchen Science kit next!
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