Exploring Dolphins with Ivy Kids Kits

Ivy Kids Kits are incredible! We have been reviewing kits for a long time now and the boxes never disappoint!

Not familiar with Ivy Kids Kits?

Ivy Kits are a monthly educational subscription for children ages 3-8 developed by early childhood teachers with children of their own. You can tell these kits were developed by people who truly know young kids.  The activities are awesome. Not only can you subscribe to a monthly kit, you can also buy past kits.

Each Ivy Kit contains instructions with ways to modify games to best suit each individual child and provide adults with questions to structure a child’s learning. There are enough games and materials in each kit to engage and cognitively stimulate a child throughout the month and can be replayed for years to come.

We were sent If a Dolphin Were a Fish for this review!

This kit features the book If a Dolphin Were a Fish by Loran Wlodarski which is a funny and delightful story of a dolphin who imagines that she is a fish, a turtle, a bird, octopus, shark, and manatee. Children will enjoy the humorous illustrations and also learn lots of interesting facts about dolphins.

This kit contains over 10 science, math, art, literacy, and engineering activities inspired by the story.

Some Activities From Our Box…

Again, we decided to share our kit with my mom’s sweet neighbor who is 5. My daughter adores him and he was more than willing to enjoy the kit with her!

 

They enjoyed the Dolphin Pod game together, it’s always more fun when you have another kid to play with! She’s such a great helper to him!

 

The Letter Race game was perfect for our little friend!

 

They shared the crafts and had a great time together!

 

They enjoyed the echolocation activity and playing with the toy dolphin in the water!

One of my favorite activities is always the fact board! Such a great way to have lots of information all in one place for kids!

Not everything from this kit is pictured, they enjoyed more of it and are still enjoying some of it! 

You can buy this kit here!

We also loved our other Ivy Kids Kits, click on the images below to take a peek inside of each kit we have loved!

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20% off your first kit for NEW Subscribers to the monthly subscription kits!

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Buy any 3 past kits and save $10 plus free shipping with code: 10OFF

A huge thanks to Ivy Kids for sending us these kits to review. If you are looking for a simple way to do unit studies with your young child, I highly recommend Ivy Kids Kits!

When you subscribe to Ivy Kids, each month you will receive a very well organized kit containing a book and ten or more activities based upon the story. Everything you need to learn and play is included in your kit. I mean EVERYthing. These kits are incredible!

Peek & Find – Ocean Animals

Peek and Find Ocean Animals

We have a new Peek & Find featuring Ocean Animals! Peek & Find is a great activity for for Tot Schoolers, Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and beyond. There are a few variations to this activity can easily grow with your child’s ability!

You can also add in some fun elements to the activity, or simply print, cut, and play! Below I will share the free printable, ideas for different levels of play, and fun variations.

There are two main elements of the Peek & Find activity.

The “FIND” boards, available in color or BW…

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The “PEEK” cards…

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Print the board, selecting color for younger kids to make it easier and selecting BW for older kids to make it more difficult. Print the cards, on cardstock if possible and cut them out. Laminate if you plan to use these cards repeatedly.

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Looking for a great color printing option? See our favorite printer and ink here!

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A few options for play…

Option #1 {single player}

Print the Peek & Find board.

Print the cards and cut out.

Mix up the cards, choose one at a time and find the object on the Peek & Find board. Color, circle, or mark the object.

If you have an artistic child who loves to color, challenge him/her to copy the colors and color the board to match the cards!

Option #2 {2 or more players}

Print a Peek & Find board for each player and one set of cards. Cut out the cards.

Flip over a card and race to see who finds the object first on their board. Using Dot Paint with this game is fun!

Winner keeps the card.

Person with the most cards at the end is the winner!

See a video of my daughter and I playing {we were using the SPRING theme board in this video} …

Option #3 {sensory, fine motor activity}

Create a sensory bin and bury the cards.

Use a fine motor tool {child tweezers} to dig for cards and pull them out and then find the object on the Peek & Find board and mark it.

Option #4 {gross motor activity}

Hid the cards around the room and challenge your child to find one card at a time and bring it back to the board, find it, mark it, and repeat! This is a great version for those of you with energetic younger kids!

Options for marking the board…

  • Mini Shells
  • Dot Paint
  • BINGO Chips
  • Bottle Tops
  • Pouch Tops
  • Mini Pom Poms
  • Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils
  • Beads
  • Mini Erasers
  • Beans

Ocean Books for Kids

Download your FREE Peek & Find Ocean Animals here!

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Ocean Animals Find, Count and Color

Ocean Animals Find Count and Color Printables

Do you have a child practicing counting? Print these fun Find, Count and Color Ocean Animals pages for your little one!

Find the following pages in this FREE printable set.

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If you want to scale them down to print several per page, see how to do that here!

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Download your free Find, Count & Color Ocean Animals here!


More Ocean Fun!

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Ocean Animals Coloring & Counting 0-10

Free Ocean Animals Coloring and Counting 0-10

Going to the ocean this summer? Print these fun ocean animals coloring pages for your little one! Practice counting to ten!

Find the following pages in this FREE set. Print them out and bind them for a simple summer vacation coloring book!

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If you want to scale them down to print several per page, see how to do that here!

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Download your free Ocean Animals Coloring & Counting  here!

 

More Ocean fun…

Ocean Animals Coloring Pages Ocean Animals Dot Fun Printables Ocean Animals Q-Tip Painting Printables Ocean Animals Preschool PrintablesColor by Number Ocean Animals Ocean Theme Calendar Conncections Ocean Theme Printables Collection Dolphins and Whales Coloring Pages

Ocean Pinterest Board

Ocean Animals Nomenclature Cards

We have a new addition in our Montessori Printables collection!

Ocean Animals Montessori Printables Nomenclature 3 Part Cards

We have a new Ocean Animals Nomenclature set. This set contains 18 different ocean animals!  Here’s a peek at the cards…

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Unfamiliar with Nomenclature cards, also called 3-Part cards? 

Nomenclature cards are a Montessori based idea. The word Nomenclature comes from the Latin “nomenclatura” which means assigning of names to things. Nomenclature cards are also called “3 part cards” for obvious reasons!

Here’s a couple of articles sharing more about the what, why, and how!

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Download your FREE Ocean Animals Nomenclature Cards here!

Look for this graphic!

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See more Montessori ideas on our Pinterest board!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Montessori on Pinterest.


Looking for more OCEAN fun?

Swimming Creatures Tracing A to Z Ocean Animals Coloring Pages Ocean Animals Dot Fun Printables

Ocean Animals Q-Tip Painting Printables Ocean Animals Preschool Printables Color by Number Ocean Animals

Ocean Theme Calendar Conncections Ocean Theme Printables Collection Dolphins and Whales Coloring Pages

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