STEMpowerdkids offers a monthly box subscription designed for children ages 3+. Each box contains everything you need to do four or more fun projects including cool science experiments, engineering challenges, math games and more. STEM activities expose children to science, technology, math and engineering and promote their curiosity and creativity. They are also a fun bonding activity between parent and child.
We received one of their boxes to try out with our 3 1/2 year old and I must that we had a blast trying out all of the activities. I loved that everything we needed was inside in the box and they even included a pair of safety glasses and a set of test tubes that can be re-used.
Each STEMpowerkids box comes with the materials you need plus a book with instructions. The STEMpowerkids team of STEM professionals and early childhood education experts develop each activity and there is a nice explanation at the bottom of the page that you can read to your child to help them understand what you are doing.
One of the activities in our box was to make a “tiny canister rocket” using Alka-Seltzer tablets and water in a small canister. My son was super excited about it and he wore his safety glasses happily while doing the activity. His excitement and desire to learn and to know why things were happening made this STEMpowerkids box priceless. I am all for giving him learning experiences that are fun and educational at the same time. After all, the more fun you have the more you learn!
We also played with food colouring, oil, water, rice, sugar and other common items and learned about immiscibility, concentration, dilution and solvents. A lot of cool stuff right? All in an easy, non threatening way.
We loved this box so much and more importantly our son loved it SO much that we are considering subscribing for 6 months. I love the idea of receiving a box each month with more educational projects for us to do , an easy way to introduce our son to STEM educational resources at a young age.
STEMpowerkids also offers a gift subscription that is great when grandparents and friends are looking for the perfect gift for a 3-year-old and up. I encourage you to visit their website to see more info about their boxes. While you are there you can sign up for your own subscription or purchase a gift subscription. Boxes are $19.99 each + shipping.