I am always looking for projects that entertain the boys and inspire them to get hands on. Not having a real classroom gets expensive, it also requires a lot of effort to do craft projects and science experiments at home. I have finally found an all-in-one solution to incorporate with the boys each month.
Disclosure: I received Appleseed Lane STEM Themed Projects in exchange for my thoughts.
Appleseed Lane is a subscription box service delivering hands-on, STEM-themed projects for children ages 4-8. Last week I surprised the boys with our first Appleseed Lane subscription on Sound and Music. The boys had the opportunity to make Kazoos, a tambourine, a guitar and a string telephone. Everything comes straight to your mailbox, so you don’t need to invest any money in completing the projects. The directions are simple and easy to follow. My five and three year old needed little assistance. Once I read them the steps, they where able to follow along with the pictures to move forward.
The boys really enjoyed decorating the instruments and preparing them. These instruments mean more to the boys knowing they had the chance to make them. Turning rubber-bands, popsicle sticks and a straw into a kazoo. Using two cups and string to have a conversation with your brother far…far away. Making a guitar with rubber-bands and a box.
Share STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) hands on education activities with Appleseed Lane boxes. Delivered to your home each month, every Appleseed Lane box is created by a strong team of seasoned teachers, crafty parents and STEM enthusiasts and thoroughly tested by kids. Appleseed Lane provides a phenomenal STEM experience for kids, and all projects are aligned to national science standards, highly accessible to kids of all backgrounds and abilities, and most of all fun!
Appleseed Lane STEM Themed Projects monthly subscription boxes cost $19.95 per month + shipping for a monthly subscription, $18.95 per month + shipping for a 6-month subscription, and $17.95 per month + shipping for a 12-month subscription. Sibling kits are also available double the materials for a low additional cost.
— Michelle Cantu (@AThriftyDiva) May 6, 2014