It might be hard to believe (because I’m creative all day on my blog) but I struggle to come up with fun, creative activities for my daughter and I to do together. Okay, maybe my blog is the reason I can’t come up with fun activities (because I’m so busy), but I love relying on companies to do the thinking for me. I recently wrote an article about why I’m not the “Perfect Pinterest Mom” and mentioned a few subscription services that really help me out. Today I’d like to add another one to my favorites list. It’s called STEMpowerkids and it’s been NapTime Reviewer approved!
STEMpowerkids offers a monthly box subscription for kids ages 3 and up, to be explored with a parent, to cultivate stronger roots in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Each box contains 4 or more STEM activities, such as cool science experiments, engineering challenges, or math games to promote your child’s curiosity, creativity, comfort – and ability in STEM!
The folks at STEMpowerkids have done all of the hard work for us parents by providing everything we need to have some learning fun. I certainly would’ve never thought of the idea of experimenting with different products and their changes once they hit water, but thankfully STEMpowerkids did!
Our latest kit came with everything we needed for a fun science experiment. My daughter is only three and she had a blast with this box. I tried to let her do most of the work because she’s ‘miss independent.’ This turned out to be a little messy but most of the mess was just water. No big deal.
Charlotte and I experimented with rice, alka seltzer, sugar and even food coloring to see how they all reacted with water. She really enjoyed pouring the fresh water into the test tubes for each experiment. Our little kit came with a notebook so we could write down our findings with each experiment. I would ask Charlotte questions like “what color did the water turn when you mixed the red and blue together” and I would jot down her answers.
My daughter still walks around the house with her science goggles on and we still have our test tubes for future experiments. For just $19.99 per month, I think STEMpowerkids boxes are definitely worth it because they do all of the hard work for you.
Each monthly box ships out on the 15th or the 22nd of every month depending on when you subscribe. There is an additional fee of $5.99 per month for shipping which isn’t too bad. I would love to see a free shipping offer pop up soon, but I’m willing to pay the shipping fees for now.
If you’re interested in learning more, head over to www.stempowerkids.com.
Disclosure: I received a free subscription box to facilitate my review. Any opinion expressed in this article is based on my honest experience with the brand/product.