Life can get crazy busy and sometimes all the best laid plans can go out the window when you are homeschooling. It’s one of the reasons I love educational subscription box programs. As much as I prefer to create my own activities and lessons, sometimes I just don’t have time. Life has hit crazy mode recently, so I was excited to try box two in the Think With Art series. It gave us a fun afternoon of creativity and learning! Plus no planning required for this busy momma.
I will admit right away, I am a little surprised how much my kids love these boxes. To me they seem very preschool/Kinder/early elementary, but even my tween loves this program. He spins it off in his own direction, applying a lot of enthusiasm and creativity. It’s wonderful for me to see since my son struggles with dysgraphia and arts and crafts used to be a source of great anxiety for him.
If you haven’t seen this new program before, Think With Art is a subscription box service that applies critical thinking and problem solving skills to art projects. Each month the box arrives packed with art supplies and a little book with the monthly assignment.
This month the children needed to figure out a way to help Mr. Toffee land safely after he found himself swept up in a tornado.
My children solved the problem with an inflatable jump suit (inflated with helium so he could float) and a giant whoopee cushion (because it will be so funny when he lands!).
The box also included some colouring pages and a canvas tote bag for us to paint and decorate.
As much as we love this program and my kids had a blast with it, there is one thing that I want to bring up.
See the blue sponges shaped like leaves?
See that one sponge? Yes, that one. The one that looks like a marijuana leaf.
I surveyed a number of my friends and the majority agreed with my thoughts, but a few said it was likely meant to be a Japanese Maple leaf. I’m not entirely sure what their intentions were with that addition, but it struck me as a very odd choice. Especially as the book shows a traditional sponge brush, not these leaf shaped sponges. Either way, it was an interesting addition!
Strange leaves aside…
Overall Think With Art was once again a hit with my family. I love that it includes everything to keep my kids busy learning and being creative for an afternoon. It really does seem to appeal to a wide range of ages and I love that they are listening to feedback and including more supplies in the boxes so it is more functional for families. My kids really enjoyed this month and can’t wait for future boxes!
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Looking for an educational subscription box that has more of a techy edge? Try Creation Crate, the original educational program from the makers of Think With Art and one of our favourite subscription box programs! Learning circuitry, programming and more, all while having fun inventing.
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