In March’s Ivy Kit (that you can purchase at any time on their website), features the book The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper and you will find:
- The book The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. This was one of my favorite books as a kid!
- Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension. LOVE!
- Paint Your Own Locomotive: Use the paints to create your very own locomotive. Then have hours of fun playing with your train.
- I Think I Can: Write and/or color about something that was hard for you but you were able to do it.
- What Belongs on the Train: Sort and categorize the train cars. Find the objects that belong on each train.
- Alphabet Train: Sequence the train cars in alphabetical order.
- Number Train: Sequence the train cars in numerical order.
- Shape Train: Use the shapes to create your own train.
- All Aboard: Use the train engineer cap and tickets for imaginative play.
- Train Whistle: Use your very own train whistle to summon passengers to your train.
- Up The Mountain Board Game: Players roll the die and move the trains up the mountain.
- Train Patterns: Use the cards to repeat patterns or make your own train pattern.
- Ten Frame Train Game: Players take turns rolling the die and adding tiles to the ten frame train cars.
- How Does a Steam Locomotive Work?: Learn about the steam engine and how a steam locomotive works.
This kit was so well thought out and went along with Brooke’s kindergarten learning with ten-frame counting that I was very impressed. The kids loved the fun goodies (I mean, who doesn’t love a TRAIN WHISTLE and Engineer cap!), but for me watching Brooke reading books with the read along bookmark and having her count backwards from 30 made me so proud. It’s amazing how much kids learn at this age and my anxiety of her starting ‘the BIG K’ was really silly because she loves to figure things out and be social while being really good at staying on task. She’s a natural kindergartner and I am so relieved. It was also fun that little sister Brie (who has been missing her sister at preschool) could be included in the fun and she enjoyed the imaginative play, the PAINTING, and since she is currently learning colors and shapes in preschool, we talked a lot about that through this kit. That’s right, you can actually choose a ‘sibling’ option for additional crafting materials for a brother or sister for each kit. How handy is that?
About Ivy Kits: Ivy Kits are a monthly educational subscription for children ages 3-8 developed by early childhood teachers with children of their own. Their goal is to provide monthly resources and tools to parents and caregivers looking to have more meaningful learning experiences with their children. Each month you will receive a kit containing more than ten activities based upon a classic children’s book. The activities have been carefully crafted to encourage curiosity, problem solving, and creativity in young children. The Ivy Kit games and projects are a fun way to develop fine and gross motor muscles, build math and literacy skills, encourage reading comprehension, and promote scientific thinking.
Coupon Code! New Ivy Kids Subscribers can take 20% off of their first kit with the promo code “IVY20” New subscribers will also receive a FREE gift and a monthly personalized item for their child! Gift subscriptions and past kits are now available for purchase through the Ivy Kids store. Use code “IVYFREESHIP” for free shipping on any past kit in their store!
List Price: $ 38.95