Brainy Kit Subscription Box: Polar Theme Review

Brainy Kit is a brand new subscription box company and I was excited that my girls got the opportunity to test the very first one!

Brainy Kit Subscription Box

Brainy Kit is a set of Montessori based educational materials sent out to homes every month for children ages 3 to 6. The company was founded by Viktoria, a mom of 2 and president of Brainy Academy.

(Edit: Based on the feedback since the launch, they’ve extended the age range to 9)

Brainy Kit

Subscribers to Brainy Kit receive a monthly themed set of materials based on the units they cover in the classroom at Brainy Academy. They receive lesson plans (prepared by teachers and tested in their classrooms) and everything needed to teach and to make learning fun.

The theme for the very first Brainy Kit is “Polar” and here are the seven different lessons that the girls and I did with the materials:

Polar Kit Lesson 1

Polar Kit Lesson 1

Polar Kit Lesson 1-

Purpose: “Sensory activities are a necessity in an early childhood learning environment. This particular sensory bin is designed to reinforce your child’s understanding of the arctic environment, understand how the animals spend their time, and use their imagination.”

Nine instructions for this activity follows as well as differentiation activity suggestions.

Polar Kit Lesson 2

Polar Kit Lesson 2

Polar Kit Lesson 2-

Purpose: “Children will learn about arctic animals. use critical thinking skills, connect new information with previous knowledge, reinforce their knowledge of beginning sounds, and categorize the animals.”

Five instructions follow as well as a matching activity and differentiation activity suggestions.

 

Polar Kit Lesson 3

Polar Kit Lesson 3

Polar Kit Lesson 3-

Purpose: “To reinforce what your child learned about arctic animals and the arctic climate, use critical thinking skills, connect new information with previous knowledge, identify body parts of each animal, categorize the animals based on the length of their fur, learn new vocabulary words, practice writing.”

Instructions for during & after the reading follows as well as differentiation activity suggestions.

 

Polar Kit Lesson 4

Polar Kit Lesson 4

Polar Kit Lesson 4-

Purpose: “To reinforce what your child learned about arctic animals and the arctic climate, use critical thinking skills, connect new information with previous knowledge, learn strategies for assembling a puzzle, learn new vocabulary words.”

Instructions follow as well as differentiation activity suggestions.

 

Polar Kit Lesson 5

Polar Kit Lesson 5

Polar Kit Lesson 5- Purpose: “To help your child understand that some animals live on land, some live in the water, and some in the air.  Your child will sort the animals according to where they live.”

Six instructions follow as well as differentiation activity suggestions.

 

Polar Kit Lesson 6

Polar Kit Lesson 6

Polar Kit Lesson 6- Purpose: “To help your child understand where each animal can be found in the arctic by creating scenes.”

Nine instructions follow as well as differentiation activity suggestions.

 

Polar Kit Lesson 7

Polar Kit Lesson 7

Polar Kit Lesson 7-

Purpose: “Children will understand the difference between the North Pole and the South Pole.  Students will learn what kind of animals live on the North Pole and what kind live on the South Pole.  Students will put together a puzzle of the penguin.”

Instructions for 2 different activities follow as well as differentiation activity suggestions.

 

Conclusion:

Although the Brainy Kit states that it’s for ages 3-6, it was a hit with both my 6-year old and my 8-year old.  The first activity with the “Insta-Snow” was the biggest hit of the box!  Here’s a short clip I took of them doing that activity:

If you’re interested in subscribing to Brainy Kit, it’s $39.95 a month and you can click here to do that if you’d like! You can cancel it at any time. It looks like next month’s theme is “Under the Sea”!

brainy kit under the sea

So what do you think of Brainy Kit? Would you ever consider trying out a Montessori subscription box?

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Disclosure: Although I was provided with a product or service in exchange for a review, all of my words and opinions are honest and are my own.

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4 Responses to Brainy Kit Subscription Box: Polar Theme Review

  1. Olaf Wolfenstein says:

    I feel that I could learn something myself…seeing as how I like all things warm…and I’m a snowman…DERP!

  2. Jen says:

    I have seen this now on 2 blogs and it was a hit both places! The insta snow would be a big hit here for all ages, although Anneliese might try to eat it. Anyways, I think I am going to do this for the summer!

  3. Suzie says:

    This looks like a great box! What a wonderful resource for homeschoolers or non! If my kids where younger I would of LOVED this! Great review! #productreviewparty on! :-)

  4. Louida says:

    Your daughters are way too adorable Celeste! This subscription box looks like a lot of fun! #ProductReviewParty