Thursday, June 13, 2013

Kitchen Science BabbaBox Kit and $10 Off Code

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BabbaBox.

I was so very excited when BabbaBox offered to send us their Kitchen Science kits to explore and share with you.  Awhile back, we had the opportunity to check out their Sun, Moon and Stars activity box.  Knowing how amazing that box was, we were excited to explore all of these materials.

Magic Mud
The Magic Mud aka Ooblek was a great experience for Bear.  The preparation only took 5 minutes and yielded a super fun result. 

Initially, he was hesitant to touch it. So I stuck my hands in and dug around. Curiosity eventually got the best of him. So he dropped in some of his favorite vehicles and began some imaginative play. 
You'll notice that around the 17 second mark, he makes a reference to Joey McIntyre, one of the New Kids on the Block {my favorite music group}.  The fact that he incorporated something about me in his imaginative play totally cracked me up.


We ended up making a second batch after the first one had dried up.  I left it out overnight and ended up with a cracked pan, as all the water had evaporated.  I was curious and broke it up.  It turned into gravel similar to what is put in the bottom of fish tanks.  The new found gravel turned out to be a great sensory bin for imaginative play with construction vehicles.
DIY Bouncy Ball
Making our own bouncy ball was yet another activity that I've been wanting us to try.  The directions were straightforward.  The toughest part was getting the right amount of water added.  A tip if you make this, you have to let it set for a minute for some of the water to do...whatever it does.  After that, we were able to form it into a ball and bounce away!
DIY Lava Lamp
Now this was cool!  Using simple household items, we created something that just amazed Bear.  Am thinking that we need to get a real one for the play room.  I foresee lots of quiet time watching it. 
Baking Soda & Vinegar Volcanoes- Slow vs. Fast
This had to be the most mesmerizing activity in the box.  Though it focused on an activity that we've all done, it also suggested adding another household item and looking at the difference in the end reaction.  It provided a wonderful opportunity for Bear to practice his prediction and observation skills.

The great thing about BabbaBox is that each box comes with activity cards.  After you receive a new box and complete the activities, you can add the cards onto one ring to create a great "toolbox" of fun activities that you can draw on in the future.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BabbaBox.  All opinions are mine.  The only compensation I received was the free product.
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