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Ivy Kids Literature Kits – GIVEAWAY!!

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One of our long-time sponsors, Ivy Kids, is dedicated to making children’s books come alive for families. Their focus is meaningful play based around a specific book to help children learn basic academic skills, engage in critical thinking, and build overall comprehension while reading together. Each month they create a new “kit” based on a children’s book that includes games, activities, learning guides and questions, crafts, and more for children ages 3-8. We have used several of their kits and absolutely loved the time we spent with them. Literature-based learning was the core of our early years with our kids and holds such wonderful memories. 

Ivy Kids is offering a wonderful giveaway to my readers this week – TWO Ivy Kids Kits: Night Animals and Elmer!! Both are described a bit below, but I’d encourage you to visit The Ivy Kids store and see all of the kits they have available, as well as their monthly subscription plan, where a new kit is shipped to you each month! 

Save 20% on Ivy Kids Kits!

If you’d like to try Ivy Kids Kits with your children, be sure to use the coupon code below!

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Subscriptions to Ivy Kids are available for one, three, or six months and add-on sibling kits are available for an additional $5. Try out any one of their past kits, but remember supplies are limited. Subscriptions are the best way to get the newest literature kit! Use the code IVY20 to save 20% off your first kit with any renewing subscription.

Also, all store orders over $60 receive free shipping in the continental US! Yay!

Recommended for grades preK – 3. Parent supervision is needed, but no prep-time is required. We wholeheartedly recommend Ivy Kids to other families.

Night Animals Kit

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In this Ivy Kids kit featuring the humorous book Night Animals by Gianna Marino, you will find:

  • The book Night Animals by Gianna Marino, will introduce children to nocturnal animals through lovable characters and a humorous story.
  • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
  • Plush Skunk: Children will love to cuddle and play with this soft and adorable skunk while reading this month’s book, Night Animals
  • Ceramic Owl: Use paints to decorate a large ceramic owl. The owl will make a beautiful addition to a child’s room!
  • What Are the Night Animals Saying?: In the story, the author uses speech bubbles to tell the story. Now it is your turn to tell a story with the night animals and write what each animal is saying.
  • Paper Bag Possum: Create the fearful possum from the story by cutting and pasting the possum body parts onto the bag. 
  • Paint a Picture of a Skunk: Paint a realistic skunk by using the adorable plush skunk and skunks photos as a reference.
  • Nocturnal Animals: Learn fun and interesting facts about nocturnal animals. 
  • Nocturnal vs Diurnal: One player will have the Nocturnal board and the other player will have the Diurnal board. The first player to cover all the spaces on his or her board wins the game.
  • Sorting Eyes: Sort the night animal eyes by size and/or color.
  • Animal Eyes in the Dark: How many night animals are in forest? Use the colored wiggly eyes and the dark forest board to help you solve multiplication and division problems.
  • Bat Craft: Use scratch art and stickers to create a colorful bat to hang in your home.
  • Bats in the Night: Use finger painting and cut out bat shapes to create a night sky filled with bat silhouettes. 
  • Flying Bats: Players take turns flinging the bats at the creature cards. If the bat lands on a nocturnal animal, the player collects the card. How many nocturnal animals can you catch?  
  • One Night in the Deep Dark Woods…Use your imagination to tell a fictional story about a night in the woods.

Elmer Kit

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In November’s Ivy Kids kit featuring the heartwarming book Elmer by David McKee, you will find:

  • The book Elmer by David McKee, a story about a colorful and humorous elephant that teaches readers to be themselves and celebrates the power of laughter.
  • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
  • Wooden Elephant: Use paints to decorate a large wooden elephant. The colorful elephant will make a beautiful addition to a child’s room!
  • Fingerprint Elephant: Create Elmer the elephant by stamping the entire paper elephant with different colored fingerprints. The fingerprint elephant will be a beautiful decoration for your home as well as a lovely keepsake of your child’s fingerprints. 
  • I Like That I Am…:At the of the story, Elmer learns that it is okay to be different and he likes that he is funny and makes the other elephants in the herd laugh. Now record what you like about yourself on the board provided and create a collage of your face. 
  • Elmer the Elephant Puppet: Decorate the small wooden elephant with paint and create a puppet to use as a fun prop while reading the story.
  • Elmer’s Letters: Player(s) select a picture card, identify the beginning letter sound, and cover the corresponding letter on the Elmer board. The game is over when all the letters on Elmer have been covered by the colored squares. 
  • Elmer’s Words: Find each sight word on Elmer and cover it with the matching colored paper square. After playing the game, reread the story and see how many times you can find the sight words.
  • Elmer’s Day: At the end of the book Elmer, all the elephants in the herd decide to celebrate Elmer once a year by painting themselves different colors. Pretend it is Elmer’s Day and use the crayons to color your face with designs, patterns, or squares. 
  • 3-Dimensional Mosaic: Place the colored cubes on the animal shapes to create colorful mosaics.  
  • Elephant Body Parts: Learn fun and interesting facts about an elephant’s body, like why they have such large ears and long trunks.
  • Elephant Body Part Labeling: Label the different parts of an elephant’s body. 
  • Elephant Headband: Pretend to be an elephant by creating a headband with elephant ears and a trunk
  • Roll-a-Square: Roll the die and cover the matching number on your Elmer board with a colored square. Be the first player to cover all the spots on your board to win the game.
  • Elmer Race! Roll the dice and place a colored square in the column displaying the number rolled. Continue rolling until the colored squares reach the top of at least one Elmer column. Which Elmer column will win the race?

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  1. My girls love reading The Princess in Black series as well as Fablehaven & Harry Potter.

  2. Krystal Jaye says

    I love this! My two and four year old LOVE books. We check out 40 books from the library every single week. The idea of adding additional activities to a story is so exciting.

  3. Seven Silly Eaters has always been a favorite in our house.

  4. Erin Donohue Stock says

    My girls love the Mo Williems series of an elephant and a piggie!!

  5. My oldest loves the Imagination Station series!

  6. The Magic Hat is one of our favorites!

  7. The current fave is The Stoey Tree (Barefoot Book) but every day brings new favorites!

  8. My kids love books. We love the Pout Pout fish books.

  9. Natalie Sherwood says

    I am so excited to give these a try. Christmas gifts!

  10. Nikcole Moniz says

    My favorite children’s book is Blueberries for Sal and we loved our Ivy Kids Kit for it

  11. Meghan Shaffer (Meg) says

    I love Ivy Kits so much. I have bought several different ones and these 2 look great as usual! My kids have so many favorite books…but right now they are loving Creepy Carrots!

  12. My 3 year old’s favorite book is Goodnight Moon.

  13. pickled pandas says

    Popcorn Dragon

  14. Anything by Mem Fox, right now Night Noises is a favorite.

  15. Sharon Doyle says

    My kids favorite book is A Camping Spree by Mr. Magee.

  16. Erica Lolley-Lanier says

    I love the Bernstein bears even as a child

  17. A Heart for the Home says

    RIght now my kids are loving Where the Red Fern Grows and the Little House in the Big Woods.

  18. Kristin Stracy says

    My girls love the piggie and Elephant books, as well as, Pete the Cat.

  19. My children’s current favorite is the Happy Hollisters series. They can’t wait for the next chapter each day!

  20. My kids love the hungry caterpillar.

  21. Jennifer Valko says

    My twins are fans of the Dr. Suess style books, like Go Dog Go.

  22. Julia Carnes says

    I’ve always wanted to try this- but already buy so
    Much I’ve been afraid to add to it. I’d love to win to try and see if I like it before buying. Julia carnes (julia_triona@yahoo.com)

  23. Arshia Siddiqui says

    This actually looks cool. Never knew what xactly IVY kids was. But with baby#5 due soon…..such kits can keep my boys busy.

  24. Sally Bourbonnais Chancellor says

    THanks for this great review and giveaway :)

  25. My kids’ current favorite is the Boxcar Children.

  26. Creative2xmom says

    Of course, we’re gearing up for Christmas so my current favorites to read are The Carpenter’s Gift and Silver Packages.

  27. Carrie Martinet says

    Our favorite book to read aloud is But No Elephants!

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