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Some years I find myself having a hard time fitting in hands on science for the younger boys. And, when we have to spend a significant amount of time in the van, I am sometimes at a loss as to how the boys can be occupied without an electronic game system.
Thanks to Activity Bags, I might be getting a better handle on both of those struggles. Our family was sent their Science Experiments in a Bag Book 1, Science Experiments in a Bag Book 2, Science Experiments in a Bag Book 3, and Travel Activities in a Binder ebook for review as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew.
What’s Covered In Each Activity Bag ebook?
Science Experiments in a Bag Book 1 has 25 different experiments you can use for grades K – 8 in the categories of biology, general science and nature. Book 2’s 25 experiments cover chemistry, human body, science and general science. Book 3’s 25 experiments focus exclusively on chemistry.
In each of these ebooks, there is information about coordinating an activity bag swap where each family is in charge of assembling bags for all swap participants for one (or possibly more) activities. This can be a fun way to get an entire set of activity bags without having to gather the materials for all of them on your own.
Travel Activities in a Binder provides around 40 travel games that are printed out and housed inside sheet protectors placed in a binder. This particular product does not provide all the information about coordinating a swap, but does give a break down of the ‘jobs’ you can assign.
I went through the different ebooks and choose a few activity bags to make for our house that D and R could use. I need to start a box or crate to hold them as they are made, especially for the human body ones that will be a great fit for later this year in our life science studies.
Here’s an example of compiling the items for a bag and the finished bag. It is super easy and simple to do once you have everything in the house.
I also put together a partial travel binder for the boys to share when we have to spend a fair amount of time in the van.
While we don’t have the super long car trips like we did when living in the lower 48, we do have errand runs that occasionally have pockets of time that need to be ‘filled’ for them. The travel binder does a great job of filling that time without relying exclusively upon electronic devices.
Each of the ebooks is sold for $15 with some bundle options to save money, such as all 3 Science Experiments in a Bag ebooks for $39.
Disclaimer ~ We were provided with the materials mentioned in this review to facilitate a review as a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. No monetary compensation occurred and all opinions are my own. You can see what other Crewmates had to say about this product.