Science Kit for Kids
The 'S' in STEAM
Our science kits for kids allow them to build a strong basic foundation. Banyan Tree Kidz allows children in this age group to begin a hands-on discovery of science, chemistry, biology and more, with fun and immersive DIY projects. Your monthly box includes all the materials and inspiration for creating science and art projects such as creating northern lights in a jar, exploring the solar system, studying dinosaur fossils and more.
Our STEM based Science Kits for Kids
Art STEM BOX
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'Through the window: views of Marc Chagall's Life and Art' is a beautiful biography of Marc Chagall, a prominent artist celebrated by art lovers all over the world. The book will inspire young artists about the importance of self-expression through art, and showcases that anything is possible if we dare to just dream a little!
This box also includes 3 STEAM learning kits where kiddos will have an opportunity to learn about different art forms. They will make Stained Glass Art, Mosaic Art and Abstract Art inspired by Marc Chagall.
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS AWESOMELY FUN AND ENGAGING ART BOX ...
+ Stained Glass Window Art - Marc Chagall was known for making beautiful and thought-provoking stained-glass windows! Kiddos will learn the meaning behind Stained-Glass art and will have the opportunity to have some fun with stained-glass art inspired by Marc Chagall.
+ Mosaic Art STEAM kit - Kiddos get to be creative and learn how to make their own mosaic art masterpiece!
+ Abstract Art: What is Abstract art? What is the purpose of Abstract art? Kiddos get to learn about Abstract Art and build an Abstract sculpture.
+ The perfect gift for little Artists: Hardcover children’s book, kid-friendly learning manuals, instruction manual, 3 STEAM learning kits, fascinating keepsakes, and much more.
Space Edition: Moon Phase Box
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Discover the book, ‘Moon: A Peek-Through Picture book by children’s written by Britta Teckentrup. Young minds will be introduced to the concept of the Lunar Cycle and will learn about the different phases of the moon. How do different animals react to moonlight? How do the phases of the moon affect the tides? Why does the moon look different every night? The box includes 2 DIY STEAM activity kits. Kids make a Lunar calendar with different phases of the moon and also make a beautiful Moon Mobile which can be used to decorate their room. Young stargazers are sure to be engaged with this unique box. The goal is to teach little ones about the moon and its different phases. Hours of fun and learning with Storybook Science.
+HANDS-ON LEARNING: Focus on the ‘E’ and ‘S’ in STEAM education with this fascinating space activity box.
+READ AND LEARN: Learn all about the unique 8 moon phases and how it affects the earth with the magical book titled ‘Moon: A Peek-Through Picture book’ by children’s book author Britta Teckentrup.
+MAKE A LUNAR CALENDAR: have a blast while making a Lunar Cycle calendar using model magic clay.
+CONSTRUCT A MOON MOBILE: Introduce engineering to young innovators as they paint and build a moon mobile made up of different phases of the moon.
+WHAT’S INCLUDED: Hardcover children’s book, kid-friendly teaching resources, easy to follow instruction manuals, 2 GLOW-IN-THE-DARK moon phase cutouts, 2 STEAM learning kits with all materials included, enchanting keepsakes, and much more.
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The theme of this box is ‘Pets’. Learn all the wacky and funny things our pets do in '50 wacky things Pets Do' by Heidi Fiedler and wonderfully illustrated by Marta Sorte. Curious pet owners also get a glimpse into what causes certain behavior in pets and how to best care for them. Why is your bird grinding its beak? Or why is your dog chasing its tail? This box is action-packed with a children’s book, and 2 STEAM activities. Kiddos make a 'fish tank bank' and find out what chameleons eat all while having fun designing their own game.
+ HANDS-ON LEARNING: This box combines STEAM education and literacy and is perfect for art lovers.
+ READ AND LEARN: Young readers find out fascinating facts about their favorite pets. This month's book makes a useful resource for pet owners and animal lovers!
+ THE FISH TANK BANK: Build and design a wonderful aquarium that also serves as a mini bank
+ CRAFTY CHAMELEONS: Have fun making crafty chameleons and all while playing an exciting game
+ WHAT’S INCLUDED: Hardcover children’s book, kid-friendly teaching resources, easy to follow instruction manuals, 2 STEAM learning kits with all materials included, fun keepsakes, and much more.
The Birthday Box - Special Edition
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Celebrate your special day with us! The Birthday Box makes the perfect gift for your little one.
The special edition Birthday Box includes an adorable book titled 'Cake' by children's book author Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. 'Cake' has been invited to his very first birthday party and he wants to dress up. He goes to town to find the perfect outfit for this special occasion. Excited and all dressed up Cake arrives at the party only to realize that maybe this isn't an event he wants to be invited to! This book is wonderfully illustrated and will leave you laughing at every turn. Young bakers will also make a real birthday cake and celebrate their special day with loves ones.
The Birthday Box also includes 2 STEAM learning kits, a bonus birthday card recipe, designed and inspired by the book 'Cake'. All supplies included.
+ Make an exciting Birthday Cake: Young bakers will make a faux cake and decorate it with confetti and buttercream slime.
+ Make Confetti Slime: Make Confetti Slime and learn the exciting science behind Slime.
+ Bake your own Cake: This box includes a special cake recipe that you will make with your little baker! So put on your chef hats and get ready to make a delicious Birthday Cake!
+ WHAT’S INSIDE: Hardcover children’s book, kid-friendly learning manual, instruction manual, 2 STEAM learning kits, 1 Cake recipe, fascinating keepsakes, and much more.
Best Science Kit for Kids
Importance of Science in Early Child Hood
Science education through engaging hands-on activities gives children opportunities to learn problem-solving skills, perseverance, analytical skills and overall cognitive development. Children are inclined to explore and continue experimentation from the very beginning. There is overwhelming data and research that suggests that by the age of 7, a child will either develop curiosity and interest in the subject of science or they will have a negative attitude towards science. This is all the more reason to get children exposed to science education from the start so that their love and affinity for the subject stays with them as they get older.
Encouraging their natural curiosity and tapping into their natural predisposition of exploration and learning through play, early childhood educators and parents can teach kids how things work around them, how to think and how to learn. Introduce scientific terms that are age appropriate and encourage children to expand their creativity and literacy skills to build on their knowledge of science activities.
It is about the process: The process is more important than the results. Sometimes parents get worried about the progress of their child and start comparing their milestones with their peers, siblings or distant-family members however, the most important thing to remember when introducing science activities at an early age is that there is no ‘right’ way to learn or teach. Milestones are just guidelines and must not be taken as a set standard that children need to meet. This does not indicate academic success in the future. The main goal is to foster their natural curiosity and promote investigative skills along with the habit of just thinking. It is exceptionally valuable for children to gain scientific knowledge through creative play.
Be Adventurous to discovery:: In today’s highly digitalized world, parents and educators might find it difficult to get the children off the screen. Planning educational science-specific activities for children is one way to introduce science into their life. There are several other ways in which daily scientific discovery opportunities can exist. If a child shows interest in bees for example, buy them a book which talks about the function and importance of bees in our ecosystem, take them on a tour with a beekeeper, make a delicious delicacy out of honey, make and decorate beeswax candles, invite bees to your outdoor garden for pollination. The list is endless. Encourage them to ask questions, and ask them the right questions. Despite their tender age, you might be surprised how much children can grasp and learn at a quick silver pace up until the age of 7.
Learning through play: Children love getting physical and their favourite pastime when they are toddlers is exploration through touch. The messier the activity, the better for the child. Whether they are dripping their hands in pots of paint or scribbling on a piece of paper with a sharpie, they are constantly absorbing and learning. What does the texture of paint feel like? Which colour looks better to draw beautiful flowers, how long should I cut the string? Keeping science activities short and varied, will keep children entertained and interested. Giving children time to explore is important. Trial and error is the name of the game. They love to try things, and making mistakes during their experimentation is almost vital. If an experiment goes wrong, it can open up to endless opportunities and wonderful Eureka moments.
Scientific record-keeping: Is an important skill that children can easily be taught and it must be encouraged. When they show an interest in a specific bird or tree, ask them to draw their observations or take photos, perhaps they would like to doodle or write down the colour of the changing trees?. If they love space, encourage them to star-gaze and perhaps they can draw the shape of the moon over a period of a week so they can track the different phases of the moon . Conversations like why the moon looks different every night? What does a galaxy look like? Why do stars appear to be twinkling; are great ways to instil the love of science in young minds.
It might seem daunting for parents to come up with science activity ideas frequently, not to mention the cost associated with providing plenty of resources. This is not the case. Going for long walks as a family, camping outdoors, hiking, watching the sunset or sunrise, bird-watching, taking a tour of your local museum, visiting a neighbourhood library; these activities not only expand a child’s sense of adventure and wonder but also gets children thinking while they are absorbing all the information around them.
We must take advantage of their innate curiosity at an early age and encourage their enthusiasm for science and innovation. Why is the moon round? Why is the sun so bright? Why are the sun and moon following me? You do not have to know all the answers to your child’s constant chatter and questions. Parents can find the answers to these questions together. It is all part of their scientific discovery and science education.