Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The New Activity Ark Box Lets Your Child Explore the Bible in a Fun Way - Each Box Includes 5 Interactive Activities to Help Kids Grow in Their Faith (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for writing up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Activity Ark

Activity Ark is a fun new way to teach your kids the Bible.  
With each box, kids explore a new Bible topic!

I recently learned about Activity Ark after reading a press release that came through my email.  I was excited to learn about this new  faith-based subscription box (shipped every 3 months) which is geared towards children ages 4-9, and put together by experts in childhood education and the Bible, as I have been looking for something like this to add to our homeschooling.  While I do teach about religion in our day to day schooling, I wished there was a fun subscription box I could get, like the other arts and crafts and educational based ones, to help tie in lessons from the Bible with the girls.

Here is more about the new Activity Ark, which you can order and cancel at any time (no commitment necessary):

"Activity Ark is a box of awesome hands-on activities that helps your child explore the Bible.  Each box focuses on a different Bible topic and includes a hands-on project, activity sheets, a reading book, family discussion materials, and a toy, game, or surprise. 
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Every box is developed by our team of creative designers, experts in childhood education and the Bible, and kid testers (who are not shy to give us some really tough feedback!).
Our goal is to inspire kids and create shared experiences for families to enjoy together. We hope you enjoy your Activity Ark adventure as much as our early explorers do!"

What is inside an Activity Ark box?:

This is the box we received, and I am sharing my personal review on below...


My Thoughts:

We were recently sent the God's Creations/Adam and Eve Activity Ark box to try out and used it today in our schooling.  

I started by reading the Adam and Eve book to the girls, followed by asking them the Family Discussion questions included in the box.  

I loved how these questions not only tie in with the story we read, but also have the girls thinking about God in a new light.  One question I had the girls answer was -- "What qualities do you like most about yourself?  What makes you a good person? -- I really liked hearing how the girls view themselves and what qualities they think make someone a good person.  Savannah said she was caring and considerate, while Bella said she was helpful and liked being part of a team and working together.  Both girls agreed that a good person listens and does what they are told, unlike Adam and Eve who ate the apples even though God told them not to.  We continued our discussion for a good 15 minutes, and the girls really got into it.  I loved hearing them share opening and even feel comfortable to ask me questions about God or share things about kids they have come in contact with were not that nice.  There are so many bullies out there, even in the early grades.  While it is a sad thing, it is also good to know that kids are willing to open up and share their feelings with parents and teachers, and hopefully things don't escalate.  

After we were done reading the book and having a little family discussion, we dived right into the fun universe craft.

My girls love to craft, and when they see glitter, they get so excited.  What was great about this craft, which tied into what the theme of this month's Activity Ark box was -- All God's Creations -- was that all the supplies you need (minus the water) were included.  So, I didn't have to worry about looking around the house or having to run out to the store to pick up supplies to complete. 

Another thing I like about this craft is that the instructions are spelled out in easy to understand language so that even the youngest of kids enjoying this box and its content can comprehend.  There are also color photos with each step, making following along with this step-by-step craft easy and fun.  

We started by adding 5 drop of blue paint in the jar I filled 1/3 of the way with water.

Then, Bella stirred it up.

We then added cotton balls (about 15) that we stretched apart to the jar and then repeated steps 1-4 over with red paint, and then the blue paint again.

Glitter makes everything awesome.  And, this craft had a few layers of glitter!

"This is so cool!," the girls kept saying.

My girls were able to do the craft on their own without much help from me. I just filled the jar each time for them, as not to overfill.

Here is our completed Universe Jar

When the craft was done, the girls took turns giving their new Universe jar a shake.  They loved the three layers of color -- blue, red, and purple, along with all the glitter floating throughout the layers.  Their Universe they made was so beautiful, as was the one that God made and we were learning about.  

After the craft, the girls sat together and completed the little activity book that is also included with each Activity Ark kit.  

This month's activity book had a maze, word search and spot the differences activities for kids to complete.  Under each title section, there was a sentence or two reinforcing about the creation topic we were learning about. 

So, not only were the girls having fun completing fun games and activities, but they were learning about the topic at the same time. 

As a reward for completing the different activities in the box, the girls were able to enjoy glow-in-the-dark stars, which put on their ceilings in their bedroom to look at.  This will be a fun reminder about this great box we enjoyed doing together, and about God and all that he created.  

Overall, we really enjoyed this new Christian-based subscription box.  It took about an hour and half to do all the activities in the box, including the wonderful family discussion and reading time we enjoyed together. My girls can't wait to get another Activity Ark box, so that they can learn more about the Bible.  

If you are a fan of faith-based products or have been looking for a Christian-based subscription or activity box to share with your children outside of Sunday school, or as part of your homeschooling like I was, then you will want to check out Activity Ark today. Once you try this box with your children, you will see why we had so much fun with it, and can't wait to order more.


Right now you can take advantage of discounted pricing on these wonderful Christian-based educational boxes, which delight young children ages 4-9 years old. My two girls really enjoyed their first Activity Ark box and can't wait for more to arrive. :-)  

You can order one box to try, or a seasonal or yearly rate.  If you go with the seasonal or yearly subscription, you will receive a box every 3 months, giving you time to enjoy each box, and not have them piling up each month, like some of the other subscription boxes you may be signed up for for your children.

Head on over to Activity Ark to start your subscription or try out a box today!

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for writing up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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