Activity Bags is a company started by two homeschooling mamas, Paula and Sherri. As with most home businesses, they started out with an idea they could use with their families, and it grew from there.
I love the concept of having a bunch of educational games, activities, and experiments ready for the kids to use. Whenever there is a lull in the school day such as mom working with another child, the kids can grab a bag and work on something quietly. When mom wants a fun science experiment, the prep work has already been done ahead of time.
The first ebook I received for review is Reading Games in a Bag. The games are designed for new and beginning readers, and there are 20 reading games included. Most of the supplies needed can be found around your home. The games are fun and easy to play, but also help build stronger reading skills. You can purchase Reading Games in a Bag for $15.00.
The other ebooks I received were the three science ebooks: Science Experiments in a Bag E-Book 1, Science Experiments in a Bag E-Book 2, and Science Experiments in a Bag E-Book 3. Each ebook contains 25 experiments covering such topics as Biology, General Science, Nature, Chemistry, and the Human Body. The kids learn to observe, ask questions, and draw conclusions.
Again, there is prep work ahead of time, but then you have plenty of experiments ready to go for when you want to do one. The three science ebooks are geared towards K-8th grades, and should be done with adult supervision. The science ebooks are $15.00 a piece, or you can buy all three in a bundle for $39.00.
They have other ebooks available along with future ebooks planned. On their website, you’ll find information about swaps, their yahoo group, and you can even fill out a survey to get a free Activity Bag E-Sampler (this will add you to their newsletter).
How we set ours up:
Instead of putting mine in Ziplock baggies, I put mine in page protectors. I liked the idea of putting them in a three ring binder along with a pouch for supplies needed (the glue sticks are actually for another curriculum). For the reading games, the kids simply ask if they can play one. This way I know who has what out. Sometimes an older sibling or mama will play with them. For the science experiments, these are ready for when I’d like to do an experiment.
I really like these ebooks, and would love to get the Travel Activities in a Binder next. This one would definitely come in handy for car trips. Speaking of Travel Activities in a Binder, since it’s my birthday, Activity Bags has offered one of my readers the chance to win one! Since this is an ebook, this giveaway is open to international readers as well.
And since it’s the last day of my birthday giveaway week, I’m offering a second giveaway today. I will make one reading game sample bag and one science experiment sample bag to give away. One winner will win both bags. This giveaway is also open to everyone since it will be simple to ship.
Both giveaways end in one week. Don’t forget my other giveaways: Women of Justice series, the Swamp Robber CD set, the Bird Nest Necklace, a set of children’s books: God Loves Me More Than That and God Gave Us Heaven, and journeys of faithfulness by Sarah Clarkson.
Disclosure: I received these free ebooks to review. All information was correct to the best of my knowledge at the time this review was written. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. You can read my full disclosure policy here.