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About The Clifford Animal Science Kit
“Clifford and his friends love exploring the world around them and with this exciting kit they are learning all about ANIMAL SCIENCE. Emily Elizabeth, the narrator in the colorful 20-page manual, guides young scientists through versatile experiments with catchy titles such as animal habitats, edible play dough, animal track cast, animal scavenger hunt, animal fossils, bug house, camouflaged animals, animal life cycle, what is in an egg, what do animals eat, bird feeder, and habitat diorama. This kit comes with reusable habitat stickers, scavenger hunt chart with stickers, a bug house, 12 miniature animals and much more. Young Scientists will feel like real scientists when they use the included colorful lab tray, measuring cup, and magnifying glass to perform their experiments! Join Clifford and his friends on an adventure into the world of science!”
My children have always been huge fans of Clifford and they enjoy watching the show together all of the time. So it was no surprise that they found themselves instantly in love with one of the newest Clifford Science Kits. Both children really enjoy learning about animals and I knew this would be a great way for them to show off their knowledge of animals, while picking up so new facts. After opening up the kit and overlooking the contents, I found myself extremely surprised by the amount of activities included. The kit comes with a book full of experiments, crafts and ideas to assist your child in learning about animals in a fun and engaging way.
The first activity we decided to try out was the animal habitat one. The children had six window decals of habitats and 12 animals to place in their proper place. The book gives parents ideas on what to ask the children and ideas to engage them in conversation. We talked about what type of climate each habitat was and then took turns placing the animals next to their habitat.
We then moved on to the activity about animals and their camouflaging abilities. We cut out a few animals that were included in the kit and then searched the house for a place where the children thought would be a good place for their animal to camouflage. My son found the perfect spot in my plant pot where his little green iguana could easily camouflage, he was so proud of himself!
My daughter was already very familiar with the difference between carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and could not wait to show me what she knew. The activity book shows three bowls in which your child is asked to place the little plastic animals with the appropriate bowl. My daughter really enjoyed placing the animals with their correct bowl and then researching the ones we were not quite sure about. In addition to that great activity, we continued on to a page that talked about metamorphoses. The children took turns placing stickers in the proper place of each cycle while I discussed with them the facts.
Overall I was really impressed with this kit and am looking forward to completing the additional activities. There is so many more activities left to do; making a bug habitat, doing an animal scavenger hunt, making play dough (just to name a few!) Having fun and learning, what more could you ask for?