Bubbles has been a big fan of, well, bubbles, for quite some time now. Nearly every day she asks if we can go outside and blow bubbles. Doesn’t matter if it’s raining, windy, 100 degrees, or snowing – she wants to be outside playing with bubbles.
We were recently given the opportunity to review a scientific experiments kit from The Young Scientists Club. After taking a few minutes to visit their site, my choice for a kit was a no-brainer. They have a line of Clifford the Big Red Dog Science Kits, and we love Clifford. But more exciting was the fact that one of the kits was a Bubble Science kit!
The kits have nearly everything you need to do a number of different experiments. For example, our kit contained a funnel, straws, two bottles of bubble solution, pipe cleaners, a small measuring cup, paper, experiments book, and more. For most experiments all we had to add was water, pepper, or some other readily-available item that most people have on hand at home.
The kits are rated for ages 3 and up, and for the most part I think they were on the mark. At 2.5 years, some tasks like the Big Bubbles and Mini Bubbles were easily understood by Bubbles. You just have to make sure your kids are old enough to understand the concept of blowing versus sucking, because bubble solution doesn’t taste very good!
One thing I want to point out is the amazing quality of the bubble solution. We buy a lot of bubbles and some brands have just been plain duds. But the bubbles in the Clifford the Big Red Dog kits made awesome bubbles. There’s a recipe for homemade solution that’s included in the experiments book that we haven’t had a chance to try yet; if it’s even half as awesome as the kit bottles, I’ll be really pleased.
The kits retail for $19.99 which I thought was really reasonable for the contents that are included. As of right now, it’s also on sale on Amazon for $17.99 with free Prime or Super Saver shipping. And don’t forget that there are a number of other options in the Clifford the Big Red Dog line, also. I think the Animal Science kit, available in February 2014, will be our next selection as a present for Bubbles’ birthday.
The Young Scientists Club Facebook page also posts free science experiments on Fridays, so be sure to “like” them!
Which kit from The Young Scientists Club would you like to try?
I received a Young Scientists Club kit in order to facilitate my review. No additional compensation was received and all thoughts and words are my own.