I am always on the lookout for ways to bring creative fun into our house. As a mom that works full-time, outside of the home, it isn’t always easy to do big craft projects in the short time I have to get dinner cooked, kids in pjs and all the rest. With Alex Toys art and science boxes I truly have been able to do so many more fun crafts and experiments with the kids without so much prep. Alex Toys does all the prep work and makes it easy to pick a pack and get crafting! Getting ready for Back to School has been very exciting this year since my oldest, Derek, is starting Kindergarten! We are all about celebrating all milestones and achievements and this is a huge milestone for Derek!
At his preschool graduation Derek won “Future Scientist” Oh yes, I am gloating and I was so proud!!
In an effort to play off Derek’s interest in Science the first thing on my Back to School for Preschooler and Kindergartners list is the SCIENTIFIC EXPLORER® My First Chemistry Kit by ALEX BRANDS we did a few experiments that were listed in the kit. Derek really was very patient, followed directions well and overall just very curious and interested by the whole kit. After a while Derek started mixing up his own experiments and it was then that you really saw his excitement levels rise up!
Derek requested a desk in his room this year. He wanted a space of his own to play LEGOs and draw. I have been amazed at how quickly he has gone from scribbling to actually drawing full on pictures! I love that Derek and Hayley both can sit together for almost a whole day drawing pictures, makes rainbows and their favorite…writings lists for Santa!!! Yes, in the summer they make lists for Santa, it’s a good thing they can’t read, write or spell yet or I would be in big trouble!
Next on my Back to School for Preschooler and Kindergartners list is the Colossal Art Set by ALEX BRANDS. This is used daily in my house, I kid you not! My kids BOTH love it! Originally it was supposed to just be for Derek to use at his desk but he loves it so much he carries it up and down all the time.
Hayley could draw 24/7. She loves colors, art, creating and I love that she always wants to make her momma pictures for work! Since she loves to make her cute crafty projects at school I like to always have the supplies on hand and accessible for her to continue at home. We have a toy room but it is so packed and doesn’t leave much room for an easel, like she wants, so when I discovered the My Wall Easel by ALEX BRANDS I was so excited. This is perfect for tight spaces, apartments, kitchens, kids rooms! We put it on a wall but you could even put it up on a door or in a hallway! I WISH I had this sooner!! Hayley also likes to line her “babes” (her name for her dolls) up in lines in front of her My Wall Easel and then she and Derek teach them! It is so precious! We filled the easel with chalk and 24 Erasable Crayons by ALEX BRANDS and they really are erasable, yes the kids tested them out!!
What is a Back to School for Preschooler and Kindergartners list without PAINT! Both Hayley and Derek love to paint. I will admit, I can’t stand the clean up from painting and because of this I have limited it in the past and pushed only markers and crayons. However, with the Ultimate Easel Accessories by ALEX BRANDS it’s so easy to clean up! I love how the cups that hold the paint are no spill and there is one cup for each color. This means that kids could then use one paintbrush per color too!! That allows you to save the paint when they are all done since it didn’t get mixed with other colors!!
A good set of markers is a must in our house and a must on this list! We have the Washable Fine Tip Markers (100) by ALEX BRANDS and it’s great. We kept the markers in the cylinder canister they came in and the kids carry it around, bring it outside and use the markers daily! It rained one day and they drew rainbows
Since Derek is starting Kindergarten it has also made Hayley want to do homework and workbooks with him! We got Hayley the My ABC Book by ALEX BRANDS and not only is she enjoying learning the alphabet, coloring and stickers but Derek has started sitting with her and enjoys teaching her!! It’s so sweet!!
And Lastly, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ALL THIS ART???????? Answer: My Art Portfolio by ALEX BRANDS!! It’s HUGE, in a good way! It’s compact and easy to store but is large enough to hold paintings, drawings, construction paper creations and more. Hayley now can bring home her preschool art and put it into her Portfolio! It’s easy for her to do and accessible so that we can look at what she made whenever we want
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About the Products:
Introduce young kids to the wonders of chemistry with a My First Kit! 14 at home science experiments are included in this kit. Kids will learn to use a microscope, make powders disappear and reappear, turn liquids to solids, make things fizz, foam, and jiggle, and much more! This chemistry set is a perfect introduction to chemistry for young learners. A perfect educational gift for kids 4 and up. This My First Science Kit was based on the Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program which was developed at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.
For artists who love to be creative this 315 pieces Colossal Art Set has all the art supplies you need. Color, draw, doodle, paint or sketch all day long. Make a mountain of masterpieces! For artists of every age! Includes 60 crayons, 48 fine tip markers, 36 jumbo markers, 36 watercolor cakes, 24 colored pencils, 24 watercolor pencils,15 color your own stickers, 32 art accessories and 40 sheets of heavy -weight paper.
Turn any wall space into place for creating art or displaying your work with My Wall Easel. Use the chalkboard or the paper roll to draw, paint, color and more. There’s no assembly required, just hang and begin to have hours of art-filled fun!
All the painting and chalkboard supplies you need are included the Ultimate Easel Accessories kit. Your little artist can get creative as soon you open the box. It is the perfect companion for any ALEX easel or art table, sold separately.
Get creative with markers. Fine tip markers in 100 bright and beautiful colors. Perfect for coloring, drawing and outlining. Makers come in in a clear re-usable tin to keep your art supplies neatly organized and easy to bring on he go! Use for any art project where thin lines are needed. Markers have child-safe ventilated caps. Suitable for artists of any age.
Love to color, draw and create? Add these Erasable Crayons to your Art Supply Stash. 24 bright colors of plastic crayons includes a sharpener and eraser too. For artists of all ages.
A charming keepsake book to preserve your preschooler’s first experience with reading and letter recognition! Filled with eye-catching stickers, punch outs and artwork. Create an activity for “A”, a birthday bash for “B” and a celebration for “C” and for every letter in the alphabet. Your child will love reading this book over and over again. Part of the ALEX Little Hands collection specifically designed for preschoolers to learn and develop skills in a fun way.
What to do with the ever-growing collection of artwork? Store it all in the My Art Portfolio and protect it for years to come. The expandable, accordion style folder has 9 pockets that each hold dozens of 12″x18″ papers. Personalize your little one’s portfolio with a photo or drawing that fits neatly into the 4″x6″ clear pocket in front so each budding artist at home can have their own!
Disclosure: We were supplied the products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own AND I truly have a love for Alex Toys and their products, we use them daily and I highly recommend them!