Jillian, my nine year old, and I have been having the best time together lately. We’ve been creating origami boats, baking honey and cinnamon cake, drawing bees, and gathering the supplies for future adventures in lip balm and hand lotion making.
(This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announced in Sunday’s Link Love post.)
Wow! Where is all this creative inspiration coming from, you ask? From the March Action Pack – a new kids mini-magazine from Kathreen Ricketson of the popular blog Whip Up. I jumped at the chance for a review copy of this project because I knew it would be terrific.
Intended for boys and girls ages 7 and up “who want to do stuff” Action Pack is 20 plus pages jam packed with detailed instructions, charming photographs, cute illustrations, and idea after fun idea. The March issue revolves around the themes of paper and beeswax.
From the magazine:
Action Pack is … “Science experiments that you can actually use, easy delicious recipes, simple craft projects that require minimal adult supervision, and outdoor activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family.”
Photo by Whip Up
At a mere $5 and ad free (something I certainly appreciate in a publication intended for children) and printable right from your home computer, this mini-mag has been the perfect boredom busting solution for the string of rainy days we’ve been experiencing.
I love that my daughter and I are making future plans together based on projects and recipes from Action Pack but there is also plenty in the magazine that she can do on her own, with limited supervision.
Photo by Whip Up
An Action Pack Giveaway
I have some exciting news: Kathreen is generously giving away a copy of the March 2011 Action Pack to five Simple Kids readers!
Simply leave a comment on this post telling us what your family is looking forward to doing and creating together from the Action Pack.
This giveaway will be open for comments until 11:59 pm EST on Saturday, March 5th. This giveaway is now closed. I will announce the winners in my Link Love post on Sunday. Thanks!
Don’t want to wait to grab a copy of Action Pack? You can pick up one at the Whip Up Shop today.