We are loving the calm down kit for our 3 year old. She has really struggled since the pandemic hit and I’ve been on a quest to help her find ways to regulate, but I often get overwhelmed and can’t think of what to do in the moment...the calm down kit is a great solution. Whenever I sense a meltdown coming (or if one already started) it’s so easy to bring this out and help her regulate so we can talk through things. The pinwheel and bubbles are the only way I’ve ever been able to get her to do any deep breathing while upset so that’s a big win. She really likes using the kit and in the first week or two of use it rescued us from at least half a dozen meltdowns so we are big fans.
I love how our Halloween decorations are homemade this year! It’s a tradition we’ve tried to do, but I have to admit this one ups ups years past! Can’t wait for next month!!
My kiddo and I love this box so much! Very approachable, thoroughly explained crafts and activities that lead to lots of fun discussion and discoveries. Thank you!!
My daughter really loved her kits and plays with the pieces daily. So creative, fun and educational. Thank you. We are looking forward to more!
As an early childhood educator & a mama to a young child, I am a HUGE fan of these thoughtfully prepared kits. They encourage independent play, inspire fun conversations & have helped us go down many educational rabbit holes. We look forward to our monthly kit & learn so much along the way!
The thought and creativeness that goes into these kits is awesome! This kit is perfect for calming down my toddler but also keeps him entertained even when he doesn’t need calmed down!
These kits are absolutely amazing for supplementing distance learning. I highly recommend it!
I couldn’t recommend this box more. My 6 year old and I had a great time doing the activities together. I can tell there was a lot of thought and care that went into making it. Definitely worth checking out!
I bought this for my 3 year old. He is very smart and very logical but when he has a tantrum its out of control! We have tried several things and while some work I just needed more tools in my arsenal. I found Stacy with her calm down kit and my whole life has been saved! No really. We explained to 3 year old that this is his tool box with tools to help him when he is struggling. He now knows when he can use them and they really help him calm down. We recently were evacuated from our house and we forgot the calm down kit! He was devestated. Luckily we got it back! This is such a great set of tools to have on hand for any child not just toddlers. We even put a couple in the diaper bag with us incase meltdowns ensue at the store! We recommend this to all our friends constantly!
My 4 year old was thrilled to get this (not)-back to school kit. It had some familiar items, and a lot of little projects that excited him. He's previously been reluctant to try writing much, and completely resistant to me painting his hands to do hand prints, but because these were both "part of the kit" he was ok to try them, and really happy to do it once we started! He's also found some creative ways to reuse some of the materials.
I come up with a lot of crafts and activities for my kids, but this kit kept my 5 year old happier and busier than I’ve seen him in a while. I think that the novelty of having something not only personalized for him but delivered to our door really heightened the experience for him. We will definitely be buying more, thank you!
Great kit! Doing one or two activity from the kit a week will be awesome to last the month. The activities are so fun though, it's hard to limit them to one a week. Thank you so much for this! It's going to really help us this school year.
My grandsons are loving the dinosaurs & gems. I see you posted some photos of them! My daughters Katie Ravitch and Lara Ravitch FaceTime me in Chicago when they are working on their projects. I think you are amazing to have come up with this great idea to keep Eco kid’s viable in these difficult times & I am happy to support you. Myrnice Ravitch
With no summer camps, and no in-person school in the fall, we are LOVING these fun, educational, crafty activities. ❤️
I bought this kit for the owl pellets activity and we loved it! The crafts were sweet too and clearly had a lot of thought put into them. Stacy messaged me to say she’d doubled up a couple of items for my younger kid, which was so kind. My only suggestion is that I’d love more options to easily double certain activities for siblings. Thanks for the fun activities!
I love Eco Village! Stacy is my daughters adopted preschool teacher. The love and energy she puts into her kits are worth every detail. I’m just as excited as my daughter to see what she comes up with next! The kits seem to be great for a wide range of ages. Learning is so fun with these!
my son loved dinosaur camp. Mom loved the gemstones. This box was so much fun.
Great projects for a 12 year old! Nice variety of things to make. Please make more kits for tweens/young teens. Thanks!
My sister had this kit sent to my almost 9 year old daughter and I was super impressed with it! She wanted to get started right away. The box was well designed and has multiple activities. This was a HUGE hit!
Owl pellet project was a big hit with 7 year old girl!
My kids, ages 4.5 and 7, absolutely loved this kit! I love seeing their interest in science and biology flourish — the owl pellet dissection has a lab sheet my daughter happily completed like a scientist. They were both fascinated with all the activities. Highly recommend!!!
This is the third kit type we have purchased. These kits are educational and fun. Complete, right down to glue, and we'll thought out. Our grand daughter collects owl pellets and now she can dissect them and identify the contents. Great kit, thank you.
We’ve come back to this kit many times over. Various elements have appealed to Our kiddo at different times (and we have replaced the bubble wrap several times over). Its hard to know what to do and keep my cool when my son melts down, having this resource kit as a go to makes things easier for the whole household.
We bought this kit for our grand nephews who are preschool age.
Our niece sent us videos. They did the zoom call for 45 minutes, then continued on their own. The projects are ingenious and fun. Educational as well. My niece was so excited, the activities kept them busy all day. Thank you Eco Village for these great kits.
These kits were so much fun!! They were engaging and simple to do. Perfect for both my (almost) 4 and 7 year olds. Can't wait to continue getting these for my kids! THANK YOU!!