and by saying "I was given the opportunity", I mean my kids Number One and Miss Two were given the opportunity to review! (They allowed me to "supervise".) The Ultimate Gum Kit is just one of many science toys offered by Educational Toys Planet, as well as one of their best sellers. After watching my kids, I can see why. Educational Toys Planet has tons of different toys for all age groups. Science, math, pretend play, arts and crafts, building toys, outdoor toys, you name it, and they probably have it.
The Ultimate Gum Kit was absolutely perfect for my girls. One, it allows you to make your own gum. I mean, hellooo, what kid wouldn't like that?! Plus, you follow 'recipes' to make different flavors - something else my girls love to do. I loved it because it required the girls to READ and FOLLOW instructions
It allowed them an opportunity to work on something together, without fussing and fighting! However, this can be done by just one person. (The Ulimate Gum Kit is recommended for ages 8+).
They had to use their math skills and MEASURE ingredients.
It's a "HANDS ON" project. (She could have used a rolling pin, but liked getting her hands messy!)
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS - "What will happen when I add this flavor to this flavor?!"
ANALYZING - "hmmmm, do I like this flavor better?"
And the best part? They had lots of fun!
So, I really can't complain about a little mess (which washes off!) when they enjoyed it so much and it really does have a lot of educational benefits. This kit is not a "one time thing" either...they still have lots of ingredients left to make more, which is one of the things they will be doing over Easter break this upcoming week! I think boys would really enjoy this kit too because did you see Number One's hands up there? You can make crazy colors and flavors, it's sticky and gooey while you're making your gum base, and then of course, you get to eat it! Click on any of the links in this post to go to Educational Toys Planet and view this kit, plus the many, many other toys they offer!
A special thanks to Educational Toys Planet for giving the Mo'Betta house a chance to review this product! They supplied us with the kit seen above to facilitate the review. All opinions are my own (or those of my children!) No other compensation was received.