Kindergarten science is an excellent way to get your child excited about learning. With the right resources and activities, your child will delight in new discoveries and experiences.
Find out how I'm making homeschool Kindergarten science fun and amazing for my youngest boy, despite a busy schedule with large-family demands.
Disclaimer: I received this product for free and was compensated for my time. As always, I’m sharing my honest opinions and was not required to provide a positive review.
How Kindergarten Science Has Become Special In Our Homeschool
After homeschooling for 8+ years, it's hard to believe that I've never used a Kindergarten science curriculum with my boys.
My 2 older boys went to public school for Kindergarten (where science was barely covered). The next 2 boys were exposed to science concepts and activities through books and outside play. And, honestly, I didn't think to include a more formal Kindergarten science (from that lack of coverage in public school 😉 ).
Now that my youngest is Kindergarten age (gasp!), I wanted to make this year of full of learning fun. As the fifth boy in an all-boy family, Xman gets a lot of hand-me-downs. And that includes homeschool curriculum!
Xman never complains about his not-so-gently used clothes or books. He takes it all in stride, eagerly trying to keep up with his older brothers. Xman loves to be included in his older brothers' lessons, especially science.
I knew that Kindergarten science would be the best way to make his homeschool experience extra special. So, I started to search for the curriculum that would fit our needs and budget.
Our Homeschool Science Requirements-And What Works for Us
BookShark Science was the winner. I did a ton of research and chatted with homeschool friends. This secular curriculum met or exceeded all of my requirements.
Our Kindergarten science needed to be engaging, easy-to-use, and affordable. With our busy schedule and large-family demands, I knew that I wouldn't have time to pull together resources and plans plus actually do the science!
Open-and-go was another big deciding factor. This homeschool mama does not have a lot of time for prep work.
The 4-day recommended schedule was also appealing. A built-in flex day to get caught up on science work, go on a field trip, or travel is always a bonus for our family.
I also wanted a secular science curriculum. Although we are a Catholic family, I prefer to keep religion out of our science studies.
The biggest deciding factor was when I showed BookShark's Kindergarten Science package to Xman. I wish I had thought to take a picture of his reaction! He was oohing and aahing over the Science Supplies Kit for Level A (Kindergarten). After watching older brothers with their science labs, Xman wanted his own activities.
The Nitty-Gritty of BookShark Kindergarten Science (Level A)
Let's take a closer look at why Xman and I love this Kindergarten Science (Level A) that mixes reading, video, and hands-on activities for superior learning fun.
As a busy homeschool mom, the Instructor's Guide for Level A (see samples by clicking HERE) is an invaluable tool that has everything you need to successfully teach Kindergarten science at home.
This printed pack easily slips into a three-ring binder for simple storage and use. The Instructor's Guide includes:
- Introduction and tips for using BookShark Level A for your homeschool
- 36-week recommended schedule
- Activity sheets (with answer keys)
- Resources --> booklist, recommendations, supplies list, weekly subject list (awesome for planning field trips and enrichment documentaries)
My favorite section of the Instructor's Guide is the weekly schedule. Recommended reading, activity sheet questions, and activities are all spaced out for the week so you don't feel overwhelmed.
Plus, you get reminders for what supplies you need for this week AND what to gather for the upcoming week.
The Optional: Do Together is simply fantastic. When we have a bit of extra time in our homechool week, Xman and I love to dive into these enrichment activities. If our schedule is crammed, we skip these activities and don't worry about it.
Discover & Do Level A DVD has been a surprising perk from our BookShark Kindergarten science package. Xman prefers hands-on activities so I wasn't sure how he'd react to videos about his science activities.
He LOVES these videos. And the DVD has been perfect for keeping the learning fun going when we homeschool on-the-go.
I saved our #1 pick from this package for last. The Usborne Children's Encyclopedia included in the package has QR codes that make it super easy to scan and watch supplemental videos.
BookShark Kindergarten science magically weaves together Biology, Physics, Zoology, Botany, and Hydrology to spark wonder and curiosity in your young learner.
BookShark Science Program
If you want to make your Kindergarten science experience fun and amazing for your kids, I strongly encourage you to check out BookShark Science. It's an incredible way to ignite a love of learning in your kids.
I'd love to read your questions about or experiences with BookShark Science in the comments area 🙂