STEM education is everywhere these days. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The topics and activities to use to teach these disciplines are virtually limitless! But you have to plan the lesson and gather the supplies before you can get started. What if you could get a STEM box delivered right to your door or school? Think of it as your favorite subscription box for food or accessories, but for STEM learning instead! One of the best STEM subscription boxes on the market is from GIGIL. Let me share with you how we make learning fun with GIGIL STEM kits!
GIGIL, LLC is owned and operated by Michelle Davis, MBA. Michelle and her husband Cory, are SoCal natives and together they share three children, ages 6, 3, and 1. Both manage two small businesses from home. Michelle founded GIGIL in 2017. GIGIL began as an indoor playground offering enrichment classes and a coworking space for parents. When forced to close doors in 2020 due to the pandemic, GIGIL Subscription Boxes were born!
Michelle is a homeschooling mom to her son and believes that children have the best learning opportunities through hands-on experiences. Her son’s love for all things science, technology, and building was a true inspiration for GIGIL STEM Subscription Boxes. Through each STEM Subscription Box, Michelle hopes to inspire a young scientist and spark innovation, creativity, and an interest in STEM. Diversity, acceptance, and friendship are of the utmost importance to Michelle not only in life but also in “everything”.
With the Archaeology + Paleontology STEM Kit, you’ll have a blast learning about the ancient world! This kit includes all sorts of fun activities that will let you explore fossils, create tools, and learn about ancient coding. It’s a great way to learn about history and have a lot of fun too!
With the GIGIL Creative Kit, your little ones can explore their creativity while getting messy. This kit includes materials and instructions for two different sensory play activities, plus one holiday craft. Each kit has been curated with a specific theme in mind and is offered for a limited time only, while supplies last.
Bring the classroom to life with GIGIL’s Sound + Light STEM Kit! This comprehensive kit contains everything you need to explore how sound and light are created, travel, and interact with our world. With experiments that utilize both sound and light waves, this kit is perfect for budding scientists of all ages!
Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, I know you’re always looking for fun and interesting ways to teach lessons that kids will enjoy as they learn. It doesn’t matter if you have a classroom of kids or just one at home! I love the idea of hands-on learning because it seems to make the kids absorb the lesson so much faster. While there’s no right or wrong way to use STEM learning in the classroom or at home, there are ways to make it easier on yourself. That’s just one of the reasons that I like to make learning fun with GIGIL STEM Kits.
Benefits of STEM Learning
- STEM learning can help children to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematical concepts.
- Helps kids develop skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, reasoning, and creativity
- Strengthens math skills by providing multisensory lessons
- Helps children learn about the world around them and how things work
- Can help kids become more confident in their abilities, especially if they struggle in other subjects
- Introduces kids to new technologies and encourages creative thinking
- Can teach teamwork by working together on projects and challenges
What’s Included in the Boxes
Each subscription box contains all the materials you need to complete the 5 lessons on the theme of the box. So for example, if you’re using the Pre-K – 1st: “Sound + Light” Elite STEM Kit, you’ll receive lesson instructions, access to learning videos, and the supplies needed for each lesson! These lessons include things like how sound is made, how can we use light and sound to communicate, etc. You can take as much time as you need to complete each activity, based on your child’s needs. And if they want to learn more? Simply expand the lesson using your own activities!
So what if you have multiple students or kids that you want to teach these STEM lessons to at the same time? For most themes, that won’t be a problem. Take the “Archaeology + Paleontology” STEM Kit for instance. You can order two different age/grade level boxes. Each lesson is the same, but the older student boxes expand on the same information!
Not only are there themed boxes that are perfect for any time of the year, but GIGIL also offers special themes such as for a holiday. We got to enjoy the GIGIL Creative Kit – Holiday recently. It included two holiday sensory crafts as well as a holiday-themed activity. Everything was provided in the box, including instructions for teaching and questions for discussion.
How the STEM Subscription Box Works
First, choose the subscription that works best for you, from a 3, 6, or 12-month service. Next, choose the age/grade level that best suits your needs. Finally, start learning! You’ll receive your first box within 3-5 days of signing up, and then future boxes are shipped on the 10th of every month following. Already know that some months you’ll need to add on an additional box? Simply find that box on the GIGIL website and order a “sibling” box!
GIGIL STEM Kits are the perfect way to use hands-on learning for teaching. GIGIL’s approach is unique because they incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math principles with sensory stimulation in every box. Plus, each month I get a new themed box delivered right to my door! Which theme has your child most excited? Let us know in the comments below how you plan to make learning fun with GIGIL STEM Kits!
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