Chemistry Set for Kids

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All investigation begins with observation and the steps of the scientific method unfold from there. The activities in our chemistry kits for kids let children explore how materials react to one another and to understand the why behind those reactions.  Chemistry is all around us, from the kitchen to the laboratory. And while it’s good to understand how and why molecules react to one another, it’s also really fun watching  what happens.

Each box contains 4-6 STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) designed by experts to encourage growth of the “whole child” and inspire curiosity and creativity.

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Our Fan Favorite Chemistry Activities for Kids

With 10 years experience in a chemistry set for kids… here’s a roundup of some of our favorite activities.

Exploring polymers with growing animal figurines

Building polymers by making string slime

Learning about pH with red cabbage

Changing a regular egg into a bouncy egg

Experiment with surface tension and it’s destruction

What’s Inside A Green Kid Crafts Box

4-6 educator designed STEAM projects in every box

Award-winning hands-on activities loved by families near and far!

12-page magazine supports learning and connection

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What’s Special About Green Kid Crafts?

Found by a Mom With a Mission

Penny Bauder wanted to spend time on creative and meaningful activities with her kids – but so many crafts seemed so wasteful and time-consuming to organize.

Boxed & Kitted With Love in San Diego, California

Each Green Kid Crafts box contains 4-6 activities and are carefully kitted by hand by our warehouse team in Sunny San Diego

Sustainable by Design

Green Kid Crafts is a green and sustainable business, drawing from Penny’s experiences as an environmental scientist, pictured here researching in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.

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About Us

Green Kid Crafts is empowering the next generation of environmental leaders using creative, nature-based STEAM activities in chemistry kits for kids. Founded by mother and environmental scientist Penny Bauder in 2010, Green Kid Crafts has sold over 1.5 million kids subscription boxes specially designed to help children exercise creativity, develop a love of discovery, and learn about the world around them.


What kind of Chemistry boxes do you have?

Mad Science – Climate Change – Save the Oceans – Kitchen Science – many of our boxes contain some chemistry!

Chemistry is used in our lives every day in ways you may not realize. The activities in our boxes help these overlooked elements awaken the chemist in everyone. We hope you will observe, test, and draw conclusions about the world we live in and how chemistry can be found everywhere.

-Did you know trees make their own food through chemistry?

-Does plastic biodegrade? Do you know what bioplastic is made from?

– Are marshmallows gassy?

-Do you consider your bathroom a place to get clean or is it a chemistry lab? You will be washed away by the amount of chemistry your bathroom has the potential for.

-You can have a blast with chemistry and even make your own rocket.

-Do you know how to make carbon dioxide? You just did!

All of these questions can be answered while enjoying the wonders of chemistry in our boxes!

Are the boxes more art or science?

Good question, and the answer is: both!

Since our boxes have 4-6 activities each, and a 12-page magazine, and Kitchen Table STEAM programming, we are sure there will be something for every child in each theme.

Often the activities in our chemistry set for kids are designed to be exploratory.  You might do it quickly with a younger toddler, and take more time and have more conversation with an older pre-schooler. The magazine is a 12-page guide that includes step by step instructions with pictures, and all the extra information you might want.

Can we try out a box before subscribing?

We offer 1-month subscription options, so you can try out Green Kid Crafts and just log into your account and cancel if you wish to not renew.  We also have a number of single boxes available in our shop if you would rather try just one, that’s always an option too.

What’s the difference between a 1-month subscription and a single box?  Our monthly boxes are made in bigger quantities, which mean they’re available at a consistently lower price ($29.95/box vs. $34.95/box).  In addition, our monthly boxes come with extras – our new Kitchen Table STEAM program is where our team curates and compiles a number of extra learning opportunities for monthly subscribers.  So for example, when the box theme was Ocean Science, our subscribers not only received their box, but also got to ask questions to an Oceanographer LIVE and got access to many additional videos, podcast episodes, and DIY at home activities to keep learning.  Join today and see for yourself, we can’t wait to have you in our Green Kid Community!

Which plan is right for my family? Junior or Discovery?

With 10 years as a leading subscription box provider we’ve got something for every family!

Discovery boxes are designed for kids ages 5-10+ and encourage experimentation in science.

Junior boxes are designed for younger kids 3-5 with a little bit more craft than science.

With 4-6 STEAM projects in each box, and with our 12-page magazine to guide learning, kids of many ages can enjoy and learn something new from every box.  The magazines will contain open ended activities intended as a jumping off point for creative and curious kids, and every box contains a range of simpler to more sophisticated projects. And our Kitchen Table STEAM program we provide families on top of their monthly box makes the online learning possibilities endless!

If you’re wondering about sharing boxes: boxes and activities can be shared if your kids are good sharers, for sure!  Some families appreciate each child getting their own box in the mail – and others the exercise in sharing.  Most importantly, our customer care team can always help to switch a subscription, if for example you find you’re ready to move from Junior to Discovery or vice versa. Just drop us a quick email at [email protected] and we can always help make adjustments to best suit your family.

How does STEAM learning differ from STEM?

STEAM learning takes the traditional tenets of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and adds an Arts component to the lessons. This added focus on art allows students to learn things in a more open-ended and less restrictive way and make them applicable to real life. Arts and creativity are crucial to the sciences, technology, engineering, and computer science. Arts are used in website and user interfaces design, advertising, product design and usability, branding and start-up creation among countless other uses, all things that are paramount to STEM learning and careers.


Read more about the benefits of STEAM learning and our chemistry kits for kids!

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