Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books -Review

| March 31, 2020 | 96 Comments

Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books

With this extended March Break, we are ever so grateful for Discovering maker March with DK Canada Books. Maker March came just at the right time with the recent COVID-19 situation and my family and I are grateful for all the awesome crafts, science experiments, and more that we have been entertained by with the three books we received recently. It was like Christmas when these awesome books came to our doorstep!

Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books
Three books gifted this month

Below are the three DK Canada books we were given to review:

Spectacular Science Fun with Science is Magic

Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books
Cover of “Science is Magic”

My eldest loved learning about how infrared works with one of the super cool science experiments called “Invisible light beams” Lots of the experiments in this book work with things you already have in the house which is perfect. It’s nice to work on these experiments and break up our ‘screen time’ since the kiddos are stuck at home.

Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books
Page inside DK Canada book

The pepper repelling finger trick is ever so timely as it’s been exploding on the internet with the recent push for people to wash their hands! It’s a great way to explain to your little ones how washing your hands combats germs as the ‘pepper’ is the harmful bacteria that pushes away from you clean hands.

Crafts Galore with Junior Maker

As soon as we can get our hands on some craft material the boys are dying to make the bottle jetpack. They are super fascinated with space these days so becoming astronauts with jetpacks is right up their alley.

Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books
Junior Maker Book cover

This book is super cool because it has five different themes with some learning then the associated crafts. The five themes are space, nature, history, animals and science. A great way to make learning fun, especially when school is currently out. 

Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books
We can’t wait to build our bottle jetpacks!

While we may not have the current craft supplies needed for the jet packs, we DID have the supplies for Marshmallow constellations which were fun to create then even better to eat when we were done!

Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books Giveaway
Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books Giveaway

Build, Invent, Create and Discover with Maker Lab

Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books
Cover of Maker Lab book

This beautiful book is divided into 4 sections – Food for Thought, Around the home, Water World and The Great Outdoors.

Under Food for thought, did you know you can make a battery using lemons?! All you need is copper wire, screws, lemons and coins and you can make an electric current?

Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books
Lemon Battery!

The experiments and crafts in this book require a bit more material than your average items lying around the house so in this time of social distancing we have picked our top three to try as soon as things settle. The lemon battery of course. Followed by a recipe to make your own bath fizzies and finally an Erupting Volcano from paper mache…..among many others in this awesome book.

All three of these books would make excellent gifts for birthdays or to help pass the time during social isolation! 

You can find more books, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest pages! 

Disclaimer: I received products from DK Canada to write this review. The views I share are my own.

A DK Canada Maker March Giveaway!

Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books Giveaway
Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books Giveaway

DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to win all three books we shared in our review! 

These books are:

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on April 30th, 2020.

Good luck!

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Born and raised in Ottawa, I’m a wife and mom of two beautiful toddler boys that keep me busy having fun at home and running all over the city exploring new adventures. I studied Communications and Marketing at Carleton University which led me to a Marketing career in the Shopping centre and Real estate industries. That led me to selling homes. I’m currently employed in my hardest and most rewarding role of all, as a Stay at home mom. I love being a mom and am a huge kid at heart, hence why I love taking my kids to everything and experiencing all that this city has to offer. I’m fun loving, love shopping, reading, and watching movies. I also am a dog lover and have a beautiful German Shepherd Nika.

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  1. Shirley says:

    The lemon battery looks like fun to make from the book; “Build, Invent, Create and Discover with Maker Lab”

  2. micheline says:

    Would love to read the Junior Maker book with my grandkids, love the different themes for the crafts.

  3. micheline says:

    The book I would love to get this year would have to be Zoology.

  4. Sylvie says:

    I’d love to read Smithsonian Maker Lab with my kids. They love all hands-on science experiments and these look fun, easy and so interesting!

  5. laura feist says:

    great books

  6. Emily B says:

    All of them! The Smithsonian one looks particularly good. My nine year old made a lemon battery last month and loved the experience! My kids are so into science. This would be especially awesome right now with no school going on. Thanks for the chance!

  7. Heather Swanson says:

    Science is Magic would be fun to learn

  8. DebP says:

    I would choose Science is Magic, because of all the experiments we could do together.

  9. LisaM says:

    Ohhh I think the Science is Magic looks terrific!

  10. Carole D says:

    I would like to read science is magic my grandkids because I excel in science at school and my grankids love magic.

  11. andie says:

    Science is Magic our nieces and nephews are all into science projects of any kind. A perfect gift to share during this time of isolation.

  12. Sandra Dufoe says:

    Would love Junior Maker for my granddaughter she loves doing crafts.

  13. Ivy Pluchinsky says:

    The Science is Magic book would be fun to look at with my niece.

  14. Patsy says:

    Maker Lab would keep them busy!

  15. 409cope says:

    I would like to read Science is Magic to my grandchildren. I think they would enjoy trying these experiments.

  16. Jennifer P. says:

    They all look great but I would most like to read the Science is Magic book with my kids because it would be the most interesting for me – science is super fun, and I love watching my kids discover/play with science!

  17. Janet M says:

    My granddaughter loves everything about science so Science is Magic would be such fun for her.

  18. Wanda B says:

    I would love to read Maker Lab with my nephew’s young son. He loves inventing things. So cool!

  19. Alana S. says:

    I would share the Science is Magic book with my neices and nephew, they would have so much fun while learning at the same time.

  20. I like the Junior Maker book and would love to do the crafts in it with my kid.

  21. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I would love to read the Science is Magic book with my nieces and nephews, because it appears most interesting to me.

  22. Jules A says:

    Junior Maker for the cool hands-on projects

  23. Kim says:

    I’d love to read the Junior Maker book with my nephews.

  24. Shirley says:

    I would like the book Crochet- has 130 fully illustrated techniques and stitches

  25. Ed says:

    Would love to do some crafts from the Junior Maker book with my kids.

  26. Janet M says:

    As my granddaughter enjoys science, Science Magic would be my choice.

  27. Jacqelyn Reid says:

    Science is magic. My son would absolutely love to read thus with me and try anything it suggested.

  28. J says:

    I would read the Junior Maker book with my daughters since they love making things

  29. Andrea says:

    My niece and nephews would love these books.

  30. Phil says:

    The Junior Maker books would be perfect for my son.

  31. Rosa Cross says:

    I would like to read Junior Maker because it looks like some fun things to do.

  32. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    science is magic seems fun

  33. Marlene V says:

    I would love the Maker Lab book. It would keep kids busy while they are at home from school.

  34. Shirley says:

    The Mayflower looks interesting Discover who the pilgrims were and why they chose to risk their lives to make the treacherous journey across the Atlantic

  35. Brad says:

    I’d love to read Science is Magic with my daughter.

  36. Peggy D says:

    I would love to read all 3 but in particular the Maker Lab book – looks like some really cool experiments we could do with our 6 year old son!!!

  37. Shirley says:

    1000 Inventions and Discoveries a fascinating tour through the history of humankind’s inventions and discoveries would be interesting to read

  38. Margo B says:

    would love to rad Science is Magic

  39. Maritess S says:

    I would like to do the projects features in Maker Lab.

  40. louise says:

    My grand daughters would love the Science is Magic. They love science and I love to show them how it works. Its really cool to see their faces when science turn into cool things

  41. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would like to share Science is magic with the grandkids . I love seeing the look of amazement on their faces.

  42. Shirley says:

    Fish looks like a cute book to enjoy reading and learn about plastic pollution and recycling

  43. Katy Emanuel says:

    The Junior Maker book looks like lots of fun, I think my kids would have a great time with it. All of these books look fabulous.

  44. Shirley says:

    Space a Visual Encyclopedia this would be a fantastic book to have It includes activities you can do at home to help you understand the majesty and wonder of Space

  45. JoKing says:

    They all look fabulous and I would love to share them all but Lab Maker is where i’d start!

  46. Shirley says:

    The Animal Atlas looks interesting it takes you on a world tour, continent by continent, to meet the animals that live in each region

  47. Silvia D says:

    I love reading to the Grandkids , learning new things and hands on is fun and educational

  48. angie andrews says:

    I would love to read the science is Magic with my kids

  49. Shirley says:

    Pocket Genius: Cats would be nice to have. It would be great to learn the facts and stats of each cat, including its size, where the breed originated

  50. Wanda B says:

    I would love to get the Maker Lab for the little makers in my life.

  51. Shirley says:

    DKfindout! Oceans– Find out about the five great oceans on our planet

  52. tammy ta says:

    I would like to read the Science is Magic book with my little ones because I think it looks very interesting.

  53. Shirley says:

    The Cat Encyclopedia would be nice to have The book has everything you need to know about cats in one easy-reference volume,

  54. Joanne Elford says:

    I would love to read the Junior Maker with my nephew. It’s perfect for his age and the crafts look doable.

  55. andie says:

    Oceans would also be a good one – thanks for this g/a.

  56. Shirley says:

    I Am, I Can This book provides a positive affirmation for every single day of the year from January 1 to December 31.

  57. meowkatgirl says:

    I think my oldest would enjoy the maker lab and my youngest the junior maker 🙂

  58. Shirley says:

    Mammoth Science would be great to add to my home library This book shows the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry

  59. Emily says:

    The Maker Lab book is the one I would be most interested in to read with my kids because the enjoy doing all sorts of fun science projects/experiments.

  60. Emily says:

    The Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers!

  61. Wanda B says:

    I think The Maker Lab would be just perfect.

  62. LisaM says:

    “Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century” definitely seems appropriate right about now!

  63. Shirley says:

    Super Dinosaur Encyclopedia would be great to have It is is packed with incredible facts about these extraordinary creatures

  64. LisaM says:

    We’re learning about earth day so this would be fun: Recycle and Remake

  65. Sandra Dufoe says:

    Hard to choose love all the Nature and Animal encyclopedias.

  66. Wanda B says:

    The Maker Lab would be a great book!

  67. Micheline says:

    I would love the Zoology book!

  68. Micheline says:

    Another book I would like is the one on Crochet Step by Step

  69. Wanda B says:

    I think the Maker Lab book would be just perfect!

  70. Wanda B says:

    The Maker Lab would be so great!

  71. LisaM says:

    We’ve been playing more games than ever so the Board Games in 100 Moves looks great

  72. Micheline says:

    Science is magic would be a great book.

  73. Micheline says:

    I would like to get the Zoology book this year.

  74. LisaM says:

    Ohh the Crime Scene Detective! book looks like it would a lot of fun. And educational.

  75. Micheline says:

    Another book to get this year would be Life Cycles.

  76. Emily says:

    Books are great anytime!

  77. Micheline says:

    Oceans looks like a beautiful book.

  78. Ed says:

    Would love to get the Science is Magic book for my kids.

  79. LisaM says:

    Sigh. Yet another book that seems very timely right now: How We’re F***ing Up Our Planet

  80. Ed says:

    Would like to get Science is Magic

  81. Micheline says:

    I think with all this extra time we have I could learn some new crafts, so the book “Crafts” would be great.

  82. Micheline says:

    During these times, “First Emotions: How Do I Feel?” would be a great book to help children express their feelings.

  83. Ed says:

    Would love to get the Junior Maker book for my girls

  84. Micheline says:

    Was looking through the books and in need of some inspiration I found “Remarkable Books”. This is such a beautiful book and would be a great read, and you just might find another book to read.

  85. Ed says:

    Science is Magic would be fun

  86. Micheline says:

    I think its time for some virtual travel so my adventure is through “DK Eyewitness India”

  87. Ed says:

    Smithsonian maker lab looks like fun.

  88. Vee Sluys says:

    I’d love to read Science is Magic with my kids because I think it would get them really excited for science!

  89. Ed says:

    Science is magic looks like alot of fun.

  90. Micheline says:

    I think I would like to travel via DK Eyewitness Sri Lanka.

  91. LisaM says:

    Right now I’m inclined to get this: Whiskey: A Tasting Course 😉 At least I can learn something too lol

  92. Allison Matz says:

    The Science is Magic book would be perfect for my grandson.

  93. Ed says:

    Smithsonian Maker Lab would have some good projects to do.

  94. Micheline says:

    The Big Bacteria Book is relevant today.

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