Discovering Maker March with DK Canada Books -Review

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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Naomihttps://www.naomibianca613.com
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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Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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

  8. 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!!!

  9. 1000 Inventions and Discoveries a fascinating tour through the history of humankind’s inventions and discoveries would be interesting to read

  10. 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

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

  12. 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

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

  14. 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

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

  16. 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.

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

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

  19. 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.

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