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!
Below are the three DK Canada books we were given to review:
Spectacular Science Fun with 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.
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.
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.
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!
Build, Invent, Create and Discover with Maker Lab
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?
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!
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!
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The lemon battery looks like fun to make from the book; “Build, Invent, Create and Discover with Maker Lab”
Would love to read the Junior Maker book with my grandkids, love the different themes for the crafts.
The book I would love to get this year would have to be Zoology.
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!
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!
Science is Magic would be fun to learn
I would choose Science is Magic, because of all the experiments we could do together.
Ohhh I think the Science is Magic looks terrific!
I would like to read science is magic my grandkids because I excel in science at school and my grankids love magic.
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.
Would love Junior Maker for my granddaughter she loves doing crafts.
The Science is Magic book would be fun to look at with my niece.
Maker Lab would keep them busy!
I would like to read Science is Magic to my grandchildren. I think they would enjoy trying these experiments.
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!
My granddaughter loves everything about science so Science is Magic would be such fun for her.
I would love to read Maker Lab with my nephew’s young son. He loves inventing things. So cool!
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.
I like the Junior Maker book and would love to do the crafts in it with my kid.
I would love to read the Science is Magic book with my nieces and nephews, because it appears most interesting to me.
Junior Maker for the cool hands-on projects
I’d love to read the Junior Maker book with my nephews.
I would like the book Crochet- has 130 fully illustrated techniques and stitches
Would love to do some crafts from the Junior Maker book with my kids.
As my granddaughter enjoys science, Science Magic would be my choice.
Science is magic. My son would absolutely love to read thus with me and try anything it suggested.
I would read the Junior Maker book with my daughters since they love making things
My niece and nephews would love these books.
The Junior Maker books would be perfect for my son.
I would like to read Junior Maker because it looks like some fun things to do.
science is magic seems fun
I would love the Maker Lab book. It would keep kids busy while they are at home from school.
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
I’d love to read Science is Magic with my daughter.
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!!!
1000 Inventions and Discoveries a fascinating tour through the history of humankind’s inventions and discoveries would be interesting to read
would love to rad Science is Magic
This would be a fun little book! https://www.dk.com/ca/book/9781465490995-pocket-genius-elements/
I would like to do the projects features in Maker Lab.
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
I would like to share Science is magic with the grandkids . I love seeing the look of amazement on their faces.
Fish looks like a cute book to enjoy reading and learn about plastic pollution and recycling
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.
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
They all look fabulous and I would love to share them all but Lab Maker is where i’d start!
The Animal Atlas looks interesting it takes you on a world tour, continent by continent, to meet the animals that live in each region
I love reading to the Grandkids , learning new things and hands on is fun and educational
I would love to read the science is Magic with my kids
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
I would love to get the Maker Lab for the little makers in my life.
DKfindout! Oceans– Find out about the five great oceans on our planet
I would like to read the Science is Magic book with my little ones because I think it looks very interesting.
The Cat Encyclopedia would be nice to have The book has everything you need to know about cats in one easy-reference volume,
I would love to read the Junior Maker with my nephew. It’s perfect for his age and the crafts look doable.
Oceans would also be a good one – thanks for this g/a.
I Am, I Can This book provides a positive affirmation for every single day of the year from January 1 to December 31.
I think my oldest would enjoy the maker lab and my youngest the junior maker 🙂
Mammoth Science would be great to add to my home library This book shows the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry
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.
The Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers!
I think The Maker Lab would be just perfect.
“Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century” definitely seems appropriate right about now!
Super Dinosaur Encyclopedia would be great to have It is is packed with incredible facts about these extraordinary creatures
We’re learning about earth day so this would be fun: Recycle and Remake
Hard to choose love all the Nature and Animal encyclopedias.
The Maker Lab would be a great book!
I would love the Zoology book!
Another book I would like is the one on Crochet Step by Step
I think the Maker Lab book would be just perfect!
The Maker Lab would be so great!
We’ve been playing more games than ever so the Board Games in 100 Moves looks great
Science is magic would be a great book.
I would like to get the Zoology book this year.
Ohh the Crime Scene Detective! book looks like it would a lot of fun. And educational.
Another book to get this year would be Life Cycles.
Books are great anytime!
Oceans looks like a beautiful book.
Would love to get the Science is Magic book for my kids.
Sigh. Yet another book that seems very timely right now: How We’re F***ing Up Our Planet
Would like to get Science is Magic
I think with all this extra time we have I could learn some new crafts, so the book “Crafts” would be great.
During these times, “First Emotions: How Do I Feel?” would be a great book to help children express their feelings.
Would love to get the Junior Maker book for my girls
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.
Science is Magic would be fun
I think its time for some virtual travel so my adventure is through “DK Eyewitness India”
Smithsonian maker lab looks like fun.
I’d love to read Science is Magic with my kids because I think it would get them really excited for science!
Science is magic looks like alot of fun.
I think I would like to travel via DK Eyewitness Sri Lanka.
Right now I’m inclined to get this: Whiskey: A Tasting Course 😉 At least I can learn something too lol
We think alike lol!
The Science is Magic book would be perfect for my grandson.
Smithsonian Maker Lab would have some good projects to do.
The Big Bacteria Book is relevant today.