Kelly’s Kits: Multisensory tool, Geography lesson, Contests and more!

We received our Kelly’s Kit last week and the kiddos were beyond excited! They were begging me to open the box so they could see the fun that awaited them inside the package! So we tore that sucker open and our 6 year screamed with excitement when we saw that it was Kelly’s Klay! (Each month is different so it is exciting to see what surprise is inside).

So we retrieved the directions and started mixing up the clay.


Then each kiddo had a chance to play with the clay. 

For our preschooler and toddler we used Kelly Klay as a multisensory tool to teach letter and number identification!  We simply formed the clay into alphabet letters and numbers.  I then encourage each to identify the letter they made and practice the phonic sounds of each.  As an added bonus I had our preschool, with a little help from his older sister, do a few addition problems with the numbers.  For example, I formed a 2, +, and 3, and then he formed the solutions, the number 5.


For our first grader we focused on geography, to be more precise, the state she resides in, Ohio. She formed the clay into the shape of the state, identified the major cities, and included a couple of rivers.  Not bad for a six-year-old.

The kiddos have been playing with the clay since we opened the package. We stored it in an airtight container so they could quiz each other on addition equations and their phonics whenever they pleased (I got it out while I prepared dinner, it was perfect, they were occupied for a few minutes and I liked the fact that they were having fun while learning, that is what I like most about Kelly’s Kits).

Yesterday they did finally decide on a Krazy Kritter for the Masterpiece Challenge. What is the Masterpiece challenge? Glad you asked….

Masterpiece Challenge (all ages): Use simple “found” objects to incorporate into your Kelly Klay assemblage and create a Krazy Kritter! Found objects can include: buttons, dried pasta, rice, beans, nuts & bolts, toothpicks, corks, old jewelry, bottle caps, use your imagination!!!! Found object art is using “found” items that have a non-art purpose to create art from! Submit your entries to win a $50 visa card!

Please say hello to Happy Rainbow Turkey (yep, they all decided on that name). Wish them luck!

We so enjoyed this month’s Kelly’s Kit and can’t wait for next months to arrive! Want in on all the fun?  Enter to win one of 10 annual memberships valued at $99.90 each!  BONUS: Everyone who enters will also get a promotional code for FREE Kit (one-time $2.49 shipping fee applies). Click here to be linked to the facebook page, click like, and then enter to receive your promotional code for a FREE Kit and your chance to win an annual subscription. Good Luck!

Win a $5,000 Professional Reorganization and Home Cleanup From JAWS Cleaning Products

Here’s one way to clean and straighten up your house: You could win a $5,000 professional reorganization and thorough home cleanup in the JAWS Confess Your Mess contest on Facebook.


The JAWS (Just Add Water System) is sponsoring the contest. These home cleaning products come from Toledo-based JAWS International, Ltd.— the first U.S. company to put super-concentrated refills in easy-to-use, non-spill, child resistant cartridges that don’t require any pouring or mixing. That allows you to keep reusing the bottle and reduce plastic waste so it is good for the environment.


How the contest works

1. Like this blog

2. Visit or

Apr. 2 – May 31 to enter

3. Just upload a photo of your home’s messiest room for your chance to win. It could be your kitchen, bedroom or playroom — any room inside your house that’s been neglected. (Sorry, closets, basements and garages don’t count.)


They are even giving away daily prizes of a JAWS home cleaning kit containing all four JAWS products:

JAWS Glass & Hard Surface Cleaner provides a streak-free shine for glass, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops as well as TV and computer screens. It’s ammonia and alcohol free. JAWS Multi-Purpose Cleaner/Degreaser removes dirt, grease and grime from countertops, appliances, outdoor furniture and sealed wood floors. JAWS Bathroom Cleaner/Deodorizer cleans up soap scum as well as lime, oil and mineral deposits throughout your bathroom. JAWS Disinfectant Cleaner/Degreaser kills 99.9 percent of germs on nonporous surfaces where viruses and bacteria live.


How the JAWS system works

·         JAWS cleaners are the coolest home cleaning products to hit the market. The concentrated refill cartridge is attached to your first bottle of cleaner. So you’re really getting two bottles in one.

·         After you use up the first bottle, fill it with tap water; drop in the refill cartridge, twist on the sprayer, shake it up and you’re ready to clean.

·         Studies show that JAWS cleaning products clean as well as — or even better than — other national brands. But they cost up to 60 percent less.

·         You can save even more money by buying the cartridges and reusing your bottle. That means less plastic going into crowded landfills — so you’re helping the environment and saving money.


The company behind JAWS

JAWS International, Ltd., a separate spinoff of Canberra Corporation, produces JAWS cleaners in Toledo, Ohio. Canberra has been manufacturing commercial cleaning products since 1965. Since 2004, commercial cleaning services have used millions of JAWS cartridges as they clean hotels, schools, restaurants and offices. Visit for more information.