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Polar Pen Pals Review

Polar Pen Pals Review

Ever fancied learning about real life arctic adventures? Are your kids interested in snow, igloos or the globe? If you answered yes to any of those questions then today's product review is for you!

Thanks to the kind people at Polar Pen Pal we have been on our own Northern life adventure from the comfort of our own home. Polar Pen Pal offered us this wonderful 6-month subscription box to review. Their products are aimed at 5-12-year-olds and are a fascinating and engaging way to learn about parts of the world we may only dream of visiting.

Here is a little video of our unboxing:

If you subscribe to the deluxe 6 month Arctic learning adventure then you will receive a postcard from your new friends Mark and Meeka. You'll learn a little bit about what they've been up to and get a real feel for life in the North. As well as this wonderful personal interaction you'll also receive a boarding pass. When you scan your boarding pass or tap in your personal travel code into the website you will be rushed to your own Arctic adventure. You'll gain access to educational videos, printable activities, craft ideas, reading and more! This was the kids favourite part of the package. They have spent hours learning how to build igloos, crafting, drawing and watching arctic life. If that wasn't enough you also receive a little gift from your friends too! From make your own snow to the taste of the tundra (tea), bracelets, charms, stickers, you name it. This monthly visit from across the globe is the best invitation to play and has no end to the learning possibilities.

Polar Pen Pal also offers a selection of different products. You can order the postcards on their own, download videos, printable games and songs or you can even send a friend (Flat Stanley) to explore the Arctic for you. Head over to their Etsy shop to see their full list of products or follow them on Instagram to see what adventures they are up to right now.

After fully submerging ourselves into the world of the Arctic we were inspired to be creative ourselves. We loved seeing the pictures of the Northern lights and decided to try and recreate our very own magic sky pictures.

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What you will need:

  • Watercolour paper

  • Watercolour paints in purple, blue and green

  • Water and paintbrushes

  • Sea salt

Method:

  1. Watch videos and look at pictures of the Northern Lights for inspiration.

  2. Swirl your watercolours over your paper. (Make sure it is nice and wet this will help the salt to soak up the colour.)

  3. Sprinkle on your salt and allow to dry.

  4. Rub the salt away.

Thank you again Polar Pen Pal for bringing the Arctic to our door. We will cherish these lessons always and if we are ever lucky enough to head to the north we will be sure to send you a postcard too!

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