How to Teach the Planet Earth with a Hands-On Approach!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Brainy Kit. All opinions are 100% my very own.

I’m going to admit something…..

I’m not Einstein and don’t appreciate science like I should, therefore, I tend to not teach science to my children adequately. 

Stop judging…I’m good at others things. lol!

I believe most of us homeschool moms tend to not focus on the subjects that aren’t our favorite as much as the ones we enjoy with our children. At least that’s what I have discovered about myself in my 13 years of homeschooling.

You can easily teach Planet Earth with a hands-on approach. It's fun and engaging for students. #ad

Since science isn’t my strong point, I’m always looking for fun and engaging science curriculum and projects to do with my children. Due to the fact that I have children of various ages, I tend to lean towards a hands-on approach. I always find it easier for our family to teach as a group. Usually, I just create more difficult projects and lessons for the older children that I find online. Brainy Kits are designed for families with children ages 3 to 9, depending on what kit you receive. 

My kids have been having so much FUN with the Planet Earth Kit by Brainy Kit. Even though it’s summer, I like to spend a few minutes per day engaging our minds with something intellectual and useful other than electronics.


Brainy Kits, or better known as Montessori homeschool Kit of the month, is a curriculum in a box. I chose the Planet Earth kit because my kids are really big into saving the planet. All of the kits come with lesson plans and educational resources that were a big hit with my gang. My 6-year old daughter has been working the puzzle several times per day. Initially, she had to use the Model Planet Earth poster, but now she can complete the puzzle and name the layers of the earth by herself.

The Planet Earth Kit has 7 lessons that tend to last anywhere between 45-60 minutes. Since I tend to expand the lesson for my older kids, it takes us a little bit over an hour, but you can adapt it to meet your family’s needs. The lessons are very well written with little to no prep work. Each lesson has a list of materials needed, a purpose, several vocabulary words, and numerous activities. I found it very adaptable to meet the needs of my older children.


Each day we start off the lesson with recapping what we learned in the last lesson and I read aloud the book that came with the Planet Earth kit. I can’t tell you how many times my son has read this book to himself during leisure time.


My 11-year-old son loves rocks, so the geology lesson was his favorite.  All my kids loved actually holding and observing the different types of rocks that came in the kit. My children are working on naming 12 different types of rocks with the posters and flashcards that are included. They also mastered the rock cycle.


I have always been fascinated with volcanoes. The lesson 3 purpose is to understand what happens during a volcanic eruption. I found the suggested questions helpful, too. The author includes a couple of creative writing assignments in the differentiation activities in the Planet Earth Kit.

What’s unique about Brainy Kit is that you can subscribe to get a new kit each month. They email you ahead of time each month, so you can pick which kit works for your family or simply receive the recommended monthly Brainy Kit. You can unsubscribe at any time. You can also purchase each brainy kit separately.

Want to win a Brainy Kit, Planet Earth?

Brainy Kits wants to give 2 families their very own Planet Earth Kit that is retailed at $39.99 each. Fill out the giveaway tool below. I will be picking 2 random winners on July 22nd at 11:59 pm. All entries will be verified. 

I bet you didn’t know teaching Planet Earth hands on with Brainy Kit was so easy and effective.  Confession time…I kinda like science with Brainy Kit. 


  1. Planet Earth

  2. Under the sea

    • Under the sea looks interesting and also the Earth. They are both good for kindergarten age and above.


  3. happymomc says:

    under the sea

  4. planet earth

  5. My kiddos are kind of obsessed with the plants right now!f

  6. Melissa says:

    Planet Earth 🙂

  7. Ruth O. says:

    definitely life in space!!!

  8. this looks like a great science curriculum!

  9. Meredith W says:

    My boys would love the Planet Earth one definitely.

  10. Mrs. Melero says:

    This would be awesome for my child as well as my students in special education.

  11. Planet Earth!

  12. Planet Earth

  13. michelle tustin says:

    Life cycles

  14. Life in Space! What a great resource; thanks for posting!

  15. The Bug Out Kit!!!

  16. Elizabeth says:

    That’s a tough choice! Maybe Planet Earth.

  17. corey m says:

    Planet Earth! Where we live is so fascinating!

  18. planet earth

  19. I think Isaac would like Planet Earth a lot, but he also loves animals, so Under the Sea would be fun, too. He’s another science kid. If it were me, I’d be all about the Geology one up there.

  20. Melanie says:

    They all look so fun, it’s hard to choose which one to start with. My daughter says Planet Earth.

  21. Tiffany says:

    Life in Space!

  22. Under the Sea for sure!

  23. Danielle says:

    This sounds so fun! My kiddos would love this!

  24. Well, pretty sure we’d all like ancient civ, anatomy, and under the sea!

  25. Danielle C says:

    We would love planet earth.

  26. Shaunta says:

    Ocean themed!

  27. Samantha vilhauer says:

    Life in space!

  28. I think my kids would love the weather one!

  29. Kelly L says:

    The Planet Earth looks awesome! I think we would love the Under the Sea and Weather one also. I haven’t heard of these resources before. Great stuff!

  30. Deborah Petersen says:

    Planet earth

  31. Amanda Flick says:

    The polar kit

  32. My son is 8.5, and we’re about to start Apologia Astronomy 2nd edition, so I’m think the Planet Earth kit would be a great complement to that!

  33. HSMama4 says:

    My son would LOVE this! He can’t get enough of the solar system lately so VERY interested in space!

  34. Molli Glowacki says:

    On the Farm or Under the Sea, though Planet earth looks really cool!

  35. Nikki FULLER says:

    Definitely planet Earth or Life in Space.

  36. Life in Space

  37. HEATHER B says:

    My son is mesmerized by planets. Planet Earth 🙂

  38. Planet earth
    Thank you!!

  39. The North America kit. :). They all look so amazing!

  40. Prehistoric Life

  41. Deborah Switzer says:


  42. Katie E. says:

    This looks awesome.

  43. I would like to try Planet Earth or the Weather kit. Both would go along perfectly with what we’re studying this upcoming school year.

  44. My kids would love the space one!

  45. Leslie Carroll says:

    That looks really cool!

  46. Under The Sea and Life Cycles

  47. Planet earth or under the sea. Too hard to pick!

  48. Leslie Carroll says:

    The weather kit.

  49. Men are from mars

  50. I think my kids would love any of them. Plant earth looks fun.

  51. Planet Earth sounds amazing!

  52. DeAnnLee says:

    I’ve been looking for something like this! I think my 4 boys would love planet earth since they are fascinated right now with volcanos and rocks!

  53. I would like any of the kits. The every age could benefit from it, but also the Sea is good for kindergarten age!

  54. My son would really love the Buildings and Structures. My daughter would prefer Asia. Me– I have several that sound good. Thank you for a wonderful give away.

  55. I would live to try the planet earth box! Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. My kids would love the Life in Space kit. These are so cool!

  57. Elizabeth L. says:

    Rivers, Lakes, and Swamps

  58. Tara Bailey says:

    Life cycle kit or acrtic kit. They would love them!

  59. Heather G. says:

    My kids would probably like the Prehistoric Life kit.

  60. Weather:)

  61. My daughter would like “Life in Space”.

  62. Planet earth

  63. Stephanie H. says:

    My daughter likes the Anatomy and Ancient Civilizations also.

  64. Very hard to decide. My children would like more than one, but maybe since my son tends to be the leader and he loves geography and facts about the earth, I’d have to say the Planet Earth kit. Either that or the Polar kit since we’re almost done doing a two week study of Antarctica to finish out an entire geography year. Thanks for the chance.

  65. kelly polizzi says:

    Great giveaway. The Polar kit would be a huge blessing for us as we are about to study it.

  66. Misti Robinson says:

    Life is space of planet earth…all sound good!

  67. My kiddos would like multiples of these. They really love to learn. I’d say planet earth, under the sea, the polar kit, or life in space. They all sound amazing.☺

  68. These kits sound so great! I bet my kids would love them as much as I would!

  69. My kids are into bugs, so the Bug Out Kit would be their first pick. I, however would pick the Planet Earth Kit. The Ancient Civilizations Kit would be fun since we just finished that cycle.

  70. Shellee says:

    Buildings and Structures

  71. Rebecca Stewart says:

    We would LOVE the Planet Earth kit since we are studying astronomy in our co-op this year!

    • Rebecca Stewart says:

      Let me just clarify that we just finished studying earth science this year so completing the Planet Earth kit would be great to solidify the info!

  72. Ginger Jerzak says:

    This really looks like fun!!! My daughter would love it!!

  73. Vonnie W says:

    Earth or Space Kits. Two of my daughters current interest is with Earth and Space.

  74. Shannon Smith says:

    As a pre-K teacher, I am constantly looking for ways to incorporate science into my lessons or centers. I think this would be perfect! And since we live in Louisiana, what better kit to start with than the Rivers, Lakes & Swamps ?! 🙂

  75. Rubynelle says:

    Planet Earth. It seems the easiest for kids to grasp.

  76. Polar Kit! These are cool!

  77. Amanda Mott says:

    My son would LOVE On the Farm and my daughter would honestly love them all (?) but Planet Earth and Under the Sea would be favorites I’m sure!

  78. Amy Adams says:

    My older daughters would love the rivers, lakes, and swamps kit. My three year old would love the on the farm kit. 🙂

  79. Stacey Estep says:

    Planet Earth…..

  80. Planet Earth…my kids would love this!

  81. Planet Earth. … Honestly, any would be great. I’ve seen these before and always wanted to try one, just never been brave enough to take the leap lol

  82. Planet Earth- thank you!!!

  83. Either planet earth or geology. Hard choice! Thank you!

  84. Mary M. says:

    Planet Earth – we’d love to learn more geology!

  85. The buildings and structures kit looks really interesting, followed closely by Planet Earth and Polar.

  86. Wow! great learning tool! We would love the rock one!

  87. Becky Barrett says:

    My little dudes would love Planet Earth

  88. Kristin George says:

    My kids would like the Planet Earth kit.

  89. Brenda Dillon says:

    Planet Earth!

  90. Kirsten says:


  91. Planet Earth!

  92. lindsey says:

    my kids would love any of them but probably earth, space or polar would be their favorites

  93. Edda Vargas says:

    Sounds fun. I love second, yet do not do entity of it with my kids.

  94. My kiddos would probably like the “life in space” kit!

  95. So hard to decide! My wee ones adore every aspect of science! At this moment, I would say Planet Earth since the rock samples would utterly intrigue my son.

  96. Elizabeth Oppermann says:

    I was about to enter but then I noticed their ‘Prehistoric Kit’. This company obviously teaches evolution as fact. I’m sorry, but I don’t want to support a company that teaches lies when there is other curriculum teaching the truth about science and all other subjects. I certainly have taught my son about the evolution theory comparing it to the truth of creation . . . so he is aware of what is being taught and accepted in our secular world.

  97. Becky Salter says:

    My kids are big into learning about space and planets. So Life In Space for sure.

  98. Alicia S says:

    I’d choose the Anatomy kit first! (;

  99. Jeremy Martin says:

    I have one kid that would love the Planet Earth, another that would love the buildings one, and 2 more that would love the under the sea.

  100. Loretta M says:

    Oh how fun! My twins would love the Planet Earth kit. Thank you for the opportunity!

  101. Heather says:

    So many great choices! My kids would love the building and structures kit!

  102. I would love to use the life in space kit since we are studying astronomy this year

  103. plantet kit

  104. Ancient Civilizations!

  105. Candace says:

    Planet Earth

  106. Probably Life in Space- we are planning on studying the solar system this year so that would be perfect!

  107. LeAnne Cooper says:

    My son would love Life in Space, Bug Out, Life Cycles, Prehistoric Life, or Under the Sea! We are very into nonfiction texts lately and anything space, bugs, sea, and dinosaurs. They all look great! Have you ever checked out the book Animal Grossapedia? My son LOOOOVES it!

  108. Bug Out Kit says:

    These are so great! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I would love to the Bug Out Kit!

  109. Teresa Jennings says:

    Hard to choose! But I think Planet Earth.

  110. Planet Earth 🙂 We are currently obsessed with volcanoes too 🙂

  111. I can’t believe I have never seen these kits before. So many choices, but would have to start with Under the Sea.

  112. Charity Savage says:

    I think my kids would love the life cycle or the weather kit the best

  113. Judith Martinez says:

    I think my kids would love the anatomy kit or the weather kit best.

  114. Very cool! I hadn’t heard of the Brainy boxes yet.

  115. Barbara says:

    My grandkids would love this. I homeschool 8 of them and more hands on for these active children would be awesome. Thank you so much for the giveaway

  116. I would start with Life in Space since we’re studying astronomy.

  117. Space, for sure!

  118. Melanie Fredrickson says:

    My little guy loves anything to do with the ocean! So definitely Under the Sea.

  119. Valerie B says:

    I think my kids would love the Planet Earth and Life in Space kits. What great options! Thanks for sharing this awesome resource!

  120. Suzanne says:

    My boys are very interested in the earth. Planet Earth would be our chose

  121. Planet Earth

  122. I’m going to guess my daughter would most enjoy the weather kit. We have a weather ball on the window sill, and she loves to compare the barometric pressure with what’s happening outside. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  123. Life in Space

  124. Under the Sea or Planet Earth

  125. would love to try any of the kits, but volcanoes and planet earth look very interesting

  126. Clarissa says:

    Life In Space

  127. Christina Reif says:

    Planet Earth would be perfect for my first grader this year!

  128. Planet Earth

  129. Rivers, Lakes and Swamps. We moved from the desert to the mountains and we now have a river in our backyard. My daughter likes to play in it almost every day. This is a great curriculum for her to learn more about it.

  130. Allison says:

    I saw this and was like “Woah! My kids JUST literally were asking me what was in the center of the earth like 2 days ago!” I’m thinking our family would love to try the Planet Earth first! 🙂

  131. Mine would love Planet Earth

  132. These look great! Why have I never heard of them before?

  133. that DNA model is so cool, i think i’d like to have the anatomy one!

  134. Connie Downs says:

    Ancient Civilizations or Anatomy since they’re both topics we will be studying this year. thank you for the opportunity!

  135. stephanie says:

    Definitely the planets or any one except for the life cycle (we did a unit study on life cycles about a month ago, lol?)

  136. All of them! They all look like so much fun, my kids love anything sciency and hands on.

  137. lindsey hart says:

    planet earth

  138. The space kit would be great as well as the North America kit.

  139. Karen D says:

    I think they’d enjoy the Prehistoric Life Kit

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