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Ivy Kids Kit - The Big Orange Splot

Ivy Kids Kit - The Big Orange Splot

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In March's Ivy Kids kit featuring the book The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater, you will find:

  • The book The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater, a fun story that encourages creativity and individuality.
  • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
  • Dream House: Use the paints, pom-poms, and jewels to create a house that represents your likes and interests. The house can also be used to store items.
  • Create Your Own House: Use the wooden sticks to build a house of your dreams and then write about your house.
  • Building the Neighborhood: The goal of the game is to “build” a house on each of the empty spaces on the neighborhood card. Each players rolls the die and places a cube on the corresponding number on the neighborhood card. The first player to “build” a house on each of the empty spaces on the neighborhood card wins the game. 
  • Chalkboard House: Use colored sticks to transform your chalkboard into a house.
  • Pictionary with Household Items: The “drawer” selects a card and draws the object from the card onto the chalkboard. The other players try to guess the household item.
  • Where Does It Belong?: Sort the household item stickers according to the rooms they are typically found in.
  • Engineering Challenge: Use the cubes, wooden sticks, and cups provided to build different structures. How many different structures can you make?
  • Can You “Splot” What Doesn’t Belong?: Find the object in each row that is different and put a splot on it with the orange dauber. 
  • Orange Splot Number Bingo: Players roll a die and splot corresponding numbers on their bingo sheet. The player to splot 5 spaces in a row on his or her sheet shouts “Bingo” and wins the game.
  • Shades of Orange Experiment: Add different amounts of red water to yellow water to create different shades of orange. Observe how the amount of red added affects the results.
Your Kit includes a guide for each activity to help promote your child’s learning while you play together.
At Ivy Kids, we know that every child is unique. In your guide, you will find tips to
modify each game based on the age and development of your child.
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