This is a sampling of the types of kits available. Every Umbrella curriculum kit is a work in progress. We are constantly adding to the kits and updating the material in them.
AlphabetHelps children learn their A-B-C’s. Kit includes felt letters, floor puzzle, rotating alphabet blocks as well as books.
Anti BiasInclusive kit containing glasses, seeing eye dog, wheelchair, dolls, puzzles and more.
ArcheologyLet the children’s imaginations roam free as they study and play with the materials in this excavation kit. They can sift through the earth to dig up the past to learn all about the earth and its elements. The kit contains “dinosaur bones,” a fossil collection, flashlights, rake, shovel, sifters, worker’s vest, even genuine pith hats – everything you need to start your first dig!
AstronomyThe budding astronomer will love this kit. It includes a solar system puzzle, books, games, experiments, teachers guide book, binoculars.
BirdsLearn all about birds. Contains a bird identification book, a teacher’s hand-book with activities, binoculars, a bird feeder and seeds, glider, and puppets.
Board Games – School Age and Early YearsThe School Age Board Game Kit includes Theatrix Charades, Mancala, a large deck of cards, Geo Boards, Snowstorm Game and Lots O’ Games – activities to make your own games
The EARLY YEARS games kit includes many games including Zingo, Sequence Game, Animal Lotto, Thomas the Tank Engine, Magnetic Snakes and Ladders, cards and more!
CampingEverything you’ll need to start camping! Includes pop-up tent, sleeping bag, play BBQ, cooking utensils, bug hut, binoculars, lanterns, compass.
Community HelpersIncludes puppets, felt pieces, career figurines, puzzles, community helper cards, and much more.
ConstructionIncludes construction helmets, gloves, Tonka truck, safety vest, goggles, puppets, puzzles and books.
Celebrations – Festival of LightsThere are many festivals around the world including Hanukkah, Diwali, and Kwanzaa. This kit includes resources for them all!
Chinese New YearCelebrate the Chinese New Year! Includes bamboo steamers, bowls, costumes, ornaments, books, and laminated posters.
Dinosaurs SAThe School Age kit is very popular. This kit is brimming with books, stencils, puzzles, plastic figures, posters, and games.
Dinosaurs EYThe Early Years kit includes felt dinos, puppets, borders, puzzle, books and more!
Endangered Animals A very popular kit containing puzzles, match game, puppets.
Environment Help the children be aware of the environment around them. Includes Earth Day poster, Environmental Vacation cassette, and lots of books to choose from.
FarmLearn all about farming. Includes puzzles, farm animals counter, tractor, truck, books, magnetic storytelling kit and more.
Fun With FeltsFelts, felts, felts!!! Shapes and sizes galore. Counting, shapes, multicultural people, alphabet letters, farm animals, numbers, and more.
GardeningFor the “budding” gardener. Kit has a Spring Sowing Kit, gardening gloves, shovels, kneeling mats, trowels, and watering pots as well as wonderful green thumb books and activity flyers.
Growing Up HealthyYou’re never to young to begin learning about healthy lifestyles and nutrition. Includes puzzles, activity sheets, plastic food, stencils, milk poster and video and books.
Human BodyThe Human Body kit introduces enquiring minds to the inner workings of the human body. The kit comes with foam models of the skin, eye, nose, ear, tongue in book form and cross section take-apart models of the brain, tooth and heart as well as a skeleton floor puzzle and a pop-up book on the human body.
InsectsDiscover the world of insects. Includes puppets, magnifying glasses, books, puzzles, microscope, Creepy Crawlies thematic poetry book, magnifying cylinder, video, bug discovery kits and a nature kit.
Lab KitThe children can put on a lab coat and start experimenting like they are in the CSI lab! Contains laboratory necessities such as test tubes, petrie dishes, microscopes, magnifying glasses, lab coats – even a water testing kit.
Let’s Go ShoppingTake the children on a shopping outing. Includes shopping cart, play money, cash register and scanner, food items, shopping basket and books.
MagicChildren (and adults) love magic. This kit includes 2 videos, games, kits, book and activities.
MagnetsContains different size magnets and magnetic shapes, experiment kit and activities, teacher’s guide book.
MannersThis is a very new addition to the kit list! It includes a “Mind Your Manners” game, placemats and utensils, manners lessons (Macaroni & Please!), books and more!
MedievalTake the children back in time! Dress up costumes, activities, figurines, teacher’s guide, costume making, books.
Multicultural Curriculum Kit 1Includes Hello World Globe (say “hello” in eight languages), floor puzzles, figurines, dolls, cookbook, art book and game book.
Multicultural Curriculum Kit 2Help us build an awareness of all children and cultures. Includes books, activities, hats, clothes, puzzles, tapes, community block people, and a celebration book.
MusicEnough instruments to start your own band! Contains a 3-piece Big Band Set, tambourine, assorted bells, kazoo, maracas, xylophone on wheels, wooden frog instrument, sticks, and a great thunder tunnel as well as a cassette and family songs, and books.
My Country, My ProvinceCelebrate Canada and Ontario. Includes laminated Canadian adventure poster and Ontario Parks poster, National Geographic software, a beautiful video entitled “Our Canada – An Aerial Adventure,” Canadian flag and bag, wipe off map, and activity sheets.
OlympicsThe central message during the Olympics is one of friendship and peace. People playing and working together in peace and friendship makes for a better and beautiful world. This kit provides an opportunity for young children to get acquainted with the Olympic Games. It includes colouring pages, medals, flags of the world, and craft ideas and activities.
Pets at the VetKeeping our pets healthy is very important. This kit contains a dog carrier, cat carrier, vet medical kit, pet brushes, pet dishes, books and lots more.
PiratesThe Pirates of the Caribbean movies are very popular. And so is the Umbrella Pirates curriculum kit! It includes dress up activities, books, map making, maps to follow, a pirate puppet, spy glass and telescopes, games and more.
ReptilesSlimy and cool – children love to learn about these creepy crawlies! This kit includes plastic snakes and frogs and lizards. Craft and activities, books and puppets.
RestaurantEveryone loves to go out to eat! This kit includes all you need to let the children run their own diner – coffee mugs and coffee maker, toaster, placemats, chef hat and apron, food items, serving tray – even the children’s menus and order pads!
SafetyAn excellent kit for teaching Fire Safety. Contains an educational video, card game, activity boards and teacher’s manual, Children’s Safety Pack, as well as brochures and flyers and a book entitled “The Big Book of Safety for Young Children”.
SpringSpring – gardening tools, books, activities, sponge painters
SummerSummer – sand tools, books, activities, puzzle, sponge painters
FallFall- sponge painters, board game, puzzle, book, pumpkin beanbags
WinterWinter – sponge painter, game, activities, snowman beanbag
Sign LanguageAn excellent kit for teaching and learning Sign Language. Contains everything you need to have the most fun ever with signing including cards, activities, rubber stamps, puzzle, sign language alphabet, books and DVD. This kit is suitable for both preschoolers and school age.
SpyIncludes Clue, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, magnifying glasses, maps.
TransportationIncludes activity guide, ocean explorer, miniatures, picture cards, hot air balloon beanbag and counters.
UnderwaterA very popular kit. Includes books, giant floor puzzles, felt fish and underwater scene, games, plastic ocean collection, large underwater plant, water and sand play, puppets.
WeatherA new addition to our kit list! Lots of exciting things to add to your weather curriculum! Includes a thunder tube, daily weather spinner, books, and activities.
MedicalIncludes pop-up medical tent, doctor and nurse dolls and puppets, doctor bags, x-rays, uniforms, stethoscope, eyepatch, thermometer, puzzles and books.
FirefighterTeach the children about firefighting with this kit. Contains helmets, uniform, puppets, puzzles, books and videos.
Mom is at WorkIncludes mailperson uniform, puppets, hats, puzzles, and boo, hats, puzzles, and books.
PoliceIncludes police helmet, uniform, puppets, book, puzzle, doll’s uniform.