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Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2015

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Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon - June 2015 - Box

Surprise Ride is a monthly subscription service for kids ages 6-11 that sends toys, activities, and all kinds of goodies curated around a monthly theme. This is the perfect age range for my kids, so we were excited to give it a try!

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon - June 2015 - inside

The Subscription: Surprise Ride

The Cost: $29.99 per month (free shipping), or $24.99 per month on 6- or 12-month subscriptions

The Products: A variety of toys, activities, and other treats for kids centered around a theme

Ships to: US only

Good to Know: You can purchase past boxes in their shop while supplies last!

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon - June 2015 - theme

This month’s theme is Paris! So fancy! I actually had a dream that a French-themed box came out with a mid-range price / quality, and then we got this right after that dream! Is it weird that I dream about subscription boxes?

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon - June 2015 - snack

This month’s snack is dried mini plums from France. They were really sweet and yummy! I guess you would call them mini prunes? I love that they’re organic, too.

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon - June 2015 - book

Magic Tree House #35: Night of the New Magicians by Mary Pope Osborne ($4.58 on Amazon)

We started reading this book over the past few nights, and it’s really pretty good! It’s just the right speed for my seven-year-old as he’s just starting on chapter books. My nine-year-old likes it too, though, because he loves series. They were happy to be introduced to this one! It’s all about the Paris World’s Fair in the late 19th century. I like that it sneaks in some actual history!

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon - June 2015 - toys

This month, Surprise Ride sent three souvenir type toys. On the left is a cheese slicer, and really, what would a French box be without cheese accessories? In the middle is a pen shaped like the Eiffel Tower, and on the right is a French flag tattoo that says “Stay Curious” in English and French. I know these will all get used!

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon - June 2015 - chef-supplies

Surprise Ride generally sends two crafts every month. The first craft we got was to decorate a French chef hat and potholder. This would be a really cool craft, but my sons have actually decorated two of these in recent subscription boxes, so we will be swapping these. It’s a great inclusion, though.

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon - June 2015 - soap-supplies

And now for the beauty portion of our French experience! We will be making a sachet filled with soap pearls! These are the supplies that were included.

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon - June 2015 - exploded-soap

OK, none of us were expecting this! Surprise Ride actually snuck in a little STEM education with this craft, and you know I love sneaking science into my kids’ lives as much as possible! The lesson here is that air expands in heat (the microwave). Did you know Ivory is the only soap that is made with air bubbles? Sorry for the rough picture, but I had to snap a picture of this as soon as we pulled it out!

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon - June 2015 - soap-balls

Here are our completed soap pearls. They don’t look so hot, but believe me, this was the best we could do. This was an incredibly messy project!

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon - June 2015 - soap-gift

They look much better inside the fancy little gift sachet that was included. Now this will make a lovely gift for a teacher or Grandma.

The Verdict: This was our third package from Surprise Ride, and so far we are loving it! This month was a little underwhelming compared to the past two, though, mainly because the kids were already burned out on decorating chef garb. I think for a child in the suggested age range of 6-11 that didn’t already receive numerous subscriptions per month, this would have been a great package!

What do you think of Surprise Ride?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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2 Comments

  1. Yay! Can’t wait to try!

  2. We didn’t get this one because I signed up at the end of June but the July one was a big hit! I was impressed at the material, 6y/o jumped on the catapult immediately and 3y/o helped find different places and things to sling. They both go to Montessori school – Austin has a charter school in their system – and this is perfect for experiencing new concepts in a hands-on way. 6 thumbs up from kids and me.

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