Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2015
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.)
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!
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?
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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?