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Animal Jam Kids Subscription Box Review – Spring 2017

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Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Exterior of box with Animal Jam logo and yellow owl face.

Animal Jam Box is a new subscription from the makers behind Pusheen Box and The Nick Box! This box is full of goodies from the popular National Geographic game.

“Animal Jam is an online playground for kids where they can learn about the natural world while playing with friends.” Check out the Animal Jam Parents page to learn more about how this game focuses on education, safety, and fun!

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Unboxing and our first peek inside the box

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

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box Review: Shot of all items in this month's box arranged around the box

The Subscription Box: Animal Jam Box

The Cost: $25 a quarter plus $6 shipping

The Products: Every Animal Jam Box will have a curated assortment of mystery items with a total retail value of over $60! Most of the goodies inside are totally exclusive to the box and can’t be found anywhere else. The boxes may also include rare first edition items before they are released in stores! The types of items that could be inside include clothing, accessories, electronics, toys, stationery and more! Each Animal Jam Box comes with an exclusive in-game gift! Enter your code at animaljam.com/redeem to see what your jam-tastic gift is!

Ships to: U.S. and Worldwide!

Check out the Kids Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Animal Jam to your subscription list or wishlist!

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Infocard with yellow Animal Jam logo

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included:

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Back of info card detailing all the items in this month's box

Now, onto the items!

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Birds & Butterflies Spring Nature Guide booklet with purple own on the cover

Birds & Butterflies Spring Nature Guide

So I actually spent some time playing Animal Jam in preparation for this review (totally had some flashbacks of growing up with Neopets and Zoobooks). My little bunny is named Cranky Famousartist and I’m not too proud to admit that I had a good chuckle about that.

It’s an educational game and there are little facts about different animals sprinkled throughout as you explore the virtual world. This nature guide is like an offline version of that, which is super cool:

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Detail of Nature Guide booklet with info about the Great Horned Owl Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Detail of Nature GUide showing info about the Peregrine Falcon Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Centerfold with pull-out Animal Jam mini poster

The center page is a pull out mini poster!

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Detail of Nature Guide with mini quiz and stickers

There’s even a quiz and stickers included.

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Back of the Spring Nature Guide brochure featuring a hummingbird.

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Blue and white raglan tee size 10/12 with "Explorer" Animal Jam graphic

Explorer Raglan Tee

(When you subscribe, you’ll give your child’s shirt and shoe sizes.)

This design is cute for spring! The image is more of a decal (not a screenprint), so the colors are really rich and the detail is very sharp.

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Toucan charm on backing cardboard

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Toucan charm Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Backside of the included Toucan charm.

Toucan Charm

When you subscribe, your first box will contain a charm bracelet, then each box after has a new charm that you can collect and add on to build out your collection! I’m sure these are great fun to trade with friends, too, or use as zipper pulls etc.

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Animal Jam umbrella in plastic sleeve Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Folded umbrella Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Opened Animal Jam umbrella Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Detail of umbrella showing various animals and flowers Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Detail of umbrella showing various animals and flowers

8-Panel Umbrella

You can never have too many umbrellas in my opinion! The clear design with the character print is a fun way to have a little animal hunt outside on a rainy day, there are lots of different creatures to check out.

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Build Your Own Birdfeeder kit

Build Your Own Birdfeeder Kit

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: All pieces for the bird feeder kit shown with box

This kit comes with everything you need except the hammer. Adult supervision definitely required!

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: All pieces for the birdfeeder kit Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Finished birdfeeder ready to paint

Once you have the birdhouse assembled, you can lift the roof to fill with seed and hang from the small chain:

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Fully assembled birdhouse being held up by a hand.

The finished birdhouse is on the small side, but it’s a great design for kids, and I love that they included an interactive project like this in the box. I know my son is going to be thrilled to fill this up and hang it on the porch so he can watch for birds this summer!

Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Included binoculars Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Bincoluars Animal Jam May 2017 Subscription Box: Image looking through the binoculars.

Binoculars

I loved binoculars as a kid and I think these are a super fun addition to this box, perfect for keeping a lookout on your new bird feeder or just toting on your next trip to the park. The strap is a little cheap but these are otherwise really well made for a toy, so I feel like they will actually survive multiple summers.

Each Animal Jam box also comes with a game code that you can redeem online for special items – ours was sneakily hidden as the tag attached to the binoculars this month!

Verdict: For $31 a quarter ($25 + $6 shipping), this feels like a great box for kids who are fans of this game. I like that this month had some items that are designed to help get kids outside and connect to nature in real life and out of the game world!

What do you think of the Animal Jam Box? Do your kids play Animal Jam?

Written by Lacey Volk

Lacey Volk

Lacey’s introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Hello Fresh and Honest Company, and she’s looking forward to trying more.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

1 Comment

  1. This box looks so cool. Kids are definitely going to enjoy it.

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