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Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2015

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon September 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.)

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The Subscription: Surprise Ride

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

COUPON: Use code WELCOME15 to save 15% off your first box!

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 September 2015 - theme

This month’s theme is Picasso! How oddly specific! Surprise Ride is serious about the surprise part.

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This is the information card that details everything included.

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The Better Chip Beet Corn Chips – Value $1

Yum! Beets! The beet flavor in these chips is actually really mild. I like that they chose such a colorful snack to go with this month’s theme!

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Who was Pablo Picasso? by True Kelley – Value $5.99 on Amazon

One of my favorite things about Surprise Ride is that they always send a book for the kids! This month’s selection is very appropriate for their reading level, and they are already big fans of the “Who Was ?” series of biographies for young readers.

“Over a long, turbulent life, Picasso continually discovered new ways of seeing the world and translating it into art. A restless genius, he went through a blue period, a rose period, and a Cubist phase. He made collages, sculptures out of everyday objects, and beautiful ceramic plates. True Kelley’s engaging biography is a wonderful introduction to modern art.”

Rubik’s Cube – Value $7.22

Every kid should have a Rubik’s Cube! I love that they included this! My nine-year-old has played with it quite a bit already.

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These are some supplies that came with instructions on how to make a Picasso-style face! Unfortunately, the Picasso faces I showed my seven-year-old kind of freaked him out a little! So he didn’t really want to do this project. He couldn’t get into it, but I know loads of kids who pay with these iron-together beads, and it looks like a lot of fun.

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon September 2015 - painting-supplies

The second project was to create a painting that reflects how you’re feeling. These are all the supplies that were included. I really appreciated that they included a little apron to keep my son’s clothes clean!

Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon September 2015 - painting

This is my seven-year-old’s completed painting and I love it! I thought since it is raining in the picture that he meant he felt sad, but that was a poor interpretation on my part. He told me that the figures in the painting are he and I, and the rain shows that no matter what bad things happen, we still love each other. Thus the hearts in our torsos. Isn’t that sweet? I have some sweet kids.

The Verdict: Surprise Ride is great fun! I love the variety of items that come, and the mixture of toys and crafts and books and a snack. And the theme is always a big surprise!

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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.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids, Surprise Ride Reviews| Tags: surprise ride | 12 comments

Comments (12)

  1. Can’t wait to do these projects with my son, he already got the Rubik’s cube out and has been playing with it.
    I’m sure my son’s picture and comments won’t be as nice and sweet as your son’s though – lately I’ve been the “mean mom” making him do school work and go to bed early.

  2. Awww what he said about the painting was lovely!

  3. Aw, very sweet painting! Maybe your kids can use the iron-together beads to make something else?

  4. I have to admit, I got a little misty eyed by your son’s painting and his sentiment. What a sweetheart, not to mention immensely talented!

    • Awww, thanks Diana!

  5. Great interview! That painting is a keeper forever!

    • Totally! Thanks heyhey!

      • interview? What the heck autocorrect! I meant review

  6. My 7 year old won’t look at the box for the same reason. He wants nothing to do with it. Who knew Picasso was scary to 7 year olds?

    • LOL, I guess now we know…

      • When I was a kid, my ophthalmologist’s office (which I started visiting at the age of 6 months and continued going to until age 28) had Picasso prints decorating the walls.

        I was not afraid of them, but I always thought he was screwing with me since I couldn’t see very well to begin with.

      • Ha! Smart kid.

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