History Unboxed Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Feb 2016
History Unboxed is an educational subscription for children ages 5-15 that provides a monthly adventure into a different historical epoch each month. My ten-year-old son is a huge history buff, so I had to sign him up as soon as I learned about it!
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The Subscription Box: History Unboxed
The Cost: $29.97 per month + $7 shipping = $36.97 per month
The Products: Recipes, crafts, art, myths, and relatable details of a different time and place in history every month
Ships to: US only at this time
Good to know: History unboxed has two different subscription levels, one for children ages 5-9 and one for children ages 10-15. This review is the 10-15 age range (My son just turned 10 Saturday! Happy Birthday little man!).
This month’s package is all about ancient Australia! This is our letter from Ava, and on the right is our coloring page. Coloring is not really big amongst ten-year-olds, but my son is diligently coloring these and adding them to his binder from the welcome box.
History Unboxed also included this additional page of information for older students and educators. It’s actually a pretty interesting read. I’m not too knowledgeable about ancient history of any kind, so this is good to have in order to provide guidance on further learning.
History Unboxed sent us a copy of the ancient Australian creation myth this month. I’ve heard many creation myths, but not Australia’s! It’s pretty interesting stuff. In this version, everything was created from within a dream!
I was just telling my kids the other day about how many native people ate/eat bugs as a part of their diet! So gross! So apparently Australian Aboriginals ate ants because of the nectar stored in their abdomen, thus they were very sweet. We love sweets, but I don’t think anyone in our house will be eating this!
This month’s package included two projects. The first is all about Aboriginal art. There was a little instruction sheet and supplies included.
This is our finished product! The main ingredient that provided the pigment was ochre.
You can probably imagine how excited the kids were to see this in the box! A real returning boomerang!
Here’s the boomerang after my son painted it. The package showed lots of cool aboriginal designs that he could paint, but instead he chose to put a W on it, in honor of some new video game character that he’s really into.
Verdict: I think History Unboxed is a wonderful way of learning about history at a reasonable price. I think this would be a great subscription for children who are home schooled! It’s also fabulous supplemental material for kids like mine who go to school. On their website, History Unboxed talks about helping kids make an emotional connection to the different time periods. I think that by doing what people in those periods did and eating what they ate, this subscription helps children do exactly that. I love that my sons like to spend time outside of school learning, and I love to facilitate that learning.
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