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History Unboxed Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Mar 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!

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


The Subscription Box: History Unboxed

The Cost: $29.97 per month + $7 shipping = $36.97 per month

COUPON: Use code MYSA294 to save 50% off your first box when you sign your first child up for a regular subscription!

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.

Check out all our History Unboxed reviews and the  Kids Subscription Box Directory for more educational boxes!

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This month’s package is all about ancient India! 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 has changed their printed material, combining further learning, stories, and instructions and background for the activities into one slick booklet. I like that! They also sent a sticker. This month we are studying the Mauryan, the first ancient empire of India! I had never even heard of them before!


This is a little hand-carved wooden stamp that my son received in his box this month. The Mauryans were master sculptors, and the king, Asoka, affixed his stamp on everything!


This month’s package included two projects. The first is applying scent to incense sticks. These are the supplies that were included.


These are the completed incense sticks! (Why yes, everything I own is out of a subscription box!) I didn’t even realize you could buy unscented incense sticks, but that’s what my son got. He used a tiny dropper to apply a very strong, spicy scent to them.. They are pictured here drying, but the oils he used are so fragrant I don’t know if we even need to burn these!


Our second project was to decorate an area outside with colored powder and a stencil. The Mauryan used to use a similar technique to decorate their doorstep and other outdoor spaces for festivals and celebrations. These were the supplies that were included.



Here are a couple of the decorations we stenciled outside. They’re beautiful! This project was messy but super fun!

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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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| Tags: history unboxed | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. Hey, in the beginning you said it was about ancient Australia, but I’m pretty sure you meant India. Just in case you wanted to correct it!

  2. Unscented incense sticks are also called “punks” which are used to safely light fireworks. Random trivia fact. 🙂

    • Lol, thanks Heather!

  3. I wish there was something like this for adults. I love history, but the stickers and simple crafts just wouldn’t quite do it for me.
    Love the idea though.

    • I got the Ghana box for myself. I think a few of the boxes would be ok for adults, though most of them are too simple. You can buy any of the boxes separately though.

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