Girls Can! Crate Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2016
Girls Can! Crate is a monthly subscription box “to inspire girls to believe they can be and do anything by introducing fearless women who made the world better.”
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Girls Can! Crate
The Cost: $29.95 for a single-child monthly subscription and $38.95 for a multiple-children monthly subscription. Price breaks for 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code SUBADDICT20 to save 20% off your first crate!
The Products: Each box contains a 20-page Girls Can! Activity book, 2-3 activities, creative play props, a focus character trait to practice, a character trading card for kids to think about how they can exhibit each months character trait, all the materials needed to complete the activities, and 2-3 practical tips for parents to help foster the chosen trait in their child.
Ships to: US (for free) and Canada (for $10)
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Girls Can! Crate writes on their website that they “didn’t want to just create a product, but rather an experience that would help girls love themselves and believe in their unlimited potential to achieve their dreams and make the world better…GIRLS CAN! CRATE introduces little ones to diverse women who have helped make the world better and who have defied what is possible.”
Creating an “experience” for customers is not an easy thing to do. There are so many factors that contribute to how people can react to an idea. The creator(s) must be meticulous in their design to accomplish this. Girls Can! Crate website says their boxes are “thoughtfully designed by experts in order to encourage a love of science, math, engineering, and technology, foster creativity, self-expression and curiosity, and support literacy development.” That is a tall order! I think they’ve done a fabulous job but read on and see what you think.
Aren’t their graphics adorable? I just love buying things that are well designed. Plus, the addition of how adults can celebrate diversity is so great. I was so glad they included the part about tackling uncomfortable questions. It’s like this box was created just for me to give to my child. I hope other people love it just as much as I do.
This is the 20 page activity book focuses a lot on words- how they can affect you and the impact they have on others. There is information on Maya Angelou, activities on expression oneself, a science activity with Skittles (see below), and much more. We will be using this booklet for a while! I love it!
Yet another cool idea! This character card has interesting facts about Maya Angelou’s life and then has a place for the parents to write about when they think their child did a good job using his/her voice. This kind of specific feedback is a great way to encourage traits you want to see more of in your child. Good job Girls Can! Crate- I’d like to see more of that!
At three years of age, all my daughter needed for play was rocks but at six, it is definitely notebooks. She wanted to do this activity first because the idea of making her own book was extremely exciting. Inside the books are pages filled are activities asking the child to draw and write about things that are important to them. Just so you know, Cira’s (my daughter) answer for when she cries is “when mom is being mean [min]” which is otherwise known as “when Cira gets in trouble.” I’m glad she still loves me though.
I don’t know if my daughter or I liked this activity better. There are some of my daughter’s crafts that I just love doing. I think the repetitive action on this one is soothing and the colors are adorable. Cira and I spoke for a while about picking someone other than her best friend to give this too. We talked about kids in her class that didn’t have a lot of friends and why they might need encouragement from others.
Another win for Girls Can! Crate This Dream Birds mobile is adorable and my daughter loved writing about her dreams. On the back of the decorative paper, your child writes and/or draws about dreams they have. Cira’s wishes included things like, “I wish I could be a dolphin trainer when I grow up” and “I wish I could ride an Alacorn” (a cross between a unicorn and a Pegasus). We talked about what control she has in making her dreams come true and how she can help others accomplish their dreams. I just loved this activity!
We’ve had this box for about a week now and there is still a ton of things we could do with it. We can easily read through the 20 page activity book and talk about things in there and we still have the science activity pictured above (from the activity book) for which they sent us Skittles. We have to supply the cups, syringe and hot water on this one. Truly, I couldn’t be any more impressed with the various ways we can use the items in this box or the thoughtfulness that went into it all.
Verdict: In my opinion, Girls Can! Crate is an exceptional subscription box and is worth every penny you’d spend on it! I love their mission, the execution, the quality of the products and basically, everything about it. My daughter has had a ton of fun with this crate and since there were three planned activities (and more!), the benefits of this box lasted longer than some of the others we’ve tried. To me, this box has a bit of everything a parent would want for their child- fun, education, empowerment, interest, longevity, and quality. Plus, they donate 10% of the proceeds from each crate to organizations such as Girls Education and Mentoring Services (GEMS), Days for Girls, and SheHeroes. Right on! You are doing it Girls Can! Crate.
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