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Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016


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, and they love it!

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


The Subscription Box: Surprise Ride

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

COUPON: Use code BESTGIFT5 to save $5 off your first month


use coupon code SIX15 to save up to $15 off a 6-month subscription (regularly $155.94)!

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!

Check out all of our Surprise Ride reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory!

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This month’s theme is all about birds! Isn’t that picture just adorable?


This is the information card that details everything included.


Not Nuts! Seed and Fruit Mix by Enjoy Life – Value $1

Now THIS is the kind of snack I can completely get behind! It’s just seeds and dried fruit! I don’t understand why more children’s snacks aren’t like this. My sons weren’t that interested in it, but I think they will come around.

Blacky the Crow by Thornton W. Burgess – Value $1 on Amazon (retail price: $3)

Although it’s small, this is actually a little chapter book, and it’s perfect for my eight-year-old. We started reading it the other night, and so far, so good. From Amazon:

Children will love this wonderful tale of Blacky the Crow, who has very sharp eyes, and who is often getting into trouble because he sees things he shouldn’t. One day Blacky notices two fresh eggs in a nest belonging to Hooty the Owl and Mrs. Hooty. The eggs are a prize too delicious to pass up and Blacky devises a plan to snatch them. But does he succeed? Young readers will enjoy finding out in this charming tale by master storyteller Thornton W. Burgess.

Reset in large, easy-to-read type, this book is filled with gentle humor and important lessons about nature and wildlife, and is further enhanced by four original Harrison Cady illustrations. Blacky the Crow is sure to captivate youngsters discovering the joy of reading and the pleasures of storytelling at its finest.


Wooden Bird Whistle – Value $0.50

This is a cute little toy, but there’s something wrong with the hole. It doesn’t make much of a whistling sound.

Crow Glider – Value $0.40

This is cute, and it works fine. I don’t mind the low value of these little toys they include so much, as long as the kids enjoy them and they serve a purpose within the theme.


Our first project was to make wildflower seed bombs. These are the supplies that were included. We didn’t need to supply anything from home.


These are our completed seed bombs! The materials that the seeds went into was a mixture of dirt and clay, and they were actually kind of hard to mold into balls. Otherwise they turned out fine, and we planted them beside the garden as soon as we were done photographing them.


Our second project was to paint and decorate a little birdhouse! My eight-year-old was really excited about this project. These are the supplies that were included, and the only thing we had to supply from home was a little water.


This is my son’s completed birdhouse! I love it. He didn’t want to put any feathers on it, and I have to agree with him, it looks great as-is.

VerdictSurprise Ride is so fun! Aside from the whistle not working, everything this month was a hit for us. Hopefully we will enjoy both the birdhouse and the wildflowers by the garden for years to come.

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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 | 1 comment

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  1. Try putting a little water in the bird and it might chirp for you when you blow on it 😉

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