History Unboxed Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 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
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.
Also Good to Know: This box usually arrives after the month has passed. It’s not a big deal to me, but I know some people don’t like that.
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This month’s package is all about ancient Alexander the Great! Ava (our host through the ancient world) usually sends a letter, but this month she sent four letters from different years during this timespan.
This is our coloring page for the month. 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.
This is the printed material History Unboxed now sends, combining further learning, stories, and instructions and background for the activities into one slick booklet. I like that! The second picture gives you some idea of the types of information and pictures you might find inside.
This month, History Unboxed sent an Alexander the Great action figure! How fun! My son actually thought this was a pretty funny inclusion, but the doll is now proudly atop my son’s “nerd shelf.”
This month’s activity was to color the regions of Alexander the Great’s empire in this map. These are the supplies and instructions that were included.
This is my son’s completed map. Pretty cool!
Verdict: History Unboxed is a fun way to teach your kids more about ancient history than what they tend to learn in school. I think the way this information is taught, with hands-on activities, tends to stick with the kids a little better than just reading and taking tests. I think this would be an excellent resource for children who are home schooled.
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