History Unboxed Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 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.
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 Julius Caesar! Ava (our host through the ancient world) usually sends a letter detailing their adventures in history. Below that is another standard inclusion – the monthly coloring sheet. 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 and third picture gives you some idea of the types of information and activities you might find inside.
This month, History Unboxed sent an CD featuring William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and The Story of Rome. My sons are not really old enough to appreciate Shakespeare yet, but I put this on for them the other night anyway when they were going to bed. I’ve used Shakespeare before with them in this way. It has a relaxing effect.
There was also a little envelope marked “Small Items” inside our box. It had the monthly sticker that my son puts on his timeline every month (from the welcome box). It also had this coin:
It’s a little Caesar coin, about the size of a dime. Very cool!
This month’s activity was to create an (artificial) laurel wreath. Julius Caesar’s signature look!
This is my son’s completed wreath! It was kind of tricky, but I think he did a great job!
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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