Kid Wonder Subscription Review Box + Coupon – July 2018
Kid Wonder Box is a subscription box that provides materials that encourage children to engage in imaginary play. Each box will contain 5 different crafts and activities based on a different monthly theme. All the supplies you need are included, even mess mats and smocks!
Kid Wonder Box will soon offer three different subscription options for various age groups: Little Dreamers for ages 3-6, Big Adventurers for ages 5-8, and Junior Explorers for ages 7-10. Currently, Little Dreamers is the only box available for purchase.
This review is of the $29.95 ($24.95 + $5.00 shipping) a month Little Dreamers box, for 3-6-year-olds.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About Kid Wonder Box
The Subscription Box: Kid Wonder Box
The Cost: $24.95 a month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: All of the materials and supplies you need to complete five different crafts and activities that encourage children to engage in imaginative play. Boxes will be based on a different monthly theme.
Ships to: U.S. for $5.00 flat rate, Canada for $15 and the U.K. for $20
Good to know: You can add a Sibling Pack to any line and receive materials for a second child to join in on the activities.
Kid Wonder Box Little Dreamers July 2018 Review
The theme for this month’s box was Fun at the Farm and it began with a great illustrated farm scene on the outside of the box. Also on the box was a table of contents for what would be inside, which I thought was helpful.
Included in the box was a little card with a note from Scout the Pup, their little box mascot. He introduced our theme and described a few of the activities we would be doing.
There was also a booklet that contained some information on farms and a few activities such as reading practice, a maze, and a seek and find. I also liked this section on life cycles- it was simplified just enough for younger children.
Dress Like a Farmer! Activity
There are a few things that I love about this subscription and one of them is how well organized everything is in this box. Each activity comes in its own separate bag with a “What’s Inside” sheet right on top. I’m always impressed with their attention to detail and how they always include everything we need in those little bags. Plus they rate the activities by messiness, difficulty and time. This information is so helpful when you’re trying to choose an activity to complete with your child!
The first activity was a perfect way to start our farm theme off. We got to dress like a farmer!
First up was to decorate our apron. This cute felt apron had two pockets on the front and we received these two, very detailed, felt stickers of a barn and a tractor to apply to the front. Simple and cute!
The next step was a bit more in depth; we used the white paint to add a handprint to the red bandana that they supplied. While we let the white paint dry, we had another activity to complete to keep us busy.
We got to make a cowbell! We used a white cup, black pipe cleaner, a bell and black paint to paint our cow spots.
When I say they are great about their attention to detail, I mean it! They even cut the slits into the bottom of the cup for us to thread our pipe cleaner through.
This whole idea was so cute and clever! This also gave us just enough time to let our bandana dry so that we could use the rest of the black paint to turn our handprint into a cow.
Here is my little farmer with her apron, bandana, and cowbell.
Down on the Farm! Activity
Our second activity was to make a barn and paint some wooden characters to go with it.
Even though this was our second painting activity in the box, we didn’t need anything from our first activity. They provided new paints, brushes, mess mats and aprons for us to use solely for this project.
This is the barn that came ready to assemble. All we had to do was fold it up and stick our velcro circles together. Each panel had a different type of background so we had a farm scene complete with hay and a pasture for the animals to graze on.
The barn was the perfect size to keep our farmer and animals tucked away inside.
Animal Bowling! Activity
These are all of the materials that came with the next activity, which was animal bowling.
Animal bowling was very simple to set up. We received five little animal cards that we placed into the little plastic stands and then we could roll our little chick ball into them to knock them down. Adorable!
These are two other activities included in this packet; Farmer Says and a Chore List. Farmer says is just like Simon Says, but with actions related to farming and animals, such as moo like a cow. The chore list was more of a charades type game where a child is supposed to act out whatever the farmer is doing, such as mucking out the stalls. Simple, but fun and by adding your own ideas, you could easily make these games last awhile!
This packet also contained this berry picking activity. They provided “berries” in the form of little red pom-poms, a dry erase crayon, a clothespin and a sheet where we could do some simple math. This was great for fine motor skills as it had my daughter use the clothespin to pick up berries and add them to her card. It was also a great counting activity, and for an older kid, would make a great addition activity.
These are some extra sheets we received that involve patterns and counting. I love that they always include these extra little activities that just add to the educational aspect, but in a fun way.
Farmers’ Market! Activity
Just when I thought this subscription couldn’t get any cuter, then comes the Farmers’ Market! We received a mini tote bag to use for shopping as well as a lanyard with a name tag to wear while we are working the stand!
The first step for our market activity was to set up our fruit and veggie stand. We put our dividers into the box that we received and then we put together our felt fruit and veggies. The details were made of little stickers that we put on top of the larger felt shapes. We received carrots, melons, strawberries, eggs, corn and some tomatoes.
Here is where it gets really cute! They provided a menu with prices, a paper to write receipts on, a business plan and a sales tracker sheet. We checked our inventory by counting each item and recording it on our sheet. Then I went through the business plan and had my daughter tell me which options she chose such as which days and times the market is open and what she sells. This was really creative and provided a lot of math and number practice!
Once we had our business plan and our fruits and veggies ready to go, our Farmers’ Market was open for business. We even received little tiny bills to use for play money.
Grow a Garden! Activity
No farm box would be complete without getting a chance to grow our own plants! This last activity took care of that for us, plus a few other fun activities.
Our first activity in this packet was to put a seed in our baggie with a wet paper towel (the paper towel was included by the way!). They provided a chart to show the germination process and also an observation sheet for us.
They provided this foam sticker decoration kit so that we could decorate our own pot. They included glue dots so that we wouldn’t have to mess with white glue or wait for it to dry.
Next, we get to grow our garden. We didn’t finish our planting yet because we are leaving for the beach soon, but once we get back, we are looking forward to growing our own plant!
They provided a small cup of yellow paint, a brush, and a mess mat so that we could paint stripes on a rock to make our own bumblebee decoration for our garden. We used a glue dot to add some eyes and this little guy is ready and waiting for our plant.
The last activity in this packet was to wind the yellow and black pipe cleaners around your finger to make a bee. Then to show how bees spread pollen, they gave us little yellow pom-poms to move from one flower to another with our bee finger. What a great visual and tactile activity to teach this concept!
They also included a card introducing the theme for next month which is Mermaids and Pirates. This sounds like a perfect summer theme to me!
Verdict: After receiving our first Kid Wonder Box about dinosaurs last month, I really wasn’t sure how they would top that box. It was an incredibly thoughtful curation of activities perfect for the targeted age range of 3-6-year-olds and chock full of engaging educational activities. I’m happy to report that this month’s box was just as wonderful! At $29.95 ($24.95 + $5.00 shipping) I feel like it’s a great value for the number of materials you get and the hours of entertainment. There was so much for us to do and my kids both loved every part of it. I love that there are so many activities that we can use more than once, too. I’m really excited for next month’s theme now that I am getting familiar with the layout of this box!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the August box. From Kid Wonder:
We ship out on the 4th of every month! Order by August 1st to receive the next box!
Coupon – Use code MSA40 to save 40% off your first box!
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