Kid Wonder Subscription Review Box + Coupon – September 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 September 2018 Review
The theme for this month’s box was Wilderness Explorers and it began with this great illustrated 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 card with a wilderness-themed greeting from Scout the Pup, their little box mascot.
They always include a booklet in the box, but this month they also had this note for parents that explained a little bit about the box and the activities and also provided some information on how to find video instructions if you need it.
The booklet is filled with several age-appropriate activities that center around the same theme, but also teach different skills. This month there was a section on map reading, a page about animal habitats, dressing for the weather and a few others. This always feels like a bonus to me since there are so many activities in the box and it’s a great way to occupy your child in between the larger activities.
Dress Like a Wilderness Explorer! 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 usually involves dressing up like a character from our theme. This month we got a few accessories to help us become a wilderness explorer.
First up was to decorate our backpack. This was made out of felt, and while it’s not quite up to the same quality as a traditional backpack, I was impressed with how sturdy it was.
They provided felt stickers that we applied to the backpack and then it was ready to go!
Next, we decorated our compass bracelet with the washable marker they included. The ink got a bit smeary, but it was still a cute concept and perfect for a little explorer!
Our last accessory was a pair of binoculars. All we had to do was fold them up and they had little glue dots that we stuck to the matching dot colors so this was easy to do.
We tied our string on and then they were done! Very cute and the perfect size to throw into our new backpack.
They also provided crayons and this coloring sheet with some tips on hiking safety.
I loved this sheet that we could fill out for our wilderness adventure. It was fun to see how my daughter would plan her own little trip! The last item in this packet was our Wilderness Explorer badge sticker. Cute!
Let’s Go Camping! Activity
Our second activity was to create a campfire diorama.
The first part was to recycle our box and put in our sky sheet and our grass sheet. These were just large foam stickers that we placed in the box. Then my daughter added the moon and star stickers to the sky.
We received this coated cardboard sheet that we were able to fold up into a triangle to form our tent for our diorama. I love the detail of the bed and other items inside!
Next, we painted our campers with the included paint, brush, mess mat and apron. They really think of everything so even a painting activity goes so smoothly!
To make our own campfire, they provided a foam ring sticker and a few squares of tissue paper. We stuck them on and had a perfect little campfire for our scene.
While we waited for our campers to dry, we were able to color this fire safety sheet and do some animal counting! I always appreciate having these extra sheets that can keep my daughter entertained when we are waiting for other parts to dry.
Here is our completed diorama and our camping badge.
Wilderness Training! Activity
I really love that this box focuses so much on safety and other important aspects of exploring the wilderness and this next activity was perfect for reinforcing those.
The first part was to get physical with some wilderness training. I love that they provide a fun way to get physical while completing these activities. They also provided a certificate to show that your little one has completed their training successfully.
Once their training was complete, we got to read this story while following along on the map and making decisions as we went. It was sort of a choose your own adventure with the physical aspect of being able to trace your adventure by looking at the map. My daughter loved this and we had to read it several more times that evening!
Next, there was this bag with a scavenger hunt checklist glued to it. Unfortunately, we are back to rain 24/7 here so we will have to wait for a nice day to complete this, but it definitely gives us something to look forward to as fall approaches!
We also received a coloring sheet on food safety and our hiking badge to finish out this packet.
Let’s Go Fishing! Activity
Our next activity was to fish for our dinner. They included all of the materials needed again and even provided a mini-lesson on primary and secondary colors.
They provided a coated cardboard sheet that we were able to fold up to form our fish pond. The wooden fish had tiny magnets on their mouths which stuck to the magnet on our fishing pole.
We painted our fish and once they were dry we were able to put them in our pond, ready to fish them out!
While we were waiting for our fish to dry, we were able to work on these sheets which explained the life cycle of the fish and provided a diagram of the parts of the fish.
Of course, we received our fishing badge to finish this out.
Let’s Make S’mores! Activity
Our final activity was to make some S’mores for dessert. While everything was made from edible ingredients such as frosting and powdered sugar, these were not meant to eat, but instead to make play dough.
Everything was clearly labeled and all I had to do was mix each container of frosting with a spoonful of powdered sugar using the spoon they gave us. Then I added some powdered sugar to my wax paper and kneaded it until it was the right texture. I continued this step with each of the frostings starting with the white and finishing with the dark brown.
Then it was time to play with our dough and assemble our s’mores. The dough was a bit melty so it ended up being quite floppy, but it was still a good consistency for playing with. Plus it smelled amazing! They even gave us this adorable bag to store it in. Love this little detail!
They also provided a board so that we could play tic tac toe using our white and brown dough instead of x’s and o’s. So fun!
Lastly, we received this fun pattern activity sheet and our s’mores badge.
They also included a card introducing the theme for next month which is Calling all Animal Lovers. This will be a veterinarian-themed box and I can’t wait to see how excited my kids will be!
Verdict: Another great Kid Wonder Box in the books! I am having so much fun completing these with my kids! There is always so much to do, it is always so well organized and my kids are completely engaged in these themes that are perfect for them. I love that there is an educational aspect to this and I appreciated how much they focused on safety for this month’s theme. Everything we need is always within the box which makes it stress-free for me because all I have to do is pick a packet and we can begin without any real prep work and finish with hardly any cleanup. This was another incredibly thoughtful curation of activities perfect for the targeted age range of 3-6-year-olds and this was a perfect way to finish out the summer and get ready for fall. At $29.95 ($24.95 + $5.00 shipping), I feel like it’s a great value for so many exciting activities, a lot of which can be used over and over again!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the October box. From Kid Wonder:
We ship out on the 4th of every month! Order by September 1st to receive the next box!
Coupon – Use code MSA40 to save 40% off your first box!
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