Kid Wonder Subscription Review Box + Coupon – October 2018
Kid Wonder Box is a subscription box that provides materials that encourage children to engage in imaginary play. Each box will contain 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.
COUPON: Use code MSA40 to save 40% off your first box!
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 October 2018 Review
The theme for this month’s box was Animal Hospital and it began with this great illustrated scene on the outside of the box as well as a table of contents on the side panel, which I always appreciate having!
Included in the box was our greeting from Scout the Pup, their little box mascot, telling us about the activities for this month.
They included a brief overview of the activities and a note for parents that explained a little bit about the box and also provided some information on how to find video instructions if you need it. This month they mentioned that they are spreading the activities for Kit 3 into the other kits to help reduce the plastic they use. Any eco-friendly move like this is always appreciated!
The booklet is filled with several age-appropriate activities that teach different skills while all centering around the theme of animals and vets. The activities included a maze, matching, and others related to our theme. 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 Vet! 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 Vet.
First, we put together our stethoscope. We used a headband, some fabric stickers and a little ribbon with a felt circle on the end. We attached the ribbon to the headband by sliding it on one end and then stuck our fabric stickers to the ends. Then we just had to add our felt red heart sticker to the white circle and it was complete.
Next, we added a nice shiny sticker to the circle and made a head mirror. I asked him to smile, by the way.
This time they went all out and included a t-shirt complete with little faux pockets with paw prints. So simple, but it really made the dress up part more fun! They also included a face mask and a tag with a real holder that had a stretchy clip. So fun!
Here are my little veterinarians all ready to go!
They also provided crayons, a coloring sheet with alphabet practice and this anatomy matching activity with stickers.
Pet Clinic! Activity
Our second activity was to create a pet clinic.
They included some wooden figures to paint, along with a mess mat, paintbrush, plastic smock (we used our own), and a set of paints. I set my son up so he could paint our wooden doctor, rabbit, and dog for our clinic while my daughter and I set up the rest.
They gave us this piece of plastic coated cardboard with all of the details for a mini-clinic on it. The velcro pieces were already attached and the folds were pre-creased for us so all we had to do was line it up and stick the velcro together.
This was perfect to store a lot of the supplies that we received during some of the other box activities!
Also in this bag was a dice with animals on it for us to roll up and use for a game called Move Like an Animal. This is one of those great games that’s perfect to take out any time you need a quick movement activity! Eventually, we won’t even need the paper guide but can just be silly rolling our animal dice.
While my son finished up painting, my daughter was able to complete this graph. It was the first time we had actually ever talked about graphs and this was such a great way to introduce her to them. She was able to count the animals and mark the same amount of rectangles and then we talked about most and least. A fun way to incorporate education into our activities!
Time for Your Check Up! Activity
Our third activity was to set up our pet clinic and get to work checking out our patient which was a small stuffed dog they included.
The details in these kits are always so much fun! They included a ring of felt that I wasn’t sure about until I realized it was supposed to be the cone for our dog’s neck. Too cute! They also included a mechanical pencil with paw prints and this great Check Up sheet so that you can record all of your pet’s vitals.
They also included a business plan where we got to name our clinic, figure out what days and times we were open and also choose how we see patients (house calls, mobile clinic, boarding). I forgot to get a picture of it, but you can see parts of it in the above images. They also included all the supplies we would need to fix our pets including a pill bottle with little blue pom-poms for pills, a syringe, tweezers and a little first aid kit with cotton and band-aids. Everything we needed to treat our pet!
They even included a page for us to write a prescription. Most of our supplies fit neatly inside our little clinic box, which makes it easier to store for playing with later.
Construct Your X-Ray Machine! Activity
The last activity in our box was to make an x-ray machine for our pets.
We recycled our box for this activity and our first step was to put stickers onto the frame pieces that they provided and stick them around our sheet protector. Then we put our tea light inside the box.
We slid the included x-ray sheet inside the protector and placed it over the top of the box with our tea light inside. It lit our x-ray up just enough for us to see. So easy and cute! They even included extra sheets and a crayon to create our own x-rays along with a diagram to guide us. This is a great toy that I feel like I can let the kids play with independently since there isn’t anything too tricky or dangerous about it.
The last part of this packet was our Boo Boo Bunny which was just a card with holes punched out that we were able to sew up with the included shoelace. Great fine motor skill practice!
They also included a card introducing the theme for next month which is Let’s Play World Traveler. This will be an exciting adventure around the world!
Verdict: Kid Wonder Box is such a wonderful experience for my family each month. This box felt a little different than usual, maybe because there were only four activities instead of five, but we still had a lot of fun. The details for all of the items they included were just perfect and ensured that our veterinary clinic was ready to go from the supplies they included down to the clothing they got to wear to let them feel like a real vet. I also love that they include so many extra activities such as the graph and the bunny stitch-up activities and that they found such a fun way to repurpose our box. This box is a great mix of educational materials and just plain fun and it’s perfect for the intended age group of 3-6-year-olds. At $29.95 ($24.95 + $5.00 shipping), I feel like the experience alone is a great value, but this month we even got to add some fun toys to our dress up bin and have a neat way to store all of our vet supplies for future use!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the November box. From Kid Wonder:
We ship out on the 4th of every month! Order by October 1st to receive the next box!
Coupon – Use code MSA40 to save 40% off your first box!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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