Kid Wonder Subscription Review Box + Coupon – November 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! You can choose between the Little Dreamers Box for $29.95 + free shipping or Little Dreamers Box for Siblings for $39.95 + free shipping which includes an additional set of any consumable materials so that a sibling can join in the fun.
This review is of the $29.95 (+free 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: $29.95 a month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: All of the materials and supplies you need to complete several 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 free and Canada for $10
Kid Wonder Box November 2018 Review
The theme for this month’s box was World Traveler 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. They also encourage you to share your photos via social media!
The booklet featured a few maps, one that provided some writing practice and another that gave some information on animals around the world.
The booklet also featured several activities that were age-appropriate and a great way to occupy kids in between activities. This month we had some travel-related activities that we had some fun completing after we finished our box activities.
Let’s Fly to Tanzania! 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!
In order to get ready for our World travels, we needed to prepare our suitcase! This cute felt suitcase has a velcro closure at the center and to decorate it they included pieces for an airplane sticker that my daughter was able to prepare on her own. The felt pieces all had adhesive on the back so it was very simple. I think I added the velcro circles where they were supposed to go, but those didn’t stay on very well. I liked that it stands up nicely so that we can fill it with the various items they provided us with!
Next up, we had to make a camera so we could take pictures of everything we see on our journey. This was so easy since all the folds were marked and the adhesive squares were already placed for us and everything. It was just a matter of folding it up and sticking the ends together.
How cute are all the details on this camera?
We also received a passport for our travels. It had a section for us to fill out with our name and a spot for them to draw a picture of themselves.
They provided a dry erase marker in our kit and my daughter used that to draw herself onto her passport. Then we used the marker to fill out this cool boarding pass for our trip. I love that we got to plan it out and answer the questions together! We had sandwiches for our meal and she packed a purple bag.
Our first stop was Tanzania and our passport included a page complete with a map, some fun facts and a place for us to stick our passport sticker. I think they included just enough fun facts about the country that would appeal to kids such as a favorite food and a favorite sport for the country as well as how to say hello and goodbye.
In Tanzania, we got to go on a safari in our house. They provided 5 little animal pictures that I hid around the house. Then I read the facts from this sheet and they guessed which animal we were looking for and when we found it there were more facts about the animal on the back of the animal’s card. Then we collected the little card in our suitcase.
This was how excited my daughter was to find her first animal – she was jumping up and down so excitedly that all the photos I took were just a blur! We had so much fun on our safari and it was a great way to get up and get moving with a specific purpose. The kids have asked to do this over and over again, so I think it was definitely a great activity!
Let’s Fly to Mexico! Activity
The next country we visited was Mexico.
We learned a little bit about Mexico in our passport and received a sticker to add to our pages. Again, they highlighted favorite foods and popular sports.
We received a set of maracas to paint and they provided everything we needed such as a mess mat, smock, brush, and paint, although we did end up using our own smocks and had to get another brush since each kid painted their own maraca. But I was grateful we had two to decorate!
We went heavy on the paint so it took a while for our maracas to dry, but while we waited we were able to learn how to count to six in Spanish and also how to salsa dance! These were some more fun activities that just gave them a tiny taste of the culture.
After dinner, we were able to take our maracas and use this sheet to practice making music. This was a fun way to teach them to read music since it was so simple and they only had to learn one note and a stop symbol. I thought it was a great way to allow us to use our maracas as they were intended.
Let’s Fly to Japan! Activity
The third country we visited was Japan.
We learned about what they eat in Japan and they included a set of chopsticks as well as a guide to using them. I don’t think my kids have actually been to an Asian restaurant before since we usually get take-out, so it was fun to teach them that these are used in other countries!
For a taste of Japan, we were given model magic and play-doh to make sushi. They also gave us a guide so we could see how to make various types of sushi. It was easy to follow and a fun activity for us to do together.
They even included some tape and black papers to use as our seaweed to wrap around our sushi as well as green dugh to form our wasabi.
They even included this little paper sushi mat for us to place it on. I thought out sushi turned out pretty nicely and it was fun to try and use our chopsticks to pick it up.
Let’s Fly to France! Activity
The last stop on our world tour was France.
We learned some facts about France and also got to complete a vowel matching activity as well as a word tracing sheet. I always enjoy these bonus activities that are educational!
First, we learned a little bit about primary and secondary colors and color mixing. Then we got set up to complete our own Monet-style painting. They provided three little tubes of paint, a brush, a Monet guide, a mini canvas and a palette that provided guidance for mixing our colors.
We used our fingers to paint our canvas using the colors that we mixed together and then we were able to take off the bridge shaped sticker to reveal the white behind it which really made our picture look great! They even provided a mini easel for us to put our canvas on. What a great way to learn about color, Monet and Impressionist painting! My Art teacher heart was happy!
I have to mention that I really loved that I could recycle so many of the packing materials at the end of our activities!
They also included a card introducing the theme for next month which is Calling all Crime Stoppers. I’m always so curious to see what fun activities they will come up with for this theme!
Verdict: This was such a wonderful Kid Wonder Box this month! We got to experience so many different cultures, and while we didn’t really get too much into the cultures, I think it was just enough educational information for the intended ages of 3-6! There were enough fun facts and unique cultural activities to pique their interest and give them a sense of cultural awareness. I love that we got to do such a broad range of activities from our physical safari search to our color-mixing painting to making music with our maracas. I also love that they included little details like our suitcase, camera, passport and boarding pass which added a sense of authenticity to our activities. This box always has some surprises in it, but never seems to disappoint! At $29.95 (+ free shipping), I think this was a great experience for both the kids and me and definitely worth the cost!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the December box. From Kid Wonder:
We ship out on the 4th of every month! Order by October 1st to receive the next box!
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