Kid Wonder Subscription Review + Coupon – December 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 December 2018 Review
The theme for this month’s box was “Let’s Play Police Officer!” 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 lot of helpful information about the role of a police officer. I thought they did a fantastic job of making it easy for younger children to understand and they covered a lot of basics like when to call 911.
They also talked about making good choices and what to do if you get lost. They covered a lot of really important information and it opened up a great dialogue between my children and me about what to do in dangerous situations.
Let’s Dress Like a Police Officer! 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!
These are all of the materials from the first kit, which included a lot of items to help us dress and act like a police officer.
First up, we made our hat. All my daughter had to do was peel off the foam stickers and place them on the front of the hat. And yes, my daughter is wearing her bathing suit because around here she pretends to be going to the beach when she’s not busy being a Princess.
We received this cardboard walkie-talkie to put together. This was just a simple matter of folding it and peeling off the backing on the one piece of adhesive tape and sticking it together. So easy. There was even a hole in the top to put a pipe cleaner in for the antenna.
Here is our walkie-talkie in action!
Now that we had our hat and walkie-talkie, we were ready to learn some codes that police use to communicate. They also provided some police academy training moves for them to practice which included push-ups and army crawling. I love that they provided a fun and meaningful way for kids to get physical!
After completing the physical fitness activities, it was time to test their math and grammar. Once these were complete, they received this Certificate of Completion to make it official.
They also received their Junior Police Officer badge and were given a speeding ticket that they could issue when someone is going really fast or too fast. So cute!
We also received some supplies to help us make a card for our local police force. I love this idea! They made it so easy by providing a card and envelope for us to decorate. I thought it was nice that they included the scissors and glue for us as well.
We colored the police images in then cut them out and glued them to the front of the card and added a note to thank them for their service. This was such a great way to help my kids understand public service and have them show their appreciation.
The kids also enjoyed completing the activities in our booklet such as filling in a badge count chart and labeling the parts of a police officer’s uniform.
Let’s Play Safety Town! Activity
The next kit involved learning about traffic safety. I love that they included this information and made it so fun.
First, we learned about some traffic signs and completed a matchup page. This was great fine motor and cutting practice for my daughter and my son was able to help by gluing the pieces in the right spot.
To help us learn about traffic, they even provided two wooden cars, a fabric road mat and a sheet of traffic sign stickers. My daughter and I talked about where we should put the stickers and then she placed them on her mat. I love this cute little mat because it’s small and we can take it on the go. I think it will be a perfect doctor’s office activity for when we have to wait!
They even sent us paint and a brush so that the kids could paint and personalize their cars.
Case of the Cookie Thief! Activity
They really covered a lot of different aspects of police work and solving this case was a fun way to explore the detective side!
First, we made our own stamp pad for fingerprinting by squirting the little bottle of ink onto our foam pad. Then we set it aside to allow it to absorb.
Next, we made chocolate chip cookies by adding stickers to our felt cookie circles.
Then we stuck our evidence sticker onto our bag and added our case information sticker to the inside of our confidential folder.
The adult helper then hid the “evidence” around the house. This consisted of the cookies, a pawprint, and some footprints. The adult helper got to choose who the guilty suspect was by placing the cards with either the 1 or the 2 cards facing up.
Then we took our evidence bag and went around the house collecting evidence. We left our little yellow evidence markers wherever we found something and filled out our evidence collection sheets to say where we found them using the green dry erase crayon they provided.
There were three suspects that could have moved our cookies – Scout’s mom, brother or our adult helper, whose fingerprints we were to collect and draw a picture of. Once we determined who the guilty suspect was, we circled who it was on our case information form. This was such a cute way to play detective!
Let’s Play K-9 Unit! Activity
The last kit in our bag was dedicated to our K-9 friend. The kids loved this cute little police dog!
We received this little bandana for him, but first, we needed to use the paint and brush they gave us to add a badge to the front. We simply placed the stencil sticker on our bandana and were ready to go.
My kids were pretty generous with the paint so I spread it out a bit so that it would dry a little quicker.
Once dry, we peeled the stencil sticker off and tied it onto our k-9 friend.
Then it was time for us to make our new friend some treats out of salt dough. We simply added the bag of salt to the bag of flour, added a little water and squished it up. Then we used the template they gave us to shape our treats into bones. We had the option to either let them air dry or bake.
They even gave us a labeled baggie to store them in. I love that they used the inside of the stencil sticker as the badge on our bag. This was a great way to avoid some waste!
Finally, we learned a little bit about what K-9 dogs go through for training and did some cutting and matching activities while we waited for our treats to dry.
They also included a card introducing the theme for next month which is “Calling all future chefs.” This sounds like a really fun box, too!
Verdict: I was so impressed with all of the incredibly important information that this Kid Wonder Box covered! Not only did we learn about what police officers and K-9 dogs do, but we also got to do a lot of talking about safety in a way that felt so meaningful. I think that this was such an engaging way to bring up the subjects of emergencies and strangers and making good choices in a manner that felt natural and not forced. The activities were all really fun and unique and we actually spread it out over two days since there was so much to do. As usual, everything was so well organized and they included absolutely everything that we needed which meant all we had to do was open up the box so we could play and learn together. I’m also pretty excited about the little road mat that we received and I know the kids are loving playing with their police dog, badge and hat. At $29.95 (+ free shipping), I’m incredibly happy with our experience and think it was totally worth the cost of the box!
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