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Animal Trackers Club “Introductory Box” Review – February 2020

Animal Trackers Club is a monthly subscription box for kids that teaches children ages 3 and up about animals and habitats through hands-on learning. Every month children will explore a new animal through track cards, fact sheets, art activities, animal figures, and more!

This box is being reviewed as part of our February Galentine’s theme!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About Animal Trackers Club

The Subscription Box: Animal Trackers Club

The Cost: $13.95 per month + shipping (save with longer subscriptions)

The Products: Each month you will receive items that help your child explore a new animal, including track cards, learning activities, animal figures and magnets, masks, and more!

Ships to: The U.S. for $3.00

Good to Know: Currently they only offer the Savanna habitat, but it looks like they may be adding an Underwater habitat version, soon!

Animal Trackers Club “Introductory Box” Review – February 2020

My 3-year-old son is creature-obsessed and we spend a lot of time watching and playing our own version of Wild Kratts at home. He knows so much about animals and loves learning as much as he can so I was looking for an interactive way to support his interest and came across this subscription that explored new animals every month. It sounded like it would be perfect for him and when this box showed up,  it was so rewarding to see his excitement! This month we will be reviewing the Introductory Box which provides a few things to help get us set up and ready to explore the animals each month. Let’s check it out!

 

The main item in our box is this great tin lunchbox featuring Bode Bear and the Animal Trackers logo. This will be perfect for storing all of our animal gear in each month as we collect it! It will also double as a place to play with our animal magnets which will come in subsequent boxes. I love the retro design and Bode is pretty cute! 

We received a note from Bode Bear welcoming us to the box and explaining a little bit about how it all works and what we can expect.

 

This is our Animal Tracks card ring. Each month we will receive an animal photo and track card that we can add to this ring as we discover new animals. I love this idea and know my son will enjoy collecting these cards!

 

We also received this animal coloring card so that we can color in the various animals as we receive them each month. It will be a great way to track which animals we’ve explored and which are still to come!

 

We received a card about biomes of the world and more specifically, the savanna. My son is already very familiar with African savannas and I was surprised when I asked him to find Africa on the biome sheet map and he located it right away! We talked a bit about biomes and habitats and what kind of animals we could find in each. We watch Planet Earth a lot, too, so a lot of this was just review for him, but the term biome is a new one and we loved learning about how many different biomes there are in Africa. It was probably more educational for me, to be honest! Haha.

 

They provided a set of foam animal stickers for him to place on these two savanna scene cards.

 

He loved placing the stickers on the cards!

 

The last item in our box was this set of animal cards. There are eight adorable animals with both front and back views and a card with several different game ideas on them. The backs of the cards are blank, making it an ideal set for a game of Memory!

 

We set up our cards and had some fun playing Memory with them. Whenever we flipped over two that didn’t match we tried to come up with fun name for the new creature we had created. I think we have an Ostriphant and a Cheebra here. This was also one of the ideas listed on the card!

 

After our game of Memory we did a few different sorting games; sorting by color, sorting by pattern (stripes, solids, or spots), and then we compared the piles using a little bit of counting and math comparison skills to discuss which had more.

After sorting, we went back to coming up with new animal species which the kids had a lot of fun with. We also named some of the animals with proper names as well!

Verdict: I can already tell from this Animal Trackers Club introductory box that this is going to be a favorite subscription of ours! It is perfect for my son and his love of animals, and even though there wasn’t too much to this box, they did really well with the few materials they did provide. My son loved learning about the different biomes, he enjoyed the sticker activity, and we all had fun with the animal cards. Simple ideas, but so many ways to explore! The lunchbox is such a cute way to store our animal goodies in and I know he can’t wait for the next box when we get to start our animal collection! I am also pretty excited that this box is so affordable at only $16.95 ($13.95 + $3.00 shipping) per month.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this is the first box you will receive.

For more ways to entertain your littles, check out our list of the best subscription boxes for kids!

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

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Comments (2)

  1. I feel like even for this much $, for what they send you is still overpriced. You can easily find better items at the Dollar Store or TJ Maxx.

  2. At least it is cheap.

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