WompleBox is a subscription box for kids that gives them a sense of adventure as they learn about new places with each monthly delivery. This box is designed for children ages 6-11 by experts in storytelling and education to inspire them to explore the world through the storybook, map, and craft they receive each month.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: WompleBox
The Cost: $24.99 per month + shipping
ACTIVE DEAL: $5 off your first box
The Products: Each month you will receive a storybook, map, and other items along with a themed craft that includes enough materials for 2 kids.
Ships to: The U.S. for a $5.00 flat rate
Good to Know: You will receive bonus items when you sign up for a longer commitment!
WompleBox May 2020 "Argentina" Review
Womple has put together a great free resource page that they have been updating which is meant to assist families as they navigate this new COVID-19 world with their children. This is a fantastic collection of educational materials, activities, and helpful resources that are definitely worth checking out. What a great way to be of service to families during these strange times!
In our box, we received this great fold-out map with information about the country we are exploring on each panel. This month we are traveling to Argentina and the various pages provided information about the culture. They included information on the Argentine Tango and a recipe for Alfajores which are cookies with Dulce de Leche in the center. Yum!
Our map unfolded to show Argentina and there was a fun compass activity at the bottom where we would use the cardinal directions to locate some of Argentina's most famous sights.
These are the nice, quality stickers they included for us to use to mark the various sites on our map.
This was a great activity for teaching about directions and locating places on a map by using directions. My son enjoyed this a lot and when we were finished, he immediately asked for some crayons to color in his map.
Our collectible was this great, detailed tango dancers keychain. My son loves the idea of starting a collection, although I'm not sure he was as excited for this one as his previous crocodile and train keychains. Haha. He did still take this up to his room to add to his collection though, so I guess he still appreciated it!
After checking out our map and our keychain, it was time to read our story. My son loves these books and even though he will just be turning 4 in June, they seem to hold his attention well!
Our storybook was this substantial paperback book full of colorful illustrations, photos, and tons of information about Argentina which is presented as a story. This month Womple is following some clues in order to find out how to stop the world from ending in 21 days! He travels all over Argentina learning about the culture along the way and exploring some of the most famous sights. I love the way these books are written and even though they are long, they are broken up into very sensible chapters making it an easy book to break up if you need to. The text is full of various fonts and colors to highlight words of importance and they always throw in some of the native languages which we enjoy learning each month. My son asks to read these over and over again and he seems to really learn a lot from them.
This month's craft was a really cool concept. We were creating our own "Cueva de las Manos" or "Cave of Hands" just like the one that Womple came across in our book.
Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels, 16 pk - Retail Value $7.74
They provided 2 large pieces of kraft paper and a nice set of oil pastels for us. This was a new medium for my son, so it was fun to teach him how to blend with them once we finished our activity.
Our craft was in the form of a game and they included a 6 sided die for us. Our game chart had information about the Cuevas Las Manos on one side and some great animal facts that my son enjoyed on the other side. It opened up to a "Draw Your Own Story" section wherein each roll of the die would give us another piece of our story. For example, your first roll told what action your hunter would be doing (run, jump, etc) while the second roll told the weapon he would use, and roll 4 told us the animal he would be hunting.
Before we got started we had to make our paper look more like a cave wall. My son crumpled up his piece and then spread it out flat to get ready for his drawing.
He rolled the die and got started on his cave drawing. His hunter was jumping and used a bola as a weapon in the mountains where he caught 1 armadillo. We had so much fun with this and ended up doing three different drawings together. The best part was at the end, we had to trace our hand to leave our signature just like they would in the real cave in Argentina.
Here you can see our finished sheet. I love how engaged my son was and I appreciated that they included a second sheet so we can spend some more time creating another set of cave paintings in the future!
The last item we received was a postcard which provided a sneak peek at the country we will be learning about next month. What a cute and useful way to get kids excited about their next adventure!
Verdict: My son looks forward to his WompleBox each month and he seems to have so much fun exploring the countries along with Womple. He really loves the books they send the most and we read them multiple times. The keychain is such a fun collectible and the various map activities they provide are always so educational and engaging. This month's craft was really unique and we had such a good time drawing the stories on our "cave" wall. I think this is a well-done subscription and we enjoy learning about a new country in a unique way each month!
To Wrap Up:
Your subscription starts the the month following your purchase and we ship by the 4th of each month.
ACTIVE DEAL: $5 off your first box
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