Hello Bible is a subscription box for kids that provides your family with materials to help you teach, learn, and grow in faith. Each box provides a book, creative art projects, fun activities, and parent guides to explore one Bible story every month. This is a review of their Junior box that is designed for children 3-5 years old. They also offer a box for ages 5-10. Hello Bible also donates profits from their subscription to support education for children and educators in Kenya.
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About Hello Bible Junior
The Subscription Box: Hello Bible Junior
The Cost: $29.80/monthly + $5 shipping
The Products: Each box provides a book, creative art projects, fun activities, and parent guides to explore one Bible story every month. This Junior subscription includes two of each activity and craft so that children can do them with a sibling or together with a parent.
Ships to: The U.S., including Hawaii & Alaska
Hello Bible Junior Review January 2021
The first thing out of our box this month is a welcoming info card written from "Bella the Butterfly," explaining that she's the mascot for the Junior subscription. They also included cards to track your first year of the subscription: each month they send a sticker that matches the theme for you to add and track the bible stories your kids have learned about. (There's two in our Junior box so that your child can track it along with a sibling or with a parent.)
The theme of this box is about John the Baptist.
The informational card is the parent guide for the box and its contents. This card has a note to parents, walks through a discussion about the month's story, and then lists each activity you can do (four, so you can do one a week if you want - perfect for at-home "Sunday School"), a prayer, and a bible verse. The back has a coloring page for the kids.
Little Bible Heroes John the Baptist and Elijah Flip Over book - Retail value $3.99
This book has short, simple stories about John the Baptist and Elijah the prophet. The pictures are cute and my kids enjoyed the book! I also like having both stories in one to take up less space on the bookshelf.
Baptism of Jesus Craft
This is our second box, but so far the crafts have involved lots of peel-and-stick pieces, which I actually really appreciate. It makes the crafts easy for my 3- and 5-year-old, with no required prep time, glue, or scissors.
Here's the finished craft. My 3-year-old enjoyed using this while reading the book because it helped him participate in the story while I read.
Modeling Clay Activity
This activity involved putting a paper with Bible-themed images into a clear, dry-erase sleeve and have your kids try to make the same shapes out of clay. With my kids being so little, this didn't quite go as planned, but that's okay! We could talk about it while they played and kept their hands busy.
I also like that these are things we can use over and over again. Plus, the tiny rolling pin is adorable!
Shape Lacing Activity
This craft was probably our least favorite this month. The cardboard shapes had a lot of holes everywhere so it wasn't clear how they were "supposed" to use them and my kids just had fun putting the laces wherever. Which is fine, really, and we still were able to talk about the ideas on the activity card while they figured it out. But they got bored after not much time and gravitated towards the more open-ended activities.
"Focus on Jesus" Telescope
This activity was the winner this month! We talked about the card's Bible lesson, but to be honest, these telescopes were just a huge hit and my boys are still playing with them daily. They're simple cardboard tubes that extend and there's no real magnification or anything, but they have been so fun for them!
Verdict: This was our second Hello Bible Junior box, and I think it's a really great idea to receive readymade Bible-centric activity boxes for fun, but also especially as a "substitute Sunday School" for those of us who might not be attending church in person these days. My 3- and 5-year-old are both the right age for these kinds of crafts and materials, so Hello Bible's age levels for this box are appropriate. They had fun with the crafts and activities and they offered a chance to facilitate Bible learning and talking about Jesus together. I also really like that Hello Bible includes two of everything for siblings or for a parent to do alongside their child - I haven't had a subscription for both my boys together before so this is really fun for them!
As far as value goes, it seems in this subscription most of the value is from the experience and not just the material value (although there are craft supplies like the dry-erase sleeve, clay, lace-up shapes, telescopes, and book that are all reusable and we'll get value from long-term). Judging from just this box, I don't think the material value is up to the cost, but for a busy mom, I get a lot of value from the curation of materials and activities that I don't have to think about, shop for, organize, or print. Additionally, my kids have really missed Sunday school at church, and they seemed to enjoy the novelty of having a "Sunday school box," which definitely felt meaningful to me personally. I'm curious to see future boxes from Hello Bible.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you order now, your first box will be for March.
All orders received (or renewed) during the current month are for the next month's box. They begin shipping at the end of the ordering month, typically around the 25th of each month.
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