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My ZOO Box Review – February 2021

Brandi Dowell
ByBrandi DowellFeb 24, 2021 | 12 comments

My Zoo Box
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My ZOO Box is a monthly subscription box for kids focused on kid-friendly animal education. Each box includes a book, animal friend, an art or science activity, and more! This box is recommended for ages 4 -8, but they also have a Mini Zoo box that is perfect for ages 2 and up.

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About My ZOO Box

The Subscription Box: My ZOO Box

The Cost: $34.95 + free shipping ($19.95 for the Mini ZOO box). Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code 1STBOXFREE6 or 1STBOXFREE12 to get first box FREE with a 6 or 12-month subscription!

The Products: Each month you will receive items related to a specific animal including a book, animal friend, animal anatomy poster, an art or science activity, and a few other surprises. Your first box will also include a zoo passport.

Ships to: the U.S. for free, Canada for $12.00

Good to know: You can purchase a sibling pack with extra items for $22 per month that will ship with your monthly box. You can add up to 2 sibling packs.

My ZOO Box Review February – Wolf

Note: The following item was received in our first box, not this month’s box!

 

Zoo Passport

In your first box, you will receive a passport so that your child can add new animal stickers to it each month. It features glossy pages with various animal prints and plenty of room to fill it up with stickers.

He loved unboxing these and discovering what’s inside!

 

Passport Sticker

This month, we received this really beautiful wolf sticker to add to our passport.

 

Wolf Paw Cookie Recipe

This card lists all of the items in our box and it includes a recipe for “Wolf Paw Cookies” on the back. I really love that they include these recipes, which so far have been fairly simple, and definitely unique!

 

Wolf Info Card

This majestic photo of a wolf comes on glossy cardstock and the back has a nice letter from him detailing lots of facts and educational information about wolves. I think they do a really nice job of making this information engaging and providing some lesser-known facts. My son, who *thinks* he knows everything about animals (he knows way more than me thanks to Wild Kratts), actually learns something each month.

 

Wild Republic Ecokins Mini Wolf   – Retail Value $14.99 (found here for $11.83)

Meet Little Howler! This wolf pup is so super soft and adorable! I love that this is one of the Ecokins stuffed animals which are made with recycled water bottles. This stuffed animal is lightweight and the 8-inch size is perfect for little hands without taking up too much space in your home.

 

Here my son was practicing his howl. My other son was excited to meet this little guy, too.

 

National Geographic Kids Wolves Book – Retail Value $4.99

My son loves the books that they send each month and so do I! These National Geographic readers are full of bright graphics, colorful photos and so much information presented in an engaging way. They have a glossary, and a fun “stump your parents” section along with other fun educational pages.

 

Wolf Anatomy Poster

The posters that they include each month are so cool! It’s a great way to learn about anatomy and so interesting to see the various parts of the animal.

 

This month we did a bit of pre-reading practice where I asked him to find the body part by looking for the words I spelled for him.

 

PlusPlus Mini Maker Tube  in Gray Wolf – Retail Value $7.99

Our toy this month is a cool set that is new to us. It is similar to Legos in that you can build different things with the pieces, but each shape is a “plus plus” so they only fit together a certain way. The pieces were pretty tiny and not quite as easy to work with as Legos, but they are perfect for fine motor practice and working on following visual instructions.

 

Daddy had to help him with his build, but he didn’t mind!

 

Here is his PlusPlus wolf! His mouth can actually move which is pretty cool.

He didn’t stay together too long though because his siblings were waiting for their chance to check them out!

I did get a nice picture of him and his two wolves though, first!

 

Wolf Experiment

This month we received an experiment instead of an art activity. They included this green blindfold for us to use so that we can explore scent.

 

They gave us some info about how a wolf’s nose works and how well it can smell. Our experiment was to have some cotton balls set up around the house with some strong scents on them such as vanilla, vinegar, or various juices. We had to make a hypothesis first and then have a helper walk us around the house so that we could locate the scents and try to identify them. So simple, yet really fun!

We actually did this activity right away with some vanilla extract and vinegar. I hid the cotton balls and led him around the house. He had a little trouble locating the smells, but the fact that I had some cookies in the oven probably didn’t help. This is definitely an experiment that we’ll be repeating though and I love how it’s the perfect mix of education and fun!

Verdict: My son was so excited for My ZOO Box this month and this wolf-themed box did not disappoint! We had a lot of fun doing our scent experiment, reading about wolves, and building our own wolf with the Plus Plus pieces. I really like that the toys they include are so unique and ones that we’ve never heard of. They always tie in so nicely to our animal, too! The total retail value of our wolf, book, and toy comes to $27.97, which doesn’t take into account all of the other items like the sticker, recipe, anatomy poster, and our fun scent experiment materials. I think that’s a decent value for $34.95 plus free shipping, especially since it brings my son so much excitement each month!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but order by the 25th to receive next month’s box!

COUPON: Use code 1STBOXFREE6 or 1STBOXFREE12 to get first box FREE with a 6 or 12-month subscription!

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

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What do you think of My ZOO Box?

"My ZOO Box is the WILDEST way to learn about animals! Each month a new animal will fly, swim, float, or stomp through your door. Your child will develop a deep connection to the wonders of the world in which they live through exposure and inquiry."
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!

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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12 comments

Carol

This is such a cute subscription!

Iggie

Grrr…I want my kids to learn about the world and other cultures, but I have to draw the line at a recipe connected to the animal of the month. Other cultures may not have an issue eating wolf paws–probably a delicacy in some regions… but I don’t want to expose my kids to this. They would be devastated.

Carol

Wait, what?

Serena

You do realize they’re not actually made from wolf paws, right??

Amanda

This comment did too!! I almost choked on my koolaid and goldfish😂🤣😂

Molly

Are you also offended by gingerbread people and goldfish crackers?

Iggie

I guess some people just think it is hilarious that animals are killed for their paws and other parts.

Amanda

Molly your comment got me more tickled than it probably should have😂

TL

This is ideal for the grandkids. The opportunity to add a sibling pack makes it doubly enticing!

Brandi Dowell

The sibling pack is a nice option if you have multiple kids or grandkids! 🙂

Amy in KC

I look forward to these reviews every month! I think I need to have a child so I can order this for them. (JOKING, but you know what I mean!) Those Plus-Plus blocks are really neat. I have never seen those before.

Brandi Dowell

🤣 Thanks for reading, Amy in KC!

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