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 by experts in storytelling and education for children ages 6-11 to inspire them to explore the world through a storybook, map, and craft they receive each month.
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The Subscription Box: WompleBox
The Cost: $29.99 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 free
Good to Know: You will receive bonus items when you sign up for a longer commitment!
WompleBox January 2021 "Brazil" Review
In this month's box, we received this great fold-out pamphlet with information about the country we'll be exploring on each panel. This month we are traveling to Brazil and they shared some information about Carnival, the Amazon rainforest, and a recipe for grilled cheese on a stick!
On the back of the informational sheet was a map of Brazil with some information about various landmarks.
Each month they send unique stickers related to the country we are learning about. My son loved the brightly colored Macaw!
He loves learning about the country and then placing his stickers on the map! Some months they have actual activities that show us where to place the stickers, which I much prefer, but this month he was able to just place them wherever he wanted.
Each month we also receive a collectible keychain. My son loves these keychains and was excited to see this red-bellied piranha!
My son gets so excited for each new Womple book! These chapter books are full of colorful illustrations, photos, and tons of information about Brazil, which is presented as a story. The text is full of various fonts and colors to highlight words of importance and they usually throw in some words from the country's native language which is always fun. These books are a bit lengthy, but since they are divided into chapters, it's easy to break them down and the way the information is presented is really engaging. I love the way they incorporate the various aspects of culture into the story whether it's the different landmarks they visit, like the Christ the Redeemer statue in this one, or the food that they eat such as the delicious fruits they noted this month. My son is always most excited to learn about the animals in each book. Overall, it's such a great way to learn that is incredibly engaging and educational.
Activity 1: Poison Dart Frog
This month they provided two separate activities for us to do. First, we got to make our own poison dart frog on this thick frog cutout. They provided a set of four crayons for us along with a diagram showing different kinds of poison dart frogs. They even included some instructions for another fun frog activity we can do with items from home.
While it is easy enough to make the purple color since they provided primary colors for us, I do wish they had included a black crayon or marker considering every frog design has some sort of black markings on them. But alas, that was no big deal. My son had fun mixing his red and blue crayons to make the Red-Headed poison dart frog.
When he finished coloring, he used the strip of blue tape to put the two straw pieces on the underside of his frog. Then we threaded the string through and tied the wooden beads at the end to secure them.
Here is his finished frog, ready to climb!
We tried looping our string around the doorknob but it kept slipping off, so we settled for the deadbolt instead. My son then pulled each side of the string taut back and forth to get his frog to shimmy up the rope. It was a fun and simple activity that he appreciated!
Activity 2: Green Anaconda
My son was thrilled that we got to make another creature, especially one as elusive as the green anaconda! They provided all of these thick cardboard pieces and some golden brad fasteners to assemble it with.
First, we sorted our pieces depending on the number of holes they had, then we assembled them according to the instructions and used the brads in each hole to connect all of the pieces together. The pieces for the head went on last.
Here is our finished anaconda. He can stretch out nice and long or be opened up to widen his jaws just by moving the back pieces.
My son had some fun testing it out! They also included an extra activity in our instructions for making a macaw that could become our snake's prey! An activity for another day, for sure!
The last item we received was a postcard, which provided a sneak peek at the country we will be learning about next month. I think it's such a cute way to introduce the next country!
Verdict: My son was very excited about this Brazilian WompleBox that featured so many animals from the rainforest! He loves the collectible keychain, the map with the stickers, and of course, his new Womple book. The activities this month were pretty simple, and honestly, they probably could have been a bit more involved, but sometimes, as a parent, you appreciate some simplicity in your children's activities, and this month was one of those times! The activities were ones that my son could do fairly independently, they were engaging, and they were essentially mess-free, so I'm good with them! We explored our box and then we read his book before bedtime and it was just the perfect amount of learning for us all.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you would start with the March box! From WompleBox:
Your subscription starts the month following your purchase and we ship by the 4th of each month. Order cutoff for next month's delivery is the last day of the month and subscriptions renew on the 15th.
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