I’m a big fan of monthly box subscriptions and a few of my box-subscription-loving friends on the internet have been telling me I’ve got to try BabbaBox. BabbaBox is a monthly kids craft box subscription service that is $29.99 per month and includes crafts and activities based around a new theme each month. The crafts and activities are created using four elements of education: Create, Explore, Story Tell, and Connect. The box is filled to the brim with information and ideas – literally everything you need to engage your child (and yourself). It’s a great way to fight the summer boredom blues!
Our Sun, Moon, & Stars themed box had everything we needed (and then some) to celebrate these things that light our days and nights. Included in our box were two “Create” activities: everything we needed to make a moon nightlight through a paper-mache activity and also a craft that involved making a constellation frame with the help of the sun. The “Explore” aspect of our box provided a set of kids binoculars and a lunar calendar that my daughter can keep track of the moon and its phases. The book Twinke, Star of the Week was our “Story Tell” and we could “Connect” with a free app download of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”
I appreciated that the craft activities and their materials were self-contained in large plastic bags. I also really loved that there were QR codes on the materials. I was able to connect to related content no matter where we were or what activity we were doing. Since it was our first BabbaBox, it also included a set of kid-friendly scissors with a cute little poem about all the exciting activities ahead of us with our BabbaBox. And, since it’s not always all about the kids, our BabbaBox included a Mom & Dad gift – a lovely starfish wine stopper as a gift from Jessica Kim, the creator of BabbaBox. This is an excellent representation of BabbaBoxes, in that there are always the four elements (Create, Explore, Story Tell, and Connect) as well as a little something extra for parents.
I have two girls, ages 3 and 8, and thought BabbaBox was a perfect fit for them both. I was surprised that the suggested age range for a BabbaBox was only 3 to 6…I really think these activities could stretch that age range out to at least 10! My youngest daughter loved reading the story, but her very favorite thing was the app!
I had heard so many great things about BabbaBox, I’m glad we were able to finally experience what the big deal was! I am impressed – there’s a lot to do and learn in that box and it’s been fun for our whole family.
BabbaBox starts at $29.99 a month, and you can join on a month-to-month basis, but you can also opt for an annual subscription and score two free months for doing so! You’re in luck, because right now there is a promo to get three months of BabbaBox for only $20/month if you use code MLO33BTS at checkout and order here by July 31st. They’ve announced that next month’s box will include an Itzy Ritzy Snack Happened bag (they are sooo cool!). If you miss the deadline, that’s okay, I’ve got another way to save money on a subscription! You can use code MLO20OFF to get 20% off your first box!
In the meantime, I’m really happy to announce that the good folks at BabbaBox have generously offered to give away a BabbaBox to one of my readers! To enter to win a BabbaBox (theme and contents may differ from the box I reviewed), please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter! If you have any questions or need any help, just let me know!
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