August Bramble Box review time!
If you’re not aware, Bramble Box is a fun subscription box for children aged 4 through 8 years old. Unlike many kid’s boxes which tend to focus on crafts and toys, Bramble Box encourages learning through open-ended pretend play.
Every Bramble Box is focused on a different theme and contains materials for hours & hours of free play fun. Boxes are gender neutral and can include such themes as detective, post office, bakery, and more. The materials are intended to help your child use their imagination, express themselves, improve reading and math skills, learn about the world around them, and overall, have FUN.
Bramble Boxes are available for purchase as single boxes, on a month-to-month basis, and as multi-month subscriptions. The monthly and one-time boxes are $25, while multi-month commitments are as low as $23/month. (Right now you can save 20% on your first month with coupon code “BLOG20“!)
Let’s see what’s inside the August 2016 Bramble Box!
Everything was shipped in a plain cardboard box, as opposed to their newly designed custom blue one. Weird.
A peek inside! — August’s theme was “Safari”.
Safari Passport & Animal Stamps – A full-color “passport” booklet featured a pretend Visa to fill out, instructions for this month’s activities, and fun facts about various safari animals. Each page included a circle for your child to mark with the corresponding animal stamp. There was also a safari-themed sticker to add to the book included in your first month’s welcome kit.
The stamps were clearly a hit.
Safari Hat – Can’t go on a safari without the proper hat!
Binoculars Craft – Patterned paper, cardboard tubes, washi tape, and green yarn were provided to make a pair of pretend binoculars.
Hey, you’re not gonna see any animals with your eyes closed, Ev! Yeesh.
Plastic Safari Animals – A 12-piece bag of plastic jungle animals was included to stage a backyard safari treasure hunt. Parents were to hide the animals all over the yard and have kiddos “hunt” them down with their binoculars.
After completing the activities, we placed this month’s safari-themed sticker into our Bramble Box sticker book.
While my girls enjoyed playing with the plastic animals and stamps, I thought August’s Bramble Box was a little lacking. As with the last few boxes, there weren’t too many activities and it didn’t feel very planned out. I remember their earlier boxes being a lot more structured and “full”. Ah well, hopefully they step it up again in future months!
If you’d like to sign up, Bramble Box is currently offering new customers 20% off their first box or a single play box from their shop! — Just use coupon code “BLOG20” at checkout.
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.