February Bramble Box time! — This month’s box featured a fun pirate/treasure island theme.
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 February 2016 Bramble Box!
A peek inside.
As mentioned above, February’s Bramble Box was themed “Treasure Island” and included materials for making a treasure chest, parrot friend, & more.
Treasure Chest – The first project was to make a colorful treasure chest out of wooden sticks, glue, and jewels.
Evie placed all of the sticks herself, with a little assistance from dad (glueing, straightening).
The finished result! We let it dry overnight and the girls couldn’t wait to start filling it with little treasures the next day. 🙂
Pirate’s Best Friend – Next up was a simple parrot craft. With an adult’s help, your child needed to cut the bird out of the card stock paper. Next, cover its bottom area with glue and position the colored feathers to form its tail. Then glue the wooden stick on its back to serve as a puppet handle.
Gluing the tail feathers.
Ta-da! Polly has her feathers now. (And googly eyes!)
Foam Pirate Eye Patch Craft Kit – Another easy craft which consisted of simply attaching the pre-cut foam stickers to the black eye patch and pulling an elastic string through it.
Pirate’s Hat – The perfect pirate accessory! A fabric hat complete with built-in red sash to tie on the side.
Chloe is one serious lil’ plunderer.
Treasure Map – Also included was a blank treasure map for your kiddos to make up their own treasure hunt. Additional maps could also be printed from the Bramble Box website.
Treasure! – Last, but not least — GOLD! An ideal accessory for the completed treasure chest. (Also for a certain twin who is obsessed with the tooth fairy and has decided these are her tooth fairy coins. 😉 )
While my girls aren’t particularly fond of pirate-y things, Bramble Box was still a lot of fun for them. It was nice that they included a few crafts this month in addition to the open-ended pretend play items. The treasure chest and coins were definitely my girls’ favorites!
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.
February 2016 Bramble Box Review
A surprisingly fun box, given the theme. Again, it was good to see the inclusion of crafts this month. Anything to keep the kids entertained. 😉
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.