September 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 September 2016 Bramble Box!
Like last month, everything was shipped in a plain cardboard box, as opposed to their newly designed custom blue one. (Not sure if they ran out or what.)
A peek inside.
September’s theme was “Let’s Play School”! Tips for using all of this month’s materials were attached to the inside lid of the box, along with the collectible themed sticker.
Since my girls have only just started preschool, I think I’m going to save this box for next year when they’ll be writing more and will get more use out of the materials.
Dry Erase Board Eraser & Markers – Many of the supplies in the box were laminated so they could be written on over and over. Two dry erase markers — blue & black — and a dry erase board marker were provided for this reason.
Teacher’s Calendar & Writing Sheet – Both of these sheets are laminated so your child can customize the calendar every month and practice writing as often as they wish.
Name Cards(?) – I’m not entirely sure what these are, but the photo on the inside lid shows them with names written on ’em, so I’ll go with name cards. 😉 Like the sheets above, they’re also laminated.
School Passes & Clock – You can’t leave class without a pass! Included were passes for the bathroom, nurse, office, hall, and library. There was also a flat plastic clock with colorful hands to practice telling time.
The Super Awesome Terrific Sticker Book – Kids always like having their hard work rewarded with a sticker. This book includes 238 stickers for acknowledging a good job.
More Stickers – 3 additional sheets of stickers were also included. — Rainbows/flowers/stars/hearts, and two sheets of letter stickers (which my girls will LOVE).
2-Sided Map – A full-color sheet included a map of the world on one side and a map of the United States on the other.
Plastic Finger Pointer – Ha! Okay, I might have to keep this out when packing the rest of the box up for next year. My kiddos will absolutely love this silly thing… What kid wouldn’t love playing with a giant finger pointer?
Certificates of Excellence & Report Cards – These are also laminated (on one side only) so your child can award certificates of excellence to students who did well on their report cards. 🙂
Velcro Dots – A baggie of velcro dots was also included for attaching the teacher’s calendar or other large sheets to the box itself as a display stand as shown on the inside lid.
Even though my girls didn’t actually play with September’s Bramble Box yet, I thought it was one of the better themes they’ve sent in recent months. Maybe because I used to love playing school when I was little… or because I still have a thing for school supplies. 😉 Either way, I thought it was a fun box.
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September 2016 Bramble Box Review
A much better theme than recent months, which was nice to see. While there weren’t any specific crafts this time, there were plenty of materials for engaging pretend play. 🙂
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.