Kid Stash is a brand new subscription box for kids aged 3-7. Each month features a different theme relating to an occupation. The box will contain educational toys, books, and even craft projects. Though my girls are a little too young to really enjoy these boxes, I was still excited when they agreed to send me one for review. I mean, they’ll be 3 eventually, ya know? Nothing wrong with being a little ahead of the game. 😉
I received June’s box — their very first one! The theme? Entomology. Yep, bugs. Now, to be totally honest, I am NOT a fan of bugs. To the extent that my family mercilessly makes fun of me. “Are you taking the girls outside today? Oh, of course not, you might see a bug“! Ugh. Oddly enough, when I was little, I absolutely LOVED them. Weird, right? While my girly-er friends were playing with Barbies, I was in my backyard trapping helpless little butterflies in my bright green “bug jug”. But don’t worry, I eventually let them go. I didn’t have the whole “future serial killer” thing going on or anything. Bugs were my friends. (Emphasis on were.)
So while I kinda despise them now (bugs, not my kids), I’m fine with letting the girls explore the creepy crawly world of bugs for themselves. Well, as long as they don’t bring any live ones in the house. *shudder*
Onto the box!
Artzooka! Clothespin Wings Butterfly Kit – This should be a fun activity to do with the girls down the road. The kit contains 3 wooden clothespins and 150 felt stickers to decorate your butterfly any ol’ way you’d like. I’m digging the fact that there’s no glue involved and it’s a pretty straight-forward craft. I’m not too great at crafty stuff, so kits like this will definitely come in handy later. Plus, butterflies are super low on the “creepiness” scale, as far as bugs go. 🙂 (Retail price: $9.99)
Learning Resources Giant Inflatable Fly – Okay, this guy is high up there on my “creepiness” scale. He’s a giant inflatable (inflated) fly that’s probably over a foot wide. This thing is way too lifelike for me. Also, it kinda looks like a spider — the creepiest of all the bugs. Funny thing is, the girls aren’t even phased by it. I made him fly over them as we ate dinner tonight and they just giggled. He even landed on their heads and they were totally cool with it. Pssh. Kids. (Retail price: $9.99)
“The Leaf Men” by William Joyce – This is a quirky tale about the elusive Leaf Men, who are called upon to save a dying garden and the sweet old woman who tends to it. Some scuffles ensue, and I was quite pleased when the evil Spider Queen gets killed. Take that, arachnids! (Amazon price: $7.19)
Primary Science Bug Jar – Ah yes, the bug jug. Well, jar. This one is a little more advanced than the ones that I used in my youth. (Get off my lawn, you whippersnappers!) The ladybug’s wings separate to reveal a magnifying lid that helps you get a better look at your captured specimen. Fancy! I like that there’s a note on the package that says to be careful not to leave the insects in the jar too long. Catch and release, kids! It should also state not to bring the jar inside the house. Like, ever. Maybe I’ll add that part myself. (Retail price: $8.99)
So there it is — the first Kid Stash box! Creepy theme aside, I’d say it was a pretty fun box. The total value of all the items came to $36.16 — well above the $27.99 cost of the box (shipping is free!). Want to subscribe or give one as a gift? Click here!
Disclosure: This box was provided for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Amazon prices subject to change. Post contains affiliate links.