Kid Wonder is a monthly subscription box for children (ages 3 to 6) that encourages them to learn through play.
Each box will consist of 5 individual activity kits that are all centered around a specific theme. It will also include an educational booklet based on that theme, along with a dress up costume and all of the materials needed to complete each craft/activity. Every theme is approved by an advisory board of parents, grandparents, care providers, and educators interested in encouraging play-based learning, and quality family time. Sibling boxes are also available. (Note: Boxes for older kids are coming soon!)
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Subscriptions are $29.95/month or less with multi-month subscriptions. (Sibling boxes are $39.95/month.) Shipping is FREE within the US. — For a limited time, you can save 30% on your first box with coupon code “CRATEJOY30“!
Let’s see what’s in the November 2018 Kid Wonder box!
Everything was shipped in a colorful box that matched November’s theme — “World Traveler”!
The side of the box listed its full contents.
A peek inside!
On top was a welcome note from the Kid Wonder mascot pup, Scout.
A full color activity book included information on the seven continents, world landmarks, theme-inspired games, reading practice, and more.
All of the activity kits were divided up into their own bags with instruction cards and materials tucked inside each one.
Kit 1: Let’s Fly to Tanzania!
Each kit came with a 2-sided instruction card with step-by-step directions for every activity. The first kit has us traveling to Tanzania. It included a felt suitcase to decorate, a pretend camera to assemble, a passport, boarding pass, and safari activity.
Let’s Make a Suitcase!
The first activity was to assemble a felt airplane using self-adhesive stickers and adhere the finished product to the included felt suitcase.
“Decorating” the airplane.
Smooshing the finished plane in place on the suitcase. I didn’t get a photo to show it, but the suitcase opens up on top and has a small velcro closure to keep it secured.
Let’s Make a Camera!
The next project was to make a pretend camera by folding the template above at the appropriate spots and using the attached adhesive to hold it in place. The instructions made it seem a bit more intimidating than it actually was, but I still chose to tackle this project on my own to avoid any frustration. 😉
Let’s Fly to Tanzania!
It was now time to grab our passport and fly to Tanzania! First, we needed to fill out our boarding pass and read up on Tanzania in our passport before heading out.
Filling out her passport…
…and boarding pass.
Let’s Go on a Safari!
Using the included animal cards, you were to set up a safari by hiding each card somewhere in the house and having your child use the safari map & clues to find each one.
Once all activities were completed, it was time to “stamp” your passport with the Tanzania sticker.
Kit 2: Let’s Fly to Mexico!
The second kit had us flying to Mexico, painting maracas, and learning the salsa.
Let’s Fly to Mexico!
Time to grab our passport & boarding pass again and fly to Mexico!
Let’s Make Maracas!
Two small maracas were to be decorated using the paint set & brush provided. As always, Kid Wonder ensured a clean workspace by including a plastic apron and paper mess mat.
I forgot to take “after” photos, but this one was painted to look like a carrot (with a face, of course)…
… and this one was a colorful rainbow. 🙂
Using the instructional sheets above, your child could learn how to use their maracas to shake out different notes and learn the basics of salsa dancing.
A short worksheet introduced your child to counting up to six in Spanish.
Counting, tracing, and writing.
“Stamping” our passport after our Mexico activities were complete.
Kit 3: Let’s Fly to Japan!
The third kit had your child traveling to Japan to make a pretend sushi meal.
Let’s Fly to Japan!
Time to grab our passport & boarding pass again and fly to Japan!
Let’s Make Sushi!
Included were all of the materials needed to make pretend sushi: A “bamboo” mat, various colors of play dough, Crayola Model Magic, black paper, and a self-adhesive strip to hold the paper in place.
Rolling out the… rice? I think? (Clearly, I’ve never eaten sushi before. 😉 )
Forming & placing the veggies.
Securing the black paper (“seaweed”).
Sushi, complete! (I feel like I should point out that she doesn’t have dirt under her nails — it’s just paint from the project below. We went out of order. Shhhhh!)
How to use Chopsticks
Also included were a pair of chopsticks and instructions on how to properly use them. Being that I still can’t figure out how to use them myself, my kids were kinda outta luck here. 😉 They had fun trying though!
Kit 4: Let’s Fly to France!
The final kit had us heading to France to learn about mixing paint and create our own Monet-inspired masterpiece.
Let’s Fly to France!
Time to grab our passport & boarding pass one last time and head to France.
Let’s Learn About Mixing Paint!
Our “watercolor” project below only came with red, blue and yellow paints. We were to learn about secondary colors by mixing the primary colored paints to complete our masterpiece.
Let’s Paint a Watercolor!
Using the supplies above, we were to try and recreate Monet’s famous “Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies”. Since his painting was made using very small brush strokes blended together, Kid Wonder had us (the girls) using their fingers to recreate this style.
We mixed blue & yellow to make the green background and blue & red to make the purple flowers. The girls each took turns painting different sections.
Their completed masterpiece! (The bridge sticker was applied once the paint was dry.)
Vowel Matchup & Word Tracing
Additional worksheets provided practice with vowels and tracing color words.
Applying the final “stamp” to our passport!
My girls always look forward to receiving their Kid Wonder box and get so excited to complete all of the activities inside. They had so much fun “visiting” all of the countries and learning about their cultures via the various projects provided. Another successful afternoon of crafting fun! Spoiler Alert: Next month’s theme is “Crime Stoppers”! — Remember, for a limited time you can save 30% on your first box with coupon code “CRATEJOY30“!