Know Yourself Adventure Series is a new monthly subscription box that teaches children about the human body in a fun, engaging way.
Over the course of a year, your child will receive a box per month consisting of original comic books, science projects, historical lessons, and more — all which help to explain the various systems of their body. They’ll get to explore the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, digestive, immune systems, and more. Boxes are geared towards children ages 7 through 12.
Subscriptions are $40/month plus $5 shipping.
Let’s see what’s in the November 2015 Know Yourself Adventure Series box!
Everything was shipped in a plain brown box padded with plenty of red paper squigglies.
A note for “grown-ups” gave additional information about the Know Yourself box and its mission to encourage children to learn more about their minds and bodies while boosting their self confidence and social-emotional literacy along the way.
A separate note was included for your child, which served as a guide to using the items provided in the box.
“Historator” Time Traveling Machine – This sturdy box held all of the additional materials needed for the first month’s adventure.
Besides learning about the parts of your body, Know Yourself also sends you back in time to different parts of the world. The first box takes you to Ancient Greece, as revealed on the inside lid of the box.
An info card detailed each of the items you’ll find inside your “time travel machine”.
The back of the card featured a few experiments to conduct using some of the materials provided.
Adventure Guide – A full color, spiral bound book featured a variety of activities to help you explore your five senses. It included Greek recipes, simple experiments, fun facts, and more.
Time Skaters Comic Book – Issue 1 – This original comic book introduces the characters that your child will learn with every month. In this installment, they travel back in time to ancient Greece, meet real historical figures, and learn more about the five senses.
Stickers – Stickers of Pinky (a main character in the comic) and Loops Crew Oakland (her skate crew) are provided to decorate… well, anything you want.
World Map – Kids can use this map to keep track of all the places each adventure takes them to. The blue pin on the sticker sheet can be placed on Greece to mark the first journey.
The remaining contents!
Scent Box Supplies – Six capped vials and a magnifying glass were provided for use with the experiments printed on the information card. They can also be reused for future activities.
Molding Putty & Egg Shaker – Colorful putty was included to engage your sense of touch, while a plastic shaker egg allows you to experiment with sounds.
Invisible Ink Pens & Notebooks – How cool! Using the pens provided, you can write messages that only you (or a friend) can read by shining the special light to reveal the writing. Unfortunately one of the pens had a broken light, but I still got to see how they worked, so no biggie.
Overall, I think November’s Know Yourself Adventure Series box was a nice debut. It encourages children to learn about themselves and their bodies in a fun, engaging way. They clearly put a lot of thought and hard work into creating all of the original content, which is a huge plus. Honestly, the only downside I see is the price point. $45 a month seems a bit steep — especially when similar educational subscription boxes are priced much lower. Other than that, a fun box!
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.