May 2018 My Fairy Tale Box review time!
If you haven’t heard, My Fairy Tale Box by My Imagination Mail is a subscription box geared towards young children and their families which delivers monthly seasonal items and weekly postcards from famous Fairy Tale characters throughout the whole year. Each box will be curated around the current season and/or fairy tale character and will include hand-selected items to fit the theme. Your child will enjoy an assortment of seasonal toys, crafts, stickers, treats, family activities, books, collectors pins, and other holiday/fairy tale themed items. Boxes will also contain a customized letter addressed to your child with a special message from a fairy tale character such as Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Mother Nature, Cupid, Baby New Year, Father Time, etc. Instructions on how to use the contents of the box and a monthly calendar containing more national holidays will be included as well. Depending on which subscription option you choose, you may also receive a personalized postcard delivered every week to your child with a message from a fairy tale character.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Giveaway open to US residents only, 18+. Prize fulfillment to be handled directly by My Fairy Tale Box. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to confirmation email and claim their prize. If I don’t get a reply, a new winner will be chosen.
Subscriptions are $39.98/month for My Fairy Tale Box PLUS (includes box & postcards), $34.99/month for My Fairy Tale Box (no postcards), and $9.99/month for My Fairy Tale Postcards. Shipping is FREE on all plans. — For a limited time, you can save 25% on your first order with coupon code “2LR25“!
Let’s see what’s in the May 2018 My Fairy Tale Box PLUS!
Everything was shipped in a full-color box with seasonal/holiday images printed along the edges.
A peek inside!
An envelope with my girls’ names on it held a personalized letter from Mother Nature! This “official correspondence” described some of the items included in May’s box, as well as some lesser known holidays celebrated this month — like Mother Goose Day (May 1), National Lemonade Day (May 6), and Dance Like a Chicken Day (May 14).
Additional lesser known national holidays were also printed on calendars for both May & June.
For parents, a separate info sheet listed every single item included in this month’s box. There was also a “Skills Assessment Checklist” that listed all of the different skills your child will be working on with each of the items provided.
There was also a sheet of weekly science experiments that grown-ups and children can work on together using simple items you can find around the house.
As soon as my girls saw this colorful guy, they immediately wanted to play with him. I gotta say, it IS kinda fun to brush your hand over the sequins and watch its “skin” change from rainbow to silver and back again. It’s a great sensory toy and they’re still taking turns letting it sleep in their beds. — They named him (her?) “Rainbow Silver”. 😉
Color-In Shaped Puzzle Kit
Children can color and decorate their own puzzles with this 59-piece kit. It includes 2 puzzles (a monkey & a zebra), 4 pom-poms, 4 eyes, 24 self-stick gems, and 3 markers (the third one was hiding in the packaging). Some of the decorations seem like odd choices for a puzzle, but I’m sure my girls will have fun with it.
I don’t know what it is about “things that squish”, but my kids can’t get enough of ’em. This bright blue octopus is not only super squishy, but is also filled with little foam balls that rise to the surface when you give it a good squeeze.
This award-winning card game helps your child increase short-term memory, improve concentration, increase attention to detail, and more. We haven’t gotten a chance to play it yet, but based on the Amazon reviews, it sounds like it’s an enjoyable game for both kids and adults. — Always a plus!
Blank Cards & Envelopes
Five colored cards were included for your child to decorate and give to friends & loved ones. They’re blank (white) inside for your child to write their own personalized message and come with matching envelopes. These have come in every box so far and the girls have used almost half of them already for various birthday greetings.
Darice Fine Point Markers
A 12-pack of washable, fine point markers was also included to use with the cards above or any of the other projects in the box. We can NEVER have too many markers in this house!
Small Bag with Felt Stickers
A small green tote bag was included along with six nature themed felt stickers to decorate it. The bag could be used for holding the puzzle pieces shown earlier or any other trinkets your child decides to store in it.
This 2-in-1 book stars the Berenstain Bears in two different stories — one celebrating Mother’s Day and the other, Father’s Day. I love that My Fairy Tale Box includes a book in each of their boxes and this one was a perfect choice for May.
Ty Beanie Boos Wood Ornaments with Markers
A wooden ornament kit that consisted of two “Beanie Boos” (a ladybug and a frog), four googly eyes, and three mini markers. The ornaments were pre-strung and ready to hang once completed.
Ladybugs Handprint Craft Kit
This ladybug themed craft involved tracing your child’s hands on the dark green foam sheets, cutting them out, and glueing them onto the oval background. Then glue the grass and flowers in place, followed by the numbered ladybugs.
Another squishy toy! This one had a less sticky, foam-like consistency that was just as fun to play with, but with less mess. (As with stickier/gooey squishies, the octopus attracted fuzz and hair big time.)
Amazing Animals Sticker Book
So many adorable animal stickers! — 290 of ’em to be exact. Along with animals, it also included rainbows, flowers, butterflies, bees, bananas, and more.
Tissue Acetate Daffodils Craft Kit
We received a similar Easter themed acetate/tissue paper craft in March’s box and it turned out really cute, so I’m sure this daffodil version will be just as nice. In the “Official Correspondence” letter, this was referred to as a secret item that was to be made as a gift for mom to celebrate Mother’s Day. 🙂
Each box always includes a collectible pin and May’s was our favorite one yet — an adorable hedgehog! Awwww!
My Fairy Tale Conversation Cards for Dinner Conversation Starters
Four 2-sided “conversation cards” were provided to open up conversation between you and your child(ren) at dinnertime. Topics ranged from what you would do if you were king or queen, to what’s your favorite book and why.
Prior to receiving our box, we were also sent postcards from “Brooke the Book Worm” and “Mother Nature”. Subscribers of the “PLUS” box & the Postcard subscription will also receive a new personalized card on a weekly basis.
I think it’s safe to say that My Fairy Tale Box is our current favorite children’s subscription box! It’s always absolutely packed with great games, toys, and crafts that are not only fun, but also have skill-building educational components. Our favorite items from May’s box were the Sequinimals snake, squishy toys, Ruckus Junior Game, Berenstain Bears book, and ALL of the crafts. So basically, everything. 😉 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 25% on your first order with coupon code “2LR25“!
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