If you’re new to them, The My Pretend Place Projects box is geared towards children 3 to 8 years old. It contains all of the materials needed to complete a new pretend play item each month. They actually include enough materials to make 2 of each project — perfect for siblings or friends to join in the fun.
Subscriptions are just $15/month and shipping is free. While the My Pretend Place Dress-Up subscription ships quarterly, the Pretend Play Projects box is sent every month.
Let’s see what’s in the October 2015 My Pretend Place Projects box!
As always, the materials were all shipped in a small box wrapped with brown kraft paper.
October’s box was all about the eye doctor and the special tools he uses to check his patient’s eyes.
Occluder – The first project was to make an occluder, the instrument an ophthalmologist has you use to cover one of your eyes while he tests the other one. Materials included 2 wooden craft sticks, glue, and 2 foam flower shapes.
This was a super simple project that simply involved gluing the stick to the foam flower.
Snellen Chart – Poster boards, self adhesive dry erase sheets, 2 dry erase markers, and 2 erasers were included to make your own Snellen chart.
I had to handle adhering the sheets to the poster board (which was tricky even for an adult), then I attempted to write letters on it but the girls wanted to do their own thing. This was their first introduction to dry erase markers (and erasers in general), so they had fun just scribbling and erasing.
Silly Glasses – Another relatively simple project that just involved cutting and bending pipecleaners to form “silly glasses”.
I did the work, she did the modeling. 😉
Eye Exam – Once all of the projects have been completed, your little one can perform a full pretend eye exam!
Also included in every box are themed stickers and a plastic handle to turn the shipping box into a suitcase or dress-up chest for continued pretend play.
I thought this month’s My Pretend Place Projects Box ophthalmologist theme was very unique and I like that it was educational as well. I can’t say that it held my kiddo’s interest very long once the crafts were complete, but it was fun while it lasted.
If you’d like to sign up for the My Pretend Place Pretend Play Projects box, they’re offering new customers 30% off their first box! Just use coupon code “pretend” at checkout. I believe this also works for their Dress-Up Box (you can see my review of their latest Dress Up Box here)!
October 2015 My Pretend Place Projects Box Review
While I liked that this box involved learning about real life experiences (going to the eye doctor), it sadly didn’t appeal to my kids past the actual completing of the crafts. It didn’t help that I ended up doing most of the assembling either, since they’re at the youngest age range of the subscription. Ah well, hopefully next month’s will be more exciting for them!
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.