The Preschool Box is a fun and education subscription box designed for children ages 3 to 6 years old.
The subscription follows a 12 month curriculum, with each box building on the concepts introduced in previous boxes. Everyone who subscribes will always start with box 1 and will go in numerical order. Each box will feature activities and concepts that are conveniently broken up over a four week period, allowing you to work at your (and your child’s) own pace. Topics will include letter & sound recognition, counting & number recognition, sorting, phonics skills, shapes, colors, and more. Every box will also include an age-appropriate book and sticker sheet.
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Subscriptions are $29.95/month or less with a multi-month commitment. — For a limited time, you can save $5 on a 3-month or longer subscription with coupon code “5PREPAY“!
Let’s see what’s in The Preschool Box “Box 7”!
Everything was shipped in a white box with the Preschool Box logo on top.
A peek inside!
A full color parent’s guide listed all of the activities along with full instructions for completing each one. Learning objectives for Box #7 were highlighted on the front.
Week 1 Activities:
Sh Sound Cards
These “Sh” cards were to be introduced to your child at the beginning of the day and then placed around the house for him/her to find. As they’re found, discuss the word on the back and the sound “sh” makes in it. Then try to brainstorm even more “sh” words.
My girls are both in kindergarten, so I changed things up a bit and had them try to read the words while covering up the picture. They got about half of them right, then went on to quiz one another on each word.
Sh Sheep Craft
This activity included materials to make a paper sheep friend — cotton balls, a paper plate, googly eyes, and a head & feet printout. Your child was to assemble the sheep using scissors and glue, then brainstorm more “sh” words to write down on the reverse side of the plate/sheep.
Smooshing the cotton balls in place.
Attaching his head.
I completely forgot to take a photo of the words we wrote on the back, but the girls came up with Shield, Shimmer, Shine — they love “Shimmer & Shine”! — Share, and one other word that’s escaping me at the moment.
Upper/Lowercase Match Part 1 (and Part 2)
Using the foam letters above, your child was to find the uppercase and lowercase pairs of each letter. The first week was only supposed to be A-M, but my kids are so obsessed with the alphabet (seriously!), that we did all the letters at once.
They learned the alphabet at age 2 and have been all about letters ever since. Needless to say, this activity was a big hit. 🙂
More and Less T-Chart
After assembling the blue paper dice, you were to ask your child to roll them and count the number of dots on each one. You would then ask them which one had more dots and have them place that dice on the left side of the chart. The dice with less would go on the right.
I really wasn’t too sure how well the girls would do with this activity, but they picked it up in no time. Kindergarten is already paying off! 😉
Week 2 Activities:
Missing Beginning Sounds Mat
For this activity, you were to select one of the mats above to have your child make words by filling in the missing beginning sounds. You could use either the foam letters from the previous week, or a dry erase marker (the sheets were laminated).
Of course the girls opted to use the foam letters again. This was definitely a more challenging activity, as they kept making words that weren’t actual words. Still, they enjoyed it nonetheless.
Ordinal Number Circus Activity
After cutting out the five animals and lining up the circus trailer cars, you were to read each instruction to your child as stated on the info sheet. Each set of instructions asked your child to place a specific animal in either the first, second, third, fourth, or fifth circus car (in various orders).
This proved to be a little tricky at first, but eventually they caught on.
The girls bring worksheets like this home all the time, so they were excited to jump right in and get to tracing & coloring.
Tracing’s done — onto coloring!
More and Less Alligator Activity
Another activity that involved the concept of “more or less”, this began with coloring the popsicle sticks green and glueing them together to form an alligator mouth. After completing the gator with a googly eye, you were to use the paper dice from the previous week to roll and then determine which one had the highest number. Once the higher number was determined, the corresponding number of pom-poms was to be “eaten” by the hungry alligator.
Our glue didn’t hold the sticks/eye together very well, so we just pretended. 😉 The activity still worked fine despite the uncooperative gator.
Week 3 Activities:
Ch Sound Cards
Just as in Week 1, these cards were to be introduced to your child at the beginning of the day and then placed around the house for him/her to find. As they’re found, discuss the word on the back and the sound “ch” makes in it. Then try to brainstorm even more “ch” words.
Quizzing her sister!
Ch Chicken Craft
A cute chicken craft to do more “ch” word exploration. Just cut out the legs, beak & feet, then attach them to the yellow plate using glue or tape. Complete your friend with feathers and googly eyes.
We used glue and tape to make the feathers extra secured. Once complete, you were to brainstorm more “ch” words and write them on the back.
Upper/Lowercase Match Part 2
We had already (accidentally) completed this in Week 1. 😉
Another letter activity that my kids were eager to complete. Simply draw a line from the uppercase letter to its matching lowercase letter.
They could do this all day.
Week 4 Activities:
Beginning Sounds Mystery Bag
After cutting out all of the “mystery bag cards”, you were to put them in the paper bag and have your child pull out one at a time. They were to identify the picture, say the word aloud, then tell you what letter it begins with.
I was impressed that she got every single one right except for the nail, only because she didn’t know what it was. Ha.
Missing Beginning Sounds Mat
A continuation of the activity from Week 1, you were to use the mat you didn’t use then and have your child make words by filling in the missing beginning sounds. Again, you could use either the foam letters from the previous week, or a dry erase marker.
Another worksheet like Week 1, this one involved tracing & coloring “ch” words.
She took this very seriously and even erased her mistakes.
Matching Paths Ordinal Activity
For the final activity, you were to fold a piece of construction paper in half and have your child sit on one side with 5 pom-poms & you on the other with the same colored 5 pom-poms. Take turns making a line with your pom-poms and have the other person “match” yours by telling them which color is in which position (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th).
The paper wasn’t standing up on its own very well (hence, the tape dispenser), but the activity worked well regardless. It was perfect for practicing ordinal numbers.
As promised, there was also a sight word themed board book and a sheet of colorful stickers.
Phew! That was a LOT of stuff! — The Preschool Box clearly sends plenty of activities to keep your child engaged in learning, all while having fun. My girls absolutely love being in kindergarten and really enjoyed completing all of the various activities in this preschool/kindergarten focused box. I was impressed by the amount of different activities and I loved how straight-forward everything was to complete. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time, you can save $5 on a 3-month or longer subscription with coupon code “5PREPAY“!