Space Scouts (by My Explorations) is a monthly subscription box designed to engage your child in
space science, space exploration, and astronomy through fun learning activities.
Every month your child will get to join Roxy and Jett on a scouting expedition through the solar system, with each delivery focusing on a specific place in the galaxy. The subscription starts with Month 1 and continues sequentially through Month 24.
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.
Month 1 is an introduction to the program that includes a lunch box, solar system poster, and constellation card cover & ring that will be used throughout the program. Each month builds upon learning from the previous months. With subsequent months, puzzles and ciphers on the activity pages become increasingly challenging. The program is designed especially for children age 6-12.
At completion of the Space Scouts program, your child’s collection will include:
- 23 magnets that stick to the metal lunchbox
- 23 stickers that stick to the solar system poster
- 23 constellation cards in a flip-pack
- 24 sticker scrambles of real NASA space pictures
- 24 souvenir toys, projects, and games
Subscriptions are $11.95/month or less with multi-month commitments. — For a limited time, you can save 20% on any 6 or 12-month subscription with coupon code “ROSE20“!
Let’s check out Space Scouts Months 1 & 2!
Everything was shipped in a plain brown box with a Space Scouts sticker on top.
A peek inside! — The envelope on top is actually for Month 2, which I’ll get to later in this post.
The photo above shows everything you’ll receive in your first (Month 1) shipment.
All of the materials were tucked into a neat space-themed metal lunchbox. — Your child will receive a different magnet in each of the following months, which they will be able to place on the lunchbox to display their collection.
A printed letter from Roxy and Jett welcomed your child to Space Scouts and let them know they can expect to receive each month.
A few activity sheets will be included in each shipment. The first sheet had your child using a special code to find out what a scout is, along with a space-themed crossword puzzle.
Cracking the code! (Spoiler: A person that explores carefully and gathers information.)
The second activity sheet was a big solar system word search.
Each shipment will come with a new constellation card to collect. The sheet above provided information about constellations and how to use your constellation cards.
The back of the constellation sheet included additional activities — a constellation word scramble and another word puzzle.
Trying to solve the puzzle.
Month 1 included a constellation card cover and ring that will hold all of the cards collected in future shipments.
Every month will include a collectible sticker scramble featuring images of real NASA space pictures. Just match each sticker to the corresponding numbered square to complete the image.
Hard at work.
The finished product! (A little sloppy, but you can still make out the image. 😉 )
A large solar system poster will be used throughout the program. Each month your child will receive new stickers to place on specific parts of it.
Every shipment will also include some sort of souvenir toy or activity. Month 1 featured a pack of Wikki Stix that you could use to complete a dot-to-dot rocket picture.
This was a little tricky for my 6-year-olds, so I had to step in when they got to the bottom of the rocket.
Close enough! 😉
Onto Month 2!
All of the materials for the second month were tucked into a plastic bubble mailer.
The photo above shows everything inside of the Month 2 shipment.
Once again, we received a few activity sheets that went along with the theme. — This month focused on astronauts.
Following the safety tethers to find out what weak gravity forces astronauts to do — FLOAT!
This sheet provided basic information about astronauts and allowed your child to draw themself as one!
Drawing those ever-important giant eyelashes.
As you can see, the girls are really into coloring these days. 😉
As this worksheet explains, some foods actually float in space more easily than others.
Circling the foods that would be easiest to eat in space.
Month 2’s constellation sheet featured information on Ursa Major & the Big Dipper.
The back of the sheet included activities involving said constellations.
Working on the puzzles.
As promised, Month 2 came with a collectible constellation card for us to attach to our ring from Month 1. I didn’t realize it at first, but you can shine a flashlight through the holes on the card to project the main stars on your wall. Neat!
There was also another collectible sticker scramble to complete.
This month’s result was pretty much as sloppy as the first, but you get the idea. 😉
We received our first magnet to place on the metal lunchbox!
Slapping it right on the front.
Stickers were provided for adhering to the corresponding spot on our solar system poster from Month 1.
Every shipment after Month 1 will include a souvenir toy or two. Month 2 featured a pair of plastic astronaut figures and a neat “grabber” toy.
Picking up that little astronaut was a lot trickier than it would seem!
My girls both enjoyed venturing into space with the help of Space Scouts! The subscription does a great job at incorporating educational material into fun activities and collectible elements for children to get excited about. At $11.95 (or less), it’s also one of the more affordable children’s subscription boxes out there! 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time, you can save 20% on any 6 or 12-month subscription with coupon code “ROSE20“!