Think Outside Junior is a monthly subscription box that focuses on the What & Why questions of nature — making it fun for kids to get outside and explore.
Designed for kids ages 4 to 7, Think Outside Junior boxes are developed alongside teachers to help get kids excited about the outdoors while learning new things. Each subscription starts with an Intro kit, followed by 24 months of themed packages to help little explorers answer some of nature’s biggest questions. The first box (starter box) will feature a collection of items to get them started on their outdoor exploration journey including a canvas satchel, walkie-talkie set, explorer pass, bingo game, activity book, and more. Future shipments will explore a different question related to the outdoors, such as: What’s a mammal? or Why do stars only shine at night?. Materials will include:
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- 16-page booklet with education, activities, and stories
- Toys & gear to practice new skills
- Postcard with fun facts & more activities
- A new outdoor bingo card
- Activity checklist for the month
- Outdoor badge to add to your explorer pass
Subscriptions are $39.95 for the intro box, then $29.95 month going forward. Discounts are available on multi-month plans and shipping is free within the US. — For a limited time, you can save $15 on your first month with coupon code “SPRING15“!
(Note: The original Think Outside box is also available and is designed for kids ages 7-16+. See my intro box review here.)
Let’s see what’s in the Think Outside Junior “Weather” shipment!
Everything was shipped in a small envelope with outdoors-themed graphics.
A full color, 16-page booklet included lots of fun facts about different types of weather — along with activities, challenges, games, puzzles, and more.
Think Outside Rain Hat
Since this month’s packet was all about weather, it made perfect sense for them to include a cute little rain hat. 🙂 It boasts a bright blue/turquoise color (suitable for any gender) with an adjustable black cord. The sizing is generous and should likely fit any kiddo from preschool aged right up through elementary school.
A small signal mirror was also provided for your kiddo to learn to use as a way of calling for help using the sun. It’s strung on a chain, making it easy to attach to backpacks, jackets, and more.
Flash Cards and Explorer Badge
Each box will include new theme-based flash cards that can be clipped onto the metal ring from the starter box. The cards are made of thin plastic to withstand the weather and include fun facts about the outdoors/nature. This month’s cards featured a “Precipitation” card and one highlighting ducks. A “Rain” explorer badge was also provided to place inside your explorer pass (included in the starter box as well).
Outdoor Bingo Cards
It’s a scavenger hunt and bingo game in one! The laminated bingo boards above are printed with images (and text on the reverse side) of common items/creatures you may find outdoors. Each time you encounter an “item”, you can cross it out using the dry erase crayons provided in the starter box. The first one to get 4 in a row is the winner!
Fun Fact Postcard
A 2-sided card included the contents of this month’s shipment, a snowflake matching activity, instructions for using the signal mirror, fun weather facts, and a postcard to mail to friends.
The final item was a checklist of ideas for fun things you can do before your next box arrives. Ideas include: Paint a rainbow, fly a kite, explore a pond, make a fairy garden, look for tadpoles, and more. The reverse side featured a “Calendar of Fun” to fill in with fun family activities.
The “Weather” themed Think Outside Junior box included some practical outdoor items and lots of ideas for getting outside to enjoy nature. As always, all of the activities were perfect for the intended age range and fun to do as a family. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save $15 on your first month with coupon code “SPRING15“!
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