WompleBox (by Womple Studios) is a kid’s subscription box that explores countries & cultures through innovative storytelling and creative STEAM activities that reinforce in-depth learning & imagination.
Your child will join their pen pal friend “Womple” as he takes them on fun (and educational!) excursions around the world. Every box will feature a different destination and will include an illustrated early-reader chapter book, interactive fold-out map & country guide, 2 hands-on STEAM projects with easy-to-follow instructions, a Pen Pal bundle (with postcard and stationery), along with a custom-designed collectible souvenir to remind them of the journey. WompleBox is designed especially for — and kid-tested by — children ages 6 to 11. (Coming soon: DinoBox, for kids ages 3-5!)
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Subscriptions are $29.99/month or less with multi-month plans. — For a limited time, you can save 30% on your first box with coupon code “FIRSTMONTH30“!
Let’s see what’s in our WompleBox “Scotland” themed box!
Everything was shipped in a blue box with colorful map graphics and a white WompleBox logo in the top left corner.
A peek inside!
Early Reader Book: A Wee Competition – Scotland
As mentioned above, every box comes with an illustrated early reader book based on that month’s featured destination. A Wee Competition had us joining our friend Womple as he stood up to bullies and took part in the Highland Games. The book was jam-packed with interesting facts about Scotland, as well as Scottish words/phrases, photos of landmarks, and more.
Fold-out Map of Scotland/Country Guide
A large fold-out poster featured a colorful map of Scotland on one side (with an activity at the top) and included more fun facts about some of the region’s popular foods, sports, and music. There was even a recipe for Scottish Shortbread (which looks incredibly easy to veganize!).
My daughter was surprisingly good at matching the list of pronunciations to the corresponding Scottish towns on the map.
Projects: Scottish Sporran & Loch Ness Monster
Two different Scotland-themed activities were included in this month’s box: Designing your own Highland pouch and sculpting your own “Nessie”.
A sporran is a traditional part of male Scottish Highland dress — a pouch that performs the same function as pockets on the pocketless kilt. Materials included a large black felt piece, a white sticky felt piece, a smaller black felt piece, a needle, string, blue ribbon, and an assortment of smaller colored sticky felt pieces.
The first step was to use the included (plastic) needle and thread to stitch together the two larger black pieces.
Once stitched, we added the white self-adhesive white piece.
We then decorated the front of the sporran using the smaller self-adhesive felt pieces, which needed a little extra glue to properly stick.
The final decorations were placed onto the flap.
After adding a blue ribbon to the back, our sporran was complete! 🙂
Loch Ness Monster
People have been claiming to spot “Nessie” swimming around Loch Ness for over 100 years. She’s actually never been found, so we’re going to sculpt our own! Materials included a foam board, air dry clay (in green, orange, and purple), googly eyes, and three wire pieces.
The first step was to insert the included wires into the blue foam base, bending them to form “Nessie”.
Next, we added a good amount of green air dry clay over the wires, covering them completely.
After the wires were fully hidden, the orange clay was used to make some decorative “spots”.
The final steps were to make some surrounding rocks using purple clay and finish up by adding her eyes.
Hi Nessie!! 😉
Pen Pal Bundle
Our “pen pal bundle” included a lined sheet of Scotland stationery & envelope, a postcard featuring a map of the United Kingdom, and a sheet of stickers with images from Scottish culture.
The final item in this month’s box was a collectible keychain featuring an adorable Highland Cow. Too cute!
My daughters both had a good time learning all about Scotland with our very first WompleBox. Everything was presented in a super kid-friendly way, making it easy to keep their attention and not worry about information going over their heads. The activities were also very straightforward and required little supervision/help from an adult. Overall, a fun subscription box to introduce kiddos to other countries and cultures around the world. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 30% on your first box with coupon code “FIRSTMONTH30“!