There has to be the perfect activity between telling your kids to go and play outside and them sitting in front of the television binge-watching cartoons, right?
We think we’ve found it: monthly subscription boxes delivered straight to your address with contents that are guaranteed to keep little hands busy and active minds absorbed.
Monthly subscription boxes for children are really catching on.
All over the world, you can choose from a selection of mini-wooden building projects, doodle kits, green-eco craft sets, and more.
The subscription box for kids we are reviewing here is the Kid Wonder: Dream – Explore – Play monthly box for children ages 3 to 6 years old.
How Does Kid Wonder Work?
You simply choose the subscription method that appeals to your preferred delivery and payment method, and your box arrives at your address automatically every month.
If a lump sum payment is not what you are looking for, month-to-month payments can be deducted instead.
Types of Boxes Available
The age suitability is set at 3 to 6 years old, so the box contents have been specially selected to appeal to a child who is not quite a school goer, but no longer a toddler.
Each box arrives with signage that warns the contents are not for any child under the age of three.
Choking hazards aside, if you believe your child is ready to benefit from a Kid Wonder subscription at the age of two years and ten months, activities that the parent and child play together would probably be suitable.
Each month, a new box arrives for a solid four weeks of imaginary roleplay around a set theme.
The Kid Wonder mascot is a little puppy who narrates whatever adventure is happening for the month.
There’s a message to the parents on what to do, how to set up the box contents, a booklet to read, and a link to an online instructional video.
The booklet contains:
- Several (5) age-appropriate activities.
- One central theme that all the activities are based around (hiking and the great outdoors, vets and animals, and so on).
- Learning different skills, words, and games.
- Novelty toys to enhance roleplay and imaginary games.
- Ratings for the activities according to ‘mess’, difficulty, and time it takes to play it to completion (ideal for planning when you have a few spare hours or can play the whole day!).
- A card mentioning what the next month’s box will hold.
The boxes are extremely well-organized.
There’s a, “What’s inside” sheet on top when you open it, and a quick read-through can really elevate the excitement factor for the little ones.
The curation and thought that has gone into the content and themes are impressive.
Here are the contents and suggested activities for the Hiking and Great Outdoors box:
First Activity – Hiking Package:
- Dress up as a hiker (backpack provided with decorations or stickers to be applied).
- Compass wristband.
- Easy-assembly cardboard binoculars box.
- Coloring in with crayons appropriate for the theme.
- Tips on hiking and safety.
- Explorer badge rewarded upon completion.
Second Activity – Camping Package:
- Coloring in.
- Animal-themed adding and subtracting sheet.
- Camping themed certificate upon completion.
There were three other equally thoughtful and entertaining activity packages in the monthly box, but we’re sure you already have an excellent idea of how beautifully formulated the Kid Wonder boxes are.
Each Kid Wonder box is designed to meet the needs of a busy family who want to prioritize quality time.
The educational activities and crafts keep your little ones occupied and are entertaining for the parent or caregiver as well.
Everything about the Kid Wonder subscription is tailor-made to suit any parent.
The choices are clearly described and easy to understand.
There are four subscription methods from which you can choose:
- Buy the boxes month-to-month at $29.95 (auto-renews every middle of the month).
- A 3-month subscription plan with the option to auto-renew at check out ($86.85 one-off payment).
- A 6-month subscription plan with the same method of payment and an auto-renew option for $167.70.
- A 12-month subscription plan (same T&C) for $323.40.
PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express are accepted methods of payment (cancel anytime).
The Kid Wonder boxes leave the warehouse and begin the journey to your home on the first day of every month.
Kid Wonder: Company History
Christina Lantsman is the founder and CEO of Kid Wonder. She has two pre-school children—the inspiration behind her creative Kid Wonder monthly activity box concept.
Christina uses each box at home herself, with her kids, and has guided the company into a thriving and successful business.
- Sensory TheraPlay – For $10 more every month, the Sensory TheraPLAY subscription will help stimulate your child’s senses and develop their motor skills (it was specifically created for children with sensory needs and autism).
- Playtime for Eimmie – Monthly doll’s outfits, accessories, and playsets for 18” dolls, with a membership unlocking more exclusive content (regular packs priced at $29.99).
- Hoot for Kids – A monthly selection of three or more toys and activity cards customized for your child’s age, priced at $34.99 per box (not recommended for those trying to cut back on toy storage space).
- Kid Wonder’s Little Dreamers Box can be extended to include a sibling for an additional $10.
- Free shipping.
- Easy clean-up.
- Encourages imagination, creative play, and educational learning.
- The best monthly box subscription out there for children between 3 and 6 years old.
- More cost-effective and ‘greener’ than buying a new toy every month.
- Bookmark the Kid Wonder website for updates on discounts and blog news.
- Kid Wonder is the best monthly subscription on the market, but there may be a waiting list for new subscribers.
- Past box sets are mostly sold out.
- Only for ages 3 to 6 currently.
- Considering the global community for this market, it’s sad to hear that Kid Wonder only ship within the U.S. for now.
Your children will thank you for a Kid Wonder subscription (also available to be sent as a gift).