Kid Wonder is a monthly subscription that is all about encouraging children to learn through play. It is founded by 2 moms who understand the alluring power of screen time. Each month expect to receive 4 to 5 high-quality activities that lead to magical imaginative play centered around a particular theme. The Little Dreamers’ Box is perfect for kids ages 3-6 and they are soon launching 2 more subscription options: Big Adventures Box (Ages 5-8); and Junior Explorers Box (Ages 7-10).
*Disclosure: Kind Wonder Box kindly sent me this box for review purposes. However, all opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.
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- 4-5 hands-on activities
Okay firstly how bright and cheery is the box itself? I loved the colorful packaging that instantly illustrates that this box is all about themed imaginative play.
Everything inside our box this June. The theme this month was all about Dinosaurs – definitely a favorite for MOST kids! 🙂
We also received a very detailed and colorful information booklet with more activities inside. Each activity also had its separate instruction card to make it so much easier to follow through. And what I personally really liked was that the instruction card showed the level of messiness, difficulty and the time involved in each activity.
Next month’s sneak peek is there too – the month of July is going to be all about a Farm-tastic Adventure! How exciting! 🙂
Let’s check out what the kiddos learned about dinosaurs!. Each activity/craft is numbered so it made sense to follow the sequence. 🙂
01| Dress Like A Dinosaur
Dressing up and pretend play rank #1 for my kiddos these days! This activity was literally about dressing up like a dinosaur and let your child play his/her heart out.
The tail pretty much came all prepared – we only had to put together the felt stickers on our eye mask.
The tail was long and just how you’d expect a Dinosaur’s tail to be, so this was literally hours of pretend-play fun for my girls. 🙂
02 | Make A Dinosaur Habitat
Next, we jumped right into making a dinosaur habitat. Everything comes packaged in individual bags as it pertains to that activity, so that is always very helpful!
Using the box (that our contents came in), we made the habitat by putting together the felt sky and grass inside the box.
Time to get our hands dirty and get some sensory activity done by making a volcano. We mixed the brown powdered paint into the model magic and then added in the “lava” to create some real-life effects. 😉
How pretty does this dinosaur habitat look? The best part was that the kids got to make it themselves and again this offered tons of opportunity for pretend-play with the miniature dinosaurs that came in our box! 🙂
We also got some learning done with this super fun activity page about counting and graphing the objects you see in the picture! 🙂 My 4-year-old got it right down to the T, so this was very age-appropriate as well!
03 | Junior Paleontologist Yoga
Time for the kiddos to turn into junior paleontologists!
We matched the feet of various dinosaurs to the pictures in the booklet and the kiddos practiced yoga moves based around the shapes of dinosaurs. A fun way to utilize all that energy. 😉
The #3 activity bag also had the “dinosaur and ladder” game – perfectly matching to the theme of the month! 🙂
04 | Dinosaur Excavation
Okay, this is where things get real messy, so you’d definitely want to make sure to use a large enough mat to save yourself from the hassle of cleaning up later. 😉
Using the model magic and the template, the girls made dinosaur bones!
Our funny little dinosaur bones. 😀
Next, it was time to paint the magifying glass!
We created the box and added in the sand and I hid the bones underneath.
Trying to locate the dinosaur bones while the 2-year-old is just busy ensuring that the sand gets everywhere but on the mat ;). Hey, it’s okay though, as long as the kids are learning and having fun at the same time, the mess can be totally managed. 🙂
05 | Fizzing Dinosaur Egg
The last activity of the box was about making dinosaur eggs that fizz! Super fun. However, it required us to dry the baking soda and citric acid mixture for 10+ hours, so we have kept it aside for later. But this activity is all about putting the tiny dinosaur creatures inside the ball made out of baking soda and citric acid. This is kind of like creating a bath bomb and then let it fizz away in the water as the dinosaurs pop out! Pretty cool, right?
Quick tracing worksheet to reinforce the learning that just happened with all the hands-on play! 🙂
What a fabulous month by Kid Wonder! I was definitely blown away by the sheer amount of projects pertaining to the Dinosaur theme of the month along with the quality of each of the materials! This box can easily last you the whole month if you take it one week at a time which in turn will help in reinforcing the educational components to the kiddos. Tons of hands-on and pretend-play opportunities with this one to keep the kids occupied the entire summer. Don’t miss out on the next month’s Farmtastic theme and get 40% off your first box with the coupon code TAKE40. 🙂
Also, don’t forget to check out all the fun we had with last month’s theme here!
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