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? The box also always demonstrates the theme of the month, so expect to see a different box each month, which I think is so exciting! The colorful packaging instantly illustrates that it is all about themed imaginative play.
Everything inside our box this July. The theme this month was all about spending a day at the farm!
Each of the 5 individual themes as they pertain to the Main theme of the month come individually bagged. And within each numbered bag are at least 2-4 crafts. So realistically, you are getting at least 15 crafts and fun activities in the box, which is more than enough to last the whole month or more! Pretty awesome, I’d say. 😉
You also receive a very detailed and colorful information booklet with more activities inside.
Some easier ones for the younger kiddos.
This one catered more towards the older kids, ages 5+.
Next month’s sneak peek is there too – the month of August is going to be all about Pirates & Mermaids. Another extremely popular pretend-play theme amongst kids, for sure! 🙂
Let’s check out what the kiddos learned about being on the farm! Each activity/craft is numbered so it always makes sense to just follow the sequence. 🙂 The first activity is always about dress-up fun as it pertains to the theme of the month and I love how neatly everything comes organized.
01| Dress Like A Farmer
I spy at least 3 different crafts in our Dress Like A Farmer bag. 🙂
We started off by completing our farmer apron by applying the felt stickers.
Next up was this fun craft involving handprints to make a cow on the red bandana. My 4-year-old loved this activity, as it was right up her alley.
Time to make the cow bell! Using the ends of the pipe cleaner, my older one inserted into the bottom of the cup (the cup came with precut slits at the bottom, making our lives so much easier!) to make a handle and later inserting the bell through inside.
Decorating her cowbell with some more paint to make black cow spots.
And there you go! My little farmer is ready for a very busy day at the farm wearing all the crafts she made herself! 🙂
02 | Down On The Farm!
Time to get the barnyard up and prepare the wooden farm animals. I especially appreciate that the information card always lists the level of messiness, difficulty and the time involved in each activity. Super helpful for the grownup helper. 😉
Forming the barn with all the velcro dots. Perfect activity to hone in on fine motor skills.
Ready to paint their favorite farm animals! Love that you always get enough mess mats to contain all the mess that occurs. 🙂 As evident, both my girls were super excited to just jump into it. Glad that we got 4 wooden animals (including the farmer character) to paint, so both my girls just divided up 2 of each to do their own thing.
Yep, that’s my 2-year-old who is extremely focused on the task at hand. 😉
The older one insisted on creating her shade of pink to paint the piggie by mixing in red and white – which turned out a wonderful lesson on creating colors for us! 🙂
All done and dried up – the farm animals were ready for some pretend-play fun on the farm. 🙂 Love that you can use the barn box to store the animals – very handy dandy for sure.
Lastly, we also had 2-3 colorful worksheets to reinforce all the barn fun such as: completing the pattern etc.
03 | Animal Bowling
The next batch of activities in section 3 of the box was more in line with educational crafts such as counting, math, and recognizing animal sounds. So apt for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Playing the Farmer Says game with mama. 🙂
What an adorably crafted bowling game for little hands. It comes with animal cards that you put on the stands and using the cow-shaped softball, you knock down your animals. Even perfectly safe for babies as young as 1. 🙂
Time to hone in on fine motor & concentration skills along with mastering math concepts. 🙂 One of my personal favorites for kids ages 3+.
04 | Farmer’s Market
Everything in our Farmer’s Market bag. The creators of Kid Wonder really strive to provide a very realistic pretend-play experience with all the specific details.
Check out the Receipt card, Open & Closed Signs and the Farmer’s Market menu card. Super impressed with the details that have gone into planning out the entire Farmer’s Market scene!
Setting up the market was easy as we assembled the fruits, veggies and even eggs in the farmers’ market tray. Ready to go up for sale.
Wearing her name on the name tag (also provided in the box!), my older one is busy doing shopping while the little one was the cashier waiting at the checkout. 😉
We also used the colorful play cash to practice some addition and subtraction. I love to incorporate learning into pretend-play on a regular basis so activities like these are really what we thrive on. 😉
05 | Grow A Garden
The last mini-theme in our Farm theme was about learning how to grow a garden or planting seeds! Again, hands-on experiments like these are so perfect for kids ages 3+ as they really reinforce the concepts, since little ones really learn best from doing. 🙂
Time to watch the bean sprout! We soaked the paper towel (also included in your box!!) in the water and then placed it in the observation bag along with the seeds on top. We just had to wait for a few days until the seeds sprout to go onto planting them in the provided flower pot. So instead, we just decorated the flower pot with the decorative foam pieces and adhesive dots and kept it aside for later use! You also receive a soil pod so the kids can plant the seeds once they have sprouted.
Some more crafts as they pertained to the garden theme. Painting the piece of rock so it looked like a little bee.
Forming a bumble bee around her finger with the yellow and black pipe cleaners.
So much learning and fun happened with this box right here! We love the number of crafts and activities that come in the box and how they all tie into the main theme of the month. This way the kids get to master the subject in a very educational and entertaining manner. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this one!
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