I have been a subscription box addict during the pandemic. It's what's bringing me novelty during this time. Most of the boxes I subscribe to are for my kids. It's a great way to let someone else do the planning and material collecting for me.
My kids are 2 and 5.
This box is, by far, the most and thoughtful box we receive. I have received each box since its inception.
The crafts are beautiful, which is so hard to come by with kid boxes. This isn't just cutting out paper and coloring with crayons. They've included candle making, journal making, and sidewalk chalk painting, among other things, and each craft is extremely high quality. For the Boxcar children we made a beautiful boxcar out of wood. Each box comes with enough crafts for two children. I use other boxes to keep my kids playing independently, but this box is a bonding one for us.
The books are great. Almost all the books have been written by female authors, which I love. Most of the books have had some sort of positive teamwork between the main characters, like Boxcar Children, Farmer Boy, and The Vanderbeekers of 141st.
I would love to see more books written by black authors and other people of color, as well as more books with female protagonists and LGBTQ characters. Also, there have been a lot of traditional...
The best thing about this box was the fabric mask and lotion bar. The worst was the pumpkin brownie that expired a month before I received it. The firestarter is cool, but not going to be used any time soon. The ingredients in the cocoa are awful: sugar, whey, corn syrup solids, nonfat dry milk, cocoa, cellulose gum, natural and artificial flavors. Both edibles are going in the garage.
This is my favorite mental health box so far.
What I like about it:
-There’s a plan to follow. I find this very helpful for actually completing activities.
-The products were all high quality. No cheap junk in the box.
-The follow along workbook that accompanies the reading book really helps to dig into the content.