although I know shipping is because of covid 19 it took over 2 weeks to get a small box. My 7 year old wasnt thrilled after waiting so long. Hopefully the second box will be better
I’m wondering why I received the junior box this month. My son is 5. And I was expecting something a little more interesting. We still enjoyed it but I feel I should get the regular box.
Kids loved it. BUT no instructions for experiments
This was the first box. The Chromatography Kit was missing a marker. Luckily, I had a marker, but for the price it should include all of the parts. Also, we looked at the balloon and it has a big crack on the balloon. I'll have to tape it in order to maybe be able to use it for the experiment as I don't have one of those laying around. The QA of this box doesn't seem to have happened at all.
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Not so much science or art this time. Mostly just punching out and gluing. It would have been cool to learn about air pressure or changing weather patterns.
The balloon and ink were very similar to the same color so it was difficult to see our fingerprints. Thought it would contain more activities and items but my daughter enjoyed doing the experiments.
Overall, this is a decent box however I do think the activities should be different for different age levels. My child is almost 9 so it would have been nice to have different activities than the boxes that a 5 year old receives. There's a huge difference in interest levels between a 5 and an 8 or 9 year old. I think the grow animals activity was not great. It's fun to see how much the animals grow in water however my child had no interest in charting their growth on graph paper every day and my child quickly lost interest in this activity. It seems that this box is more geared towards 5 year old children. The box selection when ordering is for kids age 5-10+. I can't imagine that a child over the age of 10 would have any interest in these activities.
The crafts in the box were great. However, we had two different bird feeder crafts and there was only a half a bag of bird seed. I had to use other bird seed to finish the craft.
Some of the activities where great and some of them didn’t work.
This box kept my 5 year old entertained but I personally don’t think this specific bird box was worth the price. I had the craft supplies to make all these mini crafts at home already, the gelatin bird seed ornaments didn’t work well (I don’t think enough water was instructed for use) and the paper bag puppets and pine cone bird seed maker we have done many times ourselves. The window clings were an original idea I hadn’t heard of and the bird booklet it came with was cute but over all I would say it was worth maybe $12 at most. I was hoping for more of a science experiment type box, probably due to the volcano picture used in the description.
Thank you for the feedback, Garret, and we’re sorry that the box did not meet your expectations. When we design our boxes, we aim to reach as many children as possible with activities that will engage their minds and encourage creativity. Sometimes particular activities miss the mark. We hope you’ll give us another chance.
My pincone for the bird feeder was busted up and super tiny, like the size of a fifty cents piece. The booklet had extra activities, I wish it had more facts about birds though.
There was bird seed ornaments; they are paper. I'm not sure how well that will work so we did not do that one yet.
Also there were items to make a paperbag bird puppet and window clings. Seemed kind of last minute crafts ideas to fill the box.
Overall great concept. I am disappointed though. I had looked at the other pictures on the website of past boxes like the butterfly box, or the kitchen box so I was definitely let down.
I wish there was more learning involved and crafts like the bird seed pinecone or ornaments. I did like the idea of using the shipping box into a bird house. Not sure I will take it to my window though.
Thank you for the feedback, Rebecca, and we apologize for the damage to your pinecone. We’re sorry that this box did not live up to your expectations. Sometimes particular activities fall flat and it is extremely disappointing for us as parents and as a company that strives to keep children engaged and learning. We will keep your feedback at the front of our minds as we design future boxes.