Q: Can you purchase additional boxes? We have the monthly big box subscription but go through them so quickly! Asked by Rachael R., January 2020
We have some “surprise boxes” which are an assortment of busy bags from past boxes. If you contact us directly via email, I can look up your subscription date and put together a box containing activities from boxes before you subscribed so that you don’t get any duplicates. So glad to hear you are enjoying your boxes!
Q: I would like to order a couple of surprise boxes after I receive my first box and make sure my kid loves it! I am looking to get 12-15 total before traveling end of July? Would that be possible? Asked by Alaina B., May 2021
Hi Alaina, currently we have enough busy bags to fulfill your request. You can order those on our website or feel free to send us a message or email for more details!
Q: I would like to order the "Surprise Box" with the Dental health activity but I don't see anywhere on your website where that box is available, please help.Asked by Cheryl B., April 2021
Hi Cheryl, thanks for contacting us! We do sell our past leftover busy bags in our surprise boxes and will be happy to fulfill special requests as long as our supplies hold out. At this time, we do have a few of those left from the Healthy Teeth box. You’ll need to send us an email first to confirm, and then go to our website and place your order for a surprise box and we can fill it with the items you requested. Our CrateJoy listing does not include our surprise boxes.
Q: I’d love to send all of the boxes! I have 6 grandchildren so I just can’t order i’m1 for every child. I thought I could rotate them and then nobody feels left out. Unless there’s a way to specifyAsked by Stacy M., February 2021
Hi Stacy, Unfortunately there is no way to specify a box. All of our subscribers receive the same box on any given month. The theme and activities change every month, but we don’t offer the option of picking a specific theme since we typically only make enough for our subscribers and sell out. Please let us know if you have further questions.
I subscribed to the “mini” busy learners and was very impressed with our first box! My son (almost 3yrs) was so excited for his mail today. It shipped very quickly, was well packaged and had 3 super cute activities that my son loved! He’s obsessed with the fruit sorting, and making his peas in the pod.
As a full time working mom with a toddler at home and no day care due to COVID, I wanted to make sure my little one can still learn through educational activities. So glad I came across this subscription!
They sell out quickly, I had to wait until the 5th to order. But I received the teeth kit for the first month and my toddler loved it so much, kept her busy for an hour!
Also when the cousin came by, who is 5 year old, they played together with these sets. So cute!!
I loved them so much I reached out quickly to the owner to get past kits!!
My friend's daughter loves this box. She's been busy at the crafts and made sure to pack the ones she didn't get to yet for their road trip. She's only 3, so she must be pretty impressed.
Excellent customer service too. The first box got lost in the mail (not the company's fault) so they sent a second box with some extras at no charge before I could even ask for any kind of refund or replacement.
If I had my own kids, I'd definitely subscribe monthly. I'll be keeping it in mind for future gift ideas though.
i’ve only had one box so far and haven’t used all that’s inside yet. first thought was i felt like the projects were a little old for my 3.5 year old BUT i can appreciate that exposure to these ideas/tasks etc are really the key to to learning and experiencing new things. we do the activity (which doesn’t last too long for him)and then he ends up using the materials in a free play way using his imagination. at the end of the day i just really need things curated for me (and him) and this checks that box!
My two year old has a hard time with some of the items but they're perfect to keep coming back to and trying out. These are fun, well made and don't take up a ton of space! I love playing with them with him too. We have older kids that come over and will play with these as well.
Have received several boxes so far. The packaging is nice and the activities kept my 3 year olds interest. In many cases he would do the activity several times and reused some of the materials for other self-created games. As a busy mom it is super nice to have these pre-packaged ready to go activities!
Update: My child was enjoying the activities so much that I upgraded from the mini box to the big box. Also ordered a ‘surprise box’ where they put together a box with activities from a month prior to when my subscription started (email first to make sure they have activities available that you do not already have).
My granddaughter has outgrown this, though it was totally awesome. I can't find a way to end my subscription and I don't want to pay for something that she no longer needs.
Hi Wendy, we are so glad that your granddaughter enjoyed her busy boxes! Subscriptions can be cancelled any time by logging into your CrateJoy account, or by emailing us. I have processed the cancellation for you, although you will still receive one more box which is the final shipment left on your 3-month subscription. Thank you!
My son loved this box at 3 years old. He unfortunately has outgrown it! It was a great box for learning and fun activities!
Thank you so much for the great review! We are excited to hear that your son enjoyed the activities and understand he is growing on toward new things! All the best to you!
I ordered the Big Box for my niece that is 2 and she absolutely loves it. My sister says the simplest things yet so good for teaching in a way they can understand and have fun while doing it. The sensory beans are her favorite she spent an hour with just those. Will be adding on to her monthly subscriptions.
These are perfect for my twin boys. It is engaging yet not too time consuming. They have such short attention spans but so enjoy playing with the activities.
Fun hands-on busy bags that focused on colors and counting activities
Loaded with sea creature fun! Fishing, playdough, letter matching and more!!
Filled with Fall fun! Sensory bin, number puzzles, pretend pie making, and more!!