Think Outside Boxes

Get your kids away from a screen and outside exploring nature, encouraging a life of learning!

Use code FIRSTBOX for $10 off your first box!
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Shipping & Renewal Information
  • We ship your first box either around the 5th or 15th of each month, depending on when you order. Each following box will ship around the 5th of the following month. Subscription renewal payments process on the 25th of the month. Automatically renews monthly; subscription ends after one year. Can be cancelled anytime before the next renewal date.
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
THiNK OUTSiDE BOXES
A year-long outdoor curriculum delivered monthly, serving a wide-range of ages starting at 7. Our program is designed to promote exploration and survival in the great outdoors. Each monthly box covers a new theme from outdoor shelters and night-time discovery to first aid and nutrition. A Gold Mom's Choice & a Parent's Choice Silver Award Winner!
  • Designed by outdoor loving parents who want to get kids away from a screen and outside exploring nature.
  • Supplement your child's learning with this year-long program. Each box comes with a 28+ page education and activity booklet, resource cards, outdoor challenges, and 3 - 5 pieces of quality gear to add to your child's outdoor pack.
  • Your first box comes with a lightweight packable daypack your child can use for outdoor adventures. You choose your color!
  • Free shipping within the U.S. using USPS priority shipping. We ship to Canada for only an extra $5 shipping fee and Rest of World for only an extra $10 shipping fee. (All booklets are in English only)
  • Cancel anytime, no questions asked! Your subscription automatically ends after 1 year.

Sneak Peek

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Intro Box

Every subscription starts off with our Intro Box, which includes gear, resources, activities, an empathy section, and challenges - centered around preparing your child for their next year of becoming an #OUTSiDER!

Order by October 1st to get this box!

Questions

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Q: How often do the boxes repeat themselves? Trying to decide how long of a subscription to sign up for. If I do a full year will that get all off the skill boxes covered? Asked by Jennifer W., May 2021

Think Outside Boxes answered...May 2021

Hi Jennifer, our subscription is set up as a one-year program. If you decide to sign up for a full year, you will receive your Intro box and 11 theme boxes and your subscription will automatically expire after the year. The Cratejoy marketplace only allows us to list the full year option as 12 boxes total. You can also visit our website directly (thinkoutsideboxes) and order from there. Our full year option on our website includes the Intro box and all 12 theme boxes.


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Q: Do you offer a discount for military families? Asked by Jeanie M., February 2021

Think Outside Boxes answered...February 2021

Hi Jeanie - We often offer discounts on our boxes through our website. We currently do not have a specific military discount, but use code OUTSIDE10 directly on our site to get $10 off your first order!


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Q: I think this would be a great tool for a virtual cubscout meeting. Is it possible to get a “classroom set” with multiple sets in a larger package?Asked by Amanda S., December 2020

Think Outside Boxes answered...December 2020

Hi Amanda, thank you for your question! We have quite a few outdoor and homeschool groups using our boxes for group learning. We don't offer a classroom set at this time, but if you go to our website, you can sign up for multiple boxes sent to the same address and automatically receive a sibling discount. If you still have questions or are considering a large bulk order, feel free to reach out to us via our contact form on the website.


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Q: Is it possible to order a box for two children - i.e. get two sets of the equipment but not the info?Asked by Laura K., December 2020

Think Outside Boxes answered...December 2020

Hi Laura, thanks for your question. While you only get one set of gear with each subscription, we know that some parents have their kids share the gear and do the activities together as a family. That said, we offer a sibling discount as well as the purchase of additional gear on our website.

Think Outside Boxes reviewsReviews

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17 reviews

Christmas gift that kept giving

Apr 29, 2021
Donna D.
1 Review
Subscribed for 5 months
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My grandson was very pleased with this gift. Thank you.

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Great idea but

Mar 09, 2019
Holly E.
1 Review
5 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 19 days
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I purchased a three month subscription for my very outdoor adventurous son. Box arrived and He said the book was cool looking, but when he opened it He was very underwhelmed. The main part of the box was a backpack. The other pieces in the Box were a piece rope, a luggage tag, a pencil, two pamphlets and a metal tag holder. It did not make a very good first impression on my son, Hopefully the next two boxes are better.

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7 shipments in.....

Mar 13, 2019
Katie C.
1 Review
1 Helpful Vote
Subscribed for 7 months
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We are 7 shipments into the total 13 (including the intro box) and we love it! So I have to confess though that I bought this for my 5 year old daughter (she was 4 when we signed up) even though it is rated for age 7+, she has done fantastic with every box though. We have had a ton of fun learning new skills outside, and putting those new skills to action on hikes or while camping. I love this box! I might even sign up to have the year of boxes all over again....

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LOVE. THIS. BOX

Oct 20, 2018
Ginger W.
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4 Helpful Votes
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My brother in-law got this for my 12 yr old son and he absolutely loves them. The first box came with a great backpack and we have been steadily filling it up with gear since. The boxes just keep blowing me away! The gear is great for my son to get exposed to using these tools and the educational booklets are filled with fun activities and I find them very educational. We are a farm family, outside a lot, and still learn something from them. Keep it up Think Outside!

We love our boxes

Dec 28, 2020
Jennifer C.
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Subscribed for 7 months
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We love our box. My 7 year old looks forward to it each month! The materials are quality made.

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I liked it!

Oct 10, 2020
Kiersten M.
3 Reviews
2 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 1 month
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Amazing idea and nice curation. Very happy with the quality of the items and all of the thought that went into this.

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Worth every penny!

Jul 21, 2020
Jeanna B.
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Subscribed for 1 year
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I can’t say enough good things about this box! My 11yr old enjoyed every item shipped and the themes of each box. I was surprised to see the High quality of the survival tools sent. They add up over a year. We have used everything in it. Highly recommend! Perfect for any outdoor kid!

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Started Geocaching!

Jul 19, 2020
Irene S.
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6 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 2 months
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Purchased a 3 month subscription for my 11 year old son. First box was a backpack and a card that introduced us to Geocaching. Well ,we love Geocaching now and use the backpack, which is of good quality to go and find caches or to go on trails. He likes the boxes which are of a good quality and i believe are a good value.

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Grandson (8) loves it

Jul 06, 2020
Phyllis F.
1 Review
Subscribed for 10 days
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The intro box seemed a little “light” to me but he loved and reviewed everything in it. He wasn’t sure why there was string but I got his Grandfather's Boy Scout book and we are learning knot tying. We downloaded the app for Geocaching and filled his bag with dried fruits and jerky, added a water bottle, the Scout book and paper. We are now looking for things in the woods and leaving Scout patches in place of what we take. We’re also learning animal tracks and nature.
We finally have a way to get him off his electronics!!

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Excellent backpack!

Apr 29, 2020
Ruth M.
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Subscribed for 22 days
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LOVE this box. Some complained about the lightweight backpack in the first box. But, hmmm...it is a great fabric, deliberately lightweight, and well made. And it holds a LOT! With loads of clever little pockets and doo-hickeys. Loved the instructions on how and what to pack. Our little guy loved it and immediately began packing most of his wardrobe into it, along with sunscreen, etc. etc. And then we had to set up a tent in the backyard and he moved into it. So cute. I think this subscription is a winner.

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