Think Outside Boxes (7 - 16+)

by Think Outside Boxes
An award-winning subscription boxes that teaches kids real life outdoor skills with quality gear!
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Think Outside Subscription - Ages 7 - 16+

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. Great gift for your outdoor loving kids and grandkids!

  • LEARN REAL LIFE SKILLS: Teach your kids about science and geography while learning real life survival skills that will stay with them for years to come. With a 28+ page educational booklet in each box, there is no shortage of content to engage and educate kids of all ages.
  • HIGH QUALITY GEAR: Each of our outdoor subscription boxes comes with 3-5 pieces of long lasting, high quality gear designed to be kid-proof and durable.
  • EXCITING OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Get your kids into the great outdoors to explore and learn about nature, science, and geography with our educational hands-on activity boxes.
  • FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY: Even the grumpiest teenagers will love our creative outdoor subscription boxes. Complete with independent challenges and hands-on tasks, kids and adults can work together and explore the mysteries of science and nature.
  • FREE SHIPPING IN THE US: Enjoy a quality, award winning subscription box with no hidden fees and free shipping to anywhere in the United States, with international shipping also available. Choose to pay monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or yearly with our flexible payment plans.

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Photo of Think Outside Boxes (7 - 16+) current box Intro Box

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 December 25th to get this box!

Customer Questions (9)


Q: How soon after I place my order will my subscription start?Asked by Benjamin H., November 2021

Think Outside Boxes answered...November 2021

Your Intro box will ship within 10 business days of your initial order date. All subsequent boxes ship out around the 5th of each month using USPS priority shipping.


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.


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!


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.

Reviews (22)

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outdoor skills

Sep 13, 2021
Verified Purchase
Anthony M.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 2 months

this is great for teaching my grandkids outdoor skills

night c

Aug 09, 2021
Verified Purchase
Anthony M.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 27 days

nice study

Great Product

Nov 04, 2021
Randy J.
1 Review

My Aunt purchased a subscription for my son as a birthday present. He loves it! The booklets and activities are fun. He loves planning out the month with adventures. I saw a review from 2 years ago about the Intro box being boring and I must say that I disagree. The Intro box sets the foundation for the program and the backpack is of great quality. It also came with a bear bell and fun activity items. The customer service has been top notch, with quick and well thought out responses to any questions I have. I have recommended Think Outside Boxes to all of my friends who have have kids in the 7 and older age range.

Great idea but

Mar 09, 2019
Verified Purchase
Holly E.
1 Review
5 Helpful
Subscribed for 19 days

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.

Worth every penny!

Jul 21, 2020
Verified Purchase
Jeanna B.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 year

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!

Started Geocaching!

Jul 19, 2020
Verified Purchase
Irene S.
11 Reviews
2 Pictures
7 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 months

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.

Grandson (8) loves it

Jul 06, 2020
Verified Purchase
Phyllis F.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 10 days

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!!

Excellent backpack!

Apr 29, 2020
Verified Purchase
Ruth M.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 22 days

LOVE this box. Some complained about the lightweight backpack in the first box. But, 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.

Fun boxes!

Mar 24, 2020
Verified Purchase
Jessica T.
3 Reviews
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 3 months

My son is almost 11 and we love these boxes. He is a bit too introverted for Scouts, but likes to hike with me. We're both learning together with each of the boxes, and look forward to each delivery. They've been a godsend now that we've been stuck at home during mandatory school closure for coronavirus. The booklets have good info with games and projects we do together. He enjoys adding to his backpack every month.

7 shipments in.....

Mar 13, 2019
Verified Purchase
Katie C.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 7 months

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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