Wonder Crate

Books and fun activities to introduce kids to real people that changed the world.

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Product Overview
  • FREE SHIPPING on all orders within the US! First package ships in 3-5 calendar days. For holiday gifts, order by December 17th to receive your box before December 24th. Any orders placed after December 17th will receive a printable gift card for gift giving and first box will ship in January.
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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Who They See, Shows Them Who They Can Be!
Inspire the next generation of change-makers by introducing them to real people that used their courage, perseverance, and passion to make the world a better place. Each package contains a book AND hands-on activity to spark curiosity and connect kids to their own possibilities. Wonder Crate series for ages 8-11 or Wonder Crate Jr. for ages 5-7.
  • Paint portraits with Frida Kahlo, create a zen garden with the Dalai Lama, build houses with Frank Lloyd Wright. Who they see, shows them who they can be!
  • Books from NY Times best selling book series to inspire kids to dream big, one great role model at a time!
  • Fun hands-on activities to spark curiosity and connect kids to their own possibilities.
  • Makes a great gift! 1,3, 6 and 12 month gift subscriptions available.
  • FREE shipping on all subscriptions! First month comes in a 100% cotton tote bag or upgrade to a retro lunch box.

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Photo of undefined current box Creative Construction: Frank Lloyd Wright and You!

Creative Construction: Frank Lloyd Wright and You!

Read about Frank Lloyd Wright and learn how a boy that loved blocks went on to design the Guggenheim. Then design your own dream house. Get ready to be inspired!

Order by December 17th to get this box!

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Q: Can I have your official web add to review the crates?Asked by Sherry C., August 2020


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Q: I would love to start with the Dalai Lama box. Is that still available?Asked by Jed A., May 2020


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Q: What is the age range for this box? I want to find a subscription box for my 4 year old niece; although she's young, she's pretty advanced and doesn't enjoy "normal" 4 year old things.Asked by Molly M., July 2019

Wonder Crate answered...July 2019

We recommend ages 6-12 but it depends

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One subscription we want to keep!

Jan 26, 2020
Cc H.
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My kiddo is into the subscription boxes and we are trying out many of them to see which ones are keepers. Here’s what we think about the wonder crate jr box for 5 to 7 year olds.

- really like the idea behind the crate. What differentiates it from other craft and learning crates is that you focus on learning about one innovator/notable figure

- excellent quality book included. Kiddo sat through in one reading and we re read it again. She learned a lot

- fosters the type of values that my family wants to encourage (so true what the creator says about social media and entertainment begin the focus of what mainstream media wants for our kids!)

- kiddo really enjoyed making her dream catcher which was a cute craft paired with the crate

- came with pamphlet highlighting points about the figure featured

- a new pencil - and yes somehow kids like pencils

- and a small booklet with activities but that didn’t hold my kiddo’s attention much

I think it’s a fun box and I’m glad we subscribed. It feels a bit costly for what you get in the junior box but we would subscribe with a discount and/or a longer subscription period to cut down on price.

It is a great box to complement other of my kid’s favorite boxes and I’d recommend it !!

love

Oct 28, 2020
Kathy M.
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she loved it

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We love it!

Apr 15, 2019
Heidi M.
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My daughter loves these books, so a subscription WITH them was definitely a hit in this house! We received Who was Marie Curie first. She reads them a little bit each day before school and had to finish before we do the activities (that's our deal with each other). Magnetic Putty is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. We're pretty obsessed with it now! The mindfulness cards that came with the Dalai Lama have already been a major help for everyone in the family. What a smart thing to send to little ones to learn coping mechanisms at such a young age! Can't wait for our 3rd book. Silly me though, I re-ordered 3 more months while still having a month left, I hope they see it and send 2 different books. If not, my fault I guess and I'll gift it.

Seriously though, money well spent here. We're all very happy!

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Must Buy

Jan 28, 2020
Sandra F.
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I would give 10 stars if I could!! I bought this for two of my grandchildren for Christmas. Boy age 5 and girl age 10. I got my 5 year old the jr crate. They love it!! I did a survey and they sent a gift for each child. Their names in a colorfull magnet. WITH a handwritten note!! They were estatic!! The kids are our future and the need this positive nuturing! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

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Fun and educational

Dec 12, 2017
Bridgit A.
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My 5-year old daughter loved the items in her Wonder Crate. They were age-appropriate and challenging, but not too frustrating. The puzzle ball is a great toy to keep her busy for a long car trip or waiting at the doctor's office and encourages problem solving. The game was fast pace and fun while she was learning math skills (but didn’t even know it). The book explained a growth mindset in terms that she understood and there was even a section for parents. The online lesson was a great way to reinforce the concepts in the book and the lunch box notes are a nice daily reminder for her. I feel like we've both learned a lot and have gotten our money's worth.

Not what I was expecting

Aug 06, 2019
Katrina C.
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My 6 year old struggled with this box. It was slightly advanced for him. Also, I was under the impression that they would receive a cape and badge which he did not receive.

Disappointed by my first crate.

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Wonder Crate said...Aug 06, 2019

I am sorry to hear that you are disappointed. We used to have a box that was for younger kids that came with a cape but we haven't had that series in over a year. Where did you get that information from (so we can update it)? Our current product is recommended for ages 7-11 and introduces kids to a new inspirational role model each month with a book from the Who Was book series and fun hands-on activities.

So fun and inspiring!

Mar 20, 2019
Jessie C.
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We look forward to our Wonder Crate deliveries. My 7 and 9 year old boys love the interactive game and crafts in each box. Our favorite is reading about these inspirational children making a difference in our world. My boys have gathered and donated their lightly used books to Read Indeed, after learning about the organization in their Wonder Crate box. It's helped them realize that they play an important role in our society and they can make a difference. Please keep inspiring our future generations.
P.S.- Wonder Crate makes for great birthday gifts. We have gotten positive feedback from the families we have gifted to.

Love it!!

Dec 05, 2017
Rebecca S.
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My five year old daughter was so excited when her first Wonder Crate arrived. The packaging is adorable and she immediately put on her cape as she began to look through her box. She loved the rainbow ball and could not wait to bring it to school as her "Share item". She had been working with her teacher on trying to "step out of her comfort zone" when school felt hard for her and this month's theme was a perfect fit for her. She responded so well to the growth mindset concept and could not wait to share what she was doing at home with her kindergarten teacher. I felt like the book, the print outs and the online lesson gave me the tools as a mom to help guide her to feel more confident and adventuresome academically, and in so many other areas of life. Thank you so much for developing such a well thought out, creative product for both parents and children.
Becky

Love this life skills box!!

Nov 30, 2017
Corrie W.
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What a great idea to create a box that teaches life skills development! Thank you. As a parent of 6 year old twins, it is so hard to come up with the right words and activities to teach these skills. The academics are covered in school but the social and emotional skills are what I am really focused on for my kids' success and happiness. The book included was a perfect introduction to growth mindset (both for myself and kids) and the activities were very fun and challenging. Both kids really enjoyed being introduced to a concept then "testing" themselves with an activity to practice. And the cape idea is genius! They loved wearing it while trying to beat each other at Blink. Priceless!

An absolutely perfect gift

Nov 30, 2017
Robindaning
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I bought Wonder Crate for my grandchildren as a Christmas gift and can't wait for them to receive it. It will be a perfect box of activities to do together when I come over to babysit. I love how the items in the box teach real world skills they will need for the rest of their lives. I love that growth mindset is the first box and can't wait to see what other skills are introduced to them through out the year.

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Past boxes from Wonder Crate

Brave Exploration: Sally Ride and You!

Brave Exploration: Sally Ride and You!

Learn all about Sally Ride and the confidence and curiosity it took to be the first woman in space. Then study the stars with your stargazing guide and make glow-in-the-dark constellations for your bedroom. You will be sure to dream about being an astronaut!

Compassion in Action: The Dalai Lama and You!

Compassion in Action: The Dalai Lama and You!

Read about the Dalai Lama, practice mindfulness for inner peace and compassion, create your own zen garden to quiet your mind, and earn your compassion button.

Protecting the Planet: Jane Goodall and You!

Protecting the Planet: Jane Goodall and You!

Learn about Jane Goodall, discover how you can protect the planet and earn your social responsibility magnet.

Curious Minds to Build a Better Tomorrow: Bill Gates and You!

Curious Minds to Build a Better Tomorrow: Bill Gates and You!

Learn about Bill Gates, create your own computer game using Scratch, make a binary code bracelet and earn your curiosity magnet.

Using Your Voice: Malala Yousafzai and You!

Using Your Voice: Malala Yousafzai and You!

Learn about Malala Yousafzai, discover how you can use your voice to help others and earn your bravery magnet.

Overcoming Obstacles: Louis Braille and You!

Overcoming Obstacles: Louis Braille and You!

Blind from the age of four, Louis Braille was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Read about Louis Braille and discover how he overcame many obstacles in his quest to bring the world of books to the blind. Teach yourself how to sight read basic braille and practice writing in braille with candy dots. Get ready to be inspired!

Optimistic Outlook: Maya Angelou and You!

Optimistic Outlook: Maya Angelou and You!

Read about Maya Angelou and how she went from an actress and calypso dancer with a traveling opera to a civil rights activist and one of the most celebrated poets of all time. Create your own poems on your metal lunch box with your magnetic poetry set. Get ready to be inspired!

Curious Minds: Nikola Tesla and You!

Curious Minds: Nikola Tesla and You!

Read about Nikola Tesla and how he went from a curious kid who stayed up all night reading to one of the most brilliant and influential scientists of all time. Experiment with static electricity and discover how circuits work with your light-up Energy Ball. Get ready to be inspired!

Determined Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and You!

Determined Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and You!

Read about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how this soft spoken and kind child grew up to be a tireless fighter for gender equality and civil rights. Then practice making your own arguments with the Make a Case Card game. Fun for the whole family. Get ready to be inspired!

The King of Jazz: Louis Armstrong and You!

The King of Jazz: Louis Armstrong and You!

In February we are celebrating innovators, activists and artists of color that have changed the world. Read about Louis Armstrong and how a poor boy from New Orleans became a jazz musician beloved around the world. Then practice making your own musical arrangements and learn how to play the harmonica. Get ready to be inspired!

The Queen of Cooking: Julia Child and You!

The Queen of Cooking: Julia Child and You!

Read about Julia Child and how this 6'2" teenager who loved to play basketball (and was a bad cook) became a fearless woman who filmed French cooking lessons in her own kitchen. Then design your own apron and practice making recipes from scratch. Get ready to be inspired!

Curious about Crocodiles: Steve Irwin and You!

Curious about Crocodiles: Steve Irwin and You!

We are celebrating Earth Day with a box about Steve Irwin. Read about Steve Irwin and how this boy with a pet python went on to save wildlife and their habitats around the world. Grow your own pet alligator and do your part to help the planet by making seed paper cards.

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