1 September 2020

Enjoying the kids history subscription box: Mysteries in Time

During the lockdown period and my first foray into home-schooling, I got really into different subscription packs for kids. They are a great way to bring some variety into kids learning, and take some of the mental load off parents. A history subscription box for kids called Mysteries in Time looked fantastic for this purpose. 

I was sent a PR sample of the subscription box for this review - and you can also WIN a three month subscription to the Mysteries in Time Bumper pack by entering to the giveaway at the end of this post. 


girl playing with a box



Basics

Mysteries in Time is a monthly history subscription box for kids aged 7 to 11. My child is seven and she loves history, so this was a perfect box for her. The central idea is of two kids time travelling throughout the times, learning about ancient cultures and civilisations. The topics cover all the big hitters, starting with Ancient Egypt, then progressing into Victorians, WWII evacuees, Vikings, Aztecs and so on. 

There are two different subscriptions types - a Classic pack which includes the story book, history booklet, puzzles, book mark, stickers and colouring sheets, and the Bumper Box, which includes everything from the Classic pack plus a small topic relevant gift and a craft. 

What we thought

We were sent the Bumper box for this review, and my daughter loved it. She was very excited to find it was about Ancient Egypt, one of her favourite topics. 

Her favourite things in the box were the story book and of course the craft. The story book seemed very interesting, and was about Max and Katies adventure in Ancient Egypt. It's a great idea to have the book, and kids will love reading about Max and Katie experiencing all of these different times and events. 

For a craft this box included coloured air-dry light clay, and the instructions were to make Egyptian amulets. The history booklet provided more information on the meaning of amulets, and common Egyptian symbols for them too. It needed minimal supervision from me which is always a plus, but still occupied my daughter a good while. 

The gift included in the pack was a pen, decorated with an Egyptian artefact, which was a nice touch. 


items included in mysteries in time subscription box

girl doing crafts

kids craft amulets



Cost

As for costs, the Classic pack costs from £6.45 per month plus postage (an envelope, so about £1) and the Bumper box costs from £11.45 per month, plus postage (a small box, so about £2.95). 

I really like the idea for this subscription box, so am planning to subscribe to the Classic pack for the history learning element. While the addition of crafts and a gift is pretty appealing for kids (and I know my daughter would love them), we have so many craft kits home already I can't bear the thought of more coming in. However, the child-friendly learning materials will be helpful for sparking interest in different historical eras. I'm glad there is the option for both an extensive pack and a cheaper bare bones pack to accommodate different needs and wants.

All in all, thumbs up for this subscription box. Learning made fun and entertaining, which really is the best way to learn. 


Have you tried any kids subscription boxes?


girl showing her craft amulet



You can win your Mysteries in Time 3 month Bumper Pack subscription RRP £46.20 with my giveaway. Enter via Rafflecopter below, UK entries only, 18 over only, ends 14th September 2020. 


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51 comments:

  1. Margaret Clarkson
    I've never tried a subscription box before.

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  2. No, I couldn't afford it for 4 grandchildren

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  3. I have never had a subscription box for kids.

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  4. I have never done a subscription before but this looks like a great one to consider

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  5. I have considered trying subscription boxes in the past but never got round to it

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  6. we have never done a subscription

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  7. No I have never had one.

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  8. I have never had a subscription box for kids before.

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  9. Yes we tried the toucanbox

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  10. No I have never had a subscription box

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  11. no, never tried one always been afraid I could not cancel it

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  12. Hello, no I haven't had a subscription box before. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  13. No i have never found one worth subscribing too

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  14. love the science boxes from The Curiousity Box

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  15. Yes, I bought my grandchildren a cook box, can't remember the name though

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  16. Yes, we have toucan box for my daughter, its great

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  17. I was suprised at how cheap it was, it looks like great value for money

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  18. I had the Toucan box during lockdown for my son. They're something to look forward to opening and ideal for rainy and cold days.

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  19. I got my son the Toucan Box once - it's a kids' craft one.

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  20. No but we would love to try one!

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  21. Yes I have had the toucan box which was great. It's exciting for them to get something through the post too x

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  22. I used to do the toucan box subscription, I think I had the level we received them up too high though as they seemed to build up. They were really good kits though and my daughter loved making the items.

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  23. No we never have had a subscription box before x

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  24. No never had but considering it since lockdown

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  25. We haven't tried a subscription box for them yet, but we're thinking of doing so xx

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  26. When I was a child I was part of the hungry dumpty club which is going back to late 70s early 80s. I learnt how to read loved it x

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  27. I've had a few subscription boxes, but none for the kids yet x

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  28. Not yet. Been talking about doing so for this Christmas.

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  29. We haven't but what a good idea and something to look forward to each month.

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  30. I've never had any type of subscription box

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  31. No, we have not tried one but they look great fun!

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  32. I haven't tried one but they look a great idea for the grandchildren. Maybe a Christmas present

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  33. We tried mud and Bloom boxes during the lockdown which my younger kids especially enjoyed. I think my oldest would love this though.

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  34. I have not had a subscription yet

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  35. We had the 'little passports' box for my son, he got it as a Christmas gift from Nan and loved receiving it every month, this looks perfect for my history loving daughter!

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  36. No, I've never had one

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  37. No, I've never had one but they do look interesting.

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  38. we had the crafty box gifted to my son for a couple of months

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  39. No I have never had one. If I did I would get toucan box maybe

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  40. I've never tried one before, but would probably like to try when finances are better.

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  41. No I haven't yet but think my kids would like it.

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  42. No I've never had a subscription box for kids, it's a great idea.

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