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.
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.
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?
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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