October Appleseed Lane Kids’ Subscription Box Review & Giveaway!

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Apple Seed Lane sent me this subscription box for my review.

I am sooo very excited about Apple Seed Lane! It’s a new subscription box and its for kids around ages 4 to 8 and filled with science and crafts. I thought it was completely fantastic and kept my kids engaged and busy for hours. Yes, hours! Every monthly box has a theme – the October Apple Seed Lane was Halloween Science – and it comes with up to 2 science projects, additional craft projects, and a book of facts and illustrations about each month’s theme.

Apple Seed Lane‘s November box is perfect for your kids if they like playing detective or solving mysteries! Don’t forget to go to the end of the post to enter a giveaway for this box! Also, Appleseed Lane has partnered with the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless on a “Get 1, Give 1″ holiday gift campaign. For every subscription or gift certificate $25 or above that is purchased between now and the beginning of December, Apple Seed Lane is giving away one box to the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless to help provide holiday gifts for kids in need. Their goal is 500 donated boxes! Awesome!

The Subscription: Apple Seed Lane
The Description: Fun and engaging educational monthly subscription boxes filled with science experiments and lesson-based crafts for ages 4-8 sent directly to your door. Sibling add-ons available.
The Price: $23 per month
The Coupon:Save $10 on your first box! Use code Use code FRIEND10 and put my name (Brandy O’Grady) in the comments section during checkout..

October 2013 Apple Seed Lane Halloween Science

This card was NOT wrinkled in the box, it was used before I took a photo 🙂

The instructions are on the back of the what’s in the box card!

All the materials in the October Apple Seed Lane.

Halloween Science Book Aren’t the illustrations adorable? Yes, the cutiest!

A peek on the inside. The theme was really basic physical chemistry and I loved the age-appropriate approach to science. My daughter was starting to ask questions re: physical states, and although I taught science (to middle schoolers!), I was struggling with the best way to explain it to a 4 year old. This helped a ton! The last page contains parent notes, but the book will give you all the refresher you need!

Critter Soap The first experiment was making soap with bugs inside. We melted the soap with the microwave and made the bar. The book referenced this activity, and I loved that it reinforced what we’d done. Read the book after the experiments (which is what we did!)

Tada! here’s the finished product. We played with it a bit before I got a shot of it.

Slime Container We made this fun slime container out of a jar and duct tape and foam stickers!

Slime We mixed the slime up.

This totally blew her mind!

They played with it for hours. We rolled it out with a rolling pin, used cookie cutters on it, squished it in egg molds, you name it, we slimed it.

The slime is nestled in its jar along with the squishy eyeball!

Ghost Balloon This was really a great project. We blew up a balloon with the glow stick inside, she did the face, and then we used the cheesecloth to make the ghost. It was gleefully carried away and hung inside her bed.

We really loved this box! It had age-appropriate activities and I loved the focus on science while still being 1) fun and 2) uncomplicated. The included book was very nice quality and we will be building a collection of them, because I’ll totally subscribe to this one. I can’t wait to see next month’s box – my kids just had so much fun with the October Apple Seed Lane. FYI, there’s also a sibling add-on for $9.95 a month!

I also have a giveaway! It ends 10/29 at 11:59pm Eastern and it’s for the November Apple Seed Lane!

Check out all my Appleseed Lane Reviews! Don’t forget to take a look at other Subscription Boxes for Kids.


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  • Karen

    How are plants alive has been a recent one, due to the growing of some pumpkins.

  • Dusty Schnur

    My boys are really into space. My son always asks why the moon is not out during the day.

  • laura maya

    So many questions… EVERYTHING he asks why??? The last one… why water is wet?

  • laura588

    My daughter’s favorite science question is how come the moon in the sky never falls down.
    Laurie Emerson

  • jasmine

    Any question..it means they’re curious and want to learn.

  • Beth Klocinski

    My favorite kids science question is “where do stars come from?”

  • Crystal Smith

    My boys are really interested in minerals and rocks right now- they come in with pockets full of rocks wanting to know why each one looks the way it does…Ive been hitting Google up a lot lately for answers lol

  • Grau

    I love this box! It combines my two favorite things, Halloween and science!

    • Brandy

      I feel the same way!!!

  • Rachael Reuss

    Why can’t I touch the stars?

  • Christine Madrid

    what makes a rainbow so colorful

  • TracyN510

    Hmm my nieces and nephews have figured out my sister’s the science one. 🙂 They do talk a bit about NASA/space travel after visiting the Endeavour exhibit in Los Angeles.

  • Diana Vuong

    My son isn’t old enough for this box, but my nephew and my niece are. They would probably like this box subscription.

  • couponboss

    What does this animal eat?

  • Jamie Lane

    Lately, my girls question things about baking. How do ingredients work individually to make a whole.

  • Jennifer Pittman

    My daughter ask me at dinner tonight – How do you make water? We should make some! SO, this launched a big discussion about water…

  • Sharon

    Why does the sky have clouds?

  • Dawn

    Any question about rainbows. It’s lots of fun to look at them, takes pictures and then explain to a child what they are.

  • Julia Cosgrove

    My son always asks “how is it made”.

  • Jenn S

    why is water wet?

    • Brandy

      I totally forgot I asked this question. HAHAHAHAH I was really confused about such a strange comment!

  • Jean Eckert

    Lately my 4 yr old has been asking a lot about evaporation! So, I guess that is her favorite science question at the moment 🙂