Bramble Box Review + Coupon Code – July 2015

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bramble box july 2015 box

Bramble Box is a monthly subscription box sending imaginative play kits to kids every month. You’ll get fun gender neutral play kits around a theme every month that will inspire your kids to creatively explore. Play, role play, and pretend play are all essential to achieving developmental milestones.

bramble box july 2015 theme

The July theme is Ice Cream Shop! There’s information on the monthly kit on the box lid.

bramble box july 2015 unboxing

The whole kit arrives neatly packed, so your kids can enjoy opening like a present.

bramble box july 2015 supplies

Included are ice cream tubs with lids (“ice cream” pom poms are inside), cones, wooden spoons, paper hats, and a shaker jar complete with “sprinkles.”
bramble box july 2015 money menus

The kids can price their ice cream and practice money-handling with the play money. These were printed on extremely thick stock, and are quite durable.

bramble box july 2015 project

The inside of the box is printed with a tablecloth pattern for transforming the whole thing into an ice cream stand and cone holder.

bramble box july 2015 book stickers

Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems:  This classic is a fun read that teaches the fun of sharing and thinking of others.

Darice Ice Cream Shop Sticker Book:  Several pages of ice cream themed stickers are good for decorating the hats, stands, tubs, or whatever else.  Plenty of stickers to save for later, too!
bramble box july 2015 inside

The book is simply illustrated and great for sharing with a younger sibling.

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Teaching her little brother to read.
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The box transforms easily into an ice cream shop (with adult help).  The cone holders are a great touch — I think decorating would be a little frustrating without them.  I quipped that the kit should have had plastic gloves included, since the kids couldn’t resist smushing the “ice cream” down with their hands.

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So.  Many.  Stickers.IMG_3986

The back of the price chart has a flavor listing where the kids ascribe flavors to the various color pom poms.  I thought it was hilarious that they immediately deemed the red one “apple” flavored, but they struggled for the longest time to settle on a flavor for yellow.

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We were led on a yellow ice cream naming tangent. This was a great activity!

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Serving it up.  They loved decorating and wearing their ice cream shop hats!

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Ice cream is inherently fun — even if you can’t eat it!

Bramble Box is centered around a single, simple concept, but it provides enough inspiration and materials to keep the kids exploring on their own.  The kids really like that the materials are real items gathered together for the box instead of specifically made (think about the relative appeal of real kitchenware and tools versus toy versions), and they get to decorate all the items this way, too.  We usually have to keep the boxes around for a long time, because the kids will revisit them to play again and again – it has excellent play value!

Visit Bramble Box to find out more or to subscribe. You can get 30% off your first box in a Bramble Box subscription with code summer30. Exp 8/25. You can check out all our Bramble Box Reviews or  see more subscription boxes for kids in the directory.

The Subscription: Bramble Box
The Description: Imaginative play kits for kids age 3 – 8. A new themed box such as – post office, detective or community helper – each month. Each box is designed by parents, tested by kids to support a variety of role playing opportunities, through use of versatile, open-ended materials that provide hours of fun, educational and imaginative play.
The Price: $25 per month
The Coupon: Save 30% off the first box! Use code summer30. Exp 8/25.

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