Girls Can! Crate is monthly subscription box for kids designed to inspire and empower girls to believe they can be and do anything by celebrating fearless women who have helped make the world better. Every month is focused on a single inspiring woman and includes 2-3 hands-on activities, a 20-page activity book, creative play props, a monthly character trait that the inspiring woman exemplified, and collectible character card. Boxes are designed to encourage a love of STEM, foster artistic expression, build self-confidence, encourage critical thinking and support literacy development. This box donates 10% of the proceeds from each crate to charities like Days for Girls, Girls Education and Mentoring Services (GEMS), and SheHeroes.The box is designed for ages 4-8. My daughter’s eyes lit up when I told her the name of this box – she was truly excited about it!
The information card provides a short introduction of this month’s featured Woman of the month. It also shows a list of all the items included in this box.
The “Take It Further” card have tips for parents to foster lifelong learning for their kids.
Everything in the May 2016 box. Note that subscriptions close on the 15th of every month.
I was really impressed with the quality of the printed items in the box – it’s all top notch. There was the Activity Book, featuring the Woman of the month Malala Yousafzai, as well as the collector’s cardThe collector’s card features fun facts about Malala.
You can see some examples of the inside pages by clicking on the small photos. The booklet discussed Malala Yousafzai’s life and accomplishments
Our kids love reading the books from cover to cover. Even though this crate is designed for girls, we wouldn’t hesitate to subscribe for a boy (they should know that Girls Can too!).
An activity in the back of the book encouraged kids to learn about math and geography. The booklet itself is a full 20 full-color pages and is incredibly well-produced.
There are also Girls Can! Activity Books that show the instructions for each activity in the crate.
There are three activities included, one for Geography Class, Science Class, and Language Arts Class.
Our kids loved playing school!
The box included a chalkboard to assist with the pretend play. My daughter was particularly fascinated by Malala’s story. I’m going to be checking the book about Malala written for kids from the library for her this summer. I love it when boxes can be extended through other activities.
The first activity we did was language arts class – making story blocks. We cut up squares and used Mod Podge (everything included of course) to adhere them to the blocks.
After they were dry the kids rolled the location, item, and occupation blocks to create story-telling scenarios (often very silly!).
This was fun! Altogether a messy activity but worthwhile.
I think we used too much water, because our crystals only grew on the stick, but if we had left the water to evaporate they would have formed on the word. I used the opportunity to discuss failure with my daughter and how it’s ok to have a plan not work perfectly.
Everything we made!
Here’s a sneak peek on who’s to expect next month.
This is a fantastic subscription box! Although their target market is girls, I wouldn’t hesitate to grab it for a boy either – my son loved everything and I think it’s important for both genders to be exposed to fearless women as they grow. I was truly impressed with the quality of the items and my kids had great fun with the activities.
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The Description: Inspire and empower girls ages 4-8 to believe they can be and do anything by celebrating fearless women who have helped make the world better. Each crate includes: 2-3 hands-on activities about a different inspiring woman and her field, 20-page activity book, creative play props, a monthly character trait that the inspiring woman exemplified, and collectible character card. Boxes are designed to encourage a love of STEM, foster artistic expression, build self-confidence, encourage critical thinking and support literacy development.10% of the proceeds from every crate purchased goes to nonprofit organizations working to empower girls.
The Price: $29.95 per month
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