Bramble Box is a monthly subscription for 3 to 8-year-old children that helps foster pretend play. Each month, you can choose your own theme! Just remember to select your box by the fifth of each month. If you would prefer to receive the newest monthly theme, simply select “surprise me,” and you’re all set! Your box will arrive mid-month via priority mail.
Your first box will contain a special welcome pack that you can use throughout your subscription to supplement the material contained in each Bramble Box. All subsequent months will include a collectible sticker.
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October’s theme was Little Pumpkin Cafe! My son loves pumpkins and playing shopkeeper, so he was sure to enjoy this!
“From Seed to Pumpkin” by Wendy Pfeffer ($5.06) offers a detailed explanation of how we get pumpkins. After reading it, my son was excited to turn our yard into a giant pumpkin patch next fall. We’ll see about that!
This first activity helped reinforce what he read.
My son very much enjoyed cutting out the six squares and figuring out what sequence they belonged in.
Next, my son got to work thinking about his new shop, Little Pumpkin Cafe, and the kinds of things he would sell in it.
My son had a lot of fun with this! He proudly told me that his pumpkin pie would cost a million dollars. It must be some pumpkin pie, that’s all I can say!
His Bramble Box came with two hot liquid cups and three labeled sleeves so that my son could differentiate between the hot drinks he sells in his shop.
I don’t drink coffee, so he was unfamiliar with the sleeves. He enjoyed figuring them out though!
Next, my son got to work creating color diffusing leaves.
The technique was relatively simple: paint the enclosed leaf cut outs with the enclosed watercolors. Then spritz with water to see what happens.
All necessary supplies (except for the water) were provided.
My son got to work!
After painting all of the leaves, he enjoyed using the enclosed spritzer.
The leaves looked great! Once they’ve dried and it has stopped raining outside, my son plans to hang them in our yard.
Next, he got to work creating the pies that he would later sell at his shop.
First, he created an apple pie. He enjoyed reading the recipe to create the perfect apple mix.
Two green apples, one red apple, and four yellow apples – sounds delicious!
Next, my son got to work on his million dollar pumpkin pie.
He enjoyed filling it with pumpkin and topping it with whipped cream.
Here you go!
What a fun experience! My son and I look forward to all the fun we have exploring Bramble Box each month. Each box contains 1-2 hours worth of activities that can be enjoyed again and again. I know, for instance, that we’ll continue having fun playing shopkeeper in the future. We can’t wait!
Have you tried Bramble Box yet? What did you think?