Girls Can! Crate May 2018 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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Girls Can Crate  is a monthly subscription for children between 5 and 10 years of age that promotes the idea that girls can do whatever they set their minds to. Each month features a different female pioneer whose story inspires girls to achieve. Each box includes a 20-page activity book that includes the heroine’s story, 2-3 STEAM activities, and creative play props. Boxes cost $29.95 each month with themes that celebrate female pioneers from diverse backgrounds, but the activities themselves are usually gender neutral.

This month celebrated the life of Adriana Ocampo.

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Everything in the box!

The card contains trivia about this month’s heroine!

Meanwhile, the pointers are all about being a go-getter!

There’s an art print featuring Adrianna Ocampo.

There’s also a pamphlet that lists what’s inside the crate.

The Go-Getting Geologist is the title of this month’s activity book.

The facts and events in the history were told like a bedtime story to keep the kids hooked.

The pamphlet describes the amazing and impressive discoveries of Adriana Ocampo and how she is living her dreams and being a go-getter gal.

Well, let’s not wish another asteroid hits on Earth! But if you do want to be Adriana Ocampo one day, these pages tell us the sciences she studied and in form of a colorful activity. You get to know more about our existence and the planet we live in.

They provided easy to understand illustrations to fully understand the topic. They keep it colorful and fun for the kids to be interested. This is also an introduction to make the activity, that they have in store for us, more enjoyable.

This activity requires the kids to match the description from the text to its corresponding picture. It will enhance the kids’ comprehension and imagination.

The art activity looks like fun! It will motivate the kids to find a rock and make it beautiful in their own way. Meanwhile. the “Can you spot the difference?” game will enhance your kids’ attention and attention to details.

The kids liked the written information along with the real-life images beside it. Now hopefully, they can spot the difference between rocks when they see them!

They are effectively using art, images, and illustrations to summarize the instructions to make it easier for kids to follow. The kids know what they need and what to expect in the activity.

They provided us a divider, the Geode rock to smash in a recyclable drawstring pouch, and two packs of sand.

For the kids to imagine what happened in the past when the asteroid crashed into Earth, they gave us 2 packs of sand to put into a box separated by the red divider. We put the grey sand first and made it level as possible and then put the green sand on top. The green colored sand was a nice touch.

We gave my daughter a variety of rocks (one of them is the Geode) to try and throw them into our homemade pile of sand.

She’s like the force of nature as she threw the rocks and had an imaginary reenactment of what happened with the asteroids.

There wasn’t much spectacle but as we removed the rocks, there are indeed crater impressions left.

She drew the coolest crater that she made with the rocks as instructed, in the space provided.

Craters are bowl-shaped cavities in the earth’s crust.

Because the scale of help needed from an adult is high, I guided her through this second activity. She has to crack the Geode!

We set up to smash the Geode on the cement platform on our yard to absorb the shock of the hammer. As instructed in the magazine, we put the Geode inside the drawstring bag so that no sharp debris will hurt anyone upon smashing it.

My son joined the fun and tried to smash the Geode too!

This is the Geode before it was smashed…

…and this is what it looks like after. It has a hollow space in the middle and we can see the natural white crystals along with the debris.

Here comes activity number 3! We have to make a colorful model of the layers of the Earth (as described in the first part of the booklet).

I love the bold colors! They gave us 4 packs of bright colored sand and the container where all of them will be placed. They gave us a spoon to put the sand evenly and the dinosaur to be placed on top of the green cap of the container.

My daughter was really serious about creating good layers out of those pack of sands.

She put the yellow sand first and she tried to evenly distribute the sand by scooping. Now it is the orange sand’s turn as the second layer.

This is actually a good display for the kids’ room.

The layers were emphasized by these different colors and were flaunted the most at this view.

The dinosaur plastic toy on top of the sand was a nice touch. It is like a tribute to their extinct species.

This activity box is different than others in terms of its approach. The themes of the activities are centered on the life of women who it is inspired from. The activities itself are for not necessarily for girls only, even boys will enjoy doing them too. I do think the goal here is to empower and establish respect for women at a young age and for every kid to dream and to think big as these heroines did. The images and illustrations are on point and engaging. They’re all easy to understand and they mixed creative physical and mental activities in this box which is great.

Do you enjoy Girls Can Crate as much as we do? What’s your favorite thing about this subscription?

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