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.
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This month celebrated the life of the Bessie Coleman.
The box is full, and the items are protected by yellow squiggles.
There’s a pamphlet that lists what’s inside the crate.
Meanwhile, these are pointers for parents on how to help kids grow brave!
Everything in the box!
Fearless indeed! The kids are excited to know more about Bessie Coleman, planes, and how to be a pilot!
Reading can truly make a big impression on kids. Bessie only read about the planes of World War I and yet it became a strong start of her dream of being a pilot. Determination also played a big part in her dreams too, without it she would’ve been afraid and led a normal life.
The illustrations made it easier to imagine the hardships that she had to endure. It adds more depth than just reading about the experience. Here, it is clear that she had to move to another country far from home, do multiple jobs just to earn money, learn the French language and was able to accomplish her dream by studying really hard.
Her resilience is very admirable. A very good virtue for kids to emulate. She doesn’t yield to someone saying no.
This activity lets the kids unleash their creative side by making themselves a yummy dessert!
I love that they included the fact about Victoria Louise being a pilot at a young age. This made the dream reachable. It will definitely inspire the kids and help them believe that they can do anything.
They incorporated all the activities to Bessie’s story so the kids can understand and make them relate to the heroine more.
As usual, they featured very accomplished women who became legends in different categories of being a pilot. The book also referenced the term brave on a deeper level and set it up in a way more understandable for kids. At least they will be more assertive and trust on what their gut feeling is telling them instead.
There are stickers available in the box and the kids are going to place them one by one on the illustration so they can remember the article of clothing that a pilot used to wear.
After a lot of back and forths, they can pretty remember every detail in the illustrations. The book also challenges the kids to think about a practice or ways to show their braveness.
I refused to take no for an answer.
– Bessie Coleman
Yay, another collectible pin!
Plus a cool looking hat! The kids can really get into character while wearing this!
The glasses can be shifted and the hat can be adjustable which can be extra fun as the kids can pass it around and take turns in playing.
These are the stickers! The kids can dress her up and put some colored hearts all over it.
My son easily gets the hang of it!
The first activity is to make three planes. I appreciate the table where they show what to expect from the activity.
The images plus the detailed instructions made it easier for the kids to follow. They made three planes and asked to compare them all. They will learn how to experiment and formulate answers based on observations.
These bright colored materials are for making 3 kinds of planes.
My daughter cuts the paper while following the broken lines and makes the first plane.
She aims for the gold!
This one was the hardest for her to manipulate but she doesn’t give up! Game face on!
She enjoyed decorating this one and found it heavier than the two planes she made.
My daughter is tall so the game board was set up higher and it will be more challenging to fly the planes she made.
This is the game board and the game card. The kids will make the plane fly through each hole that has corresponding points.
She carefully put the parts together as instructed in the book.
Turns out this one is the easiest to fly because it’s lightweight and goes to the direction she is aiming for!
The challenge is set, aims shot and points were made! This box is a win! Not only they picked a really great person for the kids to admire, but the box also made Bessie Coleman relatable and easier for the kids to understand her struggles and success. The booklet in the box keeps getting better and better. Instructions were detailed, the lessons are carefully illustrated and explained while keeping the kids engaged and entertained. The box really took the kids on a journey and enjoyed the activities too. They became creative, observant and had fun flying the planes. The accomplished activities are ways to let the kids experience their own versions of success too.
Do you enjoy Girls Can Crate as much as we do? What’s your favorite thing about this subscription?