Wonder Crate and Wonder Crate Jr. Review (Wonder Crate)

Wonder Crate and Wonder Crate Jr.
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What It Is

Spark wonder this summer and all year long with Wonder Crate and Wonder Crate Jr. Each month, kids receive a box containing a picture book biography of a forward-thinking role model, hands-on activities, and a monthly guide for parents. With the first month's box, you can also choose from either a Wonder Crate tin lunchbox or a reusable cotton tote bag. Wonder Crates are for ages 8 to 11, while Wonder Crate Jr. is for ages 5 to 7.

Introducing kids to heroes in sports, art, activism, and innovation, each Wonder Crate incorporates the role model's trait with various topics such as social studies, STEM, art, and more. Kids can learn about Walt Disney, Nelson Mandela, Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, and more.

For example, the Amelia Earhart Wonder Crate includes the book Who Was Amelia Earhart? by Kate Boehm Jerome, a wood plane model kit, an inflatable globe with stickers, and a parent guide with a collectible wonder trait sticker inside. Amelia's trait is "resilient".

And inside the Helen Keller Wonder Crate Jr. kit is the book I Am Helen Keller written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulous, a card game with supplies, and a collectible wonder trait sticker. Helen's trait is "persistent".

Is It Fun?

Wonder Crates are a fun way to spark curiosity and keep kids learning outside of the classroom. Parents won't be hearing "I'm bored" this summer when their kid is working on the activities within their Wonder Crate. Kids will be excited to receive their crate in the mail, and it's always a surprise as to who they'll be learning about that month. And the combination of book and related activities can be helpful in encouraging reluctant readers.

Who It’s For

Wonder Crate is for ages 8 to 11, while Wonder Crate Jr. is for ages 5 to 7.

What To Be Aware Of

Wonder Crates can be purchased individually or through a variety of subscription plans. Sibling add-ons are also available. Visit the Wonder Crate Kids website for more information.

Not all of the activities come with all the supplies. For instance, for the wood plane set, you'll also need wood glue, a hammer, acrylic paint, sandpaper, and a paint brush.

Wonder Crate also has a Summer Camp in a Box, sold separately.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy