Navigation skills for kids are one area where my outdoor knowledge is lacking. So when our May Think Outside Boxes Outdoor Adventure Subscription Box arrived, I was as thrilled as the girls were. The gear was cool and very useful, and the activities fit right in with our plans to get out hiking every day now that spring has arrived. (Well, we thought spring had arrived when we did our unboxing.)
Here's a rundown on what we got in our Think Outside Boxes Navigation Box, how the program works, what we're doing with it, and how it fits our off grid family homesteading and homeschooling philosophy.
What is the Think Outside Boxes Outdoor Adventure Subscription Box?
Unboxing the Think Outside Boxes Navigation Box
- A fluorescent green compact map compass with a lanyard
- A water-resistant multi-function sports watch
- A signalling mirror
- Practice map
- Organizing Pouch for Navigation Gear
- Hands-on directional puzzle
- Activity Guide
- Resource Cards (to go on the keyring with resource cards from previous boxes)
One of the reasons this box was so appealing to my younger daughter was because the navigation gear fits just as well with her imaginary outdoor adventures as it does with our real-life outdoor adventures. She wanted to go hunting for gold it was a toss-up between a bear hunt or a gold hunt. Before heading out, we went over our compass basics and functions from the guide book.
The practice map held her attention for ages, although she was a bit confused. She's an early reader, and spotted the word "Great" in the "Great Smoky Mountains" title. Except she assumed it meant "Great Slave Lake," which is the large lake near us in the Northwest Territories. So she was studying that map very intently, looking for our little lake and off grid home!
This month's box is definitely a fabulous fit with our summer homeschooling schedule. We homeschool year-round, but incorporate more life skills (we call it lifeschooling) in the summer. As we live smack-dab in the middle of a boreal forest, there are many, many outdoor lessons for kids to learn including foraging, fishing, and wilderness survival skills.
In fact, the Think Outside Boxes Navigation Box, Activity Guide, and Navigation Lesson Plan are so full of practical hands-on information and useful knowledge we'll be using it throughout the months of June, July and August as well.
How to Get a Coupon Code for Think Outside Boxes Outdoor Adventure Box
If you're looking for a fun way to get your children (or grandchildren) off the couch and away from those tablet or television screens, sign up for the Think Outside Boxes Outdoor Adventure Subscription Box. You'll find several different pricing plans to choose from, including a bulk purchase plan for six or more boxes.
USE OUR EXCLUSIVE COUPON CODE "FIRSTBOX" TO SAVE $10.00 ON YOUR ORDER.
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