Holy smokes - where did January go? What with record-breaking cold temperatures down in the -40s and diving into our winter homeschool routine, I almost missed our latest Think Outside Subscription Box Review.
Wondering what Think Outside Boxes are? Read on to learn how we use this subscription box service for kids as part of our off grid homeschool.
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Looking for an outdoor subscription box service to get your kids about spending time together outdoors? Our family has been enjoying Think Outside Boxes service for 10 months now.
This post is about the Repair Box which we received on the last day of December. We're just getting started with the boxes now. But you know what? February is a great time for kids to learn how to fix things and sew because we're still having some -30 and -40 days. So too cold for much outdoor activity. And since we're doing a Homestead Where You Are unit, sewing and DIY fits right in.
How Think Outside Boxes Work
When you sign up for the monthly service, you'll get a total of 13 boxes. The first one has a knapsack and starter activity book and gear pack. Then each month, your child receives a new themed box.
Each box contains hands-on gear, an activity guide, and various educational materials. Every box aims to get kids outside with their families. The boxes are best suited to children aged 7 and up. That said, my youngest daughter was just five when her first box arrived. And she loved it!
Note: Think Outside Boxes offers several different subscription options, including a yearly plan.
Think Outside Subscription Boxes We've Received to Date
This Think Outside subscription box review is our tenth - and we are bigger fans than ever! Here's an overview of the boxes we've opened so far. Please note that the coupon codes in these older posts have expired. Use the February coupon codes for Think Outside Boxes down at the bottom of this post to save on your purchase.
- Think Outside Boxes Initiation Box
- Think Outside Boxes Subscription Box for Wilderness First Aid
- The Weather Box
- Navigation Skills for Kids Box
- Nutrition Box for Kids
- Kids Nature Box
- Kids Night Box
- The Fire Box
- The Wildlife Box
What Was in Our Think Outside Repair Kit Box
This box contained several compact handy tools to add to our knapsacks. Inside the Think Outside Repair Box we found:
- activity guide (mom's favorite) with so much good stuff! Included quotes, instructions, jokes, a sewing basics section, button sewing instructions and a How-To article on making a drawstring bag, plus another on how to make a tripod
- personal sewing kit
- multi-tool (instructions on how to use it are in the activity guide)
- Utility Tape (yay for more duct tape!)
- 550 Paracord (always useful out here)
- Resource cards (another mom-favorite - these resource cards get added to our previous months' cards on a ring. Knowledge is power)
- monthly calendar
How We're Using The Repair Kit Box in Our Homesteading Life Skills Study
If you're new here, you might not know that we're a homeschooling and homesteading family living off the grid up in Canada's subarctic. It's pretty remote. That means that we must haul out or burn all of our waste. And that means we're becoming more intentional about striving to be a zero-waste family. Yes, we're still pretty far off, but we're trying!
One of the things I'm trying to teach the girls is to make repairs before tossing something and buying a new one. So we used the sewing kits to practice sewing buttons onto an old shirt. And we used the duct tape to fix a pair of red polka-dot sunglasses. Next up we'll try adding the cord stoppers to a winter coat that keeps losing its drawstring.
Your February Think Outside Boxes Promo Codes and Links
Do you know of a family that might need a little nudge to get outdoors? If so, why not gift them one month or more of these fun and educational boxes? Think Outside Boxes are a great way to build up wilderness survival kits for kids quickly and easily. And they'll learn how to use their gear the right way, right from the start.
$10 off Any Subscription - CLICK HERE and use Promo Code FEB10!
Valid from February 1 through February 29, 2020
Valentine's Day Special! Click here $15 off Any Subscription- CLICK HERE and use Promo Code VDAY15!
Valid from February 13 through February 15, 2020
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