BabbaBox!

So, in case you haven’t noticed my love of Citrus Lane, which you can read about here and here, I love subscription boxes.  I love to get mail, I love discovering new brands and new ideas, and I love to splurge on my babies.  When I stumbled across BabbaCo, and their BabbaBoxes aimed at ages 3-6, well, to say I was interested would be an understatement.  This mama was giddy with excitement.  Yes, giddy.

BabbaBoxes are themed boxes sent to your door each month filled with projects, activities, books,digital downloads and online content.  Absolutely everything that you need to complete the projects are included in the boxes, right down to the glue and paper.  No more emergency pit stops at craft stores to gather supplies!  I am a well stocked crafter, but even I can appreciate having everything handed to me all in one pretty package.

At $29.99 a month, shipping included, BabbaBoxes are a bit more expensive that Citrus Lane boxes, but honestly, it’s like comparing apples and oranges.  Citrus Lane focuses on sending products, while BabbaBox is more of a learning experience, a chance to really sit down and spend some quality time with the kiddos as you learn and complete the fun activities.

The very first box all members get when signing up for BabbaBox is themed Sun, Moon & Stars.

As you can see, Noah was very happy to dig into our box.  While he is not quite 3, I think Isabella and even Matthew will enjoy helping out with the projects and learning along with him.  How about that?  Three kids, one box.  Cool beans.

Our box was filled with all sorts of fun stuff!

The first thing that caught Noah’s attention was, of course, the binoculars!  These are part of the “Explore” aspect of the box, where we can use the binoculars to study the moon and the stars in the night sky.

I see you!

As we study the different phases of the moon, we have a worksheet to fill in and chart the phases ourselves.  I know Matt and Bella will love this activity!

And I’m sure Noah will enjoy directing them as they fill in the phases for him.  He likes to delegate.

Part of our “Create” portion this month, is making our own paper mache moon night light!  Okay, this activity sounds awesome.

They even included a craft stick to stir the paper mache mixture!  Yes, that is very smart, I love it!  And the “light” of the night light?  A little LED tealight.  Brilliant!  I am so looking forward to seeing this craft finished!

As you can see, Noah inspected every single element of this box!  This is another neat project that involves sun paper.

In case you don’t know what sun paper is, it is paper that has a chemical reaction to sunlight.  In this example, the kit comes with star stickers for the kids to make their own constellation.  Once the stickers are applied, you set the paper out in the sun for a minute or two and then bring it back in.  A few short steps later, you have a very spiffy piece of art work that you actually used the sun to make!

Our home is filled with bookworms, and Noah is no exception!  I love that the BabbaBoxes include a book, and you can bet Noah was excited to find one in his box!

So cute, so fitting and it is a very nice quality hardback, which I definitely appreciate!

Noah wasted no time exploring his new book, and added bonus, we have a new reader that can help read it to him and practice her reading skills at the same time.  Oh BabbaBox, you are making me fall in love!

And if all of this weren’t enough, BabbaBox did not forget about the parents!

This is a spiffy, theme fitting wine bottle stopper.  How awesome is that?  It is so pretty, and really, I appreciate the little gift, just as Citrus Lane likes to do in their boxes for the mamis and the papis.

I want to include a second, follow up review to this box that will involve the kiddos actually doing the projects and then showing the finished pieces.  So far, I like it.  I know the kids love it.  I am very curious to see what else BabbaBox has in store for the coming months.

If you are interested in checking out a BabbaBox for yourself, go HERE and give them a try.  If you enter coupon code “a20off”, you will get 20% off your first order!

We are currently working on our paper mache moon, so I will definitely update with pictures soon!

Oh, and one more thing to add!  I did not receive my BabbaBox for free, I bought it with my own money and decided to share what I think because I’m awesome.  I also think the BabbaBox is pretty awesome.  Everything I share with you here on my little chunk of the blogosphere is stuff I personally love and buy with my own money unless I happen to mention otherwise.  Now, if BabbaCo reads this and wants to send me free stuff, well then, I could not say no to that.  But seriously, I love the concept, I love the box, and most importantly, I love the structured quality time that it gives me with all four of my little monkeys.

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