We recently had the privilege of receiving a box of fun from BabbaCo.com. BabbaCo is a subscription company that sends children ages three to six a box filled with fun, educational activities that they can do every month on their own or with help from parents. Like the KiwiCrate box I reviewed a few months ago it is absolutely wonderful resource for homeschooling or just the busy family who wants to incorporate more enriching activities into their lives without having to hunt all over the place for supplies and ideas. It’s all right there in a box ready for action!
Everything you need comes in a beautifully designed box along with helpful instructions, prompts for discussions and further activities, coupon codes for unlocking games on the internet and even a special gift for mom. My gift was a coupon to SitterCity which I’ve heard a lot about and now I have a free subscription for a month. Hot Diggety!
This box was off the hook! It incorporated a rainbow theme and Bug was enthralled.
First she made enormous bubbles with rainbows in them.
Some of them blown at me as you can see. It was kind of fun sending a floaty little storm of giant bubbles off into our new apartment complex. We didn’t see anyone watching us but I like to think a few of them blew by people’s windows and made their day a little more interesting.
Next was a little rainbow tissue-dying project with this jaunty little hat.
Bug has always loved rainbows so this project needed very little prodding. It didn’t say in the instructions to create a rainbow stripe on the hat but Bug took the rainbow theme and ran with it.
Some very serious squirt bottle action went down here, as you can see.
Next up was a little lesson about prisms and finding and making your own rainbows.
I think we have a new favorite toy.
Then she made more bubble wands with colorful chenille stems. I was quite surprised by this activity. I didn’t realize it was that easy to make a bubble wand and they worked just as well as the store-bought plastic ones. Maybe even better because they were bendable! Just bend, twist and saturate with bubble solution and you’re ready to blow yourself silly with bubbles!
Sadly, heart-shapped bubble wands do not create heart-shaped bubbles. Dang it!
What I really liked about this box was the story book. What a nice touch. And it wasn’t some cheap silly book either. It was a really cool one by Don Freeman that we actually had never read before. Super cute story. I have a feeling this will be a regular in the nighttime storybook line-up from now on.
Seriously, how cute is this? Heart-warming cute, I say.
And as if that wasn’t enough, there was a sunny yellow umbrella included. We haven’t had much rain around here but it sure did look fashionable. Everybody needs a sunny yellow umbrella.
Then we finished the very colorful, fun-filled day with some quiet time coloring rainbows and bubbles. Or I should say Bug finished with some quiet coloring time while I got dinner on which was really nice for me. This mama says, “A-Okay!” These activities were perfect for us and there’s still more in the box to discover! I noticed some coupons for links to online games and then there’s that coupon for me for SitterCity. I was very pleasantly surprised with the thoughtful attention to detail included in this box. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
And guess what?! One of you can win a free box! All you have to do is sign up for the BabbaCo newsletter and leave a comment below telling me that you have and I will randomly select one reader to win their very own BabbaCo box in the mail. You’ll love it.
I also have a fifty percent off coupon to give away. So if you sign up for a monthly subscription using the code: SAJ50OFF before June 28th, your first charge will be for $15, then 29.99 per month after that. If you sign up for an annual subscription, you will receive $15 off the total price, so you’re getting your first box for 50% off. Not too shabby!
This contest is open until June 28th so hop on it!
This post is sponsored by BabbaCo but my opinions are my own! Promise. :)