With the busyness of modern life do you ever find yourself looking for a new way to connect with your kids? Sometimes I feel like we rush through dinner, and our night time routine, and before we know it we are closing the lid on our day when we close the last book at story time. It all goes by in such a flash before I even realize that we didn’t get to chat about any of life’s bigger lessons.
That’s why I am so grateful that Elianis Guevara, CEO of Koala-T-Time subscription boxes, reached out to me with the opportunity to review a Garden Box! My girls love everything about this little box, and I love sharing it with them! Each box comes with a theme, ours was a Garden Box. Inside the box is weekly activities packaged individually to include everything you need to play. From the instructions, to the tiny little game pieces, to questions to ask your kids.
Here’s what our box included:
Week 1 …. Earn & Spend. Live the life of a farmer on a mini board game and learn that working hard brings rewards.
Week 2 …. Save. Work, live, and play while hopping through different seasons. make sure to save for winter!
Week 3 …. Grow. think about the future and learn the benefit of saving for the long-term.
Week 4 …. Give. Be inspired to help those in need as you learn the true story of a 9 year old girls who decided to make a difference.
Special Koala-T-Time Activity– creating a garden in a glove!
The second my girls found this box on the front steps they were thrilled and wasted no time getting a look at what’s inside. We played the very first game of Earn & Spend which included tokens earned for work. This really ties in beautifully with lessons we are trying to teach them about earning. If you are a regular reader of my blog you know we are working on creating a money genius.
The list of conversation starters helps open a dialog about a particular life lesson outside the board game experience. Then parents are encouraged to make it real by sharing their own scenarios with their kids. We like to play board games before bed most nights so this is a great way share our own values and important lessons before sending the kids to bed.
Each game is designed to last around 15 minutes, or less (time is noted in each set of instructions) and give parents some extra time focusing on something that isn’t just homework and chores. After schleping kids to activities and racing to get dinner on the table how many of us have time to create a fully planned out, unique and fun activity inspired by a different theme every month? This little box shows up on your door step and does the work for you! That’s what I call winning!
Select a one time box to see how it works for you and your family, or prepay a 3 month or a 6 month subscription box (free shipping on the 3 and 6 month packages). It’s that easy! Trust me your kids will love getting fun mail just for them, and you will love getting to share extra Koala-T-Time with them! (See how that works?).
If you want to catch a glimpse of other fun boxes to share with your kiddos visit Koala-T-Time at their website, on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
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You are so right about taking the tie to enjoy your kids because my youngest is 12 and I don’t remember the little kid days. The Koala t box looks like a great product
This is cute! My oldest son would love this. I may have to look into this subscription box for him. Sounds like a lot of fun.
It was definitely a lot of fun! Both my 6.5 year olds love it!
This looks like such a cute and fun subscription! I know my little would have loved this when they were younger.
Thanks for sharing. 🙂
What an awesome box! I can’t wait for my nieces and nephews to get old enough for me to do things like this for them!!
Great gift idea for birthday’s and holidays!
My son loves animals and he’d adore this subscription box. I love how these are so popular now. This one looks great for kids!
There is a pet box available too!
This looks like tons of fun! I wish there were something like this around when my babies were littles.
This looks like such a clever idea! I don’t have little kiddies yet but when I do I’d be interested in finding out more about these type of subscriptions!
Any kid will love it!
What a cute subscription box! I love subscription boxes! Lord knows I have an addiction to them currently haha
What a good idea! My son loves getting mail and a pre-planned activity always makes life easier. I also think this is a great idea to give as birthday gifts. It is an alternative to another toy in the playroom.
Great idea about giving as a gift!
That’s so cute! I’ve never actually seen a review of children boxes before but I bet there are millions of them out there! Such a cute little treat! x
What a really fun subscription box for children! I bet kids get SUPER excited when they see the cutey Koala logo on the box when it arrives in the mail, which starts their happy vibe right from the start!
My kids knew right away it was for them!
This is adorable! I love subscription boxes, and ones that are educational are even better! I think my daughter would love something like this
I love this subscription box! My daughters would have such fun with this happy mail.
This is a fabulous box that will bring loads of fun for an entire summer! We have been planting a garden for the past decade and my kids look forward to it every summer!!
Oh I am sure my kids would love getting something like this in the mail! how fun!
Brilliant idea. I think my favorite part of this box is that it gives the kids something to do each week so they won’t get bored.
With so many toy based subscription boxes out there, this one is truly unique. I love that it tries to be fun and insightful at the same time.
Unique and I love that it involves life lessons too!
This is such a great idea! My stepdaughter and I were just looking at how to start planting our own herb and veggie garden – she’s a little older, but I have to share this with my mommy friends with little ones!
It was a lot of fun and some life lessons learned along the way!
Ooh this looks amazing! I love finding cute little subscription boxes for my kids like this! They love waiting for the mail each month and they get so excited!
Wow! What a nice subscription box that helps both parents and the child. I think it’s really awesome that there’s something like this, I love that it has different themes for each week.
This box is awesome. I’m glad that it’s packed with activities that the parents can do with their kids and it’s definitely a good learning experience as well. It’s a pretty cool subscription!
This box is super cute! I would love to have this for my kids.
Next year I was thinking of subscribing to a bunch of different boxes and magazines. This one is definitely making the list! I love that you can use it in multiple ways and you could make the fun last all month! I’d love to see your reviews on similar products 🙂