Think Outside Boxes Overview
THiNK OUTSiDE BOXES is a monthly subscription for children ages 7 up that promotes exploration and survival in the great outdoors, along with the whole family. The box costs $39.95 per month + free shipping within the USA. Each month, they will send out a themed box that includes outdoor gear, water-resistant resource cards, a 16+ page educational & activity booklet, as well as an outdoor challenge to do as a family. Your first box will also include a lightweight packable daypack, and you can choose what color you like!
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The box aims to gear and help the kids to grow more confident in exploring the great outdoors!
Why We Love THiNK OUTSiDE BOXES
THiNK OUTSIDE BOXES (billed as The Young Outdoor Adventurers Box) is a monthly subscription service suitable for kids aged 7+. Each month a new themed box arrives, with items, activities, and lessons to encourage kids to get off the couch, away from the screen, and to get outdoors exploring nature.
Sadly, recent research has shown screen time for kids increasing, with a corresponding decrease in time spent outdoors. At the same time, a recent Danish study found that children who spend more time outdoors are happier. Reason enough for parents and kids to head outside!
Each THiNK OUTSiDE box contains useful gear suitable for kids' to work with. The activities provided are fun, educational, and a good way to encourage families outdoors.
We like these boxes because they suit families living in a wide range of environments. Families living in cities, suburbs, country or elsewhere can use THiNK OUTSIDE BOXES to enjoy hikes in a park, build confidence in an outdoor environment, or learn a new skill.
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What We Got in our Think Outside Boxes Initiation Box
Regardless of when during the year you start your subscription box, the first box you'll receive is what's known as the Initiation Box. Although the contents may vary, our outdoor gear included:
- Backpack in our choice of blue, orange or magenta (we got two boxes, one orange and one magenta knapsack)
- Personal information card and case
- Paracord and ring
- Heat-activated colour-changing pencil
- Challenge card
- "Take a Hike" 20-page activity guide book including an explanation of this month's gear
- Morse Code Postcard
How to Use THiNK OUTSiDE BOXES as a Family
These boxes offer families so many ways to get kids interested in hands-on, outdoor activities. Start with the challenge card.
Each month, you'll find a card in your box labeled "I challenge you." Families with younger kids may prefer to use these cards to complete a challenge together. Older kids might want to compete against their parents (or grandparent) to see who can complete the challenge first.
The guide book in each box offers additional activities to complete together. For example, the 'Take a Hike' guide in the Initiation box includes several steps for families to follow to prep their packs for outdoor activity. Read up on geocaching, download a geocaching app, then complete the family challenge suggested in the middle of the guide.
Or study the Morse Code postcard together. Then write a message in Morse Code using sticks and pebbles for your family members to decipher. We love doing arts and crafts, and the girls' loved making keychains with the paracord and ring (directions in the Guide Book).
Living in a city or suburb? Pack your pack and hit the trails in your closest park. Talk to your kids about preparing for adventures, hiking and trail etiquette, how to avoid littering, the importance of carrying water, sunscreen, a First Aid Kit, and healthy snacks – even if you're getting outdoors within the city limits.
Get Your Own Kids Subscription Box
THiNK OUTSiDE BOXES arrive each month but always start with the intro box. You can choose the color of your backpack and set up your subscription on their site. The box costs $39.95 per month + free shipping within the U.S.
The Bottom Line
There are a lot of things that we can learn from the outside, and this box is definitely prepping us all, kids or even adults! This Shelter Box teaches the importance of knowing your priorities during emergencies or survival, which is to make a shelter. Not all places have good network coverage so it’s important to know that making a shelter is the first priority, as it will keep you warm and protected from all the elements. Your kids will appreciate the activities and tools, and you will love watching them have fun outside! We love this subscription and are excited about the new one!