We tested 7 monthly activity boxes for kids

At Darwin, we love chests and love trying new things. Therefore, we have selected the best boxes about children’s activities!

After maternity boxes, this time we are dealing with boxes specially designed for children’s activities. It allows little ones to use their heads and fingers to create, imagine, play and learn. And above all, it keeps them occupied!

1 – Microworlds

Mini-Worlds is an editor’s favorite.

Concretely, it is the (fictional) story of the Duchmin family who set out to discover the world on board a converted truck. Every month we receive a beautiful magazine that makes us discover the country they are in, with colours, games, typical recipes, stickers…

While you learn a lot of things about each country! There are also derivatives to continue the adventure as well as educational magazines, such as board game, truck or family boat, but also beach toys collection made of eco-friendly materials…

Miniature worlds are really the guarantee to make your kids discover a lot of wonderful things, and also to learn about them by yourselves, and to occupy them in a fun and educational way for a long time.

The magazines are sent home every month, and are divided into two segments: 1-3 years and 4-7 years. Personally, my daughter stamps her feet every month in front of the mailbox in hopes of finding a new number of her little worlds and can spend hours imagining stories in all the countries she visits in her journal.

Small worlds and Duchemin van


Here to subscribe for 34.90 for 6 months!

Pandacraft chests

These beautiful creative combinations are starting to appear in the world of parenting. On top of that, we’ve already told you a lot about it in Madmoizelle! But did you know that there are groups that adapt to every age? There are children aged 1-3 years, 3-7 years and 8-12 years. This way, no one frowns!

But by the way, what do we find in these boxes? It all depends on the chosen age and collections change monthly. In general, these are creative activities that allow children to understand a little of the world around them. For example, in one of the boxes that we received in the editorial office, we managed to make a whole bunch of spring gardening and sow our own radish (which has grown well since then). It was great and well thought out, we loved it.

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Bandaraft and his baby radish


This is how to subscribe to Pandacraft for 10€ per month

HappyKids . Activities

For kids between the ages of 8-11, the HappyKids brand has launched ‘Worldwide Surveys’. The purpose of these small boxes received each month? Have your child travel with a little distance from the screens. HappyKids offers to have your heir visit several countries and use his head in investigations to solve them, while discovering the culture of the country he discovers. Cooking recipes, small activities for messing around and jumping, the role is played.

In each box you can find:

  • A passport that you must complete while you are traveling (it’s fake, don’t be fooled by it either)
  • World map to color after visiting a country
  • Materials for quality craft
  • A brochure full of information about the country, with a great investigation to do
  • commemorative postcard
  • But also a country flag poster, a typical cooking recipe, a science experiment … and other surprises
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“World Survey” by HappyKids


HappyKids monthly subscription starts from 17.90 € per month

small totem squares

We were able to test the Little Totem Birthing Box, and it’s not bad at all. Intended for young children (up to 2 years), it is well supplied and will be useful to all new parents. Inside, you can find:

  • Two illustrated books and their discovery audios
  • Trading cards for an explanation
  • Two new podcasts (one for adults and one for kids)
  • creative activities
  • thematic brochure
  • Accordion book to create
  • Wool felt in handling
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Little Totem Birth Box


This way for the Little Totem Birthing Box at €39.90

friendly

You can have fun, but you can also cook. With Sympatoque boxes, that’s the case. In each box sent out every two months, you get a box that helps children understand the importance of fruits and vegetables in their diet, while keeping track of the cycle of the seasons. In each box, a fruit or vegetable is highlighted, and we learn about its history, its benefits for the body, and how it can be cooked.

In each box you can find:

  • An edutainment discovery book
  • Easy-To-Make Recipes for the Little Ones (Dietitian Verified)
  • Organic Ingredients for Recipes
  • Kid-friendly and of course reusable utensils so they can learn to cook without cutting their fingers.
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simpatock


6-month subscription to Sympatoque for €70 (or €25 for a single box)

love box

Lovevery, these are boxes of toys delivered every two months up to a year – 6 boxes by age, 84 euros per game group – and every three months up to 3 years – 8 boxes by age, 126 euros per game group. You sign up and it’s not obligatory!

It’s hard not to fall for these beautiful and well-designed games. It’s also a real favorite on the editorial board! With Camille, before she left, we tested 4 of the boxes and were not disappointed. some examples :

Lots of visual and sensory accessories to impress young children.

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the love
  • Square 16-17-18 months

What a great way to have fun and develop your fine motor skills!

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the love

the most: Kits with a lot of different toys, very well designed, suitable for the indicated ages, from beautiful materials (mainly wood, silicone and organic cotton) and high quality workmanship. Each box comes with a brochure and the items are original. Something to accompany children and babies in their growth while having fun.

the least : A little pricey (even if it’s worth its price) and a lot of the items are made in China.


This way you test the boxes according to the age of your heir

Tender Aventure Box

Tendre Aventure is a monthly box full of surprises delivered straight to your home. No obligation allows you to have parent and mass products until your child reaches 18 months. In each box you can find an artisanal product made by a designer, which makes it even more appreciated. All products are carefully selected and the brand designer is very concerned with the ethics of the products they offer.

In the one I was able to test, there was, for example:

  • Thane-Free Organic Soap Compatible During Breastfeeding
  • Lotion for washing the baby without rinsing and consists of rose water
  • Super soft comfy swaddle
  • Mosquito repellent stains to stick to clothes, stroller and crib and send a clear message to these filthy creatures: Go home.
Giving and adventurous
Tender Adventure Box


This way for the Tendre Aventure Fund, at €32.90 per month

I hope this guide helps you see the world of baby boxes more clearly!


Read also:

Our pick of the 4 best maternity boxes

Image credit: Gpoint Studio

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