As a mom, I love crafts with my kids. But honestly, sometimes I am just a bit too busy to “think” about a craft or to organize a craft, meaning finding the materials, getting them together. Sometimes, i tis nice to just have a kit, for new ideas and to have all of the materials all at once. All kids love getting things in the mail. It is like having Christmas or your birthday. So with Surprise Ride, a monthly kit for kids, all of that is in one place.
With a SurpriseRide monthly subscription box for kids, each month a new box comes, in the mail, for the kids, meant for 7-12 year olds (but we always include Willow in older activities) to work on. Besides just being a craft, it also has a learning aspect to it. It comes with an organised type of craft and some free play activities. The kit the girls and I received was the January surprise kit and it was all about birds. How perfect is that for the Spring. In the box was a bird house kit, a pair of binoculars, a bird book, a from bird to put together and some model magic and feathers.
The girls were so excited to make the bird house. We live in an area where there is always wide life around and we love to watch them. Birds are one of our favorites to watch. So we planned on hanging the bird house right outside the front door where the kids could watch from a far enough distance and not scare away the birds.
The bird house comes in several wooden pieces. It also has paint and brushes. Everything the kids need to make the house. So the girls each took a few pieces to paint. Once all of the pieces are painted, and dried, it is easy to put it together. Each piece has pegs that simply push into the other pieces. I do recommend using glue though, to help keep the pieces together. We had ours together using the pegs, and it fell apart at once point. I would hate to see that happen when the birds have taken up residence.
We hung the bird house up in our favorite little tree and the girls like to stand and watch from the front door with their new binoculars.
The girls spent hours playing with their model magic. They made their own birds and worms for the birds to eat. They loved how they could make something, play with it, smoosh it up, and start again.
If you ar looking for a fun way to expand your kids creativity and learn something, that is easy on you, no running to the store to buy the pieces and no thinking of something new each month, SurpriseRide is the way to go.