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Surprise Ride: A Monthly Subscription Box of Adventure For Kids

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Summer break is upon us and trying to find things to keep the kiddos occupied, at least long enough for me to write a post is a challenge on some days. Surprise Ride, a monthly subscription service ships a different box each month directly to your child that is filled with hands-on learning. The boxes are geared towards ages 6 to 11 and come in a monthly, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription option.

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I received the April Box called Ancient Egypt, past boxes included Birdsville, Chocolate, Hidden Treasures and Mars. Egypt isn’t something I would normally be interested in so this gave us an opportunity to explore a part of the past that I might not have otherwise done so with my six year old.

The box came with a Surprise Ride Guide that talks about what is in the box, a card that gives a bit of info on how the activities tie into the theme of the box and pamphlet with facts about the topic of the box, in this case Egypt. My pamphlet talks about King Tut, Egypt, Hieroglyphics, the pyramids, papyrus and a few fun facts.

Surprise Ride Egypt Box

 

Included in the box was this Pyramid Dig where you use the included tools to dig for the buried treasure.

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Surprise Ride Pyramid Dig

 

The book included was, Flat Stanley and The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery. In this second book in Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures, Stanley travels to Egypt by airmail, where he learns to decode hieroglyphics, visits a bazaar, and explores an ancient pharaoh’s tomb. Come to find out that Stanley has been accidentally working for grave robbers. Can he save the pyramid’s magnificent treasures? My son loves to read so this is one of our nightly chapter books that he reads to me! This has inspired me to print off a Flat Stanley and we plan to take him on our adventures this summer. 

Surprise Box Flat Stanley

 

He also gets to design his own Adventure Bag using egyptian stencils and fabric markers. And then a few fun extras included papyrus to create a treasure map, a hieroglyphics postcard (we might use this with Flat Stanley), chamomile tea made from chamomile flowers from Egypt and Falafel Chips, a little snack to have while creating!

Surprise Ride Box

 

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12 Comment

  1. Avatar
    Rebecca Parsons
    June 6, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I love the theme Egyptian. I love the pyramid dig, I think it would peak their interest in history.

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    Birdiebee
    June 6, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    The subscription boxes for kids sounds like a great idea as there would always be something new to learn/do.

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    Crystal Rose
    June 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    That looks really neat. My daughter did a unit on Egypt over the winter and she loved it.

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    Natalie Parvis
    June 9, 2014 at 1:16 am

    This looks so fun!!!

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    Jennifer Vega
    June 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Love how everything is themed together.

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    Hannah Avery
    June 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I really like that the sent along a theme related snack! The book is a cool touch too!

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    MonaG
    June 15, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Both my daughter and I would enjoy this box. I love that there is a themed book and snacks included(I love falafel). My daughter is creative so the stencils w/markers to design her bag is right up her alley.

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    Sue Hull
    June 17, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    My nieces would love the digging and the stencils to make a pic on the Adventure bag.How fun to learn about Egypt.This is a good summer project to do.Thanks for the great review 🙂

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    Helga
    June 18, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    What a fun gift to give my nephew! So many interesting things.

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    bethany saxton
    June 19, 2014 at 10:47 am

    This looks super cool! I love subscription boxes, but I’ve never heard of this one before.

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    Tanya Cox
    June 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    My daughter would love something like this.

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    Lily Kwan
    June 20, 2014 at 3:48 am

    I would like to see a unicorn theme.

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