A few weeks ago we were sent a Grow Curious subscription box to review. Grow Curious is a monthly subscription box aimed at getting families to reconnect with nature and spend more time outdoors. Each month the box is themed and includes 5 full-sized products such as books, things to grow and activities. There is also a small magazine filled with facts and activities.
The box we received was themed on nests. It included a nester full of wool, a book called A nest is noisy, sunflower seeds, a felt bird bookmark, a natural egg dying kit and a nature bingo card. It retails at £20.99 plus postage. My eldest is 5 and loved this box.
First up we planted some sunflower seeds. As I’ve mentioned before I’m keen to start gardening with my 5 year old so this activity was perfect for us. She loved planting these seeds and it is going to be fun to watch them grow over the summer months.
The next activity we enjoyed was the nature bingo whilst on a day out. I love these as they are a great way to keep children entertained whilst out walking. This one was perfect for my 5 year old daughter as it contains both text and illustrations of the items to spot. 6 items to find was also just the right amount to keep her focused without overwhelming her.
We hung the nester full of wool in the garden so we could watch birds come and take bits to use in their nests. We haven’t been lucky enough to spot any birds taking any wool yet but the amount has gone down a little.
The book “A nest is noisy” (by Dianna Hutts Aston) is a beautifully illustrated non-fiction book about nests and the creatures who build and inhabit them. It’s packed full of information about lots of different creatures that build nests and is perfect for children aged 5 and up to dip in and out of.
We also loved the cute bird bookmark and the natural egg dyes is a great addition (we received the March subscription box which was perfectly timed for dying eggs for Easter but as we got our box after Easter we haven’t dyed any eggs as yet). The magazine was full of fun facts and more ideas for activities. I particularly like the look of this spring potting station activity that uses red kidney beans. I’ll definitely be trying this with my toddler soon.
Overall we loved this box. We love that it includes activities we can do together as well as a beautiful book that we can read and enjoy. I like that it is suitable for children of different ages and that it encourages them to spend time outdoors and that it ignites young children’s natural instincts to enjoy learning about nature.
You can buy your box here and you can get 10% off using the code LADYBIRDS
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Disclosure – I received this subscription box in exchange for a review. All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.