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The Book in the Box is a brand new children’s book subscription box. Each month The Book in the Box sends you a themed box with a book and crafts that fit into the theme of the book.
Check out the unboxy box video
Here’s the Box Breakdown
Our first glimpse inside The Book in the Box. Oliver was excited for this one!
Everything that we received in The Book in the Box. We received the book, “The Day the Crayons Quit” and all the activities were crayon themed.
So what is all this stuff?
An 8 pack of Crayola Crayons.
The Book in the Box Bookmark
This cute bookmark had The Book in the Box logo on one side
and a Dr. Seuss quote on the other!
8 googley eyes for our crayon craft
This folder is what housed all of our curriculum and activities to do with the book “The Day the Crayons Quit.” There were five pages and three different activities included
A sketchbook full of 40 pages to doodle away inside! Just like the main character of the story we read, Duncan!
The Day The Crayons Quit
This was the book that was included in this months The Book in the Box
Super cute book, Duncan’s crayons are all quitting and each wrote a letter detailing why!
The illustrations are absolutely adorable and ALL of my kids enjoyed this book immensely
A few of the other illustrations from the book.
One of my favorite things about this book is that the pictures were actually drawn by a little boy! His name is Oliver!
So now what?
Now we craft!
Since Oliver can’t read or write I decided to divvy the activities up among the kids. Giving him the coloring craft
It starts out so gentle, so delicate
It’s almost like he is dipping his toes in the water before doing a cannonball
Ahh.. that’s more like it! But wait… there’s something missing
Yes, now he is satisfied with his masterpiece
While Oliver was coloring I had the girls do the writing craft where you pretended to be Duncan and wrote a letter to ONE crayon appealing for it to please not quit.
Penny’s letter was to the black crayon
I have no clue why my kid didn’t pick the color of her FIRST favorite animal, she picked the color of her SECOND favorite animal… but whatever
It’s a very heartfelt letter as you can see…
Finally, we did the big fun craft that everyone can enjoy.
This craft allows us to turn the crayons that were included in this box into talking crayons!
Talking crayons! Just hot glue eyes on them and then attach a toothpick and glue a little paper speech bubble to it! We even have a purple Minion crayon!
In lieu of the toothpick we opted to glue these on the back of the box so there was no way the baby could get a hold of the crayons with eyes. I even got to make my own! (It’s the Orange one of course!)
Belle’s one eyed Minion Crayon
From left to right; Oliver’s crayon, Belle’s crayon, My orange crayon, and Penny’s yellow crayon.
We really enjoyed this craft. It was simple and cute enough to keep the kids attention!
So in summary
We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. The Book in the Box is a fun way to get kids interested in reading and working with their hands. This subscription is an excellent early literacy tool for parents! The presentation is awesome, it comes wrapped really well and the shiny paper inside was super exciting to my kids for whatever reason. The quality is great, we love the book that they included and love the illustrations. The curation is excellent as well. The themed crafts fit perfectly with the book and we had no problem making a day of this box, it was tons of fun!