There seems to be this love affair with monthly subscription boxes happening all over the place here lately. I have to be honest and tell you that so far I have only found two that I truly enjoy. One of them involves jewelry (use code gogrowgoxoxo to get your first month of RocksBox free) and the other involves my kids and learning about God. Allow me to introduce you to SproutBox. If you have children then this is a must to check out.
I will admit that I was a little skeptical about it before it came. I’ve tried so many different monthly subscription boxes for kids and while they were good, I just couldn’t keep paying the money for them. Enter SproutBox. This is not just a little box full of fun activities, this is a box that allows your kids to experience the Bible in an entirely different, hands-on way. When you open the box you are given instructions to download the free app and to put together the enclosed puzzle. Once it is completely constructed, you just hold your device over the puzzle and allow it to scan. What happens next really is magic! The puzzle literally comes to life on screen.
Davis just turned 5 and needed a little assistance putting the puzzle together. Once it was complete he was eager to scan it. Once he scanned it we both let out a simultaneous “Ooo! This is so cool!” The Bible story was brought to life by Omari the turtle and then Davis could explore the Earth by moving the iPad over the puzzle to find various different areas. The giraffe was there eating grass and mountains seemed to pop up at us.
After the puzzle, we started working through the rest of the box. The second portion was called “A Master Plan” and was the Bible Story broken down in a way that was perfect for Davis. It was told through the eyes of the characters. The parents guide was fantastic for giving me insight and questions to ask. It also let me know what to do with the number 4 activity. This activity related to the Bible story and really put what we were learning into action.
Right now SproutBox is $24.99 per month. Honestly, you could skip Starbucks once a week and have the money for this. If you struggle with finding ways to connect your kids with the Bible, this is a great way to get started. SproutBox would be a great birthday or Christmas gift idea. The next time the grandparents ask what to get, tell them you’d like a subscription! This would be the gift that keeps on giving in so many different ways.