BabbaCo Activity Boxes :: A review and giveaway!

26
Jul
2012


As a busy mom I have to admit I am not always very creative with activities, especially for my youngest.  Honestly, it had been quite a while since I had a young one in the house when our foster child “Little J” was placed with us a year and a half ago.  I was more in the teen activity mode and nearly had forgotten how to play and have fun.

When I discovered BabbaCo Activity boxes, I knew I had to check it out.  Ready made fun, all prepared and organized – just open and play!

What is a BabbaBox?

BabbaBox is a monthly, themed activity box delivered right to your home {or the home of someone you like – if you gift one} — with ALL materials necessary to complete multiple activities.  They are geared towards kids aged 3-6 and come with easy to read instructions and mom friendly packaging.  You can certainly tell it is packed with thought and care, which makes me feel special –  all neatly placed in a box, ready for little hands to dive into!

In each box includes FOUR parts:

 

 Creating :: 2-3 fully-supplied activities to complete with children – this month we had 3 gratitude projects

Exploration :: each box is theme-based around a topic for parents and kiddos to learn together – this month was taking pictures of what we are thankful for and creating a gratitude journal with our gratitude Camera that came in the box!

Storytelling :: an age-appropriate book in every box – we had “Giving Thanks” by Jonathan London that talked about going on a nature walk to experience the wonders of nature.

Connection :: each delivery offers prepaid downloads for more interactive learning – how cool is that?

This month’s theme was Gratitude.  Our box was filled with all kinds of goodies inside and all organized.  Each project was in separate bags, with everything all prepared.  It was perfect – no long directions to read, no frustration from mom it was all good!

I decided to take this box with us on our family vacation – perfect timing for some down time and fun activity.  Interestingly enough, everyone participated – from my 2 ½ year old all the way up to my 15 year old –  and hubby too!  ( Pardon the photos with no faces, but due to privacy regulations I am unable to show photos of our foster child publicly – but after he is adopted, you will see a ton!)

As I took photos hubby got our little guy all painted up to create the Thankful Tray – complete with painted hand prints!  We also had a Personalized Trivet to create, which my 15 year old took charge of, all on his own – crazy!

Since we are on vacation we will be using the Gratitude Camera that came included to take pictures of things we are thankful for and then creating a journal.  I can’t wait to put this together and save it.

Tonight we will read the book that came along, “Giving Thanks” by Jonathan London, which I know will be a hit.

You also get access to information, more activities and learning tools online with a special access code.  This box was packed full of enough activities and tools to keep everyone busy and engaged for over 3 hours – seriously!  All that for only $29.99.  I would say a great return on investment.

Make sure you enter for a chance to get your very own box delivered right to your doorstep.  You can get 20% off your first box with the special discount code:  CNM20OFF.  Now, if that didn’t convince you to give it a try, BabbaCo is also offering the first 3 months of the membership for 33% off (Only $20 per box!).  The coupon code at checkout for this is CM33BTS.

Need a birthday gift?  Why not bless a child AND a mom with this unique gift that will surely be used and not just placed on a shelf.  I will certainly keep this in mind as I join in the toddler/preschool birthday party circuit once again!

What’s up for grabs: One (1) BabbaBox

How to Enter:  A blog comment is the only mandatory entry.  Earn extra entries below for more chances to win. This Giveaway STARTS now and ends on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. *US residents only! (Sorry!)

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I was provided a BabbaBox at no cost for my family, all opinions are strictly my own and not influenced in any way by receiving the product for review.

 

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  • Shelley

    Would love this for my niece and nephew and eventually use with my son! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Mercedes Montgomery

    What a GREAT concept and a perfect theme! Too many children are not taught the value of grattitude now a days. I will definately be passing this page on to my facebook friends and pinning it. Thanks for posting this!

  • http://www.chalkboardchina.com Chalkboard China

    Wow, love this concept! This would be perfect for my kiddos. Thanks for sharing this. Definitely sharing this post and product!

    -CC

  • Jennifer G

    I would LOVE to win!! This looks like it would be so much fun :)

  • Jennifer G

    Oops!! I forgot to say the box would be for me & my 4 yr old son :)

  • aimee mury

    nice to see a meaningful type of product like this that my kids would anticipate each month!

  • Emily M.

    My six-year-old would love this! What a great idea. I love the gratitude theme, too.

  • Laura

    I would love to have this for my kiddos!

  • Kristin

    My three kids 6 and under would love these activities!

  • Gretchen Neal

    Can not wait to gift this to my precious niece and nephew!!!

  • Pamela D

    My 6 yr old daughter would love this!

  • Marcella F

    My 6 yr old son and 3 yr old daughter would love these on a rainy day….or a day that is too hot to be outside. :)

  • http://fptfrontporchtherapy.blogspot.com/ Jennifer Radtke

    My 3 girls would love this.

  • Jennifer H

    I have 3 kids that would love Babbabox. As a mom, I love that everything you need is included in the box…no running around hunting for items!

  • Wendi S

    I think my 5, 8 and 10 year old kiddos would all love this kit.

  • Samantha

    My little boy (3) would love this. I’m not very good at coming up with activities, but whenever we do get organized and do something like this, he loves it!

  • Jodi

    This is awesome and I’d love to try one out for my 5 year old… what a great idea!!

  • http://headant.com Headant

    My four year old and my five year old would use it.

  • Kara M.

    I have four daughters who would love this!

  • http://talesofapeanut.com Jennifer

    My 3 year old daughter would love this and my soon to be 1 year old would love it soon!

  • Kathy H.

    Really like what I see. I’m thinking my 2 1/2 yr. old son would love this. When my nephew is here he would love it also.

  • Kendra

    This sounds like a wonderful way to engage our 3 older kids with hands-on character teaching!:0)

  • dj Faul

    This looks amazing! And everything already prepared – takes away all my excuses… Thanks for the opportunity!! :)

  • dj Faul

    This looks amazing! And everything already prepared – takes away all my excuses… Thanks for the opportunity!!

    Sorry, I completed the assignment without reading the instructions!!
    I have an 8yr old with Down syndrome who is a hands-on learner and would enjoy every minute of it!!

  • Dawnell Lovell

    I have two almost 4-year-old boys who love crafts and activities! They are always asking me for a new activity to do and I never know what to come up with, this would be perfect for me and my kids!

  • http://www.unitedrantsoferica.blogspot.com Erica Lewis

    I love this idea. First of all, I am huge on teaching gratitude but also just having structured activities so that kids are learning and engaging while having family time. Love this!

  • RG

    My youngest two beauties would use this box. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://www.besimplybetter.com Leslie

    Very interesting idea. I am always looking for things to keep my toddler busy.

  • michy loving our journey

    My toddler would love this box!

  • Amber

    My two girls would love this. Plus it would make my life easier since it is already put together.

  • Jackie Drooger

    I would love to win one of these for my grandson.

  • susan b.

    my 4 year old would love this thanks!

  • susan b.

    the box would be or my four year old son

  • http://www.happinessredefined.com Marah Mumma

    my son would LOVE this!

  • Ashley R

    What a wonderful idea! My busy little girl would love this! I would love it! What a great way to make it easy for busy parents to spend some quality time with their kids!

  • Renee

    My son and i would soo love this! Its our first year of homeschool and I think having a box full of activities would help me out so much! I am super excited and think we just might join!

  • Kristy Lentz

    Awesome concept and idea! Would love to try one out! Thanks for the chance at winning one!

  • http://www.gettingthroughtheday.com stacey @ www.gettingthroughtheday.com

    I could definitely use this for my 3 little ones – soon-to-be 3-year-old daughter and soon-to-be 2-year-old boy/girl twins! This looks great!

  • rileigh thom

    I would use this with my son so he could pretend we are having “school” since his sister is homeschooling

  • Janelle

    Love it, Love it! I’ts like Christmas for the mommy’s and the kiddos!

  • Danielle Williams

    my sisters would absolutely love this!

  • Sonya

    I would have to figure out how to make 1 box work for both my 4 year old son and 6 year old daughter. I’m sure they would both love it!

  • AMANDA

    I would love to win this for my family!

  • Elizabeth

    Wow! What a great product. My daughter would love this!