Exciting day at our house … a package arrived in the mail for “The Genealogy Kids.” A huge thanks to Addi’s Nest for sending us one of their very first subscription boxes to review!
Since there are quite a few kids around here, everyone was excited to open the box and see what was inside. Fortunately we found plenty of fun inside for everyone to share. Kids love opening boxes, especially when they know the contents are for them. It was a complete surprise…
The theme for this box was STORIES, and we were happy to receive a fantastic new book to read together. It was a sweet story that we’d never read about a grandpa telling stories to his granddaughter. The story especially appealed to Owen (age 9) because it told about all the little trinkets the grandfather kept in little match boxes … Owen’s a collector. I’m sure he’d love to have a “Matchbox Diary” just like the grandpa in this story did.
The pictures were beautiful, I might add.
The box included a little notebook for the kids to write stories in. Sam (age 11) liked the adventurous message on front and the cool scaly cover (which reminded him of the reptiles he loves). We may find him writing stories about adventurous lizards in this little book …
There were LOTS of prompts included to help ask each other questions and get the stories rolling. These could be cut up and placed in a jar for dinnertime conversation, road trips, or journaling.
The highlight of this box was absolutely the STORY STONES. These adorable hand-painted stones kept the kids busy making up funny stories all evening. And the toddler even took the stones to bed with him after the story telling was done! “I love these rocks,” he said.
Our box included materials to make our very own puppet craft. James (age 6) diligently planned out his super-guy puppet, and with the help of a glue gun and his big sister (age 13), Super Guy was whipped up and telling us stories within just a few minutes!