Learning Adventures With Peekapak ~ Subscription Box Review

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but received one free activity box to review. I am an affiliate of Peekapak, and will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link on this page.

Peekapak completed projects

The Big Orange Box

My preschooler was very excited to see a big orange Peekapak box on the porch…she had a feeling it was for her!   We love reading, crafts, science projects, and puzzles, so when we found all of these activities in one box, we were eager to dive right in!Peekapak Box

First, I read the little book to my daughter. She enjoyed the story, and was interested in the characters and their adventure.  Each of the included projects are related to the story, and the instructions are given in the back of the book. Kids who are able to read may be able to do the projects on their own, but younger kids will need help.

Science Projects Cleverly Disguised As Crafts

M wanted to make the kaleidoscope next.  This little project was fun and not too complicated.  She personalized the tube by drawing pictures on it, then I helped her with the rest.  And it worked!  We held it up to the light and turned it around – she was very happy with the pretty colors inside.

Peekapak OpeningThe Parachute project was engaging a well – M enjoyed taping her figures into the basket and taping on the string.  The crayons didn’t work very well on the wax paper canopy, but that didn’t seem to bother her very much.  We put a ladder up in the kitchen (it was very cold outside) and dropped it from as high as we could hold it – and it worked great!  Air filled the canopy and it floated nicely to the floor.  I’m looking forward to taking it outside and dropping it off the porch to see how far it will go!  (When it is warmer!)

Puzzles and MathPeekapak parachute

My preschooler was very interested in the tangram puzzle pieces and once I showed her the basic concept, she was able to work most of the puzzles herself.  I was not too familiar with tangrams prior to receiving the Peekapak box, but it seemed that they must be good for her little brain!  I did a little research, and according to ParentingScience.com, “Like building blocks, tangrams can teach kids about spatial relationships. They may help kids learn geometric terms and develop stronger problem solving skills. They might even help children perform better in general mathematics.”  I left them out on her little kitchen table, and she worked some puzzles each morning for a few days.  A nice way to slip in some math!

More About Peekapak Subscriptions

Peekapak is a subscription box for children aged 4-8.  Their goal is to bring play-based learning into the home. Countless studies have documented the benefits of play-based learning, which include increased creativity, imagination and better problem solving. Although most educators are familiar with play-based learning, many families are not – and so they developed Peekapak.

Within each kit, families receive a storybook that takes them on an adventure and all the materials to build 2 or 3 play props to bring the story to life.  Each Peekapak is designed with early childhood educators to spark a child’s creativity and imagination and to encourage families to read, create and play together.

The monthly rate ranges from $16.50 – $19.95, depending on the length of your subscription.  Interested in knowing more?  Click here to go to the Peekapak web siteMy daughter and I recommend it!

Also, if you own a blog or web site, you can join Peekapak’s affiliate program!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but received one free activity box to review. I am an affiliate of Peekapak, and will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link on this page.

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