I was provided with the introductory kit and subscription month #2 from Space Scouts, LLC in exchange for my review. Please note my opinions are mine – and my seven-year-old daughter’s!
This summer I visited a friend from college and was entertained to no end by her kids, ages 3 and 5. In particular, her 5-year-old spent an entire day dressed as an astronaut. Thus, when I heard about Space Scouts, a monthly subscription club for kids ages 6-9 that fosters learning about space, I knew I had to tell her about it.
Lucky for me, Space Scouts was interested in me and my daughter reviewing their product and telling all of you about it!
What is Space Scouts?
SPACE SCOUTS is a monthly subscription club that engages kids ages 6+ with fun learning activities, hands-on discovery, and exciting challenges all about SPACE! After receiving the introductory kit in the first month, your child will receive the following in subsequent months: activity sheets, a constellation card and information sheet, magnet, space toy, and more, all around a space theme.
How Did We Like It?
My daughter and I were excited to unwrap the Introductory Kit. The metal lunchbox was sturdy, cute, and ready to store our materials from future months. The Program Introduction taught us about Roxy and Jett, our new space friends whose adventures we would follow in the coming months. We also received a constellation card cover, ring, and introduction. The constellation materials aim to introduce and teach your child about a new constellation each month. The constellation card was perforated so that you can shine a flashlight through it and “observe” the constellation. We snuck into a windowless bathroom and did just that – fun!
We also got an activity sheet and sticker scramble, which my daughter loved. She was so engaged in unscrambling the picture. I was impressed that the sticker was a real picture from NASA.
The activity sheet contained items such as a word search and small crossword puzzle. Here I realized that my daughter was the right age for Space Scouts. She focused on the decoder section, but asked for my help in finishing it. I could imagine children younger than 6 might be unable to finish the activities.
The souvenir toy was Wiki Stix with space pictures. We have always loved the simple and portable fun of these wax-like, bendable sticks.
The Introductory Kit contained a large poster of the solar system, too, on which to put stickers from the months to come. It was a bright poster on nice, thick paper. In fact, I felt everything from the poster to the lunch box to the activity sheet were high-quality. Nothing felt flimsy or cheaply made, and the activity and information sheets were printed in color.
“This is the most awesomest thing ever,” my seven-year-old declared at one point.
Month #2 also pleased us. We got a Roxy and Jett magnet, activity sheet full of learning games about gravity and spacesuits, stickers for the solar system poster, an Ursa Major and Big Dipper constellation card and information sheet, 2 miniature robot figures, and a cool robotic arm toy (aka a bionic claw!). For the second month in a row, my seven-year-old went straight for the sticker scramble, diligently working and enjoying unscrambling a picture of an astronaut.
Again, I felt the materials were plentiful and top-notch quality. Overall, I would recommend Space Scouts for kids ages 6-9. It’s fun and does foster an interest in space and technology!
How Much Does It Cost?
Pricing is affordable at $11.95 per month + $3 shipping. There are discounts for multi-month purchases. I feel their pricing is in line with many other subscription clubs for kids.
How Do I Order?
Space Scouts has graciously offered the Introductory Kit and Month #2 as a prize for one lucky reader! The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Enter via the Rafflecopter below. One rule-abiding winner will be picked randomly on August 21, 2014. Good luck!
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