Fred’s Box is a monthly subscription full of things for kids 3 and over. In the Mystery Box, you get a book, an Ooshie or Crayola funky shapes, depending on the age of the recipient, pencil, sticker, postcards, and some mystery items. You can get this box as a twin version to get double the goodies. There is a straight Ooshies box that saves you from having to try to collect them one at a time as well, in 4 sizes. Boxes start at $3.99 British Pounds and go up from there. Shipping to Canada is 54 pence a month. I decided to go with the Mystery Box for Bug and since her birthday is soon, I aged her up to 6 for the books. They shipped out quite quickly after ordering and now we get to check out what’s inside.
This box showed up well before Christmas and it’s my fault for not getting the post up. This box had become one of my girls favoutites and I am glad to see it each month, as it gives them a bunch of things that make them happy and keep them occupied.
The book this month is Rainbow Magic Kathryn The PE Fairy. We have received other books in this series from them before and while they are just above Bug’s reading on her own level, she tries and gets most words or we read them together. This one is about finding a lost magical star badge before it all goes sideways if the inspector arrives. The inner pages are a little damaged but I think it might have just been from a few of the other things shifting around and it’s not critical.
Our Ooshie this time is Batman! He’s amazing and we love him. These toys end up joining all the princesses and LOL dolls and living in some seriously palatial places. I like that they are squishy and no one gets hurt when they inevitably fly at heads.
There were no postcards this time but we did get the pencil and sticker. I like that they send a different colour of pencil each time. Bug has also managed to master the pencil sharpener so they are shrinking at an amazing rate.
The extras are very Xmas themed, as they should be for a December box. We have a sheet of Elf puffy stickers, a glitter glue set (what are they thinking????!!!! No parent wants glitter in their house), Elf paper straws, Elf caution tape, a package of Disney Princess trading cards, and a set of Novelty Christmas Rubbers, as the bag said. To be honest, I can’t stop giggling after typing that since rubbers here have a somewhat different meaning then they do in the UK. No one said you were going to get mature on this blog. This is a great mix of things and the girls will be so happy to explore and play with them.
This box is great fun. The girls are going to be very happy with all the toys in it and the book has already been given the thumb’s up. There is an opportunity for creativity with the postcards, learning with the book, and play with the rest. I can’t wait to see what future boxes from them bring us. Fred’s Box run contests and have lots of special boxes you can get quite often. If you want to check them out and get your own box of goodies click here.