Complimentary box provided for review purposes. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I agreed to review the Animal Trackers Club subscription box for kids because my oldest is particularly fond of animals. Her favorite cartoon is Wild Kratts (all about different animals in the wild) and one of her favorite things to do is to tell anyone who will listen all sorts of interesting and even random animal facts.
The Animal Trackers Club seems designed for kids over 3, but probably not older than 5, based on the skill level of the activities included.
Our kit came with the following items:
- Introduction to the Animal Trackers Club
- Animal Trackers Club Safari Lunchbox
- African Savanna Information Card
- Cover and Ring for the Safari Animal Photo Collection
- Savanna Art Project
- Savanna Animal Cards Activity
Each month your child will receive:
- Animal Information Card
- Animal Play Figure
- Animal Foam Mask
- Animal Magnet
- Safari Animal Photo Card
- Learning Activity
- Art Project
So the lunchbox is a one-and-done kind of deal. The box is $11.95 plus shipping each month. This subscrition service is a bit less expensive than many of the other subscription boxes I have tried, and I think you get what you pay for here, as the activities, in my opinion, lacked imagination.
I will say that this might be a great choice for the animal loving-child who isn’t particularly fond of arts and crafts. I think I was expecting activities that were a bit more involved, when the reality was that we had a few worksheets, each of which only took a few minutes to complete, a craft that involved styrofoam (yuck) and a sticker activity that took about 30 seconds.
Now with that said, the animal figure and the animal mask that came in the kit were big hits, and the girls played with them for quite some time. So I could see this being a draw to the child who loves to form a collection, as each month you will get an animal figure and an animal mask to stow away in your safari lunchbox so that you can easily play all sorts of animal-based imaginative games. But the other activities will be over and done surprisingly fast.
The activities also seem geared toward those just learning letters and numbers, which will make them too old for the 7 or 8-year old who really loves animals and might otherwise enjoy the subscription. I think the target age here is small (3-5?) but for that age group, it could be a hit. It wasn’t a hit for us, but it wasn’t a complete miss, and I should remind us all of its price point again, which is lower than most subscription boxes for kids.