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Father’s Day is often lost when it comes to schools because it is in the summer. That means cute crafts and homemade cards are usually out the door (unless mom has something up her sleeve). Dad deserves just as much praise as mom does but he can only take so many ties and gadgets. He is probably super busy most of the time working and what he would really love is more time. Fun, quality time with his favorite little people! Enter Cooper & Kid.
Cooper & Kid is a subscription box for dads and their kids (ages 5-9). Each box theme is gender neutral and contains 6-9 hands-on activities that are educational. Not to mention fun!
One of my boy’s favorite things to do is spend time with their dad. It doesn’t usually matter what they do. As long as he’s there they are happy. He’s the fun, let’s wrestle, get the kids bouncing off the walls one while I’m more of the crafty, baking, activity one. Cooper & Kid brings them down a notch so mom doesn’t lose her head amidst all the fun.
The box we received was called Live & Let Spy. The 7 included activities were about beating the agents of the Society of Nefarious Evildoers and Krooks also known as S.N.E.A.K. in the spy-lympics. During each activity, you face one of these evildoers that have awesome names like the Duke of Diapers. They start off with a little story and background information about the “bad guy” and then move on to explain the steps of your mission (the activity).
During one of our missions, the object was to hide your identity and secrets. Using the provided, template and felt my son came up with this disguise. He called himself Kylo Ren who spent his time fighting good guys in another dimension. He’s not a Star Wars fan or anything.
He was then able to hide his real identity on his spy pen that had a secret USB drive with super secret files. He thought this was SO cool. On another note, each provided supply material is numbered with the activity(s) it goes with in the guide book. Very convenient and straightforward for dad!
In another activity, the goal was to crack the code by having one player make a code with 4 tiles while the other player guesses it.
It’s a process of elimination that my oldest son loved. He’s a big fan of brain games so he was also a fan of the activity where you had to decipher secret messages.
Other activities, had more action like maneuvering through a laser obstacle course made out of string. Cooper & Kid even got dad into the kitchen with kids making foods that have a disguise like “Tator Tot or Not”. They look like tater tots but are really a broccoli mixture in tot shape. So fun!
Each activity of the guidebook provides you with a list of supplies needed and an estimated amount time to complete each activity. You’ll know exactly what you are getting into before you start. This is great if you only have a small chunk of time available. You can break up this kit into many days of fun with dad!
Also, included in the kit is a customer portal where you have access to digital resources where more fun is stored. There is even a special section just for dad where he can get parenting secrets and fun ideas.[tweetthis twitter_handles=”@CooperandKid”]Cooper & Kid will keep the kids and the biggest kid of all (dad) busy for HOURS making memories![/tweetthis]
How Much Does Cooper & Kid Cost?
Cooper & Kid isn’t only the perfect Father’s Day gift it’s great for birthdays, any holiday, and a lifesaver during the summer. Cooper & Kid quarterly subscriptions cost $65 per quarter (cancel anytime) or you can get a yearly subscription for $224. There’s also several gift options you can choose from. Any dad you know will LOVE it!!
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.