There's something astounding when you think about outer space. What's really out there? The possibilities are endless in the mind of a child. This is probably one of the reasons why my son LOVES anything to do with outer space.
When I first heard of Space Scouts I thought “Heck ya, this is perfect for my son!”. Space Scouts is a monthly subscription club for kids.
To start you will receive a metal lunch box that's meant to be as a play space for the magnets you will receive each month. Inside of the lunch box is a solar system poster that serves as a guide and record of the months learning focus as well as a place to place your monthly sticker.
Also, included is a constellation collection card and ring to collect constellation cards each month.
As you can see starting from first the first box each month of Space Scouts builds upon the last box which is great! Kids need that reinforcement to learn. There's also fun learning activities like a sticker scramble, souvenir toy to use in learning activities, and a constellation activity sheet with mythological story and activities inside the lunch box
I noticed that the first months focus seemed to be on general space terms and what one might find in space. In month two of Space Scouts the focus was learning about astronauts and gravity. I can see the progression of thought.
Okay, to recap in each after the first month of Space Scouts you will receive a magnet, a sticker, a scout plan, an activity sheet, a sticker scramble, souvenir toy, constellation card, and a constellation activity sheet for $11.95 per month + $3 shipping.
Space Scouts Monthly Subscription Club for Kids contains a lot of paper in my opinion. That's not a bad thing but being pretty computer savvy I can look up and print activity sheets and constellation stories at home myself. I'm sure there are even picture scrambles online that I could print. They may not be stickers but close enough.
This makes me wonder if I would be willing to pay almost $15 a month for things I could print at home. Granted there are a few extras in the box like the lunch box and poster in box one and the grab hand and astronaut figures in box two that I couldn't whip out of thin air. What I would like to see is more hands on activities and less printouts. Who knows maybe that happens as the months progress!?
The thing Space Scouts has going for it is that it's something you don't have to plan. If you don't want to think of a new space concept each month Space Scouts has you covered making the cost worth it. Everything will arrive each month perfectly packaged and planned out. All you have to do is open the box and spend some quality time learning with your child about the great beyond. The price is sounding better now, huh?
I would recommend Space Scouts to parents that aren't the best planners but want to encourage their child's love of outer space. Space Scouts is a great idea that any space loving child would love to receive in the mail each month. Mail is fun!