Our kids love to learn more about wildlife and nature, so when I discovered there is a fun and educational monthly subscription box to encourage and develop this passion, I was excited to check it out!
Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my Junior Explorers review. Regardless, all opinions are my own and those of my family. This post contains affiliate links.
Junior Explorers is an educational monthly subscription for kids, ages 6-11, to explore and discover wildlife and nature. Kids are introduced to Kia and Kyle, their resident Junior Explorers, who accompany them on every adventure! They go on adventures together and have fun while learning more about specific regions and the animals that live there.
For our review, we received Mission Arctic.
The Mission Arctic kit includes a variety of products and activities such as: an introductory letter with mission information, an Activity Book, stickers, temporary tattoos, animal flash cards, a Fact Sheet, a pin, wrist band, postcards, and toy animals. I have to admit, I didn’t expect to find so much in just one envelope! The kids were in awe of all the great goodies! My husband was upstairs when we first opened the kit, and they had to keep going upstairs to show him all the great stuff! They also couldn’t wait to put on a temporary tattoo!
What is really unique about Junior Explorers is the mission. It’s not just about what is received in the kit. The mission takes kids on a journey online. With the Kit, there is a special pass code for accessing the mission online where more learning and fun continues! Included with the kit is a Mission Check List, so we knew exactly what we had in front of us with the kit and how to prepare for our mission.
After we went over the check list we were ready to begin the mission online. Upon logging in I discovered there was a lot of dialog which required reading. Because our children (ages 8 and 7) are delayed readers, I did have to sit with them throughout the mission so I could read the dialog to them. The mission had maps, tools, activities, and games. We got to learn more about the Arctic and more about the animals on the Flash Cards we received in the kit.
I love how the mission had games sprinkled throughout. It was spaced nicely, and the games went along with what they were learning. For example, one of the games our kids enjoyed the most was when they were a Snowy Owl flying and eating Lemmings. For this I was able to get up and let them play independently, and they could each play because after one finished they could choose to Try Again. They were having a lot of fun!
Although Junior Explorers is recommended for ages 6-11 I found our 4 year old also liked to get involved in some of the activities as well! Overall, we have really enjoyed Junior Explorers! I love that it offers a variety of activities and the kids can learn more about an area and wildlife while having fun!
Plus, Junior Explorers encourages kids to give back through their Mission Give Back Program. They can earn points while they play games and can give those points to real world conservation projects. Junior Explorers convert the points to money to make a donation to those projects!
For More Information:
Visit the Junior Explorers Website
Visit the Junior Explorers Blog
Connect with Junior Explorers on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram
Don’t let anyone tell you that Twitter doesn’t bring traffic to your blog! I happened to notice you tweet this evening and thought that this program looked great for my 9 year old animal lover who just happens to be a delayed reader as well. I’m glad I came over to take a look. It looks like just the ticket for him. Thanks for sharing on Twitter.
Tim @ Families Again
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I’m glad to have you stop over Tim! 🙂 I hope things have been going well! Sometimes I do wonder about Twitter, so that’s good to know!
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Emily Endrizzi says
That looks like so much fun! My kids would love that too. So many great monthly subscription boxes these days, it’s amazing.
This sounds like the perfect subscription box for my young nephew, who is fascinated with wildlife and nature. I think he’d go crazy over this!
Lisa Coomer Queen says
My grandchildren would love this! They are homeschooled too so it would be a big help. Thanks