Earlier in the year, my mom, brother and I took the kids to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. for their first visit. My one must do for the day? See the Giant Pandas! Our own NC Zoo which we love has lots and lots of animals, but not pandas and who doesn’t love seeing these cute bears?
Last week my son received a package from Alex’s Animal Clubhouse containing their Giant Panda Box for review. It was the perfect opportunity to revisit our pictures and remember our fun trip. And, while you might not have a personal experience to relate to the specific animal in their monthly subscription box, part of the intent is to help kids learn and get exposed to different animals from around the world.
What Comes in the Box
Alex’s Animal Clubhouse subscription boxes are designed for ages 4 and up. Each month a new box arrives with a different animal and related items. You never know exactly what you will get – that’s part of the fun! Our box theme was Giant Pandas and included:
- a small plush panda (which both kids have loved snuggling with!);
- a pencil decorated with pandas;
- panda shaped sticky tabs (similar to post-it flags);
- a panda shaped eraser; and
- an information sheet containing facts & a word search related to pandas.
This is a really cute gift idea for kids that love animals. My 7 year old was excited to get mail and explore the various items included. I was impressed how much the information sheet interested him. He started reading it and working the word search almost immediately.
The plush panda was a huge hit, of course. Even the 2 year old has gotten her hands on it a few times for cuddles. It’s so soft and adorable – who could resist? And I might have snuck away a couple of those panda sticky tabs for my planner. 🙂
Interested in trying Alex’s Animal Clubhouse? Use code twopaws when you sign up to receive $10 off your first purchase. The first charge is for the initial two boxes and normally $42.50. The coupon code will drop it to $32.50. The monthly fee thereafter is $21.25.
** Update November 2017: I have removed the website links as it appears Alex’s Animal Clubhouse is no longer active. **
Disclosure: We received one subscription box from Alex’s Animal Clubhouse complimentary for review purposes.