Space Journey by Geo Journey is a 9-month subscription box for kids aged 4-10, that teaches them all about our solar system and the planets within it. It starts off with a cool astronaught kit complete with a fab suitcase to keep everything in, and then 9 monthly deliveries about each planet.
We have been lucky enough to review several kids subscription boxes in the past from cooking from around the world, nature and craft projects to learning languages through books. This one though, for my little Oliver who has become completely space obsessed, was out of this world!
First Oliver received his astronaut kit. He loved the fact that this parcel arrived addressed to him! In it was a cool little Space Journey suitcase of really good quality to keep everything in.
He also got a massive poster of the solar system which will look great in his new ‘Outer Space’ room. As well as that there was mission log book, space passport, 2 colour photos of Earth, stickers, a wrist band, boarding card and an activity book.
There was also a letter addressed to Oliver. The letter was from Atlas the puppy and Geo the owl. The story goes that the two pals are off to investigate our solar system. This letter sets the scene of their space journey, and was full of facts about planet Earth. Oliver (as did his sister) listened intently as I read the letter to him. It really captured his imagination, and he was asking questions in response to some of the facts. We talked about why planet Earth is the only planet to have water on it, and what it must be like to live on some of the other planets.
Oliver then set about popping his stickers and photos in his mission log book and passport, and with a little help from mummy recalling some of the facts from Geo and Atlas’ letter and writing them in his book.
The first monthly package to arrive from Geo and Atlas after the astronaut kit was all about the pals trip to Mercury. With each planet mission the friends go on they send back a souvenir of their trip. Along with another personalised letter full of facts about the planet, stickers for the kid’s mission log book and passport, boarding card, postcards and an activity book. Oliver again was over the moon receiving this brightly coloured package just for him.
The souvenir that Geo and Atlas sent back this time were these space sunglasses- special tinted sunglasses as Mecury is so close to the sun. As you can see they were a hit with Oliver!
I sometimes struggle to get Oliver to engage in things like this, however he got really into it. He was keen to listen to me reading out the letter, and was able to recite some of the facts. In no time at all he was putting the stickers into his log book, and starting on the activity booklet. When he had finished, he proudly placed everything back into his suitcase.
I love the fact that despite it being based on a fun story of 2 friends travelling around space, it is also very educational. My kids always seem to learn more when things are fun, so it gets a bit thumbs up from me. So much so that I will be subscribing to the remaining months for him, and can’t wait to see his little face light up again next month when the next package arrives!
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You can subscribe to the Space Journey kids subscription box on a pay monthly, 6-monthly or 9-monthly subscription. For full details of pricing and how to subscribe, please visit the Space Journey website.
What do you think of the box? Is it something your kids would be interested in? Do you have a budding astronaut as well?
Disclaimer: We were given the Space Journey astronaut kit and first month free subscription in return for this review. However all words and opinions are my own.