Do you have a little animal lover in your house?
That kiddo who could go to the zoo every single day of the summer and never get sick of it? The one who has watched every single episode of Wild Kratts a million times? …Keep on creature adventuring!
The one whose favorite game is “pet shop”, where he deposits his stuffed animals all over the house to be viewed by potential “customers”?
Yep. We have one of those at our house too. So when I came across the Animal Trackers Club subscription program, it was like finding the most amazing gift – the kind that seemed like it was made just for my little guy!
The Animal Trackers Club is a monthly subscription program that makes learning about animals fun. Each part of the program was designed intentionally to target different areas of development, from fine motor to visual motor to cognitive to pretend play skills and more!
The coolest part of the Animal Trackers Club is the continuity and connection from one month to the next. Rather than just receiving a random package each month, the emphasis is on building a collection and encouraging kids to become experts on the animals they are studying and exploring.
Each month, subscribers receive a package full of activities and items that will help them grow their collection of animal play figures, fact cards, photo/tracks cards, magnets, and dress-up masks. The pricing for the Animal Trackers Club is very reasonable compared to a lot of other subscription boxes for kids. There are 4 plans available for purchase.
Monthly Plan $11.95 +3 shipping
3 Month Plan $36.00 +$3.00/month + Shipping
6 Month Plan $70.00 +$3.00/month + Shipping
12 Month Plan $135.00 +$3.00/month + Shipping
But guess what? The Animal Trackers Club is offering a special introductory offer for readers of The Inspired Treehouse! Check out the details below:
The initial package includes a sturdy metal carrying box that looks and feels safari-ready and is the perfect place for kids to collect all of their Animal Trackers loot! This might have been my son’s favorite part. He loved putting all of the pieces in his carrying case and taking it with him wherever we went so he could show it off!
When the box arrived, I couldn’t wait to open it up and show him. And, as expected, he was mesmerized and entertained for an entire morning! Our box was full of toys, information, and activities about zebras including:
-A zebra craft using Magic Nuudles – this was an awesome fine motor and visual motor activity, as my little guy had to grasp the foam pieces, push them into the damp towel, and then press them firmly onto the paper to create the stripes of his zebra!
-A counting and drawing activity where he had to look at the number next to each zebra picture and add the correct number of stripes.
-A guided reading activity about zebras where he could use illustrations to read along with me. And a colorful fact sheet about zebras and their habitat.
-A zebra letter sounds matching activity.
-A zebra dress-up mask, zebra track card, zebra magnet (great for sticking on the inside of the metal carrying case!), and a zebra animal figure.
My son is four years old and the activities were perfect for his age and would also be appropriate for kids as young as three. Even after the craft and pencil/paper activities were finished, he continues to play with the toy, magnet, and mask and loves going back to look at the fact sheet and animal track card.
The materials are all colorful, engaging and hands-on – perfect for promoting interactive play and learning. I loved that there were learning activities that required a little bit of guidance from me and more imaginative free play options that my little guy could do on his own.
From my perspective as a therapist and mom, the Animal Trackers Club activities were awesome for promoting development, learning, and engagement. The OT in me loved the fine motor and visual motor options in the monthly subscription box and the hands-on nature of all of the activities.
And from my son’s perspective as a four-year-old who’s always on the lookout for his next animal adventure, it was a huge hit! I’ll definitely be ordering a subscription for him for his birthday in May and one for my nephew too!
Be sure to check out the Animal Trackers Club and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
*In our search for the best subscription boxes for kids, we were happy to find the Animal Trackers Club and honored to receive a free sample to review. We have been compensated for this post by Animal Trackers Club/Space Scouts.
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Gus Chiggins says
Finding the appropriate age is indeed important when buying a gift box for family or friends. My mother purchased a gift box of Legos for my youngest son on his birthday in March, and he was completely ecstatic when he opened it. He was a little to young at the time for Legos, but we still let him play with them under close supervision-just in case. I can’t wait to get one for my niece on her birthday in August, she’s going to love it.
Brandi Dowell says
I am coming to this article a bit late but that first paragraph is my 3 year old to a T! He literally won’t stop taking out all of his stuffed animals to make a pet store to the point where it is driving us crazy! He also watches all three of the Kratts shows whenever he can! :) I’d love to know if your son still has a strong interest in animals now that he’s older! Thank you for this article!