A Monthly Box ‘O Magic: BabbaBox Activity Kit Giveaway


I have been a BabbaBox fan for a long time and I love it so much, I know you will too. The subscription service from Babbaco is awesome… each month a box arrives on your doorstep brimming with all of the supplies and instruction you could possibly need to create crafts, science experiments, reading, games, and more with your kids.

Each month there’s a theme that unifies all of the elements, a past favorite was “space” where we mapped the phases of the moon every night, created a planet lantern, and looked through the telescope to find constellations. The box on gratitude was awesome. This month’s theme is “sprouting seeds”, and the box includes a seedling kit to decorate your own pot and plant in it, a Curious George gardening book, a seed sorting & planting activity, and the first craft we did, which was to create flower pens and use them to draw on included coloring sheets…

And each box comes with a treat for parents, too.

Umm, yes please and thank you. And the bee pollen, such a clever touch for a gardening themed box. We are giving away a BabbaBox, so find how to enter (and get an exclusive discount code just for Prudent Mamas) after the jump…


So, to enter the giveaway, leave a comment suggesting a fun theme for a Babbabox, have fun with it. Hmm, I think a box on “saving” could be awesome, like learning how to save money and save memories. A box on sewing would be a big hit around here, of course. Or maybe a box on grapes, with vine themed crafts, and a bottle of wine for me, ha. Leave a comment with your idea for your first entry, and for additional entries, sign up for the Prudent Baby You Tube channel, follow Babbaco on twitter.com/babbaco, and/or sign up for the Babbaco newsletter, and leave another comment each time letting us know. Contest ends on Monday, August 13th 2012 at midnight PST, but you can come back daily between now and then for new entries.

We also have a little exclusive coupon code action for ya’: Save 20% on your first Babba Box with code PB20OFF.

Good luck!

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207 Comments

Alexis S

A theme on pets and how to care for them would be fun… especially for those who don’t or can’t have any real ones.

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Cath

I must be living under a rock, Babba Box is terrific.

How about a box on healthy living (good foods, exercise,etc). Could tie
In food science too.

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Penny

I think a good follow up to the seed box would be one on preserving the harvest. A fun strawberry jam would be easy for children or dehydrated veggies for a winter soup. Thanks for a chance to win.

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Miriam Prantner

I think a box on cause and effect would be neat – and a great way to talk discipline too – in a scientific way.

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victoria H

I think a box on math would be so great! Including shapes, cooking, showing how we use math in everything we do.

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Melissa

A box based on the idea of community would be different, not sure how it would be done though.

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Jess

I think it’d be neat to have a box on Dreams – maybe a deam journal, a book about interpreting your dreams, a craft on making a dream pillow with herbs stuffed inside of it?

Of course, if it were me, I’d make it a box all about YARN – maybe a how-to on finger knitting to make a garland or scarf, yarn balloon craft supplies, or even making yarn wigs for Halloween! 🙂

Jess

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Rachel~At the Butterfly Ball

A box on geography maybe? Like highlighting a continent or country. You know, with folk tales and costumes and FOOD and wildlife and a handcraft or two. For example Central America or even just a single country from there like Guatemala, and have a Mayan Indian costume to make or wear, and weaving (like the native people do on hand looms)and ceremonial mask making, and jungle wildlife highlighted like jaguars, howler monkeys and spider monkeys and parrots or toucans. Plus for the parents maybe natural cacao nibs or chocolate dipped espresso beans after all Guatemala has some of the finest coffee and chocolate in the world! just a thought… 😉

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Melanie M.

I think smells would be fun! My daughter is getting into that stage where she is definitely curious about the world around her and one of the things we’ve been experimenting with is smells. How the different herbs in our herb garden smell, different spices that I add to food, flowers, and even the gross ones too (I’ll leave that one up to your imagination)

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Margaret

A box on gravity. I did a science project on the center of gravity back in the day. Oh, the toys I got to play with!

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Anna

International themed boxes would be amazing. Each box could highlight a different country or region. It could include crafts as well as recipes. The possibilities are endless.

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Amy

I’d love a box on visiting the doctor– my 2 year old still gets scared when she has to go for check ups! It could include activities on the human body, how to avoid germs and getting sick, maybe recipes for nutritious snacks and info on how to eat healthy, etc.

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Ashley Andersen

A box on the four seasons – either four separate boxes that you’d get at the start of the season, or one box that goes through the process and would include nature, weather, food, etc.

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Renee Pech

So many awesome ideas! BabbaBox should read the comments to come up with new themes for their boxes!

I have two little boys, so I think a DIRT-themed box would definitely be welcome in our house!

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Christina

One on bugs would be fun – you could include a butterfly net, magnifying glass, etc and good fiction and nonfiction books to read.

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Michelle

Sounds or music! Or unusual sounds that man be made into music, or even better…the senses!!!

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Carrie

I think a box on music around the world would be fun! My kids have fun creating music with odd things around the house.

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beka

i have been dying to try these out! i would love for them to do a mad scientist theme with materials to do things like build an exploding volcano, make a rocket, etc.

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elizabeth villa

How about a box on taking care of your things, and cleaning up after yourself! Oh yeah, I can dream!

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Jessica B

I would love to see a box on how things grow, maybe a model of a plant with roots and all.

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Jane

I like the idea of an exercise/nutrition box. I’m sure the folks who make these boxes could make it more interesting/exciting than I just described, but I know all of us what to teach our kiddos healthy living from an early age!

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Brooke G

Just signed up for my monthly subscription. The 20% off sealed the deal. Thank you!

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Kimberly F

Just thinking of what’s interesting my son right now, a box on volcanoes would be cool, or one on wind. I have had to take to the internet many times to look up wind-related questions I don’t know! They could make their own kites or pinwheels, learn what causes wind and what it can do.

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Shavonne

What an awesome amazing “why didn’t i think of that” idea!!!!!!!!!!!! I am seriuosly thinking of subscribing!!!

An idea maybe/:
What do i want to be when i grow up?

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Amy

We have been working on manual dexterity at home so I love the idea of a sewing/embroidery kit. I had my little guy color in a picture on a piece of linen and I’ve been trying to show him how to embroider it. It would be fun to have a whole kit around this theme!!!

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Wendy

I think all the ideas so far are great. How about a box on sewing or cooking. I love the idea of a saving box.

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Heather

I’d love to see a super foods box! I often talk about super foods with my girls and they think it is a really fun way to describe good for you foods.

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Melanie

I think a really good box idea would be art. They can create this in so many different ways. Such as a color by numbers for a really significant painting. Then maybe a disposable camera so they can take pictures and then make a frame and paint it before putting your photos they took into them.

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Elizabeth S.

Castles? It could work for boys or girls, with maybe a model they could build and knights, princesses, etc (we are SUPER into princesses around here right now)

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Sharon

My ideas are a scavenger hunt box (which could go so many ways), or a do it yourself box. To explain, it could be how to make your bed, how to brush your teeth, how to clean your hands, tie your shoes, put on your shoes, etc… So many things, I have an almost 3 year old and the independence is running deep. This could make it more fun to learn to be independent. What a great company, I am putting this on his birthday list for family a far. Thanks!

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Candice

I think a book on technology would be cool. My kids love using computers, phones, etc…They would love a primer into the basics of why those things work!

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mamanut

Maybe a box on weather. My kids love observing the weather and my daughter asks me questions all the time like, “how does the water get into the sky to fall down and rain?” and “are air and wind the same?” She is also interested in the effects of weather on things, like the cold making leaves change and fall or the warm starting flowers and leaves to bud or how the rain makes our plants perk up.

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Lisa

How about a box on food and where our food comes from – it seems like kids know less and less about that these days!

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Andi

How about a spy training kit with invisible ink pen and sunglasses and a kids spy book.

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Carrie

A box about being fair would be cute! My son is getting ready to start preschool, and I’m a little nervous about him taking turns and sharing with his classmates. The box could feature activities that you do with a friend so that you have to share the items?

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Christine

A box on the olympics, where the olympics originated, with information on the different events and how countries from all over the world participate. And ideas on how kids could have their own “olympics” with their friends!

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Christine

A box on the olympics, including their origin, what it means to win a medal, the different events involved and how countries from all over the world participate would be neat!

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Molly

A colors theme – mixing colors. Looking at colors of light with a flashlight, prisms and colored filters. mixing colors of paint, or using natural substances to make dyes. Tye-dying. I’m loving this idea. Please make this box for me!

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sheri whiteley

I am a Nana love your site! Children are looking for creativity in everything! I love the thought of a Music theme, as how to play the pianio,drums etc. Also, learning about stars, their is a ton of idea is see here. Also, the dentist. What wonderful idea’s everyone is having Congrats on a great item giveaway. I have 3 grandkids and the smallest is 3 which their seem to get left out of things so that another idea for small ones! Good luck to all

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Tori Cole

Love this!! A box on generosity and giving would be great!! Ways to be generous and share with others would be a great trait to instill in our children!!! Plus, to make it fun!!

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sheri whiteley

I signed up for your you tube. thanks again it can be a chore to find something for grandkids to do this is a great idea thank you again.

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Melanie

A box on weather would be great! We are all weather geeks at my house. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

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Pam

I think a box on mythical creatures would be neat. We are really into mermaids right now! My 2 year old wants to be a mermaid when she grows up!

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Anne

Something about plants, flowers and gardening would be awesome 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

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RANI

How about am animal theme: different learning opps with different animals; different crafts, studying animals, etc

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Megan

A box for new infants would be neat – i.e. black and white pictures, red pictures, rattles, chocolate for mom :), etc.

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sheri whiteley

I shared this on my facebook to everyone as well. The young lady has a great product. Thank you for sharing her and what a great item to giveaway! I would love to win this! I have love reading all about the product, her team, and their ideas. thanks

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RANI

HOw about a theme for the the older kids, say ages 7-10? My girls are 6 and 9 and I know my oldest loves to craft, but would need something a bit more challenging…..like learning about doodles, cartooning or tangles. Or tye dye, photography and keepsakes, journal keeping, poetry…..felting, embroidery, sports, surfing and skateboarding, health and fitness…..as you can tell my mind is racing with ideas!

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Kendra

If it hasn’t already been said. What about a box on adventure! You could do a scavenger hunt where you could go out and find indigenous plant and snap a photo of wildlife. You could have some information on all the cool parks around the US and all of the cool things you would see and find. You could paint your dream adventure and write on the back who would go with you. I guess technically it would be an explorer travel adventure of the US. Then you could branch out after that to different countries.

It is a great product…I wish they had one for grown-ups!

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Casey

Fairies—everything fairies! Making flower fairies, building them houses from recyclables and natural materials, seeing everything from a tiny fairy’s perspective, writing and illustrating a fairy journal. How fun!

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Shannon Watkins

What about a “sun” themed box. The box could contain a solar powered toy (like the little moving flowers in a plastic pot), sun activated fabric so the child and parent could make relief prints with objects laid on the fabric and then placed in the sun. There could be sun activated beads to string together and then placed in the sun to change color. A thermometer to measure temperatures throughout the day, materials to assemble a solar oven to bake cookies in and a coloring information sheet to learn about the sun and it’s properties, including information on how to harness and use it’s energy for our earth. I LOVE this company and all of their boxes! Such a great idea! Thank you for th eopportunity to win!

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casey

I am a designer… it would be cool if there was a design themed one… maybe a kit to design your own font, or logo and then some way to make it a stamp? hmmm… could cover interior design too and have you arrange a room, play with patterns textiles, etc. Very neat product!

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nora

A box on siblings would be cool – sharing, special games and projects, things to fill the time in car rides or before dinner…

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Jennifer E.

They could follow-up this one with ideas of what to do with the food you grow — cooking, preserving, donating.

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Lorena

I like the idea of a multi-cultural box, showcasing how we are all equal, regardless of race, religion, etc.

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Becky

I think a bow with weaving would be great, as a small loom (like the potholder kind) would be easy to include, as well as a history of weaving in other cultures and discussion about different types of fabrics, like cotton, wool, and silk

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Gretchen

Hmmm….what about a box with an exercise theme: create your own jump rope, how to make an obstacle course, how to take your pulse (and some info on how the heart pumps blood through the body), etc.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Leah Turner

What about friendship? Discussions on what makes a good friend. Different places to make new friends. Make friendship bread or bracelets. A box on music would also be awesome. Make a rainstick and listen to different musical types.

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Angela E

I’m a dental hygienist, so a box about teeth would be fun! It could show the shape and how many teeth different animals have, make a Tooth Fairy pillow etc…

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Emily H.

I love everyone’s ideas!! So good! I would love to have a healthy eating box. I think it’s good for kids to learn from a very young age what healthy eating means.

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Nikki

These boxes are awesome! Everything ready to go….love it. I would think one on cooking around the world. With different recipes and how those recipes came to be. It could touch on measurement too 🙂

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Kelsey

Thanks for the contest! I think a box on “weather” would be neat for young children. It seems kind of everyday but has a lot of potential as a theme, especially to explore the science behind it.

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Chelsea

I think a box on service would be great! Teaching kids how to serve others without expecting rewards.

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Julie Widholm

I think a box about architecture/designing/building things would be cool. And I like the idea of a box related to color, maybe a rainbow theme?

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Jennifer

For my daughter, just getting something in the mail makes her happy. Add to that a bunch of fun things; sounds awesome!
I think a dress-up box would be fun. Maybe a book about playing dress-up, some fun stuff to make your own dress-up props (like crowns and capes and masks) and maybe lead into learning about acting (like putting on a play).

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Deniz

I think a box on astrophysics would be great, with a map of the stars, bynoculars, learning the calender etc…

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Ellen

My little girl is a mover! I’d love a box on planes, trains and automobiles 🙂

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Emily T

I love these! I think a night-time box would be fun: nocturnal animals, types of jobs that have people up at night, dreams and stargazing!

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Shelly

I think a box on searching would be good – searching for clues (with a magnifying glass), searching for ancient things (a box with “fossils” in plaster), etc.

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Rae

I think a box with a theme like “farm life” would be fun. Tractors, growing crops, caring for animals, working outdoors.

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Irene

Paper Making, photography/exposure, hopscotch including making the rope, oscillation.

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Jacqui

A box about the weather would be good. It could involve all kinds of science experiments and some art!

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Lesli Gresholdt

Hmm….maybe sea life? Learn about different animals, the environment of the ocean, paint a ceramic sea turtle or whale, make salt water, learn what they eat, make a craft jellyfish, etc.

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Dani MP

A box on “sharing” for my two little siblings… things that are fun to share, such as puzzles that break apart and get put together, etc. maybe?

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Ed

I would love one with summer memories. It could include a journal with places visited, a creative space for a summer collection of rocks or plants. I can imagine that something like that would be a treasure when kids grow up.

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Kelly F

Oh my Godchildren would love this (their parents might even thank me that it doesn’t make noise)! A box on music would be great (hee hee maybe it can even make noise). My little lady wants to be a fashion designer, so a box on sewing would be devine (send the adult embroidery machine to me!). The kids get to travel to see grandparents, so planes, trains or automobiles! Me and my little man share a love of . . . Pirates! Arrgh!

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Cerise

My kiddos would love this. My boys would both love a space themed kit, to teach them about the stars and astronauts.

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Laura

I think probably all of my ideas have already been mentioned, but I’d love to see one on sewing, gardening, or painting. Or home improvement could be cool.

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Mel

I love all things international, multi-cultural & geographical and I have tried to nurture this love in my kids. I think it would be awesome to see a “Get to know your World” box (or series of boxes). Boxes could center around geography, continents, cultures/countries, etc. The culture box idea is my favourite. Kids could learn about customs, dress, food, a few words in a certain language (cue flash cards). And for a special treat, the box could include snacks common to that part of the world, whether it be a specialty item or an uber common one that you could buy at any store. SO FUN!!!

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Amelie

I was thinking maybe a box about popcorn – where it comes from (maybe some kernels that can be planted) and the different colors it can come in, the science of how it pops once it is dried, some kernels to pop and some seasonings to explore different tastes, and then some craft ideas for use of popped and non-popped popcorn. I think my kids would love it 🙂

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Kate

Would love a box about “Eating a Rainbow” and Rainbows/light spectrum or Cooking/Nutrition.

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susie

How about a Magic Box with a couple of magic tricks/science experiments, a book on magicians, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” on DVD, and a nice glittery (Magic dust) craft . Some optical illusions would be nice too.

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Melissa H.

I would like something on responsibility and/or safety. I think your idea on saving was great also. Maybe they could tie in together with like an allowance/chore chart and having fun decorating some kind of “bank” container. Then, whenever their container is full or has a certain number of things (coins, buttons, pom-poms, etc) then the child can cash it in for something!

What about making cookies and different shaped cookie cutters?

What about dental hygiene? There are so many kids I hear about with poor dental health.

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Emily T

I like the idea of one about water, how to conserve, the cycle of evaporation to rain, and the different types of bodies of water with the different animals.

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Kirstie

LOVE the BabbaBox! I have lots of ideas! A box about weather would be one idea. I noticed lots of great ones in the comments as well. Thanks! kse123 at yahoo dot com

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Kirstie

We live in the desert, and I think that could be a fun topic for kids! Whenever we have visitors, adults and kids alike are intrigued by the plants and critters. Thanks for the chance to win a Babbabox 🙂

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Emily T

An “Old Timey” (except I’m not so sure that’s a word) box would be fun. My 4 year-old is in love with the room at the local Art Museum that has all the old furniture set up showing what a fancy sitting room looked like 150 years ago. They went potty where?! No electricity?! They rode horses in the streets?!

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Amy

I shared on facebook. Also, I think a box on sharing would be great for my three-year-old. It’s an important skill we’re working on right now thanks to his little brother!

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Amy

Oooh. Or how about a box on weather? Or clouds? Or multiple boxes on sprcific weather-related things like snow, rain, tornados etc?

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Kirstie

Thanks for a chance to win a Babbabox! So many great topic ideas…how about a box about giving/kindness? 🙂

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Emily T

A box on baking would be fun – easy, safe recipes, touch on nutrition and healthy eating and I know there’s science and chemistry involved in there too!

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