It’s been a while since I did a geography subscription box review. I have to admit, I love doing these so much. This review is for the Atlas Crate China box. It should go without saying that I love it. But, it’s not just that I love it. These boxes make me so happy. Atlas Crate makes a wonderful product. I love getting shipping notifications, finding them on the doorstep, sharing the box with you guys, and then letting my kids have fun with them too. Honestly, I don’t know what I like more – the cultural learning or the fun STEM-focus on it. So, let’s just say it’s both and check out what’s inside the box.
Before we get on to the details, check out this short video for what’s in the box.
Atlas Crate China Box Unboxing
Atlas Crate China: What’s in the box
As pictured above, there’s an envelope of information. The envelope has:
- An introduction to China with maps and basic information and details.
- A travel journal entry for Atlas Crate’s guides. This time they’re experiencing Lunar New Year in Shanghai, the Great Wall of China, Grand Canal, and Mount Fanjingshan.
- Facts about The Forbidden City and Pandas
- Instructions on how to play a game called pong hai k’il and how to make Egg Drop Soup.
The two crafts are to make a Dancing Dragon, which is a very iconic Chinese thing and I’m so glad it’s included. The fan is more than just a fan. It uses the included rice paper. Rice paper is meant to be written on with water. When the water evaporates, the design disappears and then it’s empty to be filled again. They include popular images and characters to use on the fan. Then you can paint a permanent image.
I loved this box. It’s all great quality. It’s perfect hands-on activities to introduce kids to China. You can continue the learning with children’s books set in China.