We were gifted the Atlas Crate subscription box by my in-laws. I say “we” because I think I enjoy it just as much. You can read more of my thoughts in my Atlas Crate Review, but as you probably already know I love travel-themed subscription boxes for kids. This one’s no different. Here’s my Atlas Crate Review: India.
Note: This is not sponsored, these are my own purchases. However, there are affiliate links. Thoughts are still my own.
Using the Atlas Crate Box
I don’t know how other people approach this subscription, but I like to save them. We don’t open them when they come in. We don’t make any plans to do unboxings celebrating their arrival or have a special themed-day based on the box or immediately dive in. Nope. We actually store them and pull them out when we need a fun activity. They’re the best back-up plan. I love using them like this that we actually packed one with us during our 4-week summer trip. They are a fun treat.
Unboxing Atlas Crate India Box
I was excited to get the India box when it came in. We have a lot of close friends who are originally from India and it’s always fun to learn more about their culture. Plus, the kids have become more familiar with India thanks to books by Yali Books.
When we had the time to look into the box, I filmed it. Check it out below.
What’s in the box? Atlas Crate Review
Among the many things included in an Atlas Crate Box, the biggest thing is that it includes two activities. This works for my family because we have two kids so they both get an activity to do.
This box came with one craft and one game. While I love the idea of a game because it’s more than a one-time thing, I do wish the craft provided could be made for two people. Let me explain and show you the options.
First, let me explain the picture.
- Information about India – always love this
- Detailed instructions on how to use the two activities. In this case, it’s for RANGOLI and SNAKES & LADDERS.
- Information cards. I only show a sampling, but the themes are: eat, explore, journal, and do. Again – love.
- RANGOLI – this includes some of the supplies included to make a rangoli.
- SNAKES & LADDERS Game – all the pieces laid out.
As you can see above, the game, Snakes and Ladders can be played for up to 4 players. I love that the crate incorporates reusable games instead of relying on only one-time crafts.
That said, as you can see above, Rangoli only has one white card to make that craft. So, if someone wanted to make two or allow someone else to make one, you can’t do it without de-sanding this one. And this is an issue because I have always wanted to try this and I can’t really now.
However, there’s an easy solution to those that might be in the same scenario.
Limit the number of colors each kid can use. Let one kid try it, then give the other kid a chance. Make a copy of the circle cardboard and both kids can do it at the same time. Or maybe make copies and only use the copies.
And don’t forget, there are other cards in the box. With a little bit of planning, you can prepare the kids for a yoga session, Mehndi on the skin, or preparing a mango lassi.
I love it. I mean, seriously? One of the coolest crafts ever + a reusable game that is based on something the kids already know and can be changed so that it’s not always exactly the same? Yes! Plus all of the other information about India which is just so amazing.
So worth it.