Junior Explorers “Mission Amazon” Review + Free Box
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It’s time for another adventure with Junior Explorers. If you have followed my reviews, you know we have traveled to many different places. When you sign up with Junior Explorers, you will receive a Welcome Kit. Once you have your welcome kit, you will go on Mission Arctic, Mission Serengeti and this month, Mission Amazon. Last month, we even had Mission Earth Day, which had activities for around home.
Junior Explorers is a subscription service for children 6-11. Boxes are $19.00/month (plus $2.00 shipping) and each month, your child gets a new online mission, along with a packet of goodies. The goal of Junior Explorers, is to teach kids about the environment and animals, all while keeping things fun. My 5-year-old has been having fun with Junior Explorers and I was excited to check out Mission Amazon.
Cost: $19.00, $49.00 for 3 months, $96.00 for 6 months, $185.00 for 12 months
Coupon: You can 50% on your first month with the coupon BOXMOM50
What’s in the box? Once you subscribe, the Welcome Kit is your first delivery. It comes with everything you need to get started as a Junior Explorer! With you Welcome Kit, you will find your first code to get started online too
Each subsequent month, you will receive a Mission Kit that prepares you for your monthly mission! It includes activities, collectibles and cool facts about the ecosystem that you will visit. It also includes the code to unlock your online mission!
Shipping: Shipping in the Continental United States is $2.00. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is $5.00
When am I billed? You are billed when you sign up and then again on a regular basis.
How do I cancel? You cancel from your online account.
The packet shipped in a bubble envelope. The mission packet has the mission code printed on the front, this is the code your child will use, to access the online portion of the subscription.
Kia and Kyle are your child’s companions through the mission. Each packet contains a letter explaining the mission. For Mission Amazon, your child must find a missing jaguar. The jaguar went missing after part of the rainforest was destroyed for the farming of soy.
Before your child goes on the mission, there is a check list of things to do.
Collect: Junior Explorers sent a button, frog an jaguar. The bag is to store all the animals, pins and wristbands from the previous month’s boxes.
Share: There were four postcards included in the packet, to be mailed to friends. L is going to mail the frog postcard to his friend. This is a great way to practice writing skills.
Decorate: There was a sheet of Mission Amazon stickers to add to your child’s box. Your first Welcome Kit comes in a box, that you decorate each month with stickers. You can see our box at the end of this review. There was also a sheet of tattoos. L especially loved the animals in this kit.
Complete: There is an activity booklet that your child can complete. There is a hidden animal picture and crossword puzzle.
Get Ready: A fact sheet and animal cards were included to prep your Junior Explorer for the mission. L looked at these before the mission, but he really went back and studied them after he did the online mission. It was really cool to see his excitement about the animals. He really loved the Giant River Otter.
Go Online: The next part of the fun is the online mission. Note: I didn’t do as many screen shots this time, because my son was totally into the mission and didn’t like me interrupting him, to take a picture.
There were some pictures and information about where the Amazon was located and some important facts.
Cheif Scientist Pukatire needs the help finding the missing Jaguar.
This is the beautiful Jaguar that needs to be found.
There were several animals L got to learn about in this mission, a jaguar, scarlet macaw, giant river otter, poison dart frog, golden lion tamarin, and capybara. L recognized the capybara from our local zoo, we really love the one locally. Also, we had a funny moment with my husband. L and my husband were looking at the animal cards after the mission and my husband called the bird a parrot. L quickly correct my husband and informed him it was a scarlet macaw. I love that L really learned something from this mission.
There were several games to play in this mission. This is a screen shot of the game mode after you complete the mission, but you can can an idea of the games. L had a fantastic time playing the games.
L’s favorite game was rowing the boat.
The jaguar was found!
At the end of the mission, you child gets a completion certificate. Actually, my son really didn’t care about the certificate, he liked the games and activities.
Final Thought: My son really loved this mission. L has done the previous missions, but this one really stuck with him. While the format for the mission is pretty repetitive for me, L really loved it. Since he is familiar with how missions work, he spent more time learning and playing. During previous missions, I would help L click through parts of the mission. This time, L literally took the laptop and did the mission himself. I had to help him with the game where you fill in the letters, but he did the rest himself! When L went to bed tonight, he told my husband all about deforestation and the animals he learned about. He also really loved the stickers and the bag from the kit (see below). Junior Explorers is a fantastic subscription and my 5 year old simply loves it! You can try Junior Explorers FREE. To sign up, use this link with the code FREE1. You will pay only $2.00 shipping. You can’t beat that deal!
This is L’s box. He keeps every kit inside his box and loves putting stickers on and in his box.
He quickly got all his past animals, pins and wristband and put them in his bag. My son loves little containers that he can store his little valuables.
In May, Junior Explorers will be traveling to……. The Great Barrier Reef.
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