History Unboxed August 2016 Review + Coupon

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History Unboxed August 2016 Review

History Unboxed August 2016 Review

History Unboxed is a subscription box that sends cartoons, stories and crafts about a different time in history. Monthly boxes are $29.97/month plus $7.00 shipping and feature characters Zane (age 8) and Ava (age 13). These characters will travel with your child, as they learn new about new time periods.  You can also add on extras, at a discounted price.  When you sign up, you will get a welcome kit that includes an interactive time line, a welcome coloring comic strip, a Time Capsule kit to create your own historic memento and additional introductory materials to use during your History Unboxed Subscription (colored pencils, a paintbrush etc).

Each month will feature a different time and place in the ancient world with hands on crafts, activities, and art so that your child can learn about history in a memorable and exciting way.  There are two different boxes, a 5-9 year old box, a 10-15 year old box and a 16 year old and up box.

There is a new feature to this subscription, a Build Your Own Curriculum.  This starts in September and follows your child through 9 months of lessons.  When you sign up, your child will get a welcome kit (stated above).  You select 9 different themes, and get them over the course of 9 months.  There are about 18 different themes to choose from like: The Sumerian City of Uruk, Ancient Babylon & Hammurabi, The Israelites at the time of King David, The Mauryan Empire and Julius Caesar. I received the Build Your Own Curriculum for Alexander the Great.

Cost: $29.97/month, $84.50 every 3 months, $329.67 yearly.

Shipping:  Shipping is $7.00/month

What’s in the box? Your child will get a welcome kit their first month.  Then, each month will feature a different time and place in the ancient world with hands on crafts, activities, and art so that your child can learn about history in a memorable and exciting way.

  • Ages 5 to 9: Highly visual, approachable materials for younger students that can be explored with the help of an educator. In addition to craft materials, recipes, and souvenirs our monthly magazine helps give educators the background they need to teach about the topic of the month.
  • Ages 10 to 15 An in-depth, relatable version of the subscription that can be completed mostly independently. Learn about the past through the eyes of a teenager and enjoy memorable crafts, recipes, stories, and mementos.
  • Ages 16 +  Relax and become inspired with a monthly history fix as you try your hand at a wide variety of crafts, historic recipes, and history based games. Bite sized bits of history fit into your busy schedule and provide you with fun information you will want to share with your friends


History Unboxed

The box has historical characters all over the box.

First Look

First Look


Julius Caesar Book  This booklet was packed with information on Julius Caesar, including background, recipes, crafts and more.

Here is what was in the book:

  • Biography of Julius Caesar
  • Things named after Julius Caesar
  • The Laurel Wreath Craft
  • Replica Roman Coin Information
  • Roman Placenta Recipe
  • Famous Quotes
  • Suggested Reading

Glimpse in the book

Here is a glimpse inside the book.  It was really packed with information.

Julius Caesar and the Story of Rome

Julius Caesar and the Story of Rome This audio CD tells the story about Julius Caesar. Rome and also William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar play.  We played the cd while cooking dinner and my son thought it was interesting.

The Laurel Wreath Craft

The Laurel Wreath Craft The booklet explained the background behind the laurel wreath and included materials to make your own.  L and I did this together, because he had trouble keeping the leaves in place, while wrapping them.  I took the craft as an opportunity to show L my pictures wearing a laurel wreath in college, when I was inducted into my honor society.

laurel wreath

This is the finished laurel wreath.


Cartoon: The was a cartoon to color about Julius Caesar.  Now that L is learning to read, he was able to read most of the cartoon himself.

Julius Caesar

L coloring his cartoon, wearing his laurel wreath.

Small Items

Small Items There were two small items in the box: a replica Roman Coin and Julius Caesar sticker. L was really excited about the coin.  He loved learning about the coin and has placed it with his treasures.

replica roman coin

Seriously, he loved the coin.


Final Thought: History Unboxed is included another educational and fun box.  My son wasn’t sure about learning about Julius Caesar, but he ended up having a great time with the box.  This is a great subscription for homeschoolers or for kids who love history.  If you want to subscribe, use the code subboxmom to get 5% off your first subscription.

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