What is it
First Wonder Boxes are children’s subscription boxes. Each one is on a different theme (40 different themes in total) but customers can cancel at any time so you’re not tied in to 40 boxes.
Children get a personalised box, straight to the door, which contains everything they need to learn about a new topic. First Wonder Box is more than just a craft box though – we see them as educational toys with a difference – helping children learn through play.
Crammed full of things to make, do and learn they come with a fact-filled activity book, stickers, colouring pencils or a pencil (pre-sharpened & ready to use!) and collectable cards. They’ll also get all materials needed for creative projects and a toy.
Plus we’re especially proud of the fact that the box is an integral part of the experience, so it turns into a game, activity or craft, rather than getting binned.
Created by the passionate team behind award-winning children’s newspaper, First News, First Wonder Boxes are the perfect mix of learning and fun.
The toys supplied with the subscription boxes haven’t been individually tested by The Good Toy Guide.
What our team of testers said
"The gifts are much better than the ones on the front of magazines, you're not going to throw it away as quickly." - Girl, aged 8
"It's pirates like my topic at school. I'm going to take it into school for show and tell." - Girl, aged 5
- Encourages creativity and imaginative play
- Great for learning to follow instructions
- Increases fine and gross motor skills
What our experts think
The children were really excited with the first arrival of their boxes through the post. From the moment they opened it, the activities kept the children interested and they kept coming back to the box to complete each activity. Our testers also thought they were much better than a cheap magazine. The children found the majority of the activities easy and needed little to no help. The reading and writing elements of the activities needed adult help for the younger children.
The First Wonder Box had a good element of educational learning within it, with reading, writing and science activities. Everything needed to complete each activity was also included in the box so there was no need to go out and spend money on additional things. It also included “well done” stickers which were a hit with all the children.
One of the benefits the adults liked were the low/no plastic element and that it targeted both girls and boys. They also thought it would make a great gift. In addition, it would be great to take away on trips and holidays as it is very compact.
- RRP: £8.99
- Brands: First Group Enterprise Ltd
- Noteworthy Features
- Made in UK
- No batteries required
- Product Type(s): Art & Craft Products
Parenting & Educational Resources
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Gross motor skills
Learning to read
Learning to write
Listening and attention
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Pincer grip and writing
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Understanding the world