Think Outside Boxes Review & Giveaway

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Are we getting our kids outside enough? With so much of our daily lives online it can be easy to fall into the trap of sticking things out in front of a computer or tablet for hours on end! We’re learning online, playing educational games there, watching our favorite shows, and even “visiting” family there! With so much to do online, do we even have time to go outside anymore?


Believe it or not, taking your kids outside is just as valuable to their education as your structured school schedule! Today’s children are spending an average of 4-7 MINUES of unstructured play outside, and 7.5 HOURS in front of devices! If you are taken back by the minutes vs hours results, you are not alone, so were the creators of THiNK OUTSiDE! During a quest to teach their children basic outdoor skills they discovered that taking children outside was teaching them MORE than they could have ever imagined. The kids were building character, respect for nature, self confidence, independence, empathy, and resourcefulness. Atop of all of these benefits to the child, was that their family was getting MORE time together too! Don’t you want that too? I know I do! I’d love more time in nature with my children, but I don’t always know what to do when we get there. I mean, how much “enjoying nature” is enough for two tween girls? I don’t want them to be bored when we get there. I want my girls to crave our family time outside as much as they do their time to themselves watching their tablets!


Are you looking for an excuse to get outside and some direction when you get there? THiNK OUTSiDE is a monthly subscription box for children ages 7+. Your child will receive a package each month over the next 12 months with 3 – 5 outdoor gear items and an activity booklet with guided resources to help them master outdoor skills. Everything will be wrapped in a box uniquely designed around each month’s theme, adding to the excitement!

Subscribe and look inside! Throughout the year, each themed monthly box includes outdoor gear, water-resistant resource cards, a 16+ page educational & activity booklet, as well as an outdoor challenge to do as a family. Your first box comes with a lightweight packable daypack. You choose your color (Blue, Magenta, or Orange!)

My daughters and I recently received our first THiNK OUTSiDE box and we were so impressed! Not only did it include an awesome hiking backpack {great quality!}, but it also included a booklet full of fun activities! My youngest daughter {age 13} was so excited that she jumped right into the box! The first thing she did was pull out the backpack and got to work!

The booklet gave her a great overview of exactly how to pack a hiking pack! We also had a ton of fun completing the Family Challenge The Ultimate Survivor where we each had to take a turn packing the pack!

My daughter’s favorite activity included in the box was creating her own paracord keychain! All of the materials were included along with a clear step-by-step tutorial!

One of my most favorite aspects of the THiNK OUTSiDE Box is the fact that it includes engaging reading on variety of related topics. For example in this box, we also learned about Morse Code and my daughter completed a fun “crack the code” activity, and she learned about hiking etiquette, showing empathy to the homeless, and about Black Hills National Forest and Badlands National Park! Also included in this box was a fun family Geocaching activity that we can’t wait to try out!

A subscription to THiNK OUTSiDE would make the perfect Christmas or Birthday gift for the young explorers in your life. It is also the perfect subscription  to help with intentional, screen free, family time! You can find out more about subscription options here and use coupon code: LOAHM10 to receive $10 off your first order!

FREEBIE!! Download the Think Outside Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt — Fall Edition Worksheet!

One of my readers will receive receive a 3-month quarterly subscription, and two readers will receive 1-month subscriptions! Don’t worry, if you want to go ahead and purchase a subscription now and then you win once of our prizes, THiNK OUTSiDE will refund you!! To enter to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. All entries will be verified. The giveaway period will close on 11/10/18 at 11:59pm EST. The winners will be announced via email on Monday, 11/12/18! Good luck!

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This Post Has 30 Comments

  1. My son loves to be outdoors and explore, so this would be perfect for him!

  2. My kids enjoying being outside, I like to have more ideas of things to do and for learning.

  3. We are outside all the time as a family–my kids would love to explore tthe little projects and info that goes along so well with our family values!

  4. I’d love to win and get our family outdoors MORE!

  5. Get my kids outside during the day

  6. My kids love being outside and I think they would love doing projects that related to being outside.

  7. This would be great for my daughters, and would have fun info to share with our Girl Scout Troop. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I would like to win this to get my grand daughter interested in the world beyond the computer.

  9. Oh my nature loving daughter would love to try this out … can’t wait to delve into this for her.

  10. I would love to win this prize because think it will encourage my kids, and myself to get outside and explore. I struggled for three years with my health, and I wasn’t able to go outside and play with my kids. I am getting better now, and I think this would be a great way to get back into the swing of things.

  11. I really need more quality time with my kids and ideas to get them into the great outdoors. My son really needs that. I would love to win this for them.

  12. This would be awesome to win! I am always looking for fun and creative ways to connect with my kids, and the fact that this box takes you outdoors is a huge plus!

  13. Our family would LOVE to win this prize and give Thing Outside boxes a whirl. We love being outdoors, but in the fall and winter when it is colder we have to force ourselves outside. With a box to give us encouragement to be outside it would be a great excuse to spend more time outside during the colder months of Iowa and be more creative! We also love to learn and would love to learn more about the different topics that the boxes have in them.

  14. I would love to win this for my children! Nature has so much to offer outdoors and to make an awesome adventure along with enjoying nature is a win-win for me and my children! How awesome and great the think outside boxes would be! So cool!

  15. What a great idea! My son loves being outside, hiking, and learning about survival skills!

  16. I would like to win this prize because sometimes we need encouragement to get outside.

  17. I would love to win this! It’s a big dream/goal to raise our children with a lot of outdoor time, but I’m not real good at creating “reasons” to go out 😉

  18. This would be a great resource for my family to encourage us to get outdoors more often.

  19. My 11 year old son doesn’t have any neighbor friends so I’m always looking for ideas to keep him interested outside. My 8 year old would love this too!

  20. My family would love to use this and enjoy more outdoor time!

  21. Our family enjoys being outside in our yard. It would be fun to have a reason to take our outdoor time to another location. This resource sounds like the perfect opportunity for us. Thank you for the offer!

  22. I would like to win because my son has become quite video game obsessed over the last year!

  23. i need all the help in getting my boys to stay outside longer! They quickly get too bored 🙁

  24. I would like to win this because we’re always itching for fun ways to get outside. I read a book last year about raising kids connected with nature and it was helpful because I already knew I wasn’t doing enough to help my kids in this area, but it provided useful information about how to make it happen. This subscription kit seems like it would be a wonderful addition to our lives!

  25. Does it ship to Canada?

  26. This looks like a great gift. Thanks for the idea!

  27. We love the outdoors, and we can always use more reasons to choose it over screen time.

  28. I love getting outside with the kids. I’m always on the lookout for fun things to do outside that can include our wide age ranges of children.

  29. My children are very inquisitive! I would love to win and learn,and explore with them!

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