Secular Homeschooler Review: Wonder Crate Unboxing

Secular Homeschooler received the February Wonder Crate box to explore for free in exchange for sharing our experience!

Verdict: Super Secular & Perfect for Unit Studies!

Subscription boxes are all the rage these days. I’ve tried a few and we subscribe to several, so when Wonder Crate reached out to have us try yet another, I was stoked. This crate was by far the most to-the-point that we’ve come across. It’s full of great stuff that goes alongside the theme but isn’t wasting time or space with unnecessary trinkets. I appreciate this. 

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Each box for kids ages 7-11 includes:

1. A Who Was book to introduce kids to brave, forward-thinking role models.

2. Persistence, resilience, curiosity, etc…learn about the skills they used to change the world.

3. Fun activities to spark curiosity and connect children to their own possibilities.

4. Stories of kids their own age that are making a difference.

5. A collectible “Roll Models” card game to make inner exploration FUN.

We received a tin lunchbox-style tin container. The inner lid was decorated with an inspiring series of beautiful traits we should all strive for:

  • Compassionate: concern for the suffering and misfortune of others.
  • Patient: able to accept problems without becoming annoyed or anxious
  • Resilient: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult experiences.
  • Socially Responsible: to consider what is best for everyone; not just for yourself.
  • Empathetic: able to understand and share the feelings of others.
  • Brave: ready to face and endure danger.
  • Creative: able to make new things or think of new ideas.
  • Curious: eager to know or learn something.
  • Confident: having a feeling or belief that you can do something well.
  • Persistent: able to keep doing something in spite of challenges.
  • Optimistic: hopeful and confident about the future.
  • Tolerant: being okay with the opinions or actions of others you disagree with.

Inside the box, we found the Wonder Crate Kid card featuring a great kid that founded an app to assist people in creating pollinator-friendly gardens. He learned to code with Scratch at the age of five! My 9 y/o was immediately intrigued by what all of this meant. Next was an activity to teach your child the basics of Scratch! (I see what they did there.) We then pulled out a binary code bracelet craft to help children understand the language of computers. Tie these together with a Roll Models Card Game and a copy of Who is Bill Gates? by Patricia Brennan Demuth, and we had a complete unit study to roll with. 

You can check out this completely secular and forward-thinking subscription series here!


This post is not sponsored by Wonder Crate. We received a free box to try out and share with the Secular Homeschooler community. We will not be making any commission on any Wonder Crate sales.




Beth lives in Seattle and has homeschooled her dragons since they were born. She's a designer, artist, writer, editor, and educator. Beth is a publisher in the tabletop gaming industry and tells playable stories for a living.

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