Think With Art @thinkwithart: A Monthly Subscription Box to Promote Critical Thinking Using Storytelling & Art #STEAM

You may have seen my post reviewing Creation Crate over the summer – a monthly subscription box to inspire makers. I really enjoyed creating the Mood Lamp that I was challenged to build in that kit.

In this post, I will be talking about another monthly subscription box, Think With Art.

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Meet Mr. Toffee, the adorable cat who needs help on his journey.

This box is geared towards children ages 6-10 and teaches critical thinking skills using art. Each month, the box is filled with art supplies to help kids write a new chapter in Mr. Toffee’s adventure. The concept is adorable and the box is so well assembled and packaged!

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Unboxing!

In the kit, you receive all supplies necessary to complete the task at hand. The instructions in the book are told in the context of a story. Along the way, you are tasked with design challenges and introduced to new drawing techniques.

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In this particular task, kids need to creatively come up with a way to help Mr. Toffee explore the world without traveling on boat, plane, car, etc. So a fun design challenge, within the context of a story, with some instructions on how to learn a new technique. I don’t work with younger students and I don’t have any kids of my own, so I don’t have the honest feedback of a 6-10 year old to share here. But there is a definite mission in this subscription box to teach students creative problem-solving skills. I love the emphasis on art, making, creating, and exploring, all within the context of a fun story!

Full disclosure: I received this box for free in exchange for an unbiased review on my blog.

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