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M is for Monster July Subscription Box - Review & Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received products  for review purposes. No other compensation was received. Though the product was free, opinions are 100% my very own. 

I am going to be totally honest with you. Mommy is horrible when it comes to doing anything crafty. Sure she can do the easy stuff but it usually includes checking out Pinterest and the internet for ideas. When contacted by M is for Monster to take a look at their boxes I was really hoping that mommy would say yes for me, and guess what? She did. Mommy knows when she needs help and is not afraid to take it. Now you're probably wondering what kind of help this was. Well M is for Monster is a monthly subscription box service which retails for $39.95 and includes everything moms and kids need for each project – glue, pencils, paint, crayons, etc. There are 2 different subscriptions - Toddler (ages 2-3) and Preschool (ages 4-5). You all know which one I got. You guessed right! The toddler box.

Toddler boxes are good for ages 2-3 and focuses on uppercase letters, numbers 1-10 and basic shapes. Other skills will be introduced from time to time, but this is a basic layout.

Preschool boxes are good for ages 4-5 and focuses on lowercase, numbers 1-20 and basic shapes. More complex activities for children with longer attention spans are introduced here. Again, other skills will be introduced from time to time as this is only a basic layout.

When I opened my box I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was an extended learning sheet with recommendations for extra learning. That was truly appreciated. On the other side was our July weekly activities. Guess I forgot to mention that each box comes with 4 weeks of activities for your little one and yourself to do.

For the month of July my weekly activities were:

Week 1: Flags
Week 2: Beach
Week 3: Dentist
Week 4: Watermelon

Mommy and I decided to start working on our Flags for week 1. Your little one is going to need help with these projects unless they're like me and like being independent. I don't like getting helped until it's too late and I'm thoroughly frustrated.

M is for Monster really did make these age appropriate because I only needed a little bit of help, not too much at all.

The concept of week 1 involved cognitive and math skills. As you can see below I started drawing on the sheet of paper which had the number 7 on it. By placing 7 of the world flags on there I would have been able to count up to 7.

I also had the option of drawing my favorite shapes which is hard to do for a 2 year old so I just did my usual scribbles and that was just ok. 

The summer passport could be used in numerous ways. Such as whenever I went somewhere this summer, I could place a sticker in remembrance of that place. While that would have been nice, I had a lot more fun just placing stickers anywhere. 

Mommy and I think that M is for Monster is a great subscription box for the following reasons:

It saves time – each month you get a new delivery straight to your door (no more running out to the store for supplies) and each month is different with four weekly themes and 2-3 projects per week.

It saves money – the activity kits are much more affordable than buying supplies for 12 different activities every month.

It makes learning fun – each kit comes with 12 activities and the activities are designed to teach kids things like numbers and letters, in addition to entertaining them.

Now while I didn't get to show you what we did week by week in this review, I do plan on highlighting them in separate reviews. This is a great subscription service. Not only will you have fun with your little one doing these projects together, but they'll be learning at the same time without even realizing it. M is for Monster gets my TWO TINY THUMBS UP!

Here are the ways you connect with M is for Monster:

How would you like to win a subscription box for your toddler or pre-schooler? Well M is for Monster is giving one of my reader the chance to check out this subscription service for themselves. Don't just take my word for how awesome this box is. Giveaway is sponsored and will be delivered by M is for Monster and is opened to US residents only. Winner will be randomly selected by PunchTab and will have 48hours to respond to the email sent. Failure to respond will mean forfeiting your prize and a new winner will be chosen. Good luck to you all!

Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensa
tion was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Annmarie John
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  1. Oh I love that this is a learning subscription box and I'm entering for my niece who is almost 3. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway.

  2. I'm not really the crafty type, either, so something like this would have been perfect for me back when my boys were little. I used to bring them to the library crafts because I couldn't think of them on my own lol.

  3. Now this is totally cool! Especially over the summer when the kiddos seem to get bored more easily. (Not YOU, of course, Madison! :))

  4. Wow, this is really great for parents that have a hard time coming up with crafty projects for the kiddos!

  5. My kids love this kind of thing actually. I entered my daughter in preschool originally because I couldn't keep up with all the craftiness. I love kits and tools that help.

  6. Wow, what an amazing box Madison! I bet my girls would love it too!

  7. I'm entering this for my son. He would love this and I love how easy it is! I seriously might be signing up for this!! I think it is worth $10 a week to have crafts hand delivered to your door and the thinking already done. I mean, you kids don't know you didn't do the thinking!!

  8. Seems like that is a really fun box. I bet you had a lot of hours of fun with that. Fun and educational is always a great thing. I love the passport and placing stickers of places you travel to or learn about.

  9. What a neat idea! It sounds like you've put so much thought in to these and its so original.

  10. You got lucky Maddison because my kids don't have a monster box and this mommy is more than horrible at crafts even though she loves them!

  11. I know you have reviewed several subscription boxes, and I really liked the concept behind all of them, but this is my favorite! I love having ready-made activities that are age appropriate for children. It sure beats having to come up with things for your kids to do when you're tired and stressed and probably would Elmer's Glue your hand to the crafts! Haha.

  12. We did a passport activity in Lansing once that was fun. I think it's a great concept and cool that your box for July had one in it.

  13. Now this is such a great idea. I know that my kids would love something like this. Amber N

  14. This is such a cute thing to do with your little monster! LOL My monsters would love this.

  15. This is a great giveaway. Whoever wins it will be one lucky person.

  16. I think it is a wonderful idea, and I am entering for my 3 year old son and my 17 month old Daughter :) Thanks!!!

  17. I love this idea! This is a great concept for teaching the little ones. Mine are 12 and 17 so a bit past that age

  18. What a cute learning subscription box! I'd totally get my kids this (when I have them) in the future :P

  19. I like this a lot. I will definitely look into it when it's time.

  20. What a great set! I would have loved it as a kid - anything crafty was right up my street. x

  21. So cute! My son is just a tad too tiny for this, but when he is old enough I will love this box!

  22. This is great because it is really educational. It encourages kids to show their creative sides too.

  23. I just love the concept of this company.... I have a 5 year old son who could benefit with their subscription!

  24. This is a great box, not only is educational but it teach you creativity. I really like the concept. This would be for my nephew he has 2 :)

  25. I like this box for my son. I really like that the box contains a good amount of lessons.

  26. This is so adorable! For my classroom to share!

  27. I love this honestly I really do!. My daughter would love to enjoy these!

  28. I Like it - I am always trying to figure out what to do - this would be for my son!

  29. This looks great! I'd love to win for my 3 year old!

  30. This looks like it would be very entertaining for my daughter

  31. I'm really intrigued by this box. We're not starting preschool yet, but I think this is a good start for my 2.5 year old.


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