Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
There’s a neat new Canadian-based start-up company called Peekapak that just wrapped up their Kickstarter campaign. The idea behind Peekapak is to bring families together and to take the childhood learning experience back to the pre-digital era when well-crafted stories taught lessons and helped the parent-child bond. I was fortunate to have the chance to review a space-themed Peekapak and can truly say that this company has taken the idea of subscription activity boxes to a whole new level!
The Peekapak we received for review arrived at the perfect time – as we were experiencing a little cabin fever with some crazy New York winter weather. We were all anxious for something new and fun to do together. I opened the Peekapak and was instantly impressed with the organization of it – everything was packed in marked bags. The instructions were clear and concise, and we were able to dive into the project with just a few minutes of prep. What’s great about Peekapak is that it isn’t just a few projects to create, it’s a whole story adventure, complete with a read-along book. My boys and I read the space book together and when prompted to do so, we completed three fun projects that allowed us to interact with the story. The first project was to create our own spaceships – both of my boys enjoyed coloring and creating their ships to get ready for the great space race. We then created a planet to fly around, and a jet pack for when we had to jump out of our spaceships! The projects were easy for my 5-year-old to complete with a little help from me (my 2.5 year old needed a little more help than his big brother, but that’s to be expected!). I had fun working on the projects with the boys and we all enjoyed playing together with our creations. Everything we needed to create our projects was included in the pack – even the crayons and scissors. The project instructions were easy to follow, and included picture tutorials. What’s nice about the story adventure is that my boys were able to continue the fun on their own after we were done with the book – they’ve been having space races on their own since we completed the projects!
Peekapak was founded by Ami Shah and Angie Chan and the packs are developed by a passionate team of educators with over 30 years experience. Each pack they deliver is made to help with today’s busy lifestyles by giving parents everything they need to spend some quality time with their children. You can currently buy the space themed Peekapak on their site for $25, or you can pre-order the next Peekapak currently scheduled to ship in March. This is a really neat new company that I am more than happy to support – they deliver a great, quality product that is both educational and fun for kids and parents alike.
To learn more about Peekapak, and to watch their Kickstarter video, visit their website. While you’re there, sign up for their newsletter to get the latest info and special offers.