How It Works
Choose Your Box
How do you use play to teach kids about mindfulness? How do you use creativity to empower little ones to find their brave? How do you talk to your 4 year old about race and diversity? Start with Outside The Box! Choose from a variety of boxes all complete with an empowering theme created to teach through play, with crafts, activities, books, and small business goodies (you know like cool capes and animal eye pillows) that make an impact!
Play + Create
Delivered right to your door (that means #momwin in pjs) just open, play and get a little crafty! No glue gun required, just big hearts ready to learn while belly laughing. Because have you ever thought, what do raisins and jellyfish have to do with mindfulness? Or, what do knights and dragons have to do with diversity? Or how about, can a rock and paint teach you about gratitude? Through music, art, cooking, nature, and outside the box activities every box sparks imagination, play, and creativity while teaching and empowering little ones!
Do you want to make a difference in the world… with your kids? You Can! There is no act too small, no gesture too little, no dream too tiny to make an impact! Every box includes a family challenge card that will inspire you and your little one to live Outside The Box. Collect used crayons to be repurposed for art programs in children’s hospitals, plant wildflower seed paper for bees, create a homemade eye pillow for mindfulness programs in underserved communities, wear two different shoes all day long and talk about how some kids don’t have a matching pair. Each challenge reinforces the impact of our daily actions, fosters empathy, awareness, and the importance of community!
Beyond The Box
Have You Ever Tried Something 5,127 times?
Do you want to talk to your kids about race, but don’t know where to start? Does Bullying concern you? Do you wish there was a way to talk to your little about gratitude when they’re crying for that new toy at Target? Want your kids to learn from their failure and not to give up?
Did you know that it took Dyson 15 years and 5,126 failed prototypes before he successfully created the Dyson Bagless Vacuum? What does that teach us about failure, about trying, about courage, about showing up?
It’s little nuggets of truth like this sprinkled throughout our every day that can reinforce and build up our parenting toolkit… How do you answer when your little one says, “I can’t!” or, “I’m not good at that!” You answer in story, through play, while modeling. You answer by engaging them, connecting with them, and broadening their view and experience.
And that’s why we’ve created fun, interactive, E-MAGAZINES designed to meet us where we are, use what we already have, and help us inspire, empower, and teach our little ones! …Just think of them as a downloadable fun while learning (you know like when you hide those carrots in muffins)!
Calling All Moms... All The Imperfect, Every Day Bravely Showing Up Moms
Have spit up, snot, some sort of sticky substance, or maybe a sticker somewhere on you? Looking at a pile of laundry, a mountain of dishes, a floor covered in legos, or a road jammed with traffic? Feeling tired, or overwhelmed, or maybe just craving a chance to go to the bathroom alone?
Truth (or more like obvious) bomb… life is complicated and messy and so is parenting. We don’t have all the answers, we mess up, we fail, we try again, we learn, we grow, we fail some more.
And that’s why we’ve started this PODCAST, to dive into all those messy pieces of being a parent.
We’re talking about how to teach kids (even 3 year olds) about race, about how mindfulness impacts our little’s body, their attention, their impulse control. We’re talking about how to incorporate grateful living with even just 1 minute of intention each day.
And we’re talking about it in a way that makes sense for our mom life, that fits seamlessly into what we're already doing. How many of you ask your kids, “How was your day” what happens if instead you ask them, “What kind thing did you do today?” With one tweak, to one question we already ask every day, we change the entire dynamic of a conversation and that’s what we’re talking about, how and why we can and should teach our littles about all the big things in every day ways!
What Moms Are Saying...
"My boys were so excited to get their Outside the Box! We sat down as a family to make bookmarks and necklaces. We talked about giving the necklace to one of our neighbors as a random act of kindness. Outside the Box is the Pinterest board I'll never make and the craft supplies I'll never buy. And it shows up on my doorstep!"
"I'm a working mom, it's not easy to come up with creative ideas that inspire all the time. This box is a game changer. Quality time with my child and a chance to get out in the community and do great things, perfect combination!"
"My goal is to raise kind adults and my biggest fear is that I am not. Outside the Box is a fun and automatic way to be sure we are scheduling in activities that encourage kindness and service to the community."
– Jill, Big Kid Small City
"Dear @cheekydays I love how easy you make teaching #loveherface to help kids in need, enjoy contributing to the world and express herself... I was SO wrong to pause our subscription after the next box... consider us permanently back in... each box better than the last!!! She cut her Birthday sign and wrote letters #allbyherself"
"I've often wondered how to make giving back and being thankful part of our family life, especially with our 4yr old son, so I was particularly excited to try the community activities in Outside The Box. My son and I got together to decorate and fill a 'care bag' to give to a homeless person, which was a really fun activity to share. When we were done he asked me who we could give the bag to, who were our homeless friends. I had to answer that we didn't have any friends without homes, which led into a very real conversation about how some people have more than other people and why that was. It was an amazing learning moment for both of us! "
"Verdict: I think Outside the Box is on to something really important here. This is the first box that I know of intended to teach children about community service and activism. The value in the box monetarily is over $79, but I feel the value of this box can’t be weighed by price alone. I feel the real value of this box is priceless in that it gave my family the chance to talk about homelessness, the importance of giving back to others, and tangible ways to actually do so. I’m so proud to be able to take part in their mission of supporting different charities and nonprofits and also having my children join me on this mission to help make the world a better place through caring actions"
– Jessica, My Subscription Addiction
Did you know by age 2 children notice gender and racial differences?
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