theideaboxkids

Simple Activity Ideas for Kids

Wilsonville, Oregon
13,460 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Kid-powered, secretly educational activities! Idea Boxes are a fun, easy and unique way for your child to learn. Choose a coin from the box and let the fun (and learning) begin! We believe that child-directed, play-based learning is the most natural way for kids to learn, that's why we created an Idea Box for our own children in 2000 and since 2011 we have been making them for yours. We hope you love your Idea Boxes as much as we love creating them for you!

How does an Idea Box work? Scroll down to the Shop Policies section to read more about The Idea Boxes and how they work!

Want to see documentation on the activities in our Idea Boxes? Visit our Blog for documentation & real feedback (from parents & kids): http://theideaboxkids.com/blog/

Don't miss out! Want to know when we release new Idea Boxes?
Keep in touch:
•Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theideaboxkids
•Twitter: http://twitter.com/theideaboxkids
•Instagram: https://instagram.com/theideaboxkids
•Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1tX9kTt

The safety of our products:
Our Idea Boxes have been tested by a CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) approved lab (Intertek), and are in complete compliance with all of the CPSIA regulations.

INTERNATIONAL Shipping:
Our Idea Boxes are lab tested per CPSIA regulations for sale in the US only. As we are able to test for more countries, you will see those countries added onto the shipping options in our store. Thank you for understanding as we choose to comply with all safety & legal regulations that are set by your country for children's products.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021

Kid-powered, secretly educational activities! Idea Boxes are a fun, easy and unique way for your child to learn. Choose a coin from the box and let the fun (and learning) begin! We believe that child-directed, play-based learning is the most natural way for kids to learn, that's why we created an Idea Box for our own children in 2000 and since 2011 we have been making them for yours. We hope you love your Idea Boxes as much as we love creating them for you!

How does an Idea Box work? Scroll down to the Shop Policies section to read more about The Idea Boxes and how they work!

Want to see documentation on the activities in our Idea Boxes? Visit our Blog for documentation & real feedback (from parents & kids): http://theideaboxkids.com/blog/

Don't miss out! Want to know when we release new Idea Boxes?
Keep in touch:
•Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theideaboxkids
•Twitter: http://twitter.com/theideaboxkids
•Instagram: https://instagram.com/theideaboxkids
•Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1tX9kTt

The safety of our products:
Our Idea Boxes have been tested by a CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) approved lab (Intertek), and are in complete compliance with all of the CPSIA regulations.

INTERNATIONAL Shipping:
Our Idea Boxes are lab tested per CPSIA regulations for sale in the US only. As we are able to test for more countries, you will see those countries added onto the shipping options in our store. Thank you for understanding as we choose to comply with all safety & legal regulations that are set by your country for children's products.

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13460 Sales
 
Jennifer

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Jennifer

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About theideaboxkids

Sales 13,460
On Etsy since 2011

Welcome to The Idea Box Kids!

The Idea Box Kids brings fun, play-based, child-led activities into your home & home-learning environment.

Our emphasis is on creating developmentally appropriate products that will encourage your child to lead themselves wherever they need to go, while making it easy for you! Not only do we want to encourage learning through play; we hope that our Idea Boxes help play a part in making long-lasting, feel-good memories for you and your children.

Of course, we cannot say enough about the "secretly" educational benefits of our Idea Boxes, but that is for us grown-ups to worry about. The only thing your child needs to worry about is doing what they do best...playing!

PRODUCT SAFETY
Our Idea Boxes have been tested by a CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) approved lab (Intertek), and are in complete compliance with all of the CPSIA regulations. We take the safety of your children seriously! When you purchase an Idea Box, you can be assured that you are receiving a product that is OK for your child and safe to have in your home.

Shop members

  • Jennifer

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    It is my pleasure to create and make Idea Boxes for you and the children in your lives!

  • The Idea Box Kids Team

    Maker

    Working alongside Jennifer to make each Idea Box is: Emily, Paige, and Gillian. Our team loves making Idea Boxes for you!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 21, 2021
What's an Idea Box?
An Idea Box is a little box filled with wood coins that hold activities, ideas, chores, story starters and more...depending on the theme of your Idea Box.

Your child will love reaching into the box and pulling out a coin. Not only is it a surprise every single time...it's also secretly educational!

-- SECRETLY EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS --------
•Open-ended Activities
Open-ended activities give your child the perfect opportunity to lead themselves wherever they need to go developmentally. The activities that you will find in your Idea Box can be as long or as short as you want. They are completely flexible. You can start with one of the simple ideas in the box, and then expand on it if you choose. When you let your child lead, they will let you know exactly what needs to happen.

•Communication
With every Idea Box, there is a lot of opportunity to talk, inquire, listen & learn...for both the parent & the child.

•Giving Choices
Idea Boxes are meant to be as child-directed as possible. This means that your child will be making a lot of choices planning the activity and also during the activity. Choices provide an opportunity to build your child's self-esteem and help grow their decision making skills. Choices also provide an opportunity for them to listen, ask questions, and follow simple directions. These are extremely valuable tools that they will keep with them and use throughout their life.

•Encourage Independence
The learning is in the doing. Painful for us parents to watch, but when you feel like doing/fixing/solving something for your child...Stop! See if they can problem solve and find a way to make it work.

-- SIMPLE FOR YOU --------
Activities and ideas are simple, require little to no prep-work, and use items that you have around the house. If you do not have a specific item, you can substituted something in its place. If an activity is too hard, you can easily adapt it to fit your child. Find a way that works best for you and your child and have fun!

-- AGE RANGE --------
Our Idea Boxes are perfect for ages 3-10'ish.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
CONCERNS
We LOVE our customers! Any issues or concerns? Contact us and we'll make it right!
To Contact Us: Please contact us via the Etsy messaging system, and follow the instructions below.

RETURNS & REFUNDS
We want to make returns as easy as possible for you! If you would like to return your purchase, please contact us via the Etsy messaging system within 7 days of the delivery date. After receiving a reply/confirmation of your return, please ship your item(s) back, postmarked within 14 days from the delivery date.

--> Returns/Refunds Info: Buyers may be responsible for return shipping. We cannot accept returns sent COD. Refunds will be credited back to the original payment method promptly after the return is received. To return your item(s), please contact us via the Etsy messaging system PRIOR to sending.

--> Note: Every return is different. If your return falls outside the guidelines as noted above, please contact us with your specific return details. We will do our best to help!

--> For Damaged Items: If your item arrives damaged due to handling while in transit, please contact us via the Etsy messaging system. We will contact you promptly and send you a return shipping label to use.

EXCHANGES
If you would like to exchange your product, please follow the Returns & Refunds procedure above.

CANCELLATIONS
If you would like to cancel your order, please let us know immediately by contacting us via the Etsy messaging system.
Payment
The Idea Box Kids accepts most major credit & debit cards through PayPal or Etsy Checkout, as well as Etsy Gift Cards. We do not accept checks or money orders.
Shipping
WHEN WILL MY ORDER SHIP?
Idea Boxes are ready to ship within 2-3 business days from the order date.

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ESTIMATED TRANSIT/DELIVERY TIMES
**Includes Production Time**
Note: The day after the order is placed is counted as the 1st business day.
•First Class: 5-8 bus. days
•Priority Mail: 4-6 bus. days
•Express: 2-3 bus. days

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EXPEDITED / RUSH ORDERS / "NEED BY" DATES
If you need your Idea Boxes by a specific date, please let us know by including a note in the notes section during checkout AND by choosing the shipping option that best matches your "need by" date (based on our estimated delivery/transit times, above). **Delays to your order may occur if the correct shipping option has not been chosen** We will contact you via Etsy if we have any questions or are not able to meet your "need by" date. Please keep in mind that during certain times of the year, we may not be able to accommodate every "need by" request.

NOTE: We are unable to guarantee delivery dates or transit times on any order. The delivery dates/transit times that we receive from the USPS, and provide to you, are estimates only.

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SHIPPING RATES
Our shop offers real-time shipping rates via the USPS. Shipping costs are based on the weight and size of your order. You can get a quick shipping estimate by placing the item(s) in your cart and choosing your shipping preference

FREE SHIPPING
Free shipping is offered on orders of $35 or more. The shipping method will be chosen by The Idea Box Kids, and is dependent on order size & weight. Does not include Express shipping.

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DO YOU SHIP TO MY COUNTRY?
Our Idea Boxes are lab tested per CPSIA regulations for sale in the US only. As we are able to test for more countries, you will see those countries added onto the shipping options in our store. Thank you for understanding as we choose to comply with all safety & legal regulations that are set by your country for children's products.

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SHIP TO ADDRESSES
Please make sure the "Ship To" address on your order is correct. All orders are shipped via USPS. If your "Ship To" address has special delivery instructions with the USPS, please notify us immediately.
Additional policies and FAQs
FEEDBACK
If you like the Idea Box that you ordered & received, please consider leaving feedback for our shop. This helps other buyers find out a little more about our Idea Boxes through others that have purchased it.

KEEP IN TOUCH
•Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theideaboxkids
•Twitter: http://twitter.com/theideaboxkids
•Instagram: https://instagram.com/theideaboxkids
•Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1tX9kTt

More information

Last updated on Feb 3, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Are Idea Boxes Available for Wholesale?

Idea Boxes are available for wholesale. For more information, please email: info@theideaboxkids.com. Please include your store name and a link to your website.

See our Etsy Wholesale feature here: http://etsywholesale.tumblr.com/post/141493506900/meet-the-vendor-the-idea-box-kids

Can I Customize the Label?

Every so often we get a request to alter or change the wording on our product labels... to personalize it for the recipient in some way. We would love to accommodate these requests, however, we do not offer custom labeling, personalization, or change the name of our product in any way.

Do You Ship to My Country?

Our Idea Boxes are lab tested per CPSIA regulations for sale in the US only. As we are able to test for more countries, you will see those countries added onto the shipping options in our store. Thank you for understanding as we choose to comply with all safety & legal regulations that are set by your country for children's products.

Are the Coins Safe for My Child?

Yes. We specifically chose the size of the coins we use in each Idea Box because they exceeded the requirements set by the CPSIA. Each Idea Box has been CPSIA lab-tested specifically for the age group listed on each product label.

Note: Idea Boxes are not a toy. We discourage children from playing with the coins in any way.

Can You Guarantee a Delivery Date?

We are unable to guarantee delivery dates or transit times on any order. The delivery dates/transit times that we receive from the USPS are estimates only. This applies to rush/expedited orders as well.

When are New Idea Boxes Released?

Want to know when we release new Idea Boxes?
Keep in touch:
•Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theideaboxkids
•Twitter: http://twitter.com/theideaboxkids
•Instagram: https://instagram.com/theideaboxkids
•Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1tX9kTt

Tell me about the shrink wrap each Idea Box is wrapped in:

To protect our product labeling as much as we can (until each box safely reaches its destination), we wrap each Idea Box in a 100% biodegradable, 100% compostable shrink wrap called Biolefin. Biolefin does not convert into micro plastics but breaks down into harmless elements and biomass, instead of micro-pollutants.

Are Idea Boxes really handmade?

Yes! We design and physically make each Idea Box by hand just outside of Portland, OR. We love creating and manufacturing Idea Boxes!