When my sons were small, I was always looking for crafty and creative ideas to get their imaginations working while keeping their screen time limited and my sanity intact. But with three small children, there just wasn’t enough time to have educational and convenient activities ready when I needed them the most…bewitching hour anyone? When they were a bit older, I spent time volunteering at their schools, organizing the after-school enrichment program, teaching sewing, and coaching both Odyssey of the Mind and Junior Great Books. Through these endeavors, I was given the opportunity to see how kids thrive when given the chance to be creative and learn with hands on activities. The benefits are endless! I’m thrilled to be able to use my experience to help busy families have educational activities available when they need them the most.
As a kid, I spent a lot of time learning and working on various craft projects with my mom which brought us much closer. These days’ screen time seems increasingly popular and as a full time stay-at-home working mom of two boys (who are easily bored) I was desperate to find something to keep them entertained and learning. The next time my co-worker of 5 years and I were traveling for business we started talking about those challenges and thought, wouldn’t it be great if there was a monthly subscription box service of fun activities delivered to our door with everything ready to go? That’s where Zonkdbox came about…fun-filled things to do (with all supplies included) delivered to you every month. No need to plan, shop, research, or be creative. All the prep-work is already done!