Being a 1st generation Indian-American, I can really understand the lack of resources to learn about my Indian heritage growing up. My 2nd generation Indian-American 4-year old son has not yet had a chance to think about this, but I have been instilling as much Indian culture knowledge I can. I am blessed with grandparents who took every opportunity to teach us about all the Hindu holidays and language, so I am also fluent in Hindi. My parents also did a great job at teaching us what it was to be an Indian, and every chance they could, they would share with us about their experience growing up in India. My dad, however, came here as a teen, so he has experience with both, and it gave him an idea of what we would like to know about our heritage. I recently came across a subscription box (cue whistles and applause, as we know how much I LOVE these!) that focuses on South Asian culture through crafts, activities, small food items, and books! When the box arrived, my son was in awe with the beautiful design and was more than excited to open it, so let’s join in on his unboxing.
Upon opening, you are met with the theme of the Sanskriti box along with details on the contents of the box.
My son’s reaction to all the arts and crafts at the top of the box was ECSTATIC! Those cookies also caught his eye, but let’s start with the arts and crafts.
His favorites were definitely the paint and Sharpie (he’s obsessed with Sharpies!!). The scissors, paint, and glue stick are part of the first box so that you can use them again for other crafts and activities in upcoming boxes. Also shown is the collectible charm that you receive in each box. The cookies are the edible treat for the June box.
The craft in this box is the Magic Picture and Magic Floating Orb, and since this was sent before Father’s Day, there was a bonus craft to create a Father’s Day Card.
Next, there were 5 Sanskriti Flash Cards explaining facts about the Bengal Tiger, Panchatantra, Mango, Jaipur, and Pugni. There are QR Codes on each card to further read about each item on the flash cards. These are wonderful to collect along with the charms.
These pineapple cookies are so delicious. I actually love picking these up and the cardamom creme ones at our local Indian grocery store because they are exotic and delicious! My little recognized these cookies and totally went for it.
Now, for MY favorite part of the Sanskriti box. Two beautiful hardcover books with priceless stories. My son loves to read on his own, so he already read both without me! But, I managed to convince him to let me read one for bedtime. I’m so thrilled he gets to read about stories that have a South Asian influence, as I craved these types of books as a child.
The Sanskriti box definitely gave me the feel-good factor. I have been working hard to instill our Indian heritage on my son so that he knows where he comes from, and this box definitely gives me the help I wished for. For my kiddo, he was more excited that there was a box that came in his name with all sorts of goodies, so he also was excited to check out the contents within. This is such a great concept and I can’t wait to see what Sanskriti box continues to do!
Another great thing to add about Sanskriti box is that they can adjust boxes for 1 or more kids so that you don’t have to buy additional boxes per child. For 1 child, the box is $44.95 and each child is an additional $5.
Each box ships at the 10th of the month and arrives timely!
What are you waiting for? Even if you’re someone who wants to learn about a different culture, this is a fantastic choice!
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