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Explore Our Boxes

April’s Earth Day Box Learn about the the layers of the earth and explore vocabulary cards to support explaining climate change. Explore ways to help the environment with a set of ‘I Love The Earth’ cards, play a fun recycling game to help children understand what can be recycled, and build a small world rainforest to learn about their importance in keeping our planet healthy. Make a pair of recycled sandals, an eco warrior nature crown and a mindful squeezy balloon. Bake a batch of Earth Day cookies, plant a wildflower seeded globe and experiment with newspaper printing to print globes. buy this box March’s Owl Box
Learn about the life cycle and parts of an owl, and find out what’s inside an owl pellet. Explore the five species of owls found in the UK, with 3-part Montessori classification cards, and discover some interesting facts about owls. There’s a sweet wooden owl included to make rubbings with, feathers to make an owl mask, and felt and wool to make a pine cone owl. Set up a sensory story tray inspired by the much loved Owl Babies book, and experiment with loose shapes to create an owl. Prepare a tasty owl snack, and slow down with two owl colouring sheets.
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cardboard beetles February’s Beetle Box Learn about different types of beetles with Montessori classification cards and practice counting with 1-20 beetle number cards. Discover the life cycle and anatomy of a beetle, and explore some fascinating facts about them. Use templates to make cardboard beetles to paint and draw around a beautiful wooden beetle stencil and decorate with colourful foil. Craft a spoon beetle to thread pasta legs and promote fine motor skills, create some love bug art, set up a sensory flour tray to find paper beetles in, and go outside to make leaf beetles. buy this box The Birthday Celebration Box
Build childhood memories by creating birthday traditions that can be revisited year after year with our Birthday Celebrations Box. We have gathered together Montessori and Waldorf traditions to help you celebrate your child’s special day and mark the passage of time. All the activities and ideas in this box have been practiced and celebrated for over 30 years in our co-founder Paula’s much loved Montessori nurseries. buy this box
Our Boxes

Our range of boxes

Nature Activity Boxes

Choose from our range of
child-led activity boxes, which
include craft items, and are
delivered directly to your
letterbox*

– £20 –
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Downloadable Boxes

The downloadable versions
of our Nature Activity Boxes
are delivered to your inbox
as high resolution PDFs to
print at home

– £9.50 –
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Birthday Celebration Box

Prepare for your child’s
special day with Montessori
and Steiner inspired ideas
for birthday traditions and
activities to do together

– £35 –
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Press & Awards

4 reasons to buy a box

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Founded by an award-winning Montessori and Forest School educator with over 30 years’ of experience

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Enjoyable and enriching learning, connecting children to nature and seasonal rhythms

3

 £1 from each physical box purchase is donated to charity – either Little Village or Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust

4

We’re environmentally conscious and plastic-free, and partner with ethical, sustainable businesses

What people are saying

“The Peas and Pod boxes are fantastic! Not only are all of the activities well thought out, engaging and creative; but they teach children all about the natural world. Sending out these boxes over lockdown to the children in our reception class really inspired them to get creative and to learn and enquire about the world around them.  Parents loved the boxes and they helped to capture and motive children’s learning at home. The boxes are AMAZING – I cannot recommend them enough.”

Grace Glanvill, EYFS teacher, Brooklands Community Primary School

“We love getting our Peas and Pod box every month!”

“I love that each month your boxes arrive full of a variety of educational activities that are lots of fun not just for my children but for me too! I’m always amazed at how much you manage to pack inside each box, and since we can keep on using many of the materials, I think it’s also great value for money! My children are so excited each time one arrives in our letterbox, and can’t wait to open them and get started”

Rachel L, mum of two children aged 4 and 7

“My boys find loads in there to spark their imagination”

“We’ve really enjoyed our boxes, both my boys find loads in there to spark their imagination. The prepared activities are varied and well thought out, and being quite open ended they often lead on to further creativity. I also love the high-quality natural materials, many of which can be kept and used again and again. Thank you Peas and Pod!”

Eleanor H, mum of two boys aged 2 and 6

“The boxes are AMAZING – I cannot recommend them enough”

“The Peas and Pod boxes are fantastic! Not only are all of the activities well thought out, engaging and creative: but they teach children all about the natural world. Sending out these boxes over lockdown to our reception class really inspired the children to get creative and learn and enquire about the world around them. Parents loved the boxes and they helped to capture and motivate children’s learning at home”

Grace Glanvill, EYFS teacher, Brooklands Community Primary School

“This is by far the best Montessori box we’ve tried”

“We love the interactive and sensory elements, with things to make and do rather than just lots of paper. My daughter gets so excited each time we open a new box and and we enjoy returning to it again and again to complete all the activities. The materials are sustainable and of high quality and I love the encouragement to get out into nature and gather extra elements. That nature focus helps our city dwelling daughter connect with the natural world.”

Ellie Bury, mum of a 3 year old girl