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inherQuests Fun Financial Educational Boxes Review
inherQuests is a fun way to teach money, budgeting, and financial concepts to kids ages 5 to 8. It’s a unique subscription box that I was very excited to check out. Money is something that all kids have a hard time understanding. I know my kids have always thought that there is an invisible money tree somewhere in the backyard that I can go and pick from every time they decide they “need” a new toy. I also have had to have conversations with my daughter about the fact that debit cards are not magical swipe and get it free cards.
I think the inherQuests boxes are a great buy for families wanting to teach their children more about finances!
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We were able to check out two inherQuests boxes with 3 quests in each box. The first box was the Intro to Money (coins and bills). This box came with 3 different reusable games to explore the concept of money. It came with everything needed to play all 3 games.
These games are great for one on one educational play to help younger kids understand the value of money.
The first game we played was Cups and Coins. This one explore coins in a few different ways. It was also the first one that drew my daughters attention. I think it was the small purple cups and the realistic looking play money that really got her interested in what I was doing.
We opened the box the day before to preview it’s contents but didn’t get a chance to really dive into it. She eyed the various items with enthusiasm and was ready to play right then. The inherQuests materials are very brightly colored and full of appeal at first glance. They had her itching to start school as soon as I told her we was going to get the box out. This game was pulled out and out came the cups. She knew what to do with them as soon as she placed them out.
This game also came with these awesome cards they place the coins on. The play money it came with was very realistic and quite surprising in it’s quality. It’s perfect for counting and using to learn values. There are talking points and other ideas on the cards to expand the experience. This is an excellent activity to teach them about values of coins because not only is it educational, it is also lots of one on one fun.
The game came with clue cards for them to guess which card is hiding. Each coin has a clue card with a few facts about it on it. I could see using this game as a one on one activity or even a small group activity.
Next up came one of my favorites. We spent a good hour playing this second game. This game came with two bags and a large bag of coins. The coins were split into the two bags and then we took turns blindly pulling one out to see who pulled out the highest value coin. We had so much fun playing this game that it drew the attention of my son who joined in. It started to get a little too wild about 5 games in. Competition was fierce.
It’s all about the quarters as they roared with laughter when one of them pulled out a quarter. I think that she will never forget what a quarter looks like or how much it’s worth now. It’s probably solidified in her brain.
The next activity we moved onto was learning about the bills. Again, the quality and look of the play money is on point. I don’t think I have ever seen play money look so realistic. It also came with real denominations like a 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 bill. These bills are front and back giving them a chance to look at what real money looks like. It came with a dry erase board and marker.
She had so much fun examining the bills and looking more closing at the higher valued bills that she hasn’t had as much experience with.
Another fun game that was included was one that also involved learning her name, consonants, and vowels. I love this activity. She spelled out her name and then she had to find out how much it was worth. Vowels cost $5 and consonants cost $1. It came with enough play money to buy quite a few of each.
The second box was quickly opened next. It was about Wants and Needs. This is something kids have a hard time with because if they want something they count it as a need. I have been working with teaching her the difference between wanting fake finger nails and needing clothes, food, and other things that sustain life. This box also came with 3 quests.
The first quest we pulled out was the fun grocery store game. They get a certain amount of money and have to buy ingredients from their grocery list. If they have any extra money left over they can buy a treat. This is a great game to teach them about how far money can go and about buying what they need before what they want.
It came with 3 recipe cards for them to go shopping for and buy what they need to make the meals. It also came with money to use in the game. When they decide what meal they want to pretend to cook, they will take the list and go shopping. Then they can draw the meal on the plate in the end!
Another game included is The Happies. It’s a game that explores what makes them happy. We talked about all the different things that make each of us happy. We also talked about the differences in what makes her happy compared to what makes me happy as a grown up.
The last game included is a fun one on one way to explore wants vs needs during different ages. We started by reading a book about a little girl named Penelope at age 8. She talks about what she likes and doesn’t like. She then jumps into a time machine to she what her adult self would like and what has changed. It’s a great conversation started for talking about how priorities change as we get older.
We learned so many different things about money, priorities, and the value of a dollar during our “play” time. inherQuests really help reinforce financial concepts and will help her be more aware of what things cost in the future.