Hi everyone! Today we're reviewing Sock Panda's sock of the month club for kids, otherwise known as Panda Pals. Panda Pals specializes in making something that's already super fun—a sock of the month club subscription—even more fun! How you ask?! Well... follow along with this unboxing experience and you'll find out!
Panda Pals Sock Subscription PacketWhen we opened up our sock subscription we pulled out, two pairs of socks, a welcome note, a pack of stickers, and an activity booklet. This is already more fun than any other sock of the month club for kids!
Panda Pals: PackagingPanda Pal's packaging is simple and cute. A waxy paper oversized envelope with Panda Pals logo in the center, and little tiny sock confetti surrounding it.
Panda Pals: Activity Packet — Hooty the OwlWe unfolded the activity packet and found a large piece of paper which says "Owls" in bold at the top, and "Socktivity" below it. The activities on the page include learning about tools in nature, matching, searching for socks, drawing eyes on the picture of Hooty, and answering questions. On the back of the paper Hooty prompts you to draw a tool you find in your house.The next thing we opened was a two page story booklet called "Hooty Helps Out." The story gives background on the activities provided in the activity booklet. There is a pack of Sock Island Stickers to accompany the story.
Panda Pals: Packaging, Activity Packet, SocksPanda Pals does a great job of threading a story throughout their monthly subscriptions. They typically choose a character and a featured activity to use in both their stories and their socks. This month it looks like the character is Hooty the Owl and the theme is tools.
Panda Pals: Hooty the Owl Socks with Beak
Panda Pals: Hooty the Owl Socks with BeakThe first pair of socks we pulled out of this month's kid's subscription are a pair of red, yellow, orange, and blue Hooty the Owl socks. Just like in the story and activity packet, Hooty is wearing a pair of blue overalls and a tool belt complete with a screwdriver and a wrench.
Panda Pals: Hooty the Owl Socks with Beak Front ViewPanda Pals character socks always have a three dimensional element to them. In the case of Hooty the Owl, he has a beak that pops out—pretty cool!
Panda Pals: Tool Socks
Panda Pals: Tool SocksThe second pair of socks we pulled out of our kid's sock of the month club subscription are a pair of bright blue socks with white accents. The design of the socks is tools, with gray wrenches, and black screwdrivers scattered about.
Panda Pals: Sock SnapsOne more extremely useful feature to note about Panda Pals kid's socks is that they have a snap on them. This is a very nifty idea, especially since parents are always complaining that they can't find the mate to their children's socks.So there you have it, a sock of the month club for kids that's more fun than most activities we're used to doing in our day to day lives.