About Us

The Idea Box Kids brings fun, play-based, child-led activities into your home & home-learning environment.

Our emphasis is on creating developmentally appropriate products that will encourage your child to lead themselves wherever they need to go...while making it easy for you!  Not only do we want to encourage learning through play; we hope that our Idea Boxes help play a part in making long-lasting, feel-good memories for you and your children.

Of course, we cannot say enough about the secretly educational benefits of our Idea Boxes, but that is for us grown-ups to worry about. The only thing your child needs to worry about is doing what they do best...playing!

To find out more about the educational benefits of our Idea Boxes, please take a look at our What's an Idea Box? page.


Company History

The first Idea Box was made in 2000, for use with our own children. The Idea Box Kids opened in 2011, and quickly grew to include the variety of Idea Boxes you see on our site.

Jennifer, Owner of The Idea Box Kids 



Blog Contributors

Jennifer N.

Jennifer N. is an educator and photographer converted to stay-at-home mother of two spunky girls. When she’s not wrangling her two wildlings on one of their adventures, she is writing and documenting the joys of parenting and childhood one photograph at a time. After surviving two children under two, she believes she can take on the world.



Sarah is a full time chef, maid, nurse, and entertainer to the three coolest little girls, who all happen to be under the age of 5. It might not be glamorous, but it’s truly her dream job. She's also married to her best friend, Matt, who is likely the most helpful and loving husband in the world…sorry ladies. Sarah has a love for writing, photography, crafts, sarcasm, and Mexican food. In her spare time she likes to…who is she kidding? She has NO spare time. Someday she'll enjoy traveling the world with her husband, but for now they will cherish their family game nights and their weekly date nights.


Meghan Joy

Meghan is a former flight attendant turned 5th grade teacher and newly divorced mom living that beach life with her daughter in the sunny state of Florida.  She loves to travel and often takes her seven year old daughter along for the journey.  Meghan is also a photographer who is working on a project to promote self love in preteen girls.  Discovering life doesn't always have to be picture perfect has been one of her greatest challenges and she embraces every moment and opportunity that comes her way.




Erika is a mama, wifey, DIYer and freelance photographer. She has a passion for child-led play, crafting handmade parties, and the perfect manicure. When she’s not chasing after two toddlers you’ll find her creating marketing strategies and managing social media for Babson College’s Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership programs. Visit her blog at www.yayforhandmade.net.