Flintobox – The only kids tantrum that I gladly oblige!

I am sure you must have brought this box home atleast once! We have been regularly buying Flintobox for the past 3 years now. I know, it’s a long association but this is one insistence or tantrum that I gladly oblige. If you still haven’t brought a Flintobox home, then read on to know why I am okay with being harassed for buying this one wonder box.

Flintobox is

It’s Gadget Free

In today’s world when everything is linked to gadgets and internet, this is one fun activity that does not need any such things! The instructions are in the written format. If the child needs some extra support in following the instructions, either the child can ask the parent to explain or see a quick YouTube video, but otherwise they don’t need any gadgets or internet.

Mommy’s escape from ‘I am bored’

When the Flintobox comes home, I don’t hear the ‘I am bored’ raga! Actually till all the activities are done, there is hardly any TV time ( read TV fights) or any other tussles between my kids nor are they bored. There is peace and calm everywhere and that means mommy too can enjoy some bliss! All moms of two will know what I mean 😀

It improves imagination

With my older child now falling in the 8-10 age group, I am happy with the way the boxes too have matured. There are a lot of working models based on a particular theme and it is not only educational but the whole DIY thing fosters thinking and creativity in them. Apart from the way it is instructed, I have seen my daughter trying some other methods, just to see if it works and that for me is very important.

Working models are fun

As I said, I have been buying these boxes for quiet sometime and I have seen them graduating from fun and creative to full-fledged working models that give a sense of empowerment. My daughter prefers doing things independently now and once the model is ready and working the happiness on her face is self-explanatory. I think apart from the fact that they understand the basis of why and how things work, they also understand the importance of persistence and value hard work.

Fun with flintobox!

Brings out the Leader in them

The other day, I saw my daughter delegating a part of work of her Magic Clock to her younger brother who was extremely cross that he hadn’t got a box! I found it interesting as my daughter figured out something that he could do and was getting it done from him. It showed me that such games, while helping kids stay busy can also help develop such auxiliary qualities that are important life skills.

Flintobox is a fun staple during vacations in our house and I have even gifted it to other kids in my family. Everytime a Flintobox arrives at home, it feels like Christmas as that’s the kind of excitement it brings!

Have you ever tried a play based subscription box? How has your experience been?


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Post Author: nehagpatwardhan

Neha Tambe is a freelance social media marketer, writer and influencer. I studied mass communication and worked in various capacities spanning from journalism, copywriting to social media marketing. Blogging from the past 4 years. Founder and Owner of nehatambe.com.

28 thoughts on “Flintobox – The only kids tantrum that I gladly oblige!

    Sindhu Vinod Narayan

    (September 14, 2018 - 9:25 am)

    Glad to know, I wanted to order this.
    #sindhureads #myfriendalexa

    Sanjota Grampurohit

    (September 14, 2018 - 9:34 am)

    That looks like a lot of fun!

    KAPILA Rattan Bhowmik

    (September 14, 2018 - 9:59 am)

    I would completely agree with your points here. I am so glad they have something like this for the kids. It gives them the surprise element and then

    Sudha Krishnan

    (September 14, 2018 - 11:01 am)

    I am glad you found a respite from TV and video games for your kids. I have only heard of Flintobox did not really research much about it.
    Thanks for sharing information about it.


    (September 14, 2018 - 11:08 am)

    I was quite unsure about buying this box for my kiddos, your article helped me decide that I should go for it, thanks for sharing Neha.

    Anshu Bhojnagarwala

    (September 14, 2018 - 11:37 am)

    Neha, I have heard a lot about Flinto box, but haven’t subscribed to it, the only reason being I am not much into art based activities. Instead, I order books or magazines and we both mother-daughter read. But many of my have subscribed to flintobox and they are very happy with it.

    Shri Krishna Sharma

    (September 14, 2018 - 11:54 am)

    Very nice, enhances creativity in addition to keeping the children busy and might develop a leader in them too.


    (September 14, 2018 - 12:13 pm)

    I have been seeing Flintobox ads for some time but wasn’t sure what it is. I must say its a good alternative and very good tool to restrict screen time and keep kids engaged into something creative. I have two small kids at home, i think i should try it too 🙂

    Shubhra Rastogi

    (September 14, 2018 - 12:18 pm)

    I agree with you. Their theme-based activities and thinking out of the box, does wonders for children and enables them to think. #MyFriendAlexa

    Priya Bajpai

    (September 14, 2018 - 12:50 pm)

    I have tried Flintobox. My son loved them. In fact, his summer vacations were less boring for him, all thanks to flintobox and books.


    (September 14, 2018 - 2:08 pm)

    I love the concept of Flintobox 🙂 I would oblige to those tantrums too


    (September 14, 2018 - 3:49 pm)

    Couldnt agree with you more…as thats my kids all time favorite too!!

    Jhilmil Bhansali

    (September 14, 2018 - 5:54 pm)

    Cannot agree more than this, we are a flinto family.

    Mahati ramya adivishnu

    (September 14, 2018 - 10:48 pm)

    I agree Neha. We tried Flintobox once and we loved it.


    (September 14, 2018 - 11:06 pm)

    These activity kits are a saviour! Such a constructive way to keep kids happily engaged.

    Anubhuti Seth

    (September 14, 2018 - 11:21 pm)

    Truly, Flintobox comes as a saviour if you want your kids to grow gadget free..

    Geethica Mehra

    (September 14, 2018 - 11:24 pm)

    The same activity box from Flintobox was given to my 10 years old daughter and she was over the moon to try it. These boxes are really very productive.


    (September 15, 2018 - 12:10 am)

    Amazing and informative post. Flintobox is best for the kids creativity. It engaged the kids to do new activities. Great thoughts.

    saba irfan

    (September 15, 2018 - 1:31 am)

    this box looks super cool for kids

    Kinshoo Agrawal

    (September 15, 2018 - 1:49 am)

    Flintobox is a great tool to enhance kids’ creativity. Going to try it out soon. That Magic Clock looks too good.
    #MyFriendAlexa #momlearningwithbaby #Blogchatter


    (September 15, 2018 - 2:08 am)

    I really wanted to buy this but was confused. Your post has given me the answer. Thanks!


    (September 15, 2018 - 7:09 am)

    These boxes are a big treat for kids. Brilliantly written!

    Surbhi Prapanna

    (September 15, 2018 - 9:18 am)

    Yes I had heard a lot about this box, but not sure how exactly it works. thanks a lot for sharing good information about it. #Surbhireads #Myfriendalexa

    Dipika Singh

    (September 15, 2018 - 12:41 pm)

    We love Flintobox games, in fact have a couple of these at home. I would say the best addiction for kids. It keeps them off the screen time and builds cognition.

    Rohan Kachalia

    (September 15, 2018 - 1:57 pm)

    I have ordered Flintobox thrice for my 3yo son and I agree with all the above points. He still plays with them and does not get bored.


    (September 15, 2018 - 10:31 pm)

    After reading your review I have decided to buy it for my kid.


    (September 28, 2018 - 4:00 pm)

    I can imagine you wanting some peace with 2 kids around. Glad you found it with this super interesting game. 🙂

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