We were very excited when The Weekend Box Club got in touch and asked us if we’d like to review one of their boxes. I’ve been toying with trying something like this for Boo for a while, and when I saw the ethos and details about this, I was keen to give it a whirl.
Weekend Box was designed by Andy, because, in his own words ‘I decided to set up Weekend Box after getting frustrated when I was buying gifts for my niece and nephew who are 5: I wanted to buy something educational yet fun, something that stimulated creativity and not something plasticky made in a factory in China; I couldn’t find anything so I quit my job and started developing!’ Sounds good to me! Let’s explore it then…
Boxes are aimed at 3-8 years olds, and each box contains:
Something to Cook
Something to Make
Something to Explore and
Chomping at the bit, we got ours opened up!
There seemed to be so much! We (and yes, I do say ‘we’ as I was as excited as Boo!) eagerly got everything out, and matched up the coloured packets with the corresponding instructions.
We had potato skin boats to cook, 3D glasses to make, sand art to explore and a bird feeder and seed as our something green. After some deliberation, Boo opted for the sand art first..
And then went 3D..
The next day, Nanny popped round and found herself making a bird feeder!
And here are our potato skin boats..
Boo thoroughly enjoyed every activity. Aged 4, she needed help with all of them, as you’d expect, but all were within her capabilities. I’d imagine older children could do much of it alone.
I liked how the box introduced us to characters that correspond with each of the themes, and after every activity, there’s a little sticker to pop on the sheet to signify it’s been completed. Then when all 4 have been done, the box itself becomes a congratulatory certificate. There was even a little colouring book included for some after-all-the-fun wind down time!
Boo loved it, and I have to say I was very impressed. The materials were all of a good quality and the activities diverse and interesting. I like the whole concept of it, too, and what child wouldn’t like to receive their own exciting post like this every fortnight? I can see it being a great gift idea, as well as something us parents can subscribe to.
Tempted to try one, too? Of course you are! Well, as luck would have it, I have my very own Weekend Box code, which will get you your first box for free (including free delivery). Just use JOCELYN13, redeemable at www.weekendboxclub.com
Disclaimer: We received a free weekend box in order to give this review. All words and opinions, as always, are my own.