Review: Weekend Box

Jess McGlynnMarch 3, 2014

Regular readers will know that we like to keep busy in this family and so Meg was very excited when we were recently sent a Weekend Box to review.

The idea behind the weekend box is that every fortnight you are sent a box which contains activities for children aged between 3-8 years.  Every box contains something to EAT, something to MAKE, something GREEN and something to EXPLORE.  Each of the four activities in connected to an animal friend which Meg absolutely loved.  The fact that each activity is colour coded also appealed to her need for order.

For every activity there is an accompanying activity card which explains exactly what you need to do and a small paper bag which is coloured coded and contains the things you need for the activity.

For our EXPLORE activity we were sent some sand art.  Meg really enjoyed this activity although she found it a little bit tricky.  It was great seeing her face when she saw the finished picture though.

For our EAT activity we had to make potato boats.  Although our activity bag didn’t contain the actual potatoes(!) it came with the necessary herbs to make the mixture.

For our MAKE activity we were sent 3D glasses.  These were beyond Meg so I actually had to put them together but she did enjoy looking at the pictures provided on the activity card once they were done.

For our GREEN activity we made a bird feeder using lollipop sticks and some string.  This was really fun and made the perfect holder when done.  Eli was even able to get involved with this activity and was ‘allowed’ to fill the feeder with the seeds once it was finished.

Unfortunately we decided to hang our feeder up during the windiest weather we’ve had yet and it got blown and smashed to smithereens so we didn’t see any birds land in our garden but I have promised Meg we will try again when the weather is a little bit better!

I think the concept of this is really great.  If you want to be able to do engaging activities with your children at the weekend but don’t always have time to source all the necessary equipment beforehand then these boxes are perfect.  Meg really enjoyed the different activities and especially gaining the stickers which are included for use when each card has been completed.

The best part of all is that if you visit the Weekend Box website and use the code JESS18 you can get your first box free and then all future boxes at £5 (they are usually £7.50 each) I think it’s well worth trying out!

Disclaimer: We were sent the Weekend Box for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are our own.

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