Review: Weekend Box!

*Thanks to Weekend Box for sending us this box in exchange for review.

We recently received a ‘Mini Weekend Box’ to review from the lovely people at The Weekend Box Club.
They originated when founder Andy Stephenson. Unable to find the right
gift for his nieces and nephews, he set about creating a box of treats
that are educational, fun and activities that encourage life skills.

The
mini box is a new addition to the club’s family, and it’s aimed at
families that can’t necessarily fit in all the activities from the
larger box. They’re an absolute snip at £4.95 per box (including
p&p) and, from our experience, worth every penny…

When the
box arrived we were all very excited! It is so neat and well packaged
that is fits through the letterbox with ease. Ours arrived on a
Thursday, but they can arrive any time Thursday-Saturday, ready for the
weekend and they are delivered every fortnight.

A box with animals on the front and two hands ready to open it.

We opened the package carefully and it was surprising to see so much
inside the petite box. There was a welcome message and an introduction
to the colourful characters, each of which represents one of the four
categories; something to make, something to bake, something to explore,
something green.

Each box contains two activities and ours was
rainforest themed. Our activities included growing our own rainforest
and making parrot masks. I love environmental crafts and we are very big
on the world, the planets, the impact we have on the environment right
now, so this box was perfect.

Two small paper packages in green and blue.

I think Sundays are perfect for the mini box, you can relax and enjoy
the quality time spent together whilst producing fantastic, fun and
interesting things with your child(ren).

The packaging was delightful and thoughtful, every detail had been carefully executed.

I
love the instruction cards that come with each activity, the pictures
and descriptions were very helpful (I can’t even build simple flat pack
so images for instructions rock!).

A boy is concentrating on colouring something in. A child is colouring in a mask. The masks were really fun to make and it was interesting to see the
different take on a parrot mask designed by George and Molly. There were
lots of skills involved in this activity; cutting, designing, sticking
and building, creativity… the list goes on!

They loved the creativity of this task, and the results are amazing…

A gilr is wearing a bird mask she made.

A boy is wearing a bird mask he made.I love that in the box you also get stickers to give out, something that
my children absolutely adore. Their eyes lit up when I popped them on
their tops, I mean, even I like a good sticker or two…

The other
activity in the box (making a rainforest) is an activity very current to
us and close to our hearts. We’ve been on a mission this month to start
growing seedlings, so it was great to grow in a new and different
way…

A girl holds up a bottle with soil in it.

 Here they are, a week later, growing strong amidst all our other crops…

Old bottles with soil and growing seeds.Another adorable element within the box is the certificate, a little
boost upon completion of the tasks. I love how much praise and
positivity is involved in the whole process of having a mini weekend
box.

I think that if you’re in need a bit of inspiration for the weekend,
this box is great for focusing in on important areas of life, as well
as encouraging creativity and having lots of fun. I think it’s a great
way to do something together as a family and encourages the learning as
you ‘do’ philosophy.

Another great idea would be for grandparents
or other close relatives to join in with the activities, especially if
they struggle with thinking of things to do with the kiddiebops.

I would definitely recommend this activity box, it made us think, it helped us create and most of all, we had a lot of fun!

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