Although I work every Saturday, we often get stuck for ideas of things to do in the afternoon when I come home from work, on Sundays and even when LP finishes preschool during the week, especially if it’s raining. We were sent a Weekend Box to review and it seemed like the perfect things to pass the time in the afternoons and be a little bit creative too!
The Weekend Box gets sent direct to your door as part of a subscription service and aims to keep children occupied over the weekend, in those moments where you hear they say they’re bored or the time whilst you’re making dinner. It contains four activities with most of the things you need to complete them, instruction cards and stickers for when each activity is completed. It’s all posted in a really bright and fun box that fits through your letterbox – a great bonus as you won’t have to worry about missing a delivery.
Our box had an Aztec theme and the activities were making an Aztec Parrot, making Mosaic Coasters, making Hot Chocolate and making Aztec Stamps to paint with. The main thing that was needed to use the kits was glue and scissors although the Hot Chocolate did need quite a few extra ingredients – 50g Dark Chocolate, 50g Milk Chocolate, 200ml Milk, 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Essence – the kit actually only contained flavourings for the hot chocolate and this was slightly disappointing although you do get an email to let you know which items are needed to allow you to prepare for the arrival of the box.
LP loved making the crafts in the kit and she was able to do most of them with little help, although the Mosaic Coasters did need a lot of cutting and the Stamps needed a lot of sticking which she wasn’t that confident with.
The time it took to make each of the crafts varied but each one would easily use up half an hour or so and would give the child something to focus on, doing something different and having the pride of finishing off a project afterwards – especially as they get a sticker for finishing the project!
The whole Weekend Box was really nicely presented with bright colours and great activities with a different theme each time you are sent a box. The boxes cost £7.50 and although I probably wouldn’t get one every week, having one or two a month would definitely fill up those spare weekends. Weekend Box have given me a code to allow you to get your first box for free – just use code DONNA187 on their website and experience Weekend Box for yourself.
Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.