Monday, 24 March 2014

Something For The Weekend - Review of the Weekend Box

We were lucky enough to be sent a Weekend Box to review.

This is an amazing little box that fits through your letterbox yet is full to the brim of fun for the weekend.
The box is split into four coloured categories. Yellow - Something to Explore, Green - Something Green, Blue - Something to Make and Red -Something to Cook 




We started with Green.
This was a little game to make because it was St Patricks Day. We were given some gold coins and some pipe cleaners and an instruction sheet. The instructions were simple and I did this with the Little Man (3yrs)
We made a rainbow with the pipe cleaners, found a cup to put our rainbow and used the coins to throw into the pot.

The Little Man loved this. I mean, really really loved it! He spent over an hour playing on his own and with his sister Boo.




Next up was the Blue.
We started early on sunday morning, so early I'd not even dressed the Little Man. We had to make a little bird and were provided with card, glue, feathers, wobbly eyes,  paper and paint. First we cut out the circle and painted it. Then we had to decorate the bird with feathers and a tail, beak and eyes. Boo wanted to join in too and I found that the inner circle of a paper plate was perfect for making her bird. they had to share the decorations provided but I think the end results were pretty good and they both had fun.








Then we tried Red.
Boo helped me with the cooking. We were provided with an instruction sheet and two little bags of secret spices. I will put full details on this weeks Kids In the Kitchen, but we made Green Pancakes.



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Last up was Yellow.
Boo, read and answered the questions on the yellow card all about sounds. She also felt her vocal chords wobble and we experimented how far we could hear each other around the house, both with the door open and with it closed. We then watched a video of how to make a Robot Voice. Star found this really interesting and we were keen to get started but silly Daddy had found the balloon, blown it up and tied it. We are definitely going to give it a try though and I'll let you know how we get on. It looks like fun.




Verdict.

The weekend box was full of fun activities. They are aimed at 4-6 year olds but I believe the Little Man, aged 3, had the most fun. However, it was Boo, aged 6, who enjoyed the cooking and even Star, aged 8, enjoyed the exploring the robot voice box.
There is loads packed in to such a small box. There are things that you are required to provide sometimes, particularly in the recipes.

It's handy to have a box full of resources to hand without having to find them yourself. Each weekend I have an activity session with the littlies on one day and a cooking activity the next. I find myself spending more and more time resourcing the ideas, materials, ingredients etc. My printer takes a bashing as I collect ideas and printables. For once it was nice to just reach inside a box and find, almost, everything I needed.

On the downside, I do have three children and it would work out pretty expensive to buy them a box each. Although, there were some activities that could be shared between sibling, Little Man and Boo enjoyed the rainbow pot of gold, and there was enough green pancakes to be shared around. Also, by just provided the card, Boo was able to make a bird with the Little Man. Maybe a bigger box for bigger families would be an idea for the future. Also, one of my children is out of the age range so it would be nice if there was something available for slightly older children too.

On joining the Weekend Box club you will recieve a box a fortnight, arriving just in time for the weekend. You can cancel at any time if you no longer require them or are not happy. They have a strong green philosophy and believe in recycling and upcycling as well as using sustainable resources.

If you would like to try out a Weekend Box you can get your first box for free using the code: ANNE58

Disclaimer: we were sent a Weekend Box to review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


1 comment:

  1. We tried these, too, and thought they were great. Lots packed into that little box!

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