We’ve been fans of the Weekend Box Club for a very long time. There is nothing more exciting that a box of activities popping through your letterbox just in time for the weekend.
The Little Man was thrilled to try out the Winter Weekend Box.
As usual the letterbox sized parcel contains the familiar little packages in their themed colours. It also contained a booklet, a sticker height chart, some stickers and the extra bits and pieces needed for the activities.
The colourful booklet contained some fun facts, jokes, a word search, instructions for all the activities, an animal quiz, two colouring pages and a little comic.
The Blue bag from Sammy the Squirrel contained a Salted Snowflake Activity.
The Little Man enjoyed this activity of making 3D snowflakes using glitter glue, salt and paint. If I’m honest, I liked the white salty snowflakes best before we put on the paint. But the Little Man enjoyed watching the paint run along the salt lines.
In the Red bag we had a recipe for Rocky Road Snow-bites.
These were really fun and simple to make and the Little Man did it all by himself. The end result was four extremely tiny chocolates with biscuits and marshmallows. It would have been nice to have them a little bigger. I wanted to make two bigger ones, but the Little Man was adamant that we stuck to making four.
In the green bag was an activity to make an Icy Tealight Holder.
We messed this up because we forgot to go back for the balloon in the freezer. By the time we did it was way too frozen. I have seen some lovely photographs from successes with this activity though, we will definitely get another balloon and try again.
The activity required filling a balloon with water and popping it in the freezer for 4 hours. It needs to be frozen on the outside but still wet on the inside. At a week point you make a hole big enough for a tealight candle. Then watch it burn and melt outside in the garden.
The Yellow Bag contained Pop Up Penguins
We had lots of fun making these pop up penguins. Everything was supplied apart from the scissors. We had to cut out penguin shapes and wings from black card. Then flippers and beaks from the orange card. We stuck these together and then made the paper spring by folding strips of paper.
The penguins where decorated the penguins with the beaks and beady eyes and the end result was really cute. We were even provided with a shiny pebble because male penguins put a pebble in a female’s nest as a proposal.
The Winter Time Weekend Box was very entertaining and contained plenty to keep the Little Man entertained for quite a while.
The boxes come on subscription and you can get four activities for £8.95 for 3-8 year olds (first box is half price) or you can get 3 STEM activities in a box for £8.95 for 7-12 year olds (also half price for first box.)
If you would like to spend more time doing activities with your kids, and less time resourcing the activities and getting the supplies, then The Weekend Box is ideal. Kid’s love the excitement of receiving a parcel too.
Let me finish with a winter time joke…
What often falls in winter but never gets hurt?
Disclosure: The Weekend Winter Box was sent to us for free so we could review it. All words, pictures, thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hi Anne, these little activity bags sound like fun, but those are the most measly rocky roads I’ve ever seen! They aren’t the kind of sweet treat that can be that small. The tealight idea sounds interesting, I’m trying to imagine how that would work, but my brain can’t conjure an image. My favourite bag is the penguin bag, they look good and are simple to make too!
I was disappointed with the rocky roads, I wouldn’t have been too much for them to have doubled the ingredients. I’ve seen photos of the ice tealight holder and they do look pretty. We will definitely have another try (and not forget the ice) The penguins were my favourite. xx