Weekend Box – December 2018

The Weekend Box Club is a membership organisation created to provide high quality activities for you & your children to enjoy together.

By providing you with the things you need when you need them, The Weekend Box Club allows you to spend quality time getting to know your children and watching them develop key life skills as you spend time together.

The Bumper Box, which I am reviewing, contains four fun activities to Make, Bake, Explore & More. It costs £8.95 a month, with free delivery. The age range is 3 – 8.

Usually I’d have a lot of ‘action shots’ for you, but at the moment a combination of work and school means we won’t get a chance to do the activities together until the Christmas holidays. As that’s not for a couple of weeks, I’ll show you everything inside the box, and I’ve seen a lot of these boxes before and they are always a lot of fun.

The box is sized to fit through the mailbox, and they address it to your child. Everyone loves getting their own post!

There are the four little characters. Each one guides you through an activity, according to the character’s interests.

The box itself, as well as being decorative, also has a use.

In the bottom of the box is a cut-out clock for practicing telling time. And of course all the packaging can be recycled.

You have a little bag for each activity, plus any extra bits that don’t fit in the bags There’s an instruction booklet which guides you through all the activities.

As well as the instructions you get some bonus fun things to do such as a comic, jokes, spot the difference, and a wordsearch.

This month’s theme is Christmas Crafting! Very appropriate and seasonal.

The first craft is the cooking craft, and it’s sure to delight children: making Reindeer Poop!

This is a variation on various chocolate cereal treats, using cheerios, and decorating with glitter sugar. You’ve also got the option to add raisins too, or indeed anything else you might have in the cupboard.

They’re easy to make, and while kids will need some close supervision melting chocolate, the stirring, scooping, and decorating is perfect for little hands. And you get a delicious and funny snack at the end of it!

Santa on a Stick is making a little Santa puppet. All you need to provide is scissors and white paper, and children can make this cute face quite easily.

The Nature Wreath is a great excuse to get outdoors. You collect little twigs to bend into a wreath shape, then decorate with the wool, glitter and ribbon provided. Bending and tying the twigs might require a bit of help, but then kids can have a lot of fun creating their own mini wreath.

Finally another mini decoration, a Mini Christmas Tree. Again, this should require minimal assistance, and will produce a very charming little tree shape. The bells are a particularly nice touch!

This is a lovely little selection of festive fun to do with your kids. How much help they need will depend on their age, but there’s plenty of scope for them to be creative and and fun with their activities.

One of my favourite things about this particular box is that all three craft activities can be used as tree decorations. I think it’s a lovely thing to save things your children have made at Christmas and hang them on the tree for years to come, and there should be some lovely festive memories to go along with them!

This is also terrific value. There’s plenty to do, lots of opportunity to be creative, and spend some time with your children letting their imagination get to work.

Our score: 9.2/ 10

A lovely selection of activities perfect for the festive season. Great additions to your tree decorations, and terrific value. And reindeer poop!

  • Quality of products8
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money10
  • Selection of products9

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