Weekend Box – November 2018

Weekend Box – November 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 haven’t had any time to go through the box together. I’ll show you everything, and I’ve seen a lot of these boxes before and they are always a lot of fun.

The box fits through the mailbox and is addressed to your child. It’s nicely decorated showing the four characters that each take you through an activity.

The box opens up and inside are four little bags, each containing the activity. Any larger items are separate in the box.

There is a booklet with instructions for each activity, coloring, jokes, and a comic strip.

There are also stickers for completing each activity, plus theme stickers to add to the wallchart you receive when you subscribe.

The theme for November is very appropriate: Bonfire Night! 

The first crafty activity is making a Rocket Firework. All you need to provide is a loo roll tube and a pen.

The instructions are clear step-by-step with pictures, and this is a great one for being creative. You’ve got pipe cleaners, paper, and stickers, but your child can add any fun decorations they like!

Weekend Box always has yummy things to make, and these Tiny Edible Sparklers look great!

There’s a little bag of mini breadsticks included, plus chocolate and sprinkles, and with the help of an adult melting chocolate these would be easy and fun for little hands to make. And then eat!

Another firework to make, this time it’s a Pop Up Firework. 

All you need to provide is scissors, tape, and a pen, and everyone has those around the house! While little ones might need help with cutting out, there’s plenty to do, and again, lots of opportunity to be creative.

Lastly, London’s Burning Artwork. 

More cutting help might be needed here, but colouring the picture and then using the chalk to create beautiful fireworks on the black background is a great way for kids to be imaginative.

There’s also a little tidbit of information about the origins of Bonfire night, but perhaps leave the gory details until they’re a bit older!

I’m always amazed at how much Weekend Box manages to provide for such a low price.

While you need to have a few things on hand, there’s nothing you wouldn’t expect to have in your home for general use.

The finished crafts always look good and are satisfying for children to create.

The activities themselves are nicely thought out, with lots of scope for children to use their imagination and creativity. Crossword, comics, and silly jokes are always welcome, and parents can judge how much assistance they need to provide.

 

 

 

Our score: 8.8/ 10

Plenty of creative fun for an excellent price.

  • Quality of products8
  • Originality8
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money10
  • Selection of products8

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Rating: 2.7/5. From 15 votes.
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