Being a mum of four, I struggle to find fun, exciting and age appropriate activities to keep every one of my kids happy.
Also while T and P have scouts and swimming lessons, poor baby and E have no real after school activities or weekend clubs. This means I am left with a bored 3 year old who is dying to take part and join in with her brothers. (Baby is happy as long as we play peekaboo or sing nursery rhymes)
That’s why when I got the chance to sign up and review the Weekend Box from the WeekendBoxClub, I knew instantly that E and P would love it.
The Weekend Box is a box of educational and fun activities that help teach children in the process.
It is aimed at children aged between 3-6 years of age, and were created by a uncle that want to give his niece and nephew a fun, educational gift that would keep them engaged while teach them about the world around them.
Our box was themed around Aztecs
Because the box had a theme it made the whole experience more fun and I was able to teach my kids some history with out them actually realising. I did this by simply explaining who the Aztecs were and where they originated from as we did the activities.
The box was filled with 4 activities that all had there own little fact sheet explaining what to do, as well as some fun facts and tips.
With each activity sheet you were give a list of what you would need, such as scissors, glue and card etc.
The great thing about the Weekend Box is that most of the materials you need are sent in little packages that are box labeled and colour code to match the activity sheet. (This made my life so easy, even if it did mean the kids wanted to open them all and mixed them all together!)
Luckily I was able to keep their excitement at bay with the promise of Aztec hot chocolate (one of the activities) when we finished our first lot of activities.
On each information sheet there was a difficulty rating that was indicated by the number of stars. I gave E all the easy activities to do as she was younger and P tackled the more difficult ones.
Both kids loved it and got straight stuck in to what they had to do.
E made the Aztec parrots, While P made the Aztec prints.
I was really impressed with the fact that we were sent the materials for each activity and amazed by all the fun ideas.
We were sent everything except the glue and scissors. For the Aztec prints and parrots the information sheet stated you could use card or empty toilet rolls but if those weren’t available you could you the weekend box itself, because it all made of card and is 100% recyclable.
I really loved this fact and we tested it out with the prints. (I went for easy option of toilet rolls for parrots)
It stated how long each activity would take and the first ones said about an hour. For use they took much longer because we had to wait for glue and paint to dry before we could carry on with the next step.
Even though it took longer then it was meant to though it was still fun and the kids were easily entertained with colouring in the certificate that they were sent once they completed their box.
After we had left things to dry and had finished our colouring E’s parrots was ready to finish. Sadly P’s glue on his print was still really wet and we had to finish it the next day.
He was fine with it though
The next day he got on with finishing his prints and attempting to do his second task of making a coaster. While E and I made the Aztec hot chocolate.
I was given the instructions and told what ingredients I would need. E had great fun smashing the chocolate and adding all the spices we were sent. It smelled lovely and I really wanted to try it but apparently it was far too tasty to let mum or dad have any and the kids drank it all.
The only bad but happened when P finished his print and tried to do his Aztec coaster task.
This task had a 4 start difficulty rating and P got frustrated because the foam wouldn’t cut into the shapes he wanted he got annoyed and gave up. Then he proceeded to pull the foam into little pieces and stick them everywhere but the card that was provided.
This meant we didn’t finish the task and I wasn’t able to get any photos.
Even though P had got like this, I don’t believe it had anything to do with the Weekend Box and had more to do with the fact, that he and his big brother had been keeping each other up late the night before and he tired, irritable and really wanted his hot chocolate.
I would totally really recommend the Weekend Box and I am planning on ordering more in the future because the kids , especially E really enjoyed it. Even if we did only manage to complete 3 of the 4 tasks properly.
With this review I was given a promo code so that if any of my readers wanted to they could order their first WeekendBox for FREE.
Just use the code NICOLA184
*(this is for new customers only and just one free box is allowed per household)
I really hope you take a look and order your free box. So you can see how amazing they are for yourself.
I was not paid for this review, however I was given the product to keep in exchange for my honest opinion of the item and it’s features.