I have decided to start a blog series, and if you haven’t guessed by the title it’s where I’ll be reviewing subscription boxes every Sunday for next upcoming weeks. I shall be starting it off with The Weekend Box.
If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen adverts pop up with special deals on the boxes. I’m always intrigued by things like this and have always loved subscription boxes and think it’s amazing how there’s now plenty for children.
I recently joined The Weekend Box affiliate programme and was lucky enough to be gifted a December box to review.
When we opened our box we found four colour coordinated activities inside. Such a fab idea as it makes it so much easier for children to be able to match the colours on the packets to the colours of the instruction sheets.
So the four activities included something to cook, something to make, something to explore and something green.
Each of the activities are designed to build sensory exploration skills and are designed for children between the ages of 3-8.
Also in the box you will find collectible stickers for each of the characters and special awards for completing all of the activities.
Each box is £8.95 which includes free delivery, you can either subscribe to have them delivered forthrightly or monthly.
Finding arts and crafts activities for your children can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you’re not a crafty mum. Pinterest is great for inspiration but sometimes we lack all of the things that we need. That’s where these subscription boxes fit in perfectly.
As you can tell from the photo above, Krystabelle was very excited to be opening up her box and couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
The activity she chose was something to make, there were two things to make in the December box and the first thing she made was Santa on a stick. The packet for this activity included:
A5 red paper
Jumbo lolly stick
Red Pom Pom
2 googly eyes
All we needed to supply were the scissors and white paper.
I cut out a triangle shape out of the red paper for Krystabelle and she carefully placed the glue dot on to the top of the jumbo lolly stick, and stuck the lolly stick onto the bottom of the triangle. I then cut out the top of the cupcake case so it would make the shape of a beard and cut out the remaining piece for the moustache.
Krystabelle then stuck Santa’s beard down onto the red triangle and stuck on some googly eyes and the red Pom Pom.
Secondly, Krystabelle made a Mini Christmas Tree. The packet included:
3 wooden lolly sticks
And again we needed to supply the scissors.
Firstly we needed to arrange the wooden lolly sticks into a triangle using he glue dots and overlapping them to stick them down. Krystabelle then very carefully threaded the beads and the bells onto the green wool, I loved the look of concentration on her face whilst she was doing this. The first bead she threaded on ended up being threaded through all the way and I couldn’t help but laugh at her.
We then tied one end of the green wool around the top of the triangle and started wrapping it around whilst adjusting the beads and the bells into position so they looked nice and neat. When we got back to the top of the triangle I tied the wool into a knot to ensure it was secure. Krystabelle then clipped the peg onto the bottom of her completed Christmas tree.
Krystabelle really enjoyed these activities and we still have a couple of packets to open.
Krystabelle noticed that the booklet also had a drawing that she could colour in and couldn’t wait to get her felt pens out so start colouring. She sat there quietly for a few minutes colouring whilst I tidied up all the lose bits and put everything away.
All in all I have to say I would definitely recommend Weekend Box to any parent for their children. You can purchase yours here
*We were kindly gifted the box to review but all thoughts are our own, the post also contains affiliate links.