Archive | January 2016

A Review: Mini Weekend Box

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Last week I was Sent The Mini Weekend Box to test and review.

For those who are not aware of the Weekend box and what it is then i will enlighten you, Here is a Brief Description taken from the Weekend Box Website.

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 Idea for the Weekend Box was Introduced by Andy Stephenson who was looking for gift ideas for his Nieces and Nephews. He wanted to find something that was fun but also educational. That’s when the Weekend box was born.

The Mini Box was developed when the creators had lots of feedback from there customer’s,  and they found that although they loved the quality of the boxes they never got round to finishing them. So they made a Mini Version which had less Activities in it but still were good quality.

Weekend Box Key Facts:

  • All weekend Boxes are themed around topical events or fun exploratory topics.
  • Activities fit into one of four categories:
  1. Something to make (Arts and Crafts)
  2. Something to Bake (cooking Activities)
  3. Something to explore (sensory exploration activities)
  4. Something Green (things to plant or up cycle)
  • weekend Box activities are created by our child-play experts to stimulate, nurture and encourage development and life skills.
  • Since Starting out in April 2013, Andy and the Weekend Box gang have helped deliver over 250,000 hours of quality time to families across the UK.
  • they won the start up loans Company of the year in the inaugural competition in November 2014.

So After all the Background Information what was in the Mini Box.

All the Activities and instructions were Packaged in This Colorful and Eye Catching Box.

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When i opened the box there were Pictures of the weekend Box Mascots and a little description about each one. There were also two bags full of the tools needed to make each activities.

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Along with the bags there was also a facts card that outlined what the theme was, the theme of this box was Rainforests.

There were two activities, the first one was a Parrot Mask and the other was Grow a Rainforest.

The tool’s needed for the Parrot Mask were put in a green paper bag and came with a coordinated instruction sheet as well as a template.

As you can see from the photo the tool’s included consisted of a glue stick, wax crayons, elastic, card and foam.

I did this Activity with my 5 year old daughter and she loved Cutting, Gluing and sticking.

This Activity took approximately 40 minutes and it allowed me to spend some quality time with my Daughter, which is much needed as I work throughout the week. It was also nice to watch my Daughter have fun and do something she actually enjoyed.

What we Created looked great and will also allow my Child to use her imagination as well have lots of fun.

After a brief break for lunch we started on the next activity. This was a Create a Rainforest Activity and again all the equipment needed to create it was in the box.

We needed an empty Pop bottle to complete this task and its something that every household has probably got.

All the instructions were outlined clearly and with photos to make every step easy.

This activity needed a parents participation a lot more as it involved cutting a bottle open. but it was another great activity which my Daughter thoroughly enjoyed, and because its a growing activity the results aren’t something that will happen straight away, which will be something my daughter can look after but also look forward to.

 

All in all this box was a success and a great addition to my weekend.

This Mini Box is priced at £4.95 with your first box priced at £2.95. The boxes are delivered fortnightly and can be paused and cancelled at any time.

If you like the sound of the Weekend box and want to try it yourself then head over to the weekend box website.

I also have a promo code on offer, Which will allow you to try your first box free. To take Advantage of this offer then simply add the code REBECCA288 when signing up.