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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Weekend box review

We were recently sent a weekend box to review. It is a box for 3-8 year olds which they can have fun with at the weekend. It sounded like a fantastic way to keep the children entertained, especially with the weather being as miserable as it has been. The weekend box contains something to cook, make, explore and something green. Included in our box was a make your own bird feeder, which included seeds, a kit to make 3D glasses, some sand art and a recipe to make potato boats. There was also a colouring book and stickers to pop on your cards as and when we completed them.

Weekend Box


What they say
Weekend Box is a revolutionary new concept for having Healthy, Green and Creative activities for your children aged 3-8 delivered right through your door every fortnight.

Each box contains 4 categories: Something to EAT (a healthy recipe with accompanying secret ingredient), Something to MAKE (a craft kit with all the materials required), Something GREEN (some seasonal seeds to plant or something to make with recycling/rubbish material) and Something to EXPLORE (sensory exploration games, for example).

Our boxes are sent out (with free delivery) in time for the weekend every fortnight and since everything's included in the box, you can focus on spending time having fun with your little ones.

Opening a packet

We enjoyed opening up the little packets to see what we would be going to make. The boy was very organised and chose which order he wanted to do everything in.

Making 3D glasses

The boy really enjoyed making the 3D glasses. We got slightly sticky, but it was good fun. He stuck everything himself and then I cut them because it was a little bit fiddly. He thought it was funny looking at the images with his glasses on. We used the leftover bits of blue and red to stick on another picture which my son created that afternoon. 

Sand art

The sand art was slightly tricky for the boy, but he had a lot of fun sticking the glue and gently tipping out the sand. The end result was actually quite beautiful. The only downside was that both of the sand art were on the same piece of paper so you had to wait for one to dry before you could do the other one.

Making a bird feeder

The biggest hit was the bird feeder. It was really simple to make and easy to follow the instructions.
The piece of string was 5cm long, so not big enough to use. Luckily we had some string, so cut some off and used that instead.

Home made bird feeder

We hung the bird feeder out on a tree at my Grandma's and it looked very good. I was impressed that it was so solid a structure. It put up with the children manhandling it and managed to withstand that, and be strong enough for birds to land on it.

Potato boats

The potato boats were easy to make and I hadn't ever considered making boats out of potatoes before. Both children really enjoyed eating the boats and it was fun for me to make these for them. I don't usually make such exciting food. We only used half of the herb sachets and have been using the other one on food ever since.

We had a great time with our weekend box. It encouraged us to do crafts which we wouldn't have considered before. I thought it was good value for money and the activities were great to do as a family. I would highly recommend the weekend box if you are looking for some fortnightly inspiration.

If you want to try out a weekend box then I can offer you a promo code to get your first one for free (including free delivery). The code is SIAN121 and can be redeemed at www.weekendboxclub.com. The weekend box retails at £7.50, including delivery and fits through most letterboxes, so you don't have to worry about missing your delivery.

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