We’re always on the look out for fun activities to do, so we were excited to find out about the ‘Weekend Box’
They were set up by Andy when he got frustrated buying gifts for his young niece and nephew: he wanted to buy something educational yet fun, something that stimulated creativity and not something plasticky made in a factory in China; he couldn’t find anything, so he quit his job and started developing!
He came up with something wonderful and we’ve been lucky enough to review one!
Inside a Weekend Box you’ll find four activities, one from each of the following categories:
Something to Cook
Something to Make
Something to Explore and
Once we opened up our box, we couldn’t wait to get going!
The Green Envelope
We opened the green envelope first and found a ‘Pot O’ Gold Game’ to make and play.
We quickly gathered the other equipment we needed and got to making our bucket.
My son loved the gold coins and we had fun attempting the challenge of throwing them into our bucket!
The Blue Envelope
We moved on to the blue envelope which was full of everything needed to make a ‘Rocking Spring Bird’
He sat proudly in our garden for the rest of the weekend!
The Red Envelope
I was really looking forward to the red envelope! It had two sachets of spices inside and a recipe for ‘Green Pancakes’
We had all the other ingredients needed (spinach, flour, oil, egg, salt and pepper) so could get going straight away.
The end result was very tasty!
The Yellow Envelope
The yellow envelope was the last one to open and included a link to a youtube video to help with the final activity.
With a bit of practice and lots of concentration (from me!) we made a fun robot voice box!
My son and I also had a good converstaion about the different sounds on the explorer sheet.
As you can see, we had lots of fun with our Weekend Box; it sparked lovely conversations and new discoveries!
If you’d like to try one too, use the code Mumsnet10 to get your first box for free!
Weekend boxes boxes are sent out (with free delivery) in time for the weekend every fortnight.
They are aimed at 3-8 year olds (my 2.5 yr old loved it too!)