Last week Emma was sent an Weekend Box to review. The idea behind it is ingeniously simple: you get a box which contains four different crafts and activities for the children to do over the weekend.
The four activities you can expect to receive in the box(although they vary every week) fall into the following categories:
Something to Cook
Something to Make
Something to Explore and
I am not at all craft inclined, if anything, I am actually craft-challenged and every opportunity I get to use anyone else’s ideas (and be provided with the necessary material!) gives me a thrill and brings an incredible sense of relief 🙂
Emma got straight into it, as soon as she got from playgroup and we first took a good look at our activities, then she got to choose what she wanted to do first:
She went for “something to make” and we had a delightful time using coloured sand and glue to create tulips and an Irish gold pot :-). The activities come with step-by-step, easy to follow instructions and everything you need for them is provided in the box. Actually, we had plenty of glue and coloured sand left which we aim to use during the week to make more pretty pictures!
On Sunday mummy was feeling a bit tired so daddy took over and together with Emma decided to go for the “something green” activity. This time Emma needed more assistance from daddy as the activity included building a mini-bird feeder but she relished the moments spent with him, as you can tell from the picture:
We have kept “something to eat” for the last as Emma is a picky eater and the activity challenges her to try something new: potato boats with plenty of seasoning(provided in the box) but I have high hopes that since she will be helping me make them that she will give them a taste.
The lovely people at The Weekend Box have decided to bless my readers with a generous discount, should they decide to give the product a try.
A unique promo code was set up for my readers – if you would like to try out your very own Weekend Box the code will get you the first box for free (including free delivery)!
The unique promo code is OANA52 and can be redeemed at www.weekendboxclub.com
Also, as an extra special bonus for you, my readers, during January AND ONLY with the unique promo code provided above, anyone signing up to Weekend Box will also get ALL future boxes for just £5 each (normally £7.50).
I do encourage you to give them a try, they provided opportunities to connect and learn for both Emma and us :-). If you do, please let me know what you thought of them!
A great idea, making a little bit of time to do things with kids is always worth while, but takes effort, so to have it all to hand is brilliant.
My sentiment exactly, I do have the desire but never have any inspiration as to crafts. Brilliant when they are provided like this to you!
I was really impressed with the amount you get in the box. Looks like your daughter has been having lots of fun with it!
Yes, four activities in quite a slim box, they are very good!
Love the idea behind this, perfect for keeping kiddos occupied at the weekend
Indeed, Em, much better than TV and iPads.xx
Really love the concept of this, I always struggle to think of new things to do at the weekend after an exhausting week!
Yes, so do we so I was really pleased to be given it to review. I might use the offer and get a second one for the baby days ahead of us!
What a brilliant idea! So pleased you shared this 🙂
Oh, thank you, lovely!xx
The best and most reasonable child friendly box I have seen I have to admit.
Yes, £5 is not bad, not for keeping your sanity at the weekend anyway 🙂
Sounds like a great idea. I always find as soon as I get a bright idea that we end up missing some vital piece of equipment, so it totally by-passes the problem of parental incompetence!
I would be the same, Janie, that’s why I think these boxes are absolutely brilliant!
I’ve seen a few of these reviewed, they look brilliant – what a fab concept! I’ve only my kids were a bit younger 😦
There is also the toucanBox, I have inquired about reviewing them as well, they seem to be for older children, have a wee look and see what u think.xx
What a lovely idea, lucky you for test driving it.
We really enjoyed reviewing it, Lil.xx
What a great idea and the boxes sound like good value too.
Yes, £5 is not too bad to have your weekend entertainment assured 🙂
I love anything that encourages screen free time
We are trying to find alternatives!
Brilliant idea I love craft
Claire, I love the idea of them but have no talent for it!
These are a wonderful idea. I love to do crafts with my kids but it isn’t always easy to think of something different to do with them
Yes, Louisa, that is why the box came in so handy for us.xx
A great idea – in my experience everyone is more likely to get involved if a box has arrived!
Definitely, a kick in the bum is what these boxes are for the craft-challenged 🙂
such a great idea! I’ve seen another post with this bird feeder and it looks great! x
We have been using these boxes too and found them good!
I love the pic of emma making the bird feeder with her dad – its great to see dads getting involved and doing crafts too!
What a lovely idea! Our two get so excited if something arrives in the post for them – even if it’s just a card. This would really brighten up their weekends.
What a truly fab idea! I haven’t heard of this kind of thing before. Will definitely check them out.
My girls would adore these. I’ll have to go check this out!
What a lovely idea – I love that it has so much to do in it – and the box is pretty cool itself 🙂 x
Emmy enjoyed her box. I’m thinking it maybe a good thing to take on holiday as a wind down activity
We have ours, and had loads of fun… such a good idea, and the kids love it. 🙂
These are priced ever so well, no complaints here about that AND It looks like a great time was had.
What a great idea – and looks like you had loads of fun! 🙂
Lovely idea 🙂
This looks fantastic – I often struggle to come up with fun crafting activities!
Kara, have a go at them, first box free with the code provided and see what you think of them yourself!xx
Looks great. I’m going to try this
Use the code provided, Olivia, should come in handy!xx
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