We have previously reviewed the Weekend Box on the blog. Here, we present an abridged version of the original – the Mini Weekend Box.
What exactly is the Mini Weekend Box, you ask. It is a themed activity subscription box for children. Priced at £4.95 each, the box includes two activities for your child to enjoy. The activities could be craft, sensory exploration, cooking or garden-based.
Our mini box arrived a few days ago and this one was Rainforest themed. "Oh, this looks interesting,” was J’s reaction on opening the box. It contained one craft and one green activity. J is not 5 yet, so both activities required a fair amount of adult intervention. I think older children will be able to do a lot of the activities independently.
For the craft, we created a parrot mask. The Mini Weekend Box had everything we needed for this activity bar a pair of scissors, which were easily got from our own craft box at home. I did the cutting, J did the sticking and decorating. Our rainforest parrot mask was done in under 15 minutes.
The green task was a bit more challenging. I really had to read the instruction leaflet very carefully, and at one point thought I had got it all wrong. Thankfully, I soon grasped the concept and everything made sense. It was a clever idea, and a great introduction to the science of osmosis for my son. Not that the term made any sense to him, he thought it was a bit of magic, the way water seeped along the wick.
He has now planted the four seeds that came in the box in the soil in our upturned plastic bottle and we are waiting to see them sprout.
If you are looking for ways to keep your children occupied on weekends, this subscription box is for you.
You can now try your first Weekend Box for free. Just use the code VAI174 when signing up at https://www.weekendboxclub.com. Have fun!
Disclosure: We were sent a Mini Weekend Box for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.