Parent’s will know that during the Winter months when the weather is undoubtedly abysmal, entertaining the kids during the weekend can be somewhat of a challenge. Unable and quite possibly unwilling to get outdoors it can be difficult to find something to keep them busy that doesn’t involve staring at a screen for prolonged periods of time. Weekend Box is a kids subscription I’ve posted about before and for those times when activity inspiration is waning their fun-filled boxes offer the perfect remedy for Mum’s & Dad’s everywhere.
Leo and I recently spent a whole afternoon together exploring the latest Wonderful Winter Time box which is filled with four specially created Winter themed activities. Delivered directly to the door in a convenient letterbox sized package it comes complete with pretty much everything needed – the only things we needed were a pencil, scissors and some water. This is perfect for me as it means I don’t have to waste time looking for bits and pieces and can just get down to the business of having fun with my little man.
Each box contains four activities; MAKE, BAKE, EXPLORE and GREEN and the materials required are delivered in colour co-ordinated packaging making them easy to identify with the instructions provided. Each of the weekender’s have their own area of expertise and introduce an activity inside the instruction booklet which are designed to take approx 30 minutes each to complete.
Our Wonderful Winter Time Box contained:
- MAKE with Sammy: Salted Snowflake
- EXPLORE with Oswald: Pop Up Penguins
- BAKE with Wooster: Rocky Road Snow Bites
- GREEN with Hattie: Icy Tealight Holder
We loved the activities in this box, although we did have a bit of a disaster with our Tealight holder which was dropped and smashed by Mummy before we could use it – even despite the warning in the instruction booklet! We do however plan to give it another go when we have the time as it does take a few hours in the freezer.
Our favourite of the four was definitely the penguins which Leo spent ages making perfectly, taking his time to do precise folds as he made their popping middle sections! Leo also really enjoyed adding the stickers to each section in his activity booklet once we completed and spent time solving the word search and colouring his special certificate on the back. The box packaging also had a door hanger which could be cut out and coloured which is now hanging proudly on Leo’s bedroom door!
As a busy working Mum I adore these boxes as they offer a new and exciting range of activities in each box and are completely hassle free – I literally just have to open the box and we’re set to start making. The folks at Weekend Box do an absolutely amazing job continuing to put together new and creative activities for each box so that we can spend quality family time simply having fun together.
The Weekend Box is perfect for any time, not just the Weekend and are ideal to have in the cupboard for school holiday’s or any time you hear those two words every parent dreads “I’m Bored“! Not only do these boxes offer a great boredom busting alternative to technology, but they are specially designed to help children learn and develop skills as they have fun.
These hassle-free boxes can be delivered Fortnightly or Monthly depending on your preference. They are completely flexible too and can be paused or cancelled at any time during your subscription. Boxes cost £8.95 each with FREE DELIVERY however if you fancy trying Weekend Box for yourself, Fraser’s Fun House readers can get their first box for only £1 by clicking here*
The Weekend Box shop also sell a range of one-off and limited-edition themed boxes as well as a range of accessories and is well worth a browse!