A few weeks ago I received a Mini Weekend Box to review with the children.
Subscription boxes seem to be all the rage at the moment, and as I wrote in my review of the Toucan Box I can see the appeal of them. Having been impressed with the Toucan Box, I was intrigued by the Weekend Box.
The original Weekend Box had four activities, but the new mini weekend box has two. The activities are themed:
- something to make
- something to bake
- something to explore
- something green.
And each theme has a character associated with it. It’s quite a cute idea and the children liked the characters when we opened the box up. The box is just the right size to fit through the letterbox, so no having to collect from the sorting office. It is also bright and colourful and Miss E was excited to open it up.
We opened up the box and saw that one of the activities was to make a bird mask. There are clear instructions and all the bits you need to do this included.
Miss E had great fun sticking and colouring in the mask – although she wasn’t too keen to wear it when we had finished!
This was a nice activity to do, although the suggested time to make this was a little generous – I think it took us about 15-20 minutes to do.
The next activity needed me to provide a plastic bottle (which I didn’t have). Also, when I opened it one of the items was missing. A quick tweet to the weekend box team and they offered to sort it out, so not a huge problem really. We haven’t made up this one yet as I need to get an empty bottle!
The boxes are priced at £4.95 but you can try your first weekend box for free – just enter the promo code SARAH323 when signing up at the site https://www.weekendboxclub.com