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Rainbow Tree-ers! It is almost February half term in the UK. It’s the coldest half term of the year and lots of you will probably won’t to combine the chilly outdoor excursions with some warm indoor activities. If you are anything like me, I loathe soft-plays. They’re smelly, overcrowded, full of winter germs and really just very stressful.
With that all in mind, we have a special offer from the wonderful The Weekend Box craft subscription box company. We have been sent their Wonderful Wintertime Box to trial and share our experience with, what their boxes include and whether they kept my eldest’s attention. If you have Little Feet yourself or need a present for a Little Feet that is aged between 3-8 years old then these boxes are for you.
Each Weekend Box includes four activities that you will do with the help of:
Wooster the rabbit
who likes to do the cooking activities! He gets really messy so needs lots of help from the others while he does it. Just like your Little Feet will need from the Big Feet!
Hattie the hedgehog
who is all about gardening, green activities and recyclable craft. Between you and me, these are our favourite parts of these boxes. The Wonderful Wintertime box is one of the coolest crafts we have done it a long time.
Sammy the squrriel
Sammy is the most arty crafty member of the crew so these activities have been handed over to him. He often appears to be covered in glue of some kind and highly likely glitter.
Oswald the owl
The last member of the crew is Oswald the old owl. He loves to read and is the oldest member. He is in charge of the exploration, sensory and educational activities in the boxes.
These boxes are more the craft boxes, they are cross curricular in learning through the guise of craft and exploration. Can you see where I’m going with this? YES! This ethos of learning is exactly up my street. Little Feet using their hands and all sense to learn is where the best learning comes from. It is what their memories will keep for later and remember fondly. They certainly were for me.
The boxes are full of stickers to stick on each activity page that you have completed, you have stickers to put on loyalty charts to earn prizes. Even the very box it comes in is a self contained activity. A previous half term we had a box which was a shoe that they could cut out and then thread shoelaces through! This Wintertime box has a Room Door Hanger they can pop out and colour in.
What is included in the Wonderful Wintertime Box:
Activity book, with craft instructions, amazing facts, wordsearches and colouring in pages
Stickers for the activity book
A colourful height chart
Four activity paper bags with pretty much everything you need included (bar scissors and a couple of other things)
Room Door Hanging
Salted Snowflakes with Sammy
This is a fun craft you may have done previously with your Little Feet. It involves salt/sugar, glue and paint of some description. In this version they cleverly printed out a template that your Little Feet trace over with glue. Salt is then applied and then the paint. The paint came in a really cool little hard circle that you dissolve into water. Even the paintbrush comes with the pack.
Little Feet A (4 years old) Did the majority of this by herself, she just needed some assistance with squeezing toward the end of the glitter glue. I’d say 5 year olds plus should find this a simple task to do on their own.
Rocky Road Snow bites with wooster
In this pack it includes marshmallows, biscuit and white chocolate buttons. All you need to go with it is basic kitchen utensils, some icing sugar and a microwave. Again instructions simple, Big Feet could probably read them out and your Little Feet would be more then capable in following the instructions. Tasty weekend treats too!
Icy Tea light Holder with Hattie
Hands down my absolute favourite activity the Weekend Box Club has ever done. Honestly, I thought it was so cool and Little Feet A was in awe of it. It is such a simple activity with only four items needed. Included are a balloon and a tea light. All you need is water, a freezer (or very cold weather) and a match or lighter. Simply fill up the balloon with water and stick it in the freezer for 4 hours. This is enough time for a thin layer of ice to form around the shape of the balloon. When you snip the balloon casing off after four hours the cutter layer will be hard ice but the inside will still be water. Gently crack the top away and pour the water out. Then lower the candle in and light it.
This particular activity needed my help a lot and I would suggest you actually read the instructions as we did exactly what it warned us not to with the tap and the balloon. Let’s just say all of us had to go change our clothes as we got completely drenched in water when filling up the balloon!
Needless to say when you are dealing with ice you need to leave it outside as it will last longer and not leave a puddle in your house. I always ended up smashing half the ice ball off instead of the top but the effect was still really fun. Little Feet A thought it was the coolest thing ever and I have to admit, so did I! Some of it even lasted until the next morning as we timed it so that it would be ready in the dark.
Pop Up Penguins with Oswald
Little Feet A did all the cutting out and apart from the flippers and all the sticking. She struggled with the white fan spring which I ended up doing but other then that an easy paper craft. All the additional items you needed were scissors and a pencil. Plus we learnt a new fact about penguins!
All in all the Wonderful Wintertime Box was a success and we have thoroughly enjoyed doing it over the course of a couple of days. What these craft boxes are so good for is just that. They aren’t required to be done all at once. The way they are packaged means you can do a little at a time. The activity packs that come with them have lots of different word games, word searches and colouring in that you can come back to them again and again.
I would absolutely recommend this box, especially for something like half term or a weekend that you haven’t got a lot on. If you take a trip to The Weekend Box Club website you will find that you they even stock STEM boxes for 7-12 year olds as well.
SO if you think you would like to give it a try then you will be pleased to know if you use our own special code they will receive their 1st box absolutely free
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