Things we love: WackyBox
If you don’t know by now, I’m a work-from-home mom, which means I am able to do work which I love but also do the school runs and take my kids on playdates and adventures and all sorts of cool stuff. But it also means I’m always looking for things for them to do. I’m a creative but my artistic skills leave a lot to be desired – I’m definitely more of a Pinterest-fail mom than a Pinterest mom.
I get especially sad when I take the time to source the materials for an age-appropriate sensory activity and it’s over in all of 5 minutes. I mean, if I’m going to put in effort to put an activity together I want it to keep them entertained all day!
So when Nicolene from WackyBox offered to send us one to try for a month, I was beyond excited. Every month the WackyBox has a theme and the box has supplies for a whole month’s worth of activities related to that theme. A whole month! And they’re not even kidding.
The theme for the box we got was Our Garden and this was what was included:
As you can see, it’s a fair amount of stuff – from pasta, tissue paper, and pegs to split peas, playgdough and fake flowers. They even include glue and sellotape, which is very smart. Plus, they give you a booklet which gives instructions for activities for 4 weeks.
In each box there are 16 activities. We’ve had the box for 2 weeks and have done 4 of the activities so far, which has helped me through a rainy day and a sick day. We’re not very good at following instructions so I picked and chose which activities I thought the boys would like but I don’t think it really matters.
Our box was aimed at 1 – 2 years (it was meant for Seb) but of course J had to be involved and he enjoyed it just as much as Seb, just on a different level. It worked out quite well in that J helped Seb do the activities, and they both played together really nicely (which I am not always able to say).
What I thought was really great with the box is that the instruction booklet not only gives instructions for the activities but gives you extra info on the specific developmental goals the activity aims to satisfy.
Each box is R360 and delivery is free in South Africa.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post but the opinions are my own.