Caro & Co was recently sent an activity box courtesy of BizzyBox. Our regular contributor Susan Wallis and her young daughter Sophie set about exploring all that it contained. Here’s what they had to say…..
The gasps of delight from Sophie started before the BizzyBox package was opened, in fact before she even knew it was for her. Kids love getting packages, so that alone is a winner right there. The themed packaging and envelope are bright, colourful and had Sophie wriggling with excitement.
“A pair of scissors! A glue stick! Some crayons! Seeds to plant!” Everything Sophie unpacked was met with squeals of happiness and a big smile, so it was obvious we were going to have a fun morning.
We received the Digging into Gardens themed BizzyBox, which was lucky, as Sophie loves getting down and dirty, playing outside. The activities are also suitable for those who don’t have access to a garden. Fun can still be had in small courtyards or balconies.
The box includes four activities related to gardens and nature, along with information on food and food sources and some fun recipes to try together. There are also other suggested games and activities to carry the lessons further. They add to what Sophie has already learned at school.
Sophie and I completed the arts and crafts together, with varying degrees of supervision required (by both of us). ‘That’s the wrong colour Mummy” was said more than once, and she wasn’t all that impressed with my cutting skills either. Still, we had a fun couple of hours cutting, colouring, pasting, planting and painting.
The addition of a glue stick and scissors in the Starter Kit were very handy, although I had to add a few supplies such as duct tape to get the Papercup Potplants to stand up correctly. And I must warn you to be careful with the little scissors as they are too small for grown up hands. My thumb kept getting caught! Ouch!
The item I was most impressed with was the plastic paint smock. It was such a simple thing to include and showed me that great care and thought was put into selecting the items. I’m sure a mother was in charge of choosing what was included in the box! Given Sophie always looks like she’s a body paint model, it was a particularly welcome addition and she loved wearing it to add to the experience.
Sophie’s favourite activity was planting the beans and seeds and she’s hoping to see the fruits of her labour in the next week or so. I don’t mind a nice fresh sprout on my sandwich either so I hope they are tasty and plentiful!
BizzyBoxes are aimed at kids aged 3-7 and each month there are new themes added to enchant and delight. They can be ordered in 2, 4, 6, or 12 month periods.
Sophie and I both enjoyed this fun activity and I could easily see them becoming a much looked forward to activity for both kids and grownups, particularly if they arrive in the school holidays as ours did. They are reasonably priced and if you don’t have space for, or access to a craft cupboard, they are a good option.
We are really excited to be able to offer a 3 month subscription to BizzyBox to one lucky reader. To be in the running, all you have to do is click over to the BizzyBox website and tell us which pack you would want to try, and why!
The fine print… This is not a sponsored post, we were gifted a BizzyBox to try and are thrilled to be able to offer a giveaway. The competition will be open from 10th October until 5pm on 18th October. Winners will be selected by our team based on creativity. Judges decision is final. This competition is open to Australian residents only.