I Did It! boxes are educational activity kits which are ‘dedicated to fun learning and continuous discovery’, the boxes are aimed at 5-11 year olds and inspired by science, technology, engineering, art and maths. We were kindly sent a selection for review, first up was the larger I Did It! Double the Fun box which has two activities, two instructions, fun facts and extended exercises and the theme of this box was Sand Art. The box contents are beautifully presented and it was packed full with all sorts of bits and pieces that were needed to complete the activities – paints, a photo frame, sea shells, tubes of coloured sand, glue and a mini easel are just a few! ‘Sand Art Creation’ and ‘Design a Shell Photo Frame’ were the two main activities; the instructions were easy to follow and the quality of the included contents are really good.
The three I Did It! Little Box Big Discovery boxes have one included activity and come with an illustrated instruction booklet. The first box was Bug Catcher Bingo; the booklet gives your child the history of the game of Bingo, how to play and a variation to the game. The Bingo cards are bright and colourful and although your child will recognise some of the bugs on the cards, the game will also help them to recognise ones that they might not have seen before which gives you an opportunity next time you are out and about to see if you can spot any of the bugs from the game.
The second box was ‘Whirligig Spinners’ and included instructions, how to make them, how to use them and some fun science facts about how potential and kinetic energy is created, as well as an extended activity and fun facts. My mini reviewers really loved making these and playing with them, and I remember having a similar toy as a child.
The final box was ‘Let’s Go Stargazing’ which included a sheet of constellations and a constellation plotting board, which is something I have never come across before and think it is a brilliant idea as it allows you to use the wooden pegs to plot constellations or to to sew a constellation using the wool and plastic needle provided. Such a clever and practical way for children to remember and visualise the placement of the stars.
Each I Did It! box comes personalised with your child’s name, children really love receiving their own post so this is a lovely touch. The quality of the contents is fantastic, the boxes include everything you need and we loved the variety of themes, they were all so different. I Did It! boxes are available to buy individually or on a monthly subscription basis (which can be cancelled at any time in accordance with the terms and conditions)- the Double the Fun boxes are £17.95 each month inclusive of shipping and the Little Box Big Discovery are £11.49 each month inclusive of shipping. Find more subscription options on the I Did It! website.