History was my favourite subject at school and I would have been thrilled to receive these subscription boxes on a regular basis. Each month, a personally addressed time machine box is delivered to your home. Children will join Max and Katie as they travel back in history to solve a mystery in the illustrated adventure story and learn fun facts in the colourful history booklet.
We received the Ancient Egypt Bumper Box, the first in the series, which includes a story; history booklet; word puzzles and other fun activities; themed bookmark; stickers; 3 colouring-in pages and crayons; a timeline sticker; specific to the first box is a world map and timeline (I love to see children using timelines, otherwise history can be a series of disconnected events to them); a craft inspired by history and a history-related gift (we had a super Egyptian lidded pot). They come in a sturdy cardboard box, perfect to store the contents for future use.
The place to start is the welcome leaflet which goes through how to use the contents, step by step in a clear format that is easy for children to follow. The next step is to get creative and make a stunning craft, in this case, Egyptian amulets; our box included modelling clay, a generous set of eight paints, a paintbrush and jewel stickers. Then children can have fun solving the puzzles. The boxes are suitable for children age 7 – 11 and the topics are perfectly selected to support the KS2 curriculum. Children who are lucky enough to receive these boxes will have a head start, and increased enthusiasm and plenty of relevant materials. The website contains plenty of additional information too – find out more about Ancient Egypt here. Other topics include Elizabethan Era, Evacuees in World War II, Ancient Greece, Wild West, Aztecs, Ancient Rome, Victorians, Vikings, Ancient China, Space and Stuarts.
Whether your child is already a history fan, or you are trying to instill a love for history, these boxes with their varied activities are bound to stimulate enthusiasm. Set up your subscription now at Mysteries in Time. Choose the Classic at £7.95 + postage or the Bumper at £12.95 + postage (Worldwide shipping is available). Select 1, 3 or 6 monthly plan – the flexibility is really useful. Plans will automatically renew and you can cancel at anytime. A one-off gift option is also available. Mysteries in Time boxes make a perfect gift, one that children can enjoy year-round, giving lasting pleasure. The boxes are really varied in their composition and offer excellent value for money, with contents that are well made, totally relevant, and will give lasting interest. Highly recommended.