Explorer Boxes are inspired by STEM and outdoors themes, they are aimed at ages 3-8 years and come with four exciting activities to get stuck in to. We received the Woodland themed box for review and were very impressed at the size of the box, and it was packed full! Inside there were large envelopes, each one with an activity in.
Activity one – Create a Hedgehog Nest. Included is a large pack of clay, leaf shapes to cut out, eyes and noses for the hedgehogs and instructions, the only thing you need to provide yourself for this activity is a medium size tub (ice cream tub or tupperware box). A really fun activity and lots of time was spent finding leaves from the garden to make them a comfy nest!
Activity two – Build a Weather Vane. For this activity you get a pack of plasticine, a paper cup, a paper straw, a pin, a pencil, arrow shapes to cut out, crayons, a compass and instructions. This activity immediately prompted questions about how it works and how to read the compass.
Activity three – Make a Bird Feeder. Included is a paper cup, bird seed, coconut oil, string and instructions. We get lots of birds in our garden and this is definitely one that we will make again.
Activity four – Go on a Minibeast Safari. Inside the pack you get a wooden spoon and a bug pot so you can go out and find minibeasts to study. The bug pot has a magnified lid so you can really see the creepy crawlies up close, which made them really interesting to draw,
We love how educational these boxes are, and having a whole box and several activities based around one theme, means that your little ones can really get to grips with it. The activities have easy to follow instructions which also highlight the skills your child will be using and the learning points. You get lots of extra sheets included which extend on the activities too; we had a leaf spotting guide, minibeasts to look for, a fact card about woodland mammals and their habitats and tips for parents which will help you guide your child through the contents of the box.
The Explorer Box is £23.99 with free shipping and can be found in a range of different themes, to find out more you can visit their website.