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Good morning! Welcome back to the blog, we have had a little break as the kids were here and we were enjoying some school holiday Summer fun, but I am back and have lots to share with you!
We were kindly sent a Mysteries In Time History Subscription Box to try out and couldn’t wait to share what we thought. History is one of our favourite topics – both me, Ste and the kids love it, so this was perfect for us.
These boxes are aimed at 7 to 11 year olds and aim to be fun and educational at the same time. I know other parents like me will have been worried about the lack of schooling our kids have had this year. Riley, my 8 year old, really enjoys his routines and hasn’t coped too well with home school. This was perfect for him as it was lots of fun, a subject he enjoys and he was learning at the same time too!
The adventure starts in Ancient Egypt, which was the theme of our box, and continues to include the Wild West, Ancient Aztecs, Evacuees in World War 2 and more. Subscriptions can be 1, 3, 6 or 12 months long but can be cancelled at any time which is great for anyone who might need a break from a monthly payment. You can also purchase a box as a one off which makes it a great gift idea.
There are two types of boxes with different prices, depending on your budget and what you think your child will enjoy.
Classic Pack contents:
Bumper Box contents:
The Time Machine arrived in the post and was personalised which I always think is a lovely touch! We were sent the Bumper box and it had an Ancient Egyptians theme.
I was really impressed with the box. We enjoyed reading the book about Max and Kate’s adventure first and all the instructions included were really clear for both parents and kids to follow.
Riley was especially enamoured with his new Egyptian pen and it certainly made doing school work a little easier when I let him use it! The world map and timeline poster is brilliant and Riley enjoyed finding where to put the Ancient Egyptians on it – we can add to this with future boxes too. I think his favourite parts were the art activity and the hieroglyphics chart as he was able to write his name in Egyptian with it!
The art activity included in our box was to make amulets from air drying clay. Riley enjoyed making two of the suggested designs and there was more than enough clay provided for this! We popped a hole in the top of them and they are now proudly hung above his bed with his poster.
This box had enough in it to keep us busy on a few separate occasions and although he was learning things, Riley didn’t see it as work at all – he much preferred this way of learning rather than the traditional school work he was being sent by his teachers.
We are now going ahead with a subscription so we can collect the other boxes and can’t wait to see what else we learn and find to do in them. Riley suggests this to all children and says it is MUCH better than home-school – high praise indeed for saying he was actually still learning through doing it (just don’t tell him that!).
Mysteries in Time have been kind enough to offer another of the boxes as a competition prize for one of my lovely readers so if you fancy giving it a go, head over to my Instagram page and I will be launching the giveaway there.
I can’t recommend these enough, I have really enjoyed doing these activities with Riley and cannot wait to get our subscription started now! If you would like to find out more about Mysteries in Time, or start your own time travel adventure and order a box, head over to their website. Take care and keep safe,