We had great fun with the October box from Willow and Wild, so we were all super excited for the November box to drop on to the mat.
Here’s what we’ve been getting up to this month:
Gardening – growing wheatgerm grass seeds in a funny face tube and sowing pansy seeds for autumn colour
Craft – creating an autumn leaf lantern and a leaf art scratch magnet
Educational – learning about hibernation, autumn and winter and fun facts about hedgehogs
Cooking – recipes for green soup and pansy cupcakes, using the pansies we grew for decoration (but stopping short of eating the grass)
Everything that you need for the various activities is included within the box, with the exception of the ingredients for the recipes but there was nothing out of the ordinary required there! It makes it really easy to quickly assemble everything you need for an activity, such as the funny face growing tube.
My three year old daughter particularly liked creating the leaf lantern, which was a simple idea but a really stunning outcome. The box included the fabric leaves, glue, raffia and tealight and we always have plenty of spare jars hanging around! I used a plastic LED candle instead of the tealight and the effect was just as nice.
My six year old son loved creating the leaf art scratch magnet (in the image above), and definitely drew on his Diwali influences (from school) for the design!
The Willow and Wild boxes change every month. There are two sizes available – the letterbox size that we received, plus a bumper size which has all of the activities plus some added extras. Subscriptions start from £7.25 per month for a 12 month subscription to the letterbox size, or a monthly subscription is only £8.95. There are also 3 and 6 month subscription options which would make a brilliant Christmas present option.
Willow and Wild offer a range of activity bags and party bags too and we can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for Christmas!