A while ago my friends daughter asked if she could review some items on my blog, she has previously featured here reviewing Smiggle way back in 2017, Glam Goo in 2018 and in Blackpool with us last year. Last week the very kind people over at Mysteries in Time sent her one of their subscription boxes.
Mysteries in Time are a monthly history subscription box for children aged 7-11. They’re educational, fun and crafty. They are also a lifesaver at the moment when we’re doing all we can to keep children busy and happy through lockdown and being suddenly homeschooled!
There are two subscriptions you can choose from, the classic which starts at £6.45 and the bumper which starts at £11.45. You can choose a one off box or subscribe monthly, 3 monthly, 6 monthly or annually. The longer you subscribe for, the cheaper the boxes work out. Each month, subscribers receive a time machine postal package packed with high-quality, fun, educational activities for children, all linked to a different period in history.
The classic box consists of
- Story packed with mystery & adventure
- Easy-to-follow history booklet
- Word puzzles & other fun activities
- Themed bookmark
- Colourful sticker sheet
- Three colouring-in pages
- Timeline sticker
- Free in first box – world map & timeline
- Sent in a personalised time machine envelope
The bumper box includes all of the classic contents plus craft inspired by history and a history related gift.
Anything that combines learning and play can only be a good thing. I know at the moment, Lucas is so fed up of me attempting to teach him that crafts and fun ways are the only way for us to learn anything. What I love about these boxes too is that they deliver worldwide so in a couple of years, I can start ordering them for Lucas too.
The first month that you receive is Ancient Egypt. Chanel will learn about the history of the Ancient Egyptians, mummification, pharaohs, hieroglyphs, Ancient Egyptian gods & more.
She can place the Ancient Egypt sticker on the timeline and find modern-day Egypt on the world map. Find a cosy place to read the illustrated time-travelling Ancient Egypt story with the matching bookmark, then learn some Ancient Egypt facts in the history magazine.
Learn about why amulets were important to the Ancient Egyptians, then design, sculpt and paint her own amulet from the clay provided. She can colour in the three Egypt-themed designs, then treasure her very own Ancient Egypt themed stickers and special gift.
There are also links on the Mysteries in Time website where you can learn about the subject of the month. I think these are such a good way to inject some fun into learning at home, it’s great to include the whole family, discussing what is in the box and getting creative together.
If you would like to the chance to win a subscription for your child, Mysteries in Time are offering a three-month bumper box subscription for one lucky winner! Enter below, good luck