Review of Mysteries In Time Educational Subscription Box & Giveaway
Homeschooling my 8 year old for four months was tough- I’m not trained in how to make learning fun like a teacher is.
Schools are supposed to reopen next month, but I’m creating back-up plans by getting better resources together just in case.
Mysteries In Time create monthly history education boxes for children aged 7-11, and are one of the few history-related resources I’ve come across so far.
There are two types of box, classic and bumper. Both boxes contain a story book, magazine, activities, bookmark, sticker sheet, colouring pages, timeline sticker and time machine box/envelope.
The bumper pack contains some extras, including a craft and gift related to the history in the box.
We were sent a bumper box which was about Ancient Egypt. The first box comes with a giant map that you can add timeline stickers to as you collect each box.
Each month the topic is different, including World War Two, Aztecs, Vikings and Ancient China to name but a few.
It comes with easy to read instructions which detail the order of activities to do. The first is to read the story book, where you follow Max and Katie as they travel back in time to solve a mystery.
The story links in with the pack, so you can do some of the activities in the magazine during the story or after.
My son loved completing the activities whilst reading the book, including a quiz and puzzles using hieroglyphs.
The box came with a craft which was air-drying clay and stickers to make an amulet, and some colour-in sheets too.
There were also some stickers and a gorgeous Egyptian mummy pen that has taken pride of place on his bedroom shelf!
These packs are really clever, because there’s various activities to do which could be done over the entire month as part of home school, or just for fun on rainy days.
My son said it didn’t feel like school when he completed the activities, and I didn’t spend hours pulling my hair out to get him to do it.
I like that there’s a story book in each box, which encourages him to maintain his reading skills too. It’s interactive and even the personalised box it comes in is a time machine that your child uses to solve the mystery.
You also don’t have to subscribe for a whole year. There’s options to buy one box as a gift for somebody, or packages of 3, 6 or 12 months. You can cancel at any time which is also handy.
I wish I’d found these boxes months ago, because it would have made our history lessons fun and less painful!
For your chance to win a 3 month subscription to the Mysteries In Time boxes, fill in the form below.
All entrants must be UK residents over the age of 18. Entries will be verified before a winner is chosen at random. An email address will be require purely to contact you if you win.
Mysteries In Time are responsible for supplying the prize, not Single Parent Pessimist.
One bumper box was gifted for the purpose of this review. No payment was received and all views are honest and my own.