We were recently asked to review Mysteries In Time, which is a monthly history subscription box for children aimed at the 7-11 age group. H loves history and often complains about the lack of lesson time that history gets at school (National Curriculum designers please note).
H was so excited to receive a time machine box full of goodies. I was surprised how much was in the box for £12.95 (plus £2.95 postage and packing). I loved the range of items and there were lots of different activities. We liked that it wasn’t too heavy on colouring. H isn’t mad keen on colouring and I don’t think he’s alone in this. He prefers to read or solve puzzles and he enjoyed working with the modelling clay that came with the pack. In fact the full contents of the box were as follows:
- A Max & Katie story book (these are reoccuring characters that travel back in time to solve a mystery)
- A history booklet (the non-fiction part with plenty of information and also puzzles and quizzes)
- A timeline sticker (to add to your A1 size map with a timeline that comes with your first pack)
- Colouring-in sheets & mini-colouring pencils
- A craft with all materials included (in our pack it was making a clay amulet with modelling clay and paints provided)
- A collectible (this was a big hit with H: a canopic jar, which is a model of the ones that Egyptians used to put various body organs in as part of the burial process)