Time travel IS possible… with a little help from Wummelbox.
We woke this morning to a gray day. I knew from the moment I opened my eyes that several members of our family would not make it out of pajamas the entire day. Unless, of course, it is to don princess attire. We love gray, rainy days. We snuggle, read, watch TV and make comfort food. The usual.
Thanks to Wummelbox, we had an adventure on this gray, rainy day.
Today, toddler boy, Kindergarten girl and I traveled through time. Our destination? The Stone Age. Complete with a time machine, cave paintings, a mammoth hunt and stories to inform and delight, this adventure filled our entire morning. I cannot begin to tell you how much fun we had with the Time Travel Wummelbox. Delivered right to our door, this box of arts and crafts is unlike others we’ve tried. Each of the activities included added to a complete experience that took us on a morning-long adventure through our own house.
The first step in time travel is, obviously, to build a time machine. Our Wummelbox came complete with all the quality materials necessary to complete this “machine” that toddler boy carried around the house the remainder of the day. While I helped the kids assemble the time machine, I read “A Stone Age Story: Wummel Embarks on a Journey to Discover the Stone Age.” This story of mascots Wummel and Hedgy traveling through time introduces children to primary Stone Age images such as animal skin clothing, cave paintings, and mammoths.
After building our time machine, we set the dial to Stone Age and got underway. Wummelbox included water colors, paint brush and canvas for the kids to create their own cave painting, but I love that they suggested we build our own cave in which to paint. Honestly, it would not have occurred to me to build a cave in the living room to add to the authenticity of the experience. My word, did the kids love it!
We received three different paint colors with our Wummelbox, but I must admit we augmented with our own set of colors. This led to a great discussion about natural and synthetic dyes and why the color purple is associated with royalty. Before beginning their painting, the kids viewed pictures of cave paintings from various cultures. We talked about how they often told a story. We looked at how simple most of the line drawings were constructed. I told them these should be their inspiration for their own cave painting. You can see the results in the picture above.
Finally, Wummelbox included a mammoth hunt game that the kids had to create before playing. Kindergarten girl prepared the mammoth, while toddler boy painted the die. From there, we cut out various animal tracks and used the supplies to track a mammoth through our own house.
Thanks to Wummelbox, we filled an entire morning with learning, crafts, adventure and time together. And with our time machine complete, we simply need to set the dial for another time period for additional travels on future rainy days.
Wummelbox is an arts and crafts subscription service for children designed to inspire learning, creativity and exploration. Delivered right to your door, each Wummelbox focuses on a theme (i.e. nutrition, music, color & light) and provides families with all the materials needed for hours of fun all in one box. No matter the theme, all projects promote developmental language, sensory and motor skills.
I was very impressed with the quality of materials provided for our time travel and all Wummelbox materials meet the highest European and U.S. standards for toys. In addition, materials are eco-friendly where possible.
As a subscription service, Wummelbox offers three packages:
- Try a Wummel, a 1-month subscription priced at $34.95
- Little Wummel, a 3-month subscription priced at $24.95 per month
- Big Wummel, a 12-month subscription priced at $19.95 per month
To Buy or Not to Buy
To Buy… Wummelbox provides all the materials necessary to make arts, crafts, adventure and memories with your child right to your door each month. Because all high quality materials are used, there is no waste or storing of leftover supplies. With several subscription packages available, there is one to fit most budgets. Wummelbox provided eco-friendly materials.
Or Not to Buy… While exploring their site, I was unable to find an option for additional supplies for extra children. I should note that my children had such a great time this morning they didn’t even notice they were sharing. However, if you have four children, the supplies of a single box might not stretch that far.
Thanks to Wummelbox for providing a sample.