Have you ever noticed that when Spring/Summer hits your kids think they need to be out ALL THE TIME. They don’t seem to grasp the concept of changeable British weather so when is pours down in July or snows in April they see, to be a
little lot put out by it. It won’t be long before the dreaded statement, ‘I’m bored!’ Followed by the inevitable question, ‘What can I do?’
There’s only so many times you can play the same board games in a day before you want to throw it out of the window. You could try bribing them yo tidy their rooms in the knowledge that you’ll only have to do it yourself again later – but at least you’ll get 10/15mins peace. We limit screen time in our house so that’s usually out of the question plus TV is difficult when you seriously can’t please them both as there’s quite an age gap/they pretend to hate everything the other one likes.
So when you can’t be bothered to do any baking (come on it’s just been Easter we’ve got enough sweet treats – plus we’re still eating some from Christmas 🙂 ) What do you do? Easy. The eldest goes and hides in her room doing goodness knows what. (Probably reading) and you break out the TJ Hughes Rainy Day Family Survival Pack for the youngest.
In the interest of complete honesty – I’d kinda forgot all about TJ Hughes since our local one disappeared years ago. So when I was asked if I would like to receive this pack I was rather intrigued.
First up is a game called ‘beehive surprise’ it’s for ages 4+ and is really simple to play. You have to take the honeycomb out of the hive before the bee gets you. The game itself is really quick to play – I think our longest game was about 90 seconds which is ideal for younger children who get bored easily. It is a really fun game and even though it’s very simple and aimed at younger children both my ages (aged 9 and mid 30s) really enjoyed it!
Next we had the big box of craft. I actually bought one of these a few years ago. It contains 100 pipe cleaners, bag of pom poms, assorted EVA shapes, 4 plain cards, 4 envelopes, bag of sequins, craft glue, 3 glitter glues, 20 craftsticks, a bag of googly eyes (my favourite – if anyone says they don’t love googly eyes they’re lying), 5 sheets of tissue paper and a bag of beads. See it really is a BIG box of craft! There’s plenty to keep the kids busy for days on end.
The first project for Spud was to make a couple of cards for upcoming birthdays!
We also got Table Top Table Tennis – admittedly I thought I was going to destroy the kids at this. I was wrong. With it being a small set (yes yes clue is in the name) it’s actually quite tricky for us bigger people to play. You have to hit the ball gently :$
Besides that minor thing that didn’t seem to effect the kids it is hours of fun!
We were also sent Play Sand, we are yet to use this but it will be getting used this coming weekend when Daddy has some free time. You see I don’t do sand. I can do blood, guts, vomit and poop, but sand is my kryptonite. Just no.
After receiving these products I’ve been pouring over the TJ Hughes website and found so many great things that I want. It’s a shame my closest store is 25 miles away. Or perhaps not as my Debit Card might break!
Disclosure: I was sent these items for the purpose of this post and review. All views and opinions are our own and 100% honest.