A few months back Becky from the Treasure Box People got in touch to see if me and my youngest son , Reuben, would be interested in reviewing one of the new “Tiny Treasures” subscription boxes for Pre-school children. Of course we were so excited!! Sam absolutely loves his monthly Treasure Box which we now subscribe to (check out my review of it from last year), and it is a special time in our family life when it arrives. We all gather around it to read the story, chat about it and do the activities together. But Reuben (who is two years old) often gets frustrated that he can’t join in with all the activities, so we were looking forward to seeing how the Tiny Treasure box would help with this.
The most exciting thing for the boys is that both boxes arrived on the same day, so they both had one to open!! Reuben’s was lots bigger, but that is mainly because for little kids the parts have to be big so they don’t swallow them. The box that Reuben received was themed on the story of the Feeding of the 5000. Included in the box were:
- A Storybook Bible Board Book
- A large basket
- Three small baskets
- Two wooden fish
- Ingredients to make salt dough pre-measured out
- Piece of artificial grass
- Book of ideas on how to explore the story
One thing to note that is that the Tiny Treasure Boxes are £20 instead of £10, and only come every two months. But when you include postage in that amount (£2.90 at least for the large boxes) you can see that you are getting value for money. By signing up you are building up a collection of treasure baskets that your younger children can come back to time and time again to explore each particular story. The items you receive will not just be a one off activity, but some you can keep and include in your normal toys so that the bible and exploring it becomes part of their normal everyday play. Isn’t that fantastic!!
Reuben was straight into the box pulling out the items and exploring them. He loves books, so once he found the book we read it straight away. I was then able to explain what the items in the box related to in the story. It was only later that day I had chance to read the little book of big ideas and the suggested ways to do it!! But that’s the beauty of these boxes – you can explore them and the bible story in a way that suits your own little one.
I remember when the Treasure Box Subscription first came out and being gutted that Sam was too young to get one. Well yes, Sam is now old enough to get the normal Treasure Box, but I love that this Tiny Treasures Box is now available for the younger age. I would really encourage all parents to think about subscribing, as it is investing in your spiritual parenting and will help you to be intentional with sharing the bible with your kids. After a year of receiving them just think how many amazing things you will have to explore lots of different stories for years to come!
How do i sign up?
So if you want to sign up, head over to The Treasure Box People’s website. You can also buy a one off box if you want to give it a try before committing to a regular subscription.
You can also sign up to the regular Treasure Box which is ideal for those over 5 years old.
NOTE: I was sent a Tiny Treasure Box for free in order to review, but all opinions are my own.