First thing we did was un-box the time machine box. In there we found a map, stickers, an adventure book, a fact sheet ( that also has a quiz at the back), a hieroglyph decoder, a craft pack and some other bits and bobs.
Firstly we used the map to locate Egypt and put a sticker on the timeline for ancient Egypt. Tycho enjoyed the map bit as he is a keen map fan. Then it was time to read the story. This story could easily been read by my 7 year old himself, but as his brother wanted to join in I read to him.It follows two children; smart Max and cleaver Katie as they get sent a time-traveling machine and a request for them to help solve mysteries in time. First adventure up as you probably guessed is Egypt.
After we read the book, which was very exciting, Tycho enjoyed it a lot! We read through the fact-sheet. But it is probably best to sort of look at the both together, as the fact-sheet explained a lot to help you understand about pyramids, Egyptians and gods they worshiped.
When we were done with both, then we did the quizzes, which he aced I am happy to say, proving that both story and factsheet and kept his interest. I realise when I say quizz, I make it sound like it is an exam. But it isn’t anything boring like that. Tycho very much liked this part. The problem solving was probably his favourite bit of the whole thing.
The last bit to do is a little art project, which was to try and make an amulet.
We had lots of fun over a good few days with the Mysteries in time box, absolutely perfect for this time of year, when sitting indoors is much nicer than being outside in the cold rain soggy weather! Saying that I could see this box would be brilliant to bring along in the car for a long journey or down the park or beach too for that matter.
If your child has an interest for history and geography, I think this is a great activity box for them. In fact even if your child isn’t too keen on history, as you or school would like they them to be, I’d think this would be a great way to peak their interest as it does really put the fun into education!
To sign up and get mysteries in time, visit their website. It costs between £7.95 -£12.95 depending on package and you will get one pack per month.
Disclaimer – Letchworthmums.co.uk were sent this pack for a review, we are not paid by the company