Summer is just around the corner! These Summer Boredom Buster Activity Boxes are bound to help keep your kids entertained and occupied during the school summer holidays.
With kids having spent half of 2020 already inside due to the lockdown, it’s becoming increasingly challenging to find creative ways to engage and occupy our children.
2020 has been a funny year. Instead of beginning their summers playing in the local park or riding their bikes out front, children have found themselves lost and stuck inside.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve found yourself relying heavily on TV subscriptions and kindles. Being a busy work from home mum, it’s just impossible to give my kids 100% of my attention from the minute they wake up to the moment they go to sleep.
Can you relate?
We’re only human and sometimes we need that moment of silence, to breathe and soak it all in (orrr to be able to drink a cup of tea in peace…whilst it’s still hot!!!)
That’s why I have put together these Summer Boredom Buster Activity Boxes to not only support children with fun and exciting activities. But also to give you mums and dads a bit of peace of mind, that the kids have something in the house that they can do.
TVs and kindles are fine, but it’s passive learning rather than active learning.
The activities within these Summer Boredom Buster Boxes require children to actively engage with them. From building jigsaws to reading books, completing a brain teaser to painting a picture.
These activities support children’s creativity, imagination, curiosity, and brain stimulation.
The books are from Usborne, which are high in quality, brightly coloured, and extremely long lasting. I have some That’s Not My Books which are over 7 years old now and still standing the test of time!
As a bonus and thankyou for your order, on top of my personal discount offer for the activity box, I have also included a special bonus from our printables shop.
*Disclaimers: I am an Usborne Independent Organiser. If you place an order via my shop or through me directly, I may earn some commission at no additional cost to you.
** These Summer Boredom Buster Activity Boxes are based on postage prices for the UK. If you are outside of the UK and would like to order an Activity Box, please get in touch as postage will be significantly higher than £3.50.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s included within a typical Summer Boredom Buster Activity Box.
Within each box, you can select 6 activities from the following list. Each image displays a sample of the range of activities you can choose from to create your Summer Boredom Buster Activity Box. Hence they are ideal for tailoring to your children’s age and interests.
To view the full range of each product, please click the links provided in the sections below. Please ensure to remember to write down the products you want to refer to when you want to complete your order form.
Each Summer Boredom Buster Activity Box comes to £29.99 + £3.50 delivery. This includes 6 high quality activities, plus a special bonus.
1. Select an Usborne Sticker Book (value of either £5.99 or £6.99)
The sticker books are absolutely beautiful. My kids go crazy for stickers and they are always high in quality. We recently purchased and used one of the Little sticker Dolly Dressing sticker books, Unicorns to be precise, and both my 4 and 2year old found it really easy to use.
2. Choose one of the 199 Pictures range
These are really nice board books. They are brilliant for extending children’s vocabulary range, plus looking more in depth in a particular topic.
As an example, my two children go crazy for dinosaurs. Anything dinosaur related they want to learn all about it! We recently purchased this Big Book of Dinosaurs and sat for 30-45minutes reading it together, looking at the different dinosaur’s features, and spending forever trying to name each dinosaur (I dare you to try it in one attempt.)
Within the 199 pictures range, they offer a dinosaur and prehistoric animals book. This would be ideal for any dinosaur enthusiast to look and learn the different dinosaurs, talk about their colours, sizes, diet, and features.
Check out these samples from the 199 range:
3. Two activity books of your choice from the Usborne Minis range (£3.99 each)
There is such a variety of activities within Usborne’s Mini range. Purchasing these is a great way for your kids to try more activities and find out what they enjoy the most before purchasing the full sized product.
The range includes:
- Sticker books
- Magic painting
- Rub down books
- Finger painting
- Spotted books
- And more.
You can select any two activities from the mini range:
4. Either one Activity cards pack or Activity book (value of either £5.99 or £6.99)
The activity cards and books are great because they have multiple activities in one place and hence can entertain your kids for a long time.
With some of them being wipe clean, you can use them time and time again.
You can select one of these, either priced at £5.99 or £6.99.
5. Choice of one book from either the See Inside, Look and Find, or Jigsaw and Book sets
I just love these three products. They offer kids so much information, great for independent learning time, and are really enjoyable to do.
For our family, we personally love doing these activities together. It’s important to spend quality family time together and these activities are excellent for such a time.
For the Summer Boredom Buster Activity Box, you can select one activity. Either a See Inside book, Look and Find book, or a Jigsaw and Book set.
View the full range of each book by clicking the following links:
Here is a sample of the range below:
As a thankyou for supporting our family run business and, because we are so passionate about providing educational resources for kids, we would like to offer a special bonus to anyone purchasing a Summer Boredom Activity Box.
With your choice of activities and books above, we’d also like to provide you with a FREE colouring book made by us and sold in our GeorgiMae Learning shop for your children to enjoy this summer.
You can select from one of the following themes:
- Under the Sea
- Around the World.
Here are some sample pages of our colouring books:
How to Order
If you’d like to purchase a Summer Boredom Buster Activity Box for your kids for £29.99 + £3.50 postage, please complete the Google Form attached. Payment will be taken after contacting you and confirming your choices and stock availability.
Please do ensure that you tick confirmation that we can contact you regarding your order, so that we legally comply with GDPR and can confirm your order and choice in products with you.
How to Get Free Usborne Books
Usborne books are excellent in quality and provide so much value to children from 0-18years old.
They offer over 3000 products on their site with special offers held every month.
If you love Usborne books, there are a few ways you can gain free or discounted books:
- Subscribe to receive a 10% discount code
This cannot be used in conjunction with the activity boxes I’m afraid. But, it does provide you with a 10% discount on any future purchases.
For example, if you wanted to include a See Inside book but also wanted a Jigsaw and Book set, you could include the See Inside as part of your Summer Boredom Buster Activity Box, and use the 10% discount code on your Jigsaw and book set.
- Host an online party
Now I know what you’re thinking. You don’t have time to host an online party. But hear me out!
Online parties will take place via a private Facebook group which I will set up. I will invite you to the group and all you have to do is select a date and time and invite your friends and family to join.
Then leave the rest to me.
I’ll organise the posts, videos of our range of books and activities, plus run a few competitions so that your friends and family can win discounts and free products.
Then, as a thankyou, once orders are placed via a set up link, you can select a free host gift AND a further free book of your choice up to the value of £12.
If you’d like to be a host and book and online party, please fill out that part of your Order form. Here is the link again:
- Become a part of the team
If you’re anything like me, you’ll already love books, especially Usborne books due to their high quality and great use for educating our kids.
I loved Usborne products way before I joined Usborne. And now that I’m part of this company, building my own business online, I just love it even more (perhaps because I can get free products!!!)
If you also love books and kids activities, it may have crossed your mind to join Usborne and start your own business.
Starting a business with Usborne is £48 and provides you with:
- Your own online website and store for people to purchase Usborne products
- A starter kit of books valued at over £150
- Commission of up to 24% for sales through your online shop
- Free books and activities on every £120+ order placed
- Your business your way, you control and choose how you want to run your business.
If this sounds like you, you can join my team here. I’ll get an email notification when you have and will be in touch to offer you my personal time and support with growing your business.
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