Koningskind Aktiwiteitsboks - An Activity Box with a Twist
When I saw the Koningskind advert on Facebook it wasn’t the attractive packaging or all of the amazing educational activities that caught my attention, no, although it was colorful and fun, I have seen so many different activity boxes doing the rounds and were even subscribed to some – all of which were colorful, fun, and educational. What really set Koningskind apart from their competition was the fact that each theme is based on the Word of God – WOW! I have been trying to teach Aryan the Word of God for a while now, but it has been such a struggle to find Bible story books that are interactive and engaging since those are the only types of books that keeps Aryan’s attention and focus for longer than 2 minutes, and when you do find them, they are incredibly expensive on top of it. I instantly knew that this would be the solution to my problem, what better way to teach him the Word of God than through play! The cherry on the cake is that not only would we be playing, but the box contains everything we need to do the activities (yes EVERYTHING) which makes it simple and easy to use, ensuring for some fun, effortless and quality mother-son bonding time AND each and every activity is educational ensuring that Aryan still develops those fine motor, gross motor and sensorimotor skills, all while having fun with mom and learning about the Word of God – it’s a triple threat box!
Koningskind Aktiwiteitsboks were founded by Marissa and Johanri who were just two stay at home/ working part time mommies with a passion for God’s Word. “We love the Lord and want our children to know Him, but with today’s busy life we knew that it can be hard to find time for all of it, so we decided to try something new and we prepared all of these activities based on the Bible so that we, and other families, can spend more quality time together and with the Lord”. Being an occupational therapist and a former A+ student teacher, they know and understand that children learn through play and therefore will not only learn to love the Word of God, but will actually remember it, because they are doing fun, physical activities. The activities in the box are designed to help children develop cognitive and language skills, but most importantly to have a heart for Jesus and a love for His Word!
What are the advantages of ordering a Koningskind Aktiwiteitsboks:
- If you are a stay at home mom you will not have to search or think of activities to do with your child at home in order to stimulate and entertain your child anymore. The box comes with 15 activities (basically 4 activities for each week) that are already planned and prepared for you, saving you a lot of time and effort.
- The box already contains everything you need, so no need to spend hundreds of Rands on stationery and craft supplies to do a single activity and then have it take up storage room for the rest of the year. Also, no need to run to the shops – just open the box, take the file with the activity and enjoy.
- The activities are simple and easy to follow and do, therefore it can also be done by a nanny or even grandparents.
- The box is perfect for weekends or school holidays as well.
- Your child will not only be developing those fine, gross and sensory motor skills but he/she will also be learning about the Bible.
- The box is suitable for babies and children 6 months – 6 years, so if you have more than one child they can enjoy the box together.
Aryan and I decided to take the Noah’s ark box for a test run and I have been pleasantly surprised. The first thing I noticed when opening the box was the attention to detail – Upon opening I received a personalized, handwritten welcome note, a little scripture card and the information booklet. I also love how organized and neat the box is, with each activity in its own ziplock bag carefully sealed and stamped with a number so that you know exactly which materials should be used for that specific activity. The box’s activities are fun and Aryan actually enjoys them, especially the sensory play activities off course. I also love how the activities were carefully prepared and thought through to work for a 6 month old and a 6 year old making it easy for moms with more than one child to work from and enjoy the same box.
So how does it work?
Koningskind boxes are suitable for children 6 months old to 6 years old and is available in Afrikaans and English. There are currently 2 boxes available for order: 1. The Creation and 2. Noah’s Ark. A new box and theme will be launched every 3 months, with the next one being launched in August. If you are interested in ordering a box you can simply email them on Koningskind19@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KoningskindAktiwiteitsboks/. At only R299 you will receive 15 activities set out in a little instruction booklet, all of the materials and stationery needed to complete each of the activities (clay, glue, food coloring, paint, cardboard, etc.) as well as the delivery of the box to you. It really is as simple as that!
Koningskind Aktiwiteitsbokse really checks all of the boxes – its convenient, effortless, affordable, educational, and most of all FUN! Don’t forget to head on over to our Instagram and Facebook page to stand a chance to win your very own Noah’s ark box in English.
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning, but for children play IS serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood” – Fred Rogers