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Numberbundle Maths Activity Box – Review

Numberbundle are a new range of activity subscription boxes aimed at ages 3-7 years and support the Early Years foundation stage and National Curriculum.  The boxes are themed each month and we received the ‘Number’ themed box aimed at reception age children for 5yr old Mister B to try out.

WP_20160219_15_12_49_ProEach box contains activities involving:

  • Cookery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Active games
  • Solo puzzles
  • Cross stitch
  • Outdoor activities
  • Science
  • Narrative

Each activity is clearly set out in it’s own individual leaflet, making it easy to follow and clear to see what extra things you may need such as colouring pencils, scissors etc.  All extra’s are just basic items you would have at home anyway.

Mister B was keen to start with an activity that he saw used an egg box, one of his favourite junk modeling items so he eagerly started cutting out some numbers for his ‘Random Number Shake’ and numbering inside the sections of the egg box.

numberbundle 2He then stuck the numbers into the lid of the box and a couple of spare one’s on top.  We then put a button inside which he loved shaking about to see what number it landed on.  There are many options for games and activities with this from getting the child to write down the number they land on, write the correct number of dots corresponding to the number or taking turns to see who can land on all the numbers first.

numberbundle 3We then moved onto making an abacus using the box that all the bits came in and some included string and beads.  Mister B absolutely loved sitting threading the beads on each piece of string and sat in deep concentration until he had finished and I attached the ends to each side of the box.

numberbundle 1I think this was a brilliant activity and we have spent much time over the last week playing with the finished abacus.  Mister B loves working out little sums for me and has been adding and taking away from ten quite confidently!  Even big sister Miss M has been joining in.

numberbundle 4We’ve also been doing some science experiments turning dirty old coins into shiny new looking ones and laying them in sequences.  Another of Mister B’s favourites was homemade play doh which he used to make the correct number of spots on ladybirds.  A game we had lots of giggles in is ‘Don’t roll as six’ as when you do, you have to do 10 seconds of exercise such as running on the spot or star jumps.  Mister B loved this and now wants to play it all the time!

As you can see we’ve had non stop activities and fun from this subscription box and there are still more activities on top of what I have mentioned. I think the value in the boxes is up to you to make the most of them with your child, but if you do there really is hours of things to do and you can play certain things again and again.

I think what’s most important here is that the child is having everyday fun, but learning at the same time without really realising it.  Mister B just thought it was a box of fun things to do when he got home from school each night and asked to try a different thing each day.

If you’d like to try one of these Numberbundle boxes, which will of course be appropriate to your childs age, then I am able to offer one of my readers a chance to win a box by simply filling in the Gleam form below:


All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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  1. Leila Benhamida says:

    Love playing counting game with my daughter with colour beads. She learns faster with colours.

  2. aaron broad says:

    Like helping my sister with her spellings

  3. lynn heath says:

    My Daughters love playing shops pretending to buy and sell things! It helps them by working out the change they should have!

  4. Tony Metcalf says:

    Anything to do with words, Junior Scrabble is a favourite at the moment,

  5. Monica Gilbert says:

    My daughter loves playing the game Shopping List. It gives us quality time and reinforces so many skills.

  6. Kay Panayi says:

    Scrabble X

  7. ashleigh allan says:

    We like playing games – the orchard toys tell the time one is good!

  8. Claire Elizabeth Noke says:

    we love to play countdown. we make as many words as possible 🙂 (I give them 2 minutes instead of 30 seconds)

  9. Natalie Crossan says:


  10. Catherine McAlinden says:

    We love playing cafes, with the children writing the menus and orders.

  11. we do a lot of fun activities with chinese!

  12. Sharon says:

    We do lots of baking together – mixing ingredients, smelling, touching and making lots of (fun) mess! xx

  13. leigh boyle says:

    we love singing songs xx

  14. Cupcake R says:

    We love playing with play doh using imagination to create different models like snails and turtles!

  15. Sarah Archibald says:

    We do grids with letters and numbers for Millie to copy underneath 🙂

  16. Karl Borowy says:

    puzzle solving

  17. Anthony Harrington says:

    we enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles

  18. Tammy Westrup says:

    Playing shops with the play till and food, they love it and it helps recognise numbers and learn about money etc

  19. Jo Hutchinson says:

    We like doing puzzles and word games.

  20. Rachel Craig says:

    Playing shops, helps recognition, speech etc. Can talk about colours, numbers etc. Probably keen as has uncle who works at a supermarket, and does enjoy going shopping with family. Means we introduce variety into time spent playing shops, uses plastic shopping trolley, play money, plastic till with scanner etc.

  21. Kristy Brown says:

    We like playing card games as this is invaluable in helping with addition

  22. Jo m welsh says:

    Baking – teaching them weighing, reading and of course how to cook

  23. Kelly Glen says:

    Playing shops is a fun way to get them to learn.

  24. Sarah Rees says:

    We like simple card games

  25. Lorraine Bell says:

    Jigsaw puzzles and counting games

  26. leanne weir says:

    we play lots of board games

  27. Maria P says:

    we love to count with jelly beans – and eat them after it 🙂

  28. Victoria N says:

    My daughter loves playing shop and adding up the purchases

  29. Samantha loughlin says:

    We love playing post offices

  30. Debbie Burfoot says:

    We love playing shops and make ice cream shops and fruit n veg stalls

  31. Jo Carroll says:

    You know Channel 4’s ‘8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’?…well we probably do ‘Countdown’ at the other end of the spectrum so it’s kiddie friendly. It’s a fun game to play – ours comes across a little like the Haribo adverts though with me and my partner being the adults with the children’s voices 😉

  32. Susan Lloyd says:

    We love playing the orchard toys games, in particular shopping list and dotty dinosaurs.

  33. Solange says:


  34. Harline says:

    I learn my grandchildren about the outdoors we make bird feeders ourselves with objects peanut butter ect I take them on walks and inform them on plants and trees

  35. Angela McDonald says:

    We love playing ‘dominoes’ they are a great tool for learning to count! We also love making words on the fridge with magnetic letters!

  36. Michelle O'Neill says:

    we have a spelling bee fun game x

  37. Simon C says:

    “I spy with my little eye…”

    Yep, sometimes the simple ones are the best. A very good game when you’re learning to spell, as well as for other reasons.

  38. Ray Dodds says:

    We play cooking and shops

  39. Ruth Harwood says:

    We cook together and read the recipes. measure out the ingredients and set the timer – it’s great for the kids’ number skills xx

  40. Chris Andrews says:

    love playing Treasure Hunt as my grandsons love to work out the clues to find the treasure

  41. claire woods says:


  42. Shirley Evans says:


  43. Dawn Logan says:

    counting and matching games are faverits

  44. Janice Mackin says:

    We like playing the Orchard Toys games.

  45. claire griffiths says:

    we like the orchard games and also like playing shops and adding everything up

  46. we’ve recently been doing spelling with handmade letter cards. he’s learned simple words like dog and car and thinks he’s great sounding them out

  47. Rich Tyler says:

    Playing with drawing easal

  48. Kerry Locke says:

    We love playing ‘Shops’ … great for social and number skills

  49. Sarah Wilson says:

    Playing Scrabble!

  50. Sally Collingwood says:

    We love to do cooking and Skye reads out the recipe

  51. Holly Neale says:

    Me and my son Rafael love playing scrabble together!

  52. Zac Farley says:

    We play pairs which helps with memory

  53. Val Pownall says:

    We love baking and weighing out all the ingredients. Our 7 yr old is a big fan of hangman at the moment too.

  54. Sam Goodwin says:

    Playdoh – we have fun shaping numbers or letters

  55. lesley carnochan says:

    My kids use to love playinv shops wen they were wee we.use to get all the tins out and stick prices etc on them and get the toy till out. Sure in the next few months my baby will start to play all these kids of stuff with her brother and sister

  56. my little girls loves playing with dried pulses and flour – she scoops up difference amounts, weighs it with scales and tries pouring into different sized containers.

  57. nicola james says:

    we sing songs for numbers and the alphabet and make our own songs up

  58. Helen A says:

    We play ‘post office’ and the girls learn about money, maths (working out change and adding up costs), and geography (where letters are being sent).

  59. Jane Middleton says:


  60. Emma Whittaker says:

    We have got the Peppa Pig Wipe and Lean books which our daughter loves and they help teach numbers, letters and words 🙂

  61. claire little says:

    puzzles, board games and playing school

  62. Lucy Robinson says:

    We love matching pair games.

  63. Jennifer Rhymer says:

    We bake when we can, my little girl measures the ingredients and it’s a tasty treat for her at the end!

  64. Diana says:

    Counting things and doing puzzles 🙂

  65. Barbara Handley says:

    I use Lego to teach arithmetic and fractions with my grandchildren.

  66. matching bricks and colours together 😀

  67. Kelly cooper says:

    My children love reading so we make our own stories up and play word games

  68. ESME MCCRUBB says:


  69. Vickie Jackson says:

    We love playing drs… I make sure that my daughter wraps the bandage round the correct amount of times, she uses the right amount of plasters and if I need medicine she counts out the amount for me!

  70. Penelope Hewitt says:

    Junior Monopoly, we use it for counting, reading, teaching taking turns.

  71. Sophie Ade says:

    Puzzles with numbers

  72. We are currently practicing writing and have been using sand for forming letters and paint

  73. Jessica L says:

    We have a letter fishing game which my 4 year old loves at the moment. The first one to get all the letters in their word wins.

  74. Adrian Bold says:

    We play some scrabble which is fun and educational!

  75. Sadiyya maryam says:

    My daughter loves jigsaws and any number games, often we make them up as we go along. Learning through play has been so effective for my child.

  76. Emma Perry says:

    My Grandson loves nursery rhymes and singing so we song a lot! He loves the ABC song and counting songs.

  77. Katie W says:

    we love horrible histories so often play the games to do with them,

  78. neringa pakulyte says:

    we use number cards puzzle and dominoes


    Arts and crafts and also my grandchildren like nothing more than for me to tell them a story with them in it. x

  80. Jodie Harvey says:

    we love phonics and flash cards

  81. Maria Sullivan says:

    My little one is almost 2 we always play numbers and spelling, we hay lots of fun

  82. Dale Dow says:

    Okay to others this won’t sound like fun, but my kids like me teaching them from math textbooks!!

  83. Margaret Gallagher says:

    We love playing at going shopping
    We write what we need and the prices then add it all up great way to learn

  84. Deborah Mackenzie says:

    Lego; used it for learning colours, counting but the size of the bricks and by building things from a story….. great fun for the whole family

  85. Hannah says:

    We love many classic games – Ludo, Dominos, Chess. These and many others are great fun but I think also bring in some education too.

  86. Sandra Foreman says:

    when in the car with my grandson he always wants to play ispy and he is so good at it for an 8 year old and he also loves us giving him maths questions and he is so quick with the answers, he loves learning

  87. Emma Sykes says:

    We love playing shop keepers with out penny jar, it’s proven really good to help my daughter to count especially in 5s and 10s

  88. pauline black says:

    We sing the alphabet song ! He loves it!

  89. measuring out ingredients for baking, this allows for addition as well as division

  90. Pia Stephens says:

    Our eldest (reception) loves word search, we first did them together but now as he’s really close in cracking reading he does them on his own and only occasionally asks for my help *proud mummy*

  91. Lisa Mcalley says:

    My 3 kids and i play number spy, my 12yr old special needs son finds it hard though.

  92. Angela Weir says:

    Stop the bus where whatever letter we stop on we have to this of an animal ect beginning with that letter he’s 4 and loves it.

  93. we play card games, word games, counting games
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  94. Jessica Powell says:

    Snap and Scrabble 🙂

  95. Robyn Clarke says:

    We love playing with Duplo, I have found some amazing educational ways to play on Pinterest, using stickers, colours sorting, counting.

  96. We sing the alphabet song ! He loves it!

  97. We love playing with Duplo, I have found some amazing educational ways to play on Pinterest, using stickers, colours sorting, counting. marcus garvey quote

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