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.

97 thoughts on “Numberbundle Maths Activity Box – Review

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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 😉

  6. 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

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

  8. “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.

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

  10. 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

  11. 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).

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

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

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

  18. 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

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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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*

  23. 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.

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

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