Last week, when the now infamous ‘Beast from the East’ set in, Bournemouth got snow for the first time in five years.
Carly, having been only a few weeks old the last time we had snow, was very excited to get out and make a snowman, until she realised just how cold it was out there!
The children ended up having two days off school, and the cabin fever started setting in a bit after the first day. Fortunately, I had been sent the Make Your Own Farm Set from Laurence King Publishing to review, so Carly and I decided to put it together on Friday afternoon.
The set comes with a huge variety of farmyard animals along with a farmer, his wife, and their kids, the family dog and cat, and even a house and stable.
The pieces simply pop out and slot together, meaning no mess or fuss and making it a really simple activity for children to do with minimal supervision required.
In fact, Carly enjoyed herself so much that she forbid me from helping her. I loved how much she got into it, and she was in her element bossing the farm animals around and deciding where she would place them around the board (which doubled up as the box).
There were a few bits I wasn’t too sure how they were meant to go, but Carly didn’t let this deter her and simply moved things around until she had it just the way she wanted it.
After she had put it all together, she sat and played with the set, making up little stories – it was the sweetest thing ever! Carly has always loved animals, and she absolutely loved this set.
Aimed at children aged 4 to 7, and priced at £17.99, I think this would be a brilliant alternative gift idea for a child’s birthday, and would be a good set to have at hand for a rainy (or snowy) day.
We were sent the Make Your Own Farm Set for the purpose of this review, however all opinions and photos are my own.