Mothers have a lot on their plate some of which include cooking, cleaning, organizing, school pick ups, and the most important of all, being a mother. It is hard to keep up in this fast paced environment that we now live in. We would love for our children to busy themselves during their free time with educational activities but kids often rely on Mom to come up with these activities. It would be so easy to just have your kids spend most of their off time watching TV while you see to your other responsibilities. Here is where Explore More Activity Boxes aim to make our lives that much easier.
What are Explore More Activity Boxes?:
Explore More Activity Boxes are themed monthly boxes filled with hands on activities to inspire creativity and curiosity in children aged 3-7.
How it works:
Step One: Purchase your subscription type. They have single boxes as well as sibling boxes. Single boxes contain 3 crafts. Sibling boxes contain 3 crafts per child.
At the time of this review a 3 month subscription for a single box works out to R200 a month and a 3 month sibling subscription is R325.
Step Two: Receive your themed boxes in the mail.
Step Three: Play, learn and explore.
What does each themed box contain?
Each themed box is different per month and contains all the materials (minus scissors) that you need to create three crafts.
Here is a closer look at 2 out of the 3 different craft activities that was in my box.
We received a free single box in return for an honest review of their product. Since we didn’t receive a sibling box both D and A had to share. This included them having to split some of the steps in the activity and I honestly was very proud to see them work together as argument free as they did.
I really loved the box. Mom can either do the activities with their child for some bonding time or use these activities when she has something else she needs to do but would rather her child not spend this time in front of the TV. Now when I hear my kids say, “I’m bored” I already have an activity ready to go for them. I think the hardest part of doing a child’s activity is getting all the materials together. You have to go to the craft store and purchase pipe cleaners, clay and a variety of different objects. Explore more conveniently does all the work for me.
What I would suggest is, when you receive your box, place the materials and instructions for each activity in its own ziplock bag that will fit the necessary contents. When you would like your child to do the activity then it is ready for you to just hand it over. I had D and A look at the instructions and separate them according to what was necessary per activity. I would definitely purchase a subscription but would rather get the sibling box so that both of my kids could do their own activities at a time suitable to themselves.
Update December 8,2015 – We received two more boxes as a part of our subscription and we love them just as much as we did the first one we received. I love how this gives me pre-set out activities to do with each child and as I bring in the delivery my kids are so excited to explore what is inside.
Explore more has given my readers a wonderful coupon. R25 off a single box! Here is the coupon. You can go ahead and e-mail Maya at explore more to place your order (and mention to her that you have the coupon for R25 off!)
The Giveaway: This giveaway is now closed!
Explore More has graciously offered to give two of my readers a single box! Yay!
To enter: (This Requires ALL three steps, if you miss one step you nullify your entry)
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This giveaway is only open to entrants in South Africa.
It is open between 9th March 2015 and will close for entries at midnight on the 16th of March 2015
The 2 winners will be announced on my Facebook page.