Explore More Activity Boxes – Review & Giveaway

Sponsored by Explore More

In December last year, I did some blogging for M-Net Movies promoting their kids movies over the Christmas holidays last year and as part of the brief, I received a blogger drop that contained two awesome activity kits for kids.

We created our own bird feeder and an owl lantern from the activity kits and Ava loved it!


Now, for those of you who know me or have been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I am NOT a crafty mom, I suck at it, I hate it. I find it messy and mostly I just lack the creativity to do these types of activities with my girls, but Ava LOVES it. She is all about the arts and crafts and absolutely loves these activities. I always feel so guilty because I moan and groan and really scratch my head for ideas on what to do with her.

Then Maya from Explore More contacted me a couple of months ago and let me know that she was the creator of the craft boxes for the M-Met Movies campaign and she’d like to send me another one to try. We received a Paint Party box and I thought Ava was going to faint from excitement when she saw the box, while I groaned internally and thought about the mess….


This weekend, I finally relented and agreed to let Ava and her bestie do the paint box and they absolutely loved it! I loved it too because the box comes with EVERYTHING you need to create the 3 activities inside and literally when they were done, I could roll up the newpaper and toss the left overs with very little mess or fuss.

The paint box contained 3 different paint activities:

  • Colour Blocking – Create colour block paintings on your own canvas’s
  • Spinning Art – Create beautiful spinning art cards
  • Mono printing – Introduce kids to the art of print making


These activities were easy to set up, came with simple instructions to follow (even I could understand and follow them and did I mention…. I suck at crafty) and the kids loved it.



There are a large variety of boxes to choose from too, if painting is not your thing:

Boxes 1 boxes 2 Boxes 4 Boxes Boxes3

Boxes 5

The boxes are not just fun, but also focus on the development of the child, including fine motor skills, gross motor skills, discovery. creating and imagination, communication skills.

Best of all, you can order your boxes online and there are a number of options, from purchasing as a gift, to subscription options and even sibling boxes where the activities are duplicated for two children.

I’ve had a look at the boxes and Walter and I have decided to order the 3 month sibling subscription, as the activities are a great way to keep the kids busy during the cold winter months when it’s not so great to be playing outdoors.

Maya from Explore More has also given me two boxes, valued at R350 each to give away to you, my readers. All you need to is follow the Rafflecopter entry points below to be eligible to win.

T’s & C’s

  • Competition closes on Sunday, 10th May
  • Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter so all entries are vetted and drawn randomly
  • Winners must be residing within South Africa’s borders

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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  • Reply ella

    Love this concept 🙂 it’s perfect for me and my craft loving kiddo

    May 4, 2015 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Lisa Randall

    Under the Sea and Ready Set Glow look very interesting x

    May 4, 2015 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Astrid

    My daughter will go gaga over this!!

    May 4, 2015 at 10:26 am
  • Reply nunu5

    They look really great but at R350 not something I could afford too often.

    May 4, 2015 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Jozi Wahm

    These look so amazing.My little ones, especially my daughter would LOVE these!!! The Paint Party one sounds lovely.

    May 4, 2015 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Megan

    oh wow, my girls would love these,

    May 4, 2015 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Cassey Toi

    Bubble trouble would be a winner in my house…although I think the grown-ups might have more fun with it 😉

    May 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Latasha

    Love these. Would be happy with any of them.

    May 4, 2015 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Looks very interesting. 🙂

    May 4, 2015 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Megan Hartwig

    My daughter Zoe would really love the Birds of a Feather activity box, especially that you get to make an Owl lantern! Holding thumbs 😉

    May 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Mev McCarthy (@TannieVetkoek)

    Ready, Set, Glow … my nieces are into all that glows and glitters.

    May 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply ailsaloudon

    I would love to wim the Birds of a Feather for my granddaughter!

    May 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply rehana seedat

    rehana seedat Under the Sea and Ready Set Glow

    May 4, 2015 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Belinda Mountain

    Birds of a feather looks amazing!

    May 4, 2015 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply Elaine

    Wow thats just amazing. My son would love the ready set glow or bubble trouble. Little Emily would enjoy them aswel

    May 4, 2015 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply esterb22

    Paint party looks like lots of fun

    May 4, 2015 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Karen at MomAgain@40

    WPlus love to try this

    May 4, 2015 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Claire

    Love the concept! Very important for kids to play creatively, my son adores artwork!

    May 4, 2015 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Nikki

    Fab selection – I think I’d choose either paint party or mix of colour.

    May 5, 2015 at 9:05 am
  • Reply dummymommy

    This looks so cool, to keep kids busy during holidays

    May 5, 2015 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Amee G

    Would be perfect for my twins

    May 5, 2015 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Jackie Katzen

    Under the sea is too cute

    May 5, 2015 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Sue Stuart

    Love this idea! Katy loves crafts, me not so much, so it looks ideal! We both love Christmas, so the Christmas activity box would be a sure fire winner in our house!

    May 6, 2015 at 10:42 am
  • Reply Sue Stuart

    This looks great! Katy loves crafts, me not so much, so this would be ideal! We both love Christmas, so the Christmas activity box would be wonderful.

    May 6, 2015 at 10:53 am
    • Reply Sue Stuart

      Oops my computer didn’t respond so I reposted a comment, if you could just delete one?

      May 6, 2015 at 10:56 am
  • Reply nasika baijnath

    wow this is amazing
    my daughter will be entertained for days

    May 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply NickiD

    Sounds like something my boys would love … and I would love the quick clean up too!

    May 6, 2015 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply ilsasonn

    My niece would love this! Her birthday is on the 10th May!

    May 6, 2015 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply stephanie

    think my Daughter would love the ready set glow or the paint party

    May 9, 2015 at 8:46 pm
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