The best kids craft boxes perfect for lockdown

The best kids activity boxes available for home delivery

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From cooking kits to craft boxes, from science sets to books, there are activity boxes to cater to all imaginations

Schools are out for the spring and summer and parents across the UK are looking for inspiration and activity ideas to do at home with all members of the family during the COVID-19 outbreak. The public may be tucked away indoors, but one thing that cannot be contained is the joy of playing, crafting and learning.

Activity subscription boxes are a fantastic way to try new skills at home instantly, with everything you need to do so neatly packaged and arriving through the letterbox. There are tonnes of activity box subscriptions available and plenty of discount codes and offers to help you on your way. Here are some of the best activity boxes for kids available and introductory discounts.

Baker Ross — Arts & Craft

Not only is Baker Ross a one-stop-shop for amazing, unique and educational kids arts and craft supplies but they run a craft box subscription service Craft-It. Kids receive new craft activity ideas and supplies each month.

Baker Ross activity boxes are designed to be educational, cost-effective, exciting and convenient. Each box comes with two craft packs, an activity book and stickers. Try Craft-It and take 50% off your first box, priced at £4.95.

ToucanBOX — Arts & Crafts

ToucanBOX runs a flexible activity box subscription service that delivers an eclectic mix of materials to encourage crafting, creativity and learning (inspired by the Montessori learning principles no less).

Kids can enjoy the hands-on process of making before playtime as their diverse selection of crafts turn into interactive games, dress-up, role-play, toys and much more. Each box comes with stickers and a magazine as a fun extra. Trial boxes are available with a one-time discount of 50% off, and prices start from £5.95 per box thereafter.

Little Cooks Co — Baking

Little Cooks Co have crafted healthy, fun and organic cooking kits for kids. Each box contains recipe cards and collectible stickers alongside all the dry ingredients needed to bake something special at home. Recipes vary from millionaire shortbread to strawberry muffins, and most dietary needs are accommodated.

All ingredients are organic, refined sugar-free, pre-measured for ease and 100% eco-friendly. An introductory discount of 25% off the first box is available and subscriptions start at £8.33 a box thereafter.

Kiwi Co — science, art, design projects

It's hard to summarise what Kiwi Co has to offer as they truly have so much! Their monthly delivery 'crates' are suitable for ages 0—104 (yes, believe it!) and have won multiple awards including a Parents Choice Gold Award and Dr. Toy's award for one of the Ten Best Creative Toys in the US.

Families can choose from eight lines (or flex between all of them) which cover everything from geography, art, science, engineering, design and more. These fun and enriching STEAM projects are designed to spark creativity, tinkering and learning. The flexible subscription can be altered any time and new creators can enjoy 30% off the first crate with discount code LEARN30.

The best kids activity boxes available for home delivery

Mrs Wordsmith — Reading and Writing

Where to even start with this award-winning, best-selling, internationally acclaimed education resource provider... Mrs Wordsmith goes above and beyond, providing teacher-recommended spelling, vocabulary and fun reading comprehension books and games to accelerate kids' learning during playtime. The range includes illustrated dictionaries, word of the day calendars, storytelling games and so much more. This is not technically an activity box subscription but for those homeschooling their kids just now, this could be a great resource.

Letterbox Lab — Science

Who says experiments can't be safely conducted at home? Certainly not Letterbox Lab, who supply a simply wonderful selection of science-centric activities and experiments. Kits include everything needed to play and learn with science. The Explore box is available for ages 6-12+ alongside the Investigate box, which is suitable for ages 8-12+. Subscribe from £9.50 a month or purchase a one-off.

Bookabees — Reading

Inject some excitement into every storytime with a delivery from Bookabees. They curate a personalised box of books, educational activities and more for children. Each box features their name and is filled with stories and activities tailored to their personal interests and reading levels. This book box is one of the best rated in the market and is easily customisable. Subscriptions for 1, 3 or 5 books per month are available, and boxes start at £6.99 with a 30% introductory discount is currently available for new customers.

Geo Journey — geography

Meet Geo the owl and his best friend Atlas the puppy. This fun duo are travelling the world and taking children on a global adventure, right at home. The Geo Journey Explore kit is a fun monthly package that focuses on one new country every month. Activities, letters, factsheets, souvenirs, stickers and more interactively teach children about the world around them and complements the National Curriculum for Geography Key Stages 1 and 2 . Geo Journey Blast into Space is also available for those looking to learn about what is beyond the earth. Try from £12 per month. and also available via Not on the Highstreet.

The best kids activity boxes available for home delivery

50% off a Craft-It! kids activity box from Baker Ross

Arts and crafts delivered to your door. Discount entitles families to 50% off the first delivery.

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