Stuck in quarantine or having an afternoon indoors? Keep the kids entertained while learning with a fun activity box, delivered right to your door! From STEM to crafts, art, puzzles and more, these subscription boxes for kids in Hong Kong will keep children of all ages happy for hours.
When you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained, nothing is better than a zero preparation activity sent right to your door. Children of all ages thrive with activities that they can do independently (or with a small amount of help), helping them to gain confidence and learn how to be self-starters. To cover your bases, we’ve put together a list with some of the best activity boxes for kids in Hong Kong (or with delivery to Hong Kong) that contain puzzles, crafts, books, STEM, Art and more. Also known as activity crates, these subscription boxes for kids are a great idea for birthday presents, teachers gifts at the end of the year, or as a reward for your little one’s hard work completing their chores at the end of the month. Happy crafting!
The Petit Pelican – Art, sustainability and science activity boxes in Hong Kong
Two Hong Kong Mamas decided to put their experience in education, arts and design to use and create an activity box that would make it easy for parents and children to create, learn and have fun together. These mama-approved (and designed) boxes for 3 to 8-year-olds teach art, science and sustainability through DIY projects. Each box has six or more edutainment activities, eco-friendly art and craft supplies, an educational magazine, stories, interviews with Hong Kong artists and more. Subscription boxes are available through a monthly fee or for one-off purchase of $310.
The Petit Pelican, www.thepetitpelican.com
Learning Time – Early years activity subscription boxes in Hong Kong
With learning activity kits from birth to 5 years old, Learning Time subscription boxes are designed to help parents bond with little ones through play and encourage early ears learning. Each subscription box is carefully curated with your Childs age in mind and contains child-lead fun activities. Keep a look out for the new Emomo Kit. Designed for 2 to 8 year old children, this activity box will help to build key social and emotional skills through play. Pay-as-you-go and monthly subscription boxes for kids are available.
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Mochy – STEM subscription boxes for kids in Hong Kong
At Mochy you can get one-off STEM toy kits or you can subscribe to monthly activity boxes for ages 3 to 12. Each subscription box comes with an age-appropriate craft (with all materials) in science, technology or an engineering project with full instructions. There are 1 month, 3 months and 6 month price plans available ranging from $188 to $216 per activity box.
Happy Baton – Age-appropriate rotating toy subscription boxes in Hong Kong
If you don’t want to purchase toys that your child will lose interest in within a few weeks, how about renting toys instead? For a selection of toy activity boxes on rotation, Happy Baton is the place for you. You can sign up to a monthly toy box subscription by entering your child’s date of birth, the team will then match age-appropriate toys for your child developmental needs. The box is delivered to your door then Happy Baton will then collect it four weeks later, swapping the toys over for a new box of goodies! And don’t worry, all items are professionally sanitised ensuring top quality and safety with every subscription box.
Tinkerer Box – Kids STEM activity subscription boxes in Hong Kong
These kits emulate what your favourite kindergarten teacher growing up did with you in your class. Subscription boxes include excellent dramatic play items, STEM activities and art. There are three lines (wonder, odyssey, explore) that are divided up by the students’ age groups, ideal for children aged 3 to 12 years. You can get a subscription for your own tiny human, or gift it to teachers to use in the classroom. Subscription boxes start at $183 per month and include materials that can often be reused.
Campfire Crates – Kids activity crates delivered to your door
Campfires represent opportunities to have in-depth talks, and that’s just what these crates can help your family do. These activity boxes can help to spark your child’s curiosity about their own cultural identity and they also help them appreciate the identity of others. They can learn new stories and pass on art, knowledge and ideas to future generations. The hands-on projects and diverse stories can widen your child’s perspective in the best possible ways.
Campfire Crates, www.campfirecrates.com
ActivityBox – Kids monthly subscription activity box in Hong Kong
One for crafty kids aged 3 to 8 years, you can choose a monthly subscription or sign up for three months, six months or a year. Designed and founded by an early childhood educator, the box themes change every month with a range of activity themes. Each box includes four activities with step-by-step instructions and all the materials you need to complete each activity. These cover art and craft styles and techniques, use a variety of different materials, and promote the development of age-appropriate fine motor and other core learning skills. Prices start at $298 per month for the monthly subscription box with savings if you sign up for a longer time.
Kiwi Crate – Subscription activity boxes from the ages 0 to 104!
Kiwi Crate offers subscription boxes to support young children’s healthy development and lifelong learning, right through to creative crates about being a good citizen, hand-on science and math principles. Sign up for one month only or a 12 month subscription box but keep in mind that prices on the site are an estimate in HKD and start from around $145 a month, but you will be charged in USD. Monthly shipping costs to Hong Kong are $6.95 USD for regular delivery or $9.95 USD for tracked. You can also get a gift card or a gift subscription.
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MEL Science Kits – STEM, physics and chemistry activity subscription boxes
Get ready to hear “whoah” from all members of your family. These kits mimic many experiments that teachers do in the classroom, but this way, the kids can get their own hands-on experience and can go at their own pace. The experiments are so interesting, even I want to stay in on a Friday night and do one myself! Starting at $22.40 USD with $9.90 USD shipping, these crates are on the more expensive side on the market, but you do get high-quality materials such as science beakers, VR headsets and safety supplies.
Green Kids Craft – Eco-friendly kids activity subscription boxes
With up to six science and art kits, an engaging magazine and achievement badges, what more could you ask for? These activity boxes are designed by educators to help your child engage in STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Art, and Math) material. The boxes are sorted by age group. Did we mention that they’re also eco friendly? While not based in Hong Kong, you can have these activity boxes delivery for around $45 USD.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in July 2020 by Sarah Guinon and updated in June 2022 by Alex Purcell Garcia.