General Questions

What is Arts ‘n Smarts?

Arts ‘n Smarts aims to develop your child’s interest in reading and learning to give them the best chance of succeeding at school.

Arts ‘n Smarts hand selects picture story books and designs related learning activities in the form of fun sheets and arts and craft activities delivered to you in a box.

Every box includes all the materials and inspiration for art and craft projects related to a theme such as the farm, family, the beach etc. With activities designed to help kids discover, explore, and create things in the world around them, Arts ‘n Smarts brings hands-on fun right to your door! The related learning fun-sheets will help develop school based skills such as writing, counting and other early concepts in mathematics. By providing contextual learning experiences, children are more likely to engage and show enthusiasm towards learning.

How do the fun sheets work?

The fun sheets form part of a wider program and are specially designed to help your child build essential skills before starting school.

The program starts with 8 simple sheets that are based on the month’s theme. As your child’s confidence and learning stamina develops while moving through the program, more sheets will be added to maintain interest and challenge your child, building to 24 sheets per month!

Each new month will build on concepts learnt in the previous month by recapping main skills to reduce frustration, ensuring that the transition to learning new concepts is as smooth as possible.

All sheets are based on the latest Australian curriculum documents and are adapted for little learners!

I’m only interested in developing my child’s learning. Can I just purchase the fun sheets?

Absolutely! Simply subscribe to our ‘Just Smarts’ package by clicking here.

For what ages is Arts ‘n Smarts appropriate?

Our boxes are designed for children aged 3-5 and are tested by kids to ensure that they are developmentally appropriate, fun and universally liked by both boys and girls. We take a lot of care to design our boxes in a way that is open-ended so that although children across the age range may have different outcomes, they will all enjoy interacting with the projects and materials. While all our activities are designed to be completed with your child, older children can also engage with the craft activities and the book independently.

How do I know whether this is suitable for my child?

Not every child is the same and Arts ‘n Smarts is not for everyone. Our kits are designed for children who are curious about the world, who love being creative, and who are ready to start building their skills in a fun, relaxed way. Click here for more information.

How do I contact Arts ‘n Smarts?

If your questions are not answered here, please feel free to email We aim to respond to all emails within 24 business hours.

I really want to give these boxes a go, however, my child tends to put things in his mouth. Are these boxes suitable?

All activities must be completed under adult supervision. Our boxes contain small items that children may choke on if swallowed. If you are unsure, we strongly recommend that you wait before subscribing to Arts ‘n Smarts.

Please view our terms and conditions here.

Subscription Questions

How does a monthly Arts ‘n Smarts subscription work?

Simply sign up for a monthly subscription and a fun-filled box addressed to your child(ren) will arrive on your doorstep each month. (We find that kids love receiving mail!) We have different subscription packages to choose from: ongoing monthly (billed on the 5th of each month – cancel anytime) and 3, 6 or 12-month subscriptions. You can add extra materials to a subscription for a sibling to share. Gift subscriptions are also available.

Where do Arts ‘n Smarts subscriptions ship? Is shipping free?

Subscription boxes ship anywhere in Australia only. Shipping for all subscriptions is free.

When do you ship?

Your first box will be shipped within 48 hours.

Afterwards, boxes will continue to ship by the 25th each month for the duration of your subscription.

A shipping confirmation email will be sent to you on the day a box ships out. Delivery expectation within Australia is 5-10 business days. If you do not receive your Arts ‘n Smarts after 4 weeks, then please contact our customer support team.

How do I update my shipping address?

You can update your shipping address by sending us an email to Shipping addresses must be updated by 7:00PM on the 15th of the month to take effect for that month’s shipment.

Can I pick my box themes each month?

We do not have an option to select which themes are sent each month. We like to keep our box themes a surprise! All boxes are designed and extensively tested for both boys and girls, aged 3-5 and include 2-3 projects, fun sheets and a recipe. Boxes are assigned each month based on availability and your box history – not all subscribers receive the same theme each month.

How does it work for siblings?

We have several subscription options to accommodate siblings:

  • Share a “One Kid” Subscription: We provide a generous amount of materials for one child – many of our projects, but not all, can accommodate two children.
  • Take advantage of the Sibling Supplement: We can include extra materials to each box in a subscription for a sibling to share (available for an extra $25/month for an ongoing monthly subscription, $75 extra for a 3-month, $150 for a 6-month and $300 extra for a 12-month subscription).

Can I choose the month in which I want my subscription to begin?

No, it’s best to sign up by the 15th in the month you would like your subscription to begin.

Can I skip a month?

If you sign up to our 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscriptions, boxes will continue to be delivered to you until your subscription expires.

What happens at the end of my gift or auto-renewing subscription?

At the end of a gift subscription term, the subscription will expire. You can choose to renew your subscription by purchasing another subscription here.

What are the advantages of signing up for a subscription instead of buying a month to month subscription?

Besides the ongoing excitement and anticipation of fun monthly projects delivered to your door each month, there are other benefits to signing up for our 3, 6 or 12 month subscription services:

  • Bulk discounts are included in the price of 3, 6 and 12-month subscriptions.

What is your refund policy?

We are so confident that your child will love their Arts ‘n Smarts subscription that we offer a 100% money back guarantee.

If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, simply contact us on and we will arrange to pick up the contents free of charge. All items must be returned (even if you have completed some of the activities) for the refund to be processed. The refund may be delayed if all items are not returned.

If additional materials need to be returned at a later date, the cost of shipping will covered by the customer.

Do you have a referral program?

Yes, we do have a Refer-A-Friend program! Invite your friends and they will receive $10 off the purchase of a new subscription (not combinable with other promos). You will get a $10 credit for each friend who makes a subscription purchase using your referral link! The Refer-A-Friend discount (for your friends) is only valid on Subscriptions, however your credit can be used towards Subscriptions or items purchased individually from our Shop. Anytime you have credit in your Arts ‘n Smarts account, these funds can be used towards your next purchase. See the Refer-a-Friend page for more details.

How do I report a problem with my box?

We strive to ensure top quality for every box. If you do find a problem with your box, please let us know by emailing or by using the Contact Us form.

How can I give feedback?

We’d love to hear from you – just fill out our Feedback Form and we promise to respond.

How can I be involved in creating boxes?

We welcome ideas for new boxes and projects we should consider – contact us any time! Who knows, you may receive a box directly centred around your child’s current interests.

Do you have an affiliate program?

Yes, you can earn money through Arts ‘n Smarts through our affiliate program. To be approved as an affiliate, the following conditions need to be met:

  • You must have referred five customers through our refer-a-friend program, who go on to make a purchase a subscription before you can apply to be an affiliate. We want to ensure that our affiliates are as passionate about our products as we are. Sign up to get your unique referral link.
  • If you wish to promote Arts ‘n Smarts through your website, the following conditions must be met:
  • Quality site design
  • Top-Level-Domain (i.e., (not required but recommended)
  • Website language (We only accept sites in English)
  • Prospective ability of your site to drive traffic to our merchants
  • Disallowed sites include: Any illegal, porn, hate, etc… on your site, or on sites that you link to
  • Other misc. factors

For more information, please click here

Affiliate Program

Arts ‘n Smarts is a monthly subscription service for kids. Each month, subscribers receive boxes filled with fun and engaging themed kids’ projects based on a picture story book and educational activities. Each box includes plenty of materials and inspiration for 2-3 projects in arts & crafts, science activities or imaginative play. Themes include Under the sea, Family, Space and more. Arts ‘n Smarts projects are age-appropriate for boys and girls aged 3 to 5 and are designed to develop essential skills required for school. Each project is designed by mums and educators and, of course, tested by kids.

Subscriptions can be ordered month-to-month ($79 per month) or annually ($749). Arts ‘n Smarts also makes a great gift for birthdays or holidays. We also have 3 and 6-month subscriptions available (for $225 and $399, respectively). Also, additional materials can be purchased for siblings.

As an approved affiliate with Arts ‘n Smarts, you will receive the following benefits:

  • $30 commission on all subscriptions
  • 60 day cookie
  • Newsletters to keep you up to date on special promotions and new content to help with your marketing efforts.

Please click here to view our terms and conditions

Membership applications are reviewed by our staff for acceptance, and you will typically receive an email from us within 24 hours from the time that you confirm your application (by confirmation email). Our Membership Review Team will review your site for the following things in order to accept you into our network:

  • You must have referred five customers who go on to make a purchase before you can apply to be an affiliate. Sign up to get your unique referral link
  • Quality site design
  • Top-Level-Domain (i.e., (not required but recommended)
  • Website language (We only accept sites in English)
  • Prospective ability of your site to drive traffic to our merchants
  • Disallowed sites include: Any illegal, porn, hate, etc… on your site, or on sites that you link to
  • Other misc. factors

Decisions made by Arts ‘n Smarts about membership applications are final, but you are free to re-apply if you wish in the future, should your application not be accepted. Please provide as much detail as possible when applying so that we can review your application accurately.