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Subscription Boxes Kids Want: Educational & Creative
With our recent shift to full time homeschooling, I knew I would need to find some ways to make school fun. While John is a rock star at worksheets, he quickly grows tired of them and shuts down completely. He is very creative and loves to do hands on activities. Knowing this I went in search of fun ways we could learn together and have lots of fun at the same time. The results are in and I decided that we would start utilizing, Educational & Creative Subscription Boxes geared towards kids. There are so many out there so we thought we would partner up with some of them to test them out and give you a sneak peek as to what each one holds. Here is the ultimate list of Subscription Boxes Kids Want to have and learn with!
Subscription Boxes Kids Want: Cooking
I am so excited to see what is inside our cooking boxes because cooking together is one of our favorite activities. While John is great at helping me measure, mix and pour, I was hoping to find something that he would be excited about not just the process but also the finished results.
Raddish Kids sends out a new themed box each month, taking into consideration holiday meals. Each box includes: 3 recipe guides, quality kitchen tools designed for kids, a creative kitchen project, complete grocery list, 3 culinary skill lessons and a collectible patch to be added to their apron. BONUS they have a huge and active Facebook community that you can join to interact with other Raddish Kids chefs and have your questions answered quick. Here is what came in our Raddish Kids Box with the Le French Cafe Theme: A silicone spatula, Le French Patch to adhere to branded apron, our complete shopping list, a French vocabulary matching card game, table talk cards to enjoy chatting with during your meal. Our recipe cards are for Croquet Monsieur Sandwich, Nicoise Salad and Chocolate Dipped Cream Puffs. Each recipe card contains, historical facts, geography information, riddles and culinary educational content. Use the promo code KIDSCOOK till 3/31/2019 for 50% off the first month of a six-month of 12-month membership.
KidStir: Happy Cooking Kits
Kidstir Happy Cooking Kit is designed to spark a love of good food in little ones. Each month the child will receive 3 step-by-step recipes, 2 quality kid-sized cooking tools, 1 special gift, 3 foodie-education pages. 3 fun learning activities and a detailed shopping list to complete the activities. Subscriptions can be single month, 3,6,or 12 months long. With the 12 month subscription the child will receive a cookbook binder to keep all of their food pages and recipes in.
Subscription Boxes Kids Want: Creative Learning
Have I told you how much I love the concept of subscription boxes for kids? John absolutely loves getting mail. If his grandparents send him a postcard from a recent trip he will carry it around for days reading it to anyone he crosses paths with. Who wouldn’t want to give that same zeal to their child’s learning. Here are a few subscriptions boxes kids want that will hopefully spark a passion for learning.
The Preschool Box
The Preschool Box brings school right to you and your child. Each box comes complete with 16 + learning activities, a book, worksheets and other surprises like stickers! This one is a favorite since I found out its a local to Austin company. The box can be ordered in Monthly, quarterly, half year and full subscriptions. Order a full year and receive a fun graduation box at the end of the year. Another great option is that you can add on for a second child if you will be using the content for multiple children together. They also offer a variety of specific themed boxes you can purchase individually in their shop. Our box came with a sweet book about Valentines Day and color sticker sheet, A laminated sorting mat with a variety of objects to practice sorting, single size play-doh, alphabet cards, writing worksheets, and letter crafts. Did I mention you receive a lesson plan complete with how to incorporate all of these great materials!
Groovy Lab in a Box
While geared towards children 8 and over this is a great box for parent lead activities in smaller children as well! With Groovy Lab in a Box, you will receive a box full of everything you need to learn about and do hands on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiments. Help fuel your child’s natural ability to engineer and problem solve. You can purchase a single box and subscriptions are available in 3-month, and 6-month plans. Here is what came in our Groovy Lab in a Box: 5 experiments to learn all the ins and outs of how electricity works!
Kiwi Co. Tadpole Crate
I love all things Kiwi Co! Let me just say that now. The Tadpole Crate is their box that is geared towards 0-36 month old. Mary LOVES it too. Here is what you will receive Developmentally Appropriate Projects specific to your child’s age and stage. Wonder Magazine which contains expert information, tips, and activities to do with your growing child. Links to online resources such as articles, DIYs and reading recommendations and the Tadpole Board Book which is an original story to promote early language & literacy skills. Subscriptions can be single month, 3,6,or 12 months long. Here is what came in our Tadpole Crate: Ocean Themed fishing game with felt fish, pole and ocean mat, sea creature tissue paper craft and a small story book.
Kiwi Co. Koala Crate
Since I already told you to expect great things there should be no surprise that Kiwi Co. has something for everyone. Their Koala Crate is targeted at 3-4 year old, that are budding innovators and enjoy hands on fun and learning. With each crate you will get: High quality creative materials needed for 2-3 activities, a parents guide to help answer lots of questions your little one might have from this learning experience, Imagine! Magazine which will extend learning with engaging stories and games, PLUS access to more online DIY ideas. Subscriptions can be single month, 3,6,or 12 months long. Here is what came in our Koala Crate with it’s Farm theme: DIY Vegetable garden, Barnyard finger puppets, Barn tote, DIY veggie stamps, and imagine! magazine.
Kiwi Co. Kiwi Crate
Kiwi Crate is designed for children 5-8 and each month Kiwi Co will deliver the tools needed to tinker, create and innovate while learning. Boxes include an awesome maker project for Hands-on fun to explore art, science, and engineering. You will get a copy of explore! Magazine to let you extend the fun with comics, experiments, and games PLUS online tutorials with tips and tricks. Subscriptions can be single month, 3,6,or 12 months long. Here is what came in our Kiwi crate with a My Body theme: Education content about various body systems, wall size chart of body systems, plush organs craft, x-ray craft and stethoscope DIY.
Subscription Boxes Kids Want: Travel and Exploring
Experiencing the world with my family is the best! We have been from coast to coast and a few islands thrown in the mix. I’m that girl with an old school room globe as decor in my house. Teaching my children about exotic far away places seems like a natural thing. These are some of our favorite tools for learning all about the world. Here are a few subscriptions boxes kids want that will hopefully give them a love for travel and exploring.
Kiwi Co. Atlas Crate
Another amazing line from Kiwi Co., Atlas Crate is developed for the 6-10 year old age group and introduces children to a new destination every month. Each month your box will help your little one explore with a hands on project that is globally inspired and activities that explore world cultures and teach new STEAM concepts! Creative learning with high-quality materials and kid-friendly step-by-step illustrated instructions, Atlas Adventure Book-Collectible cards and stickers to create a special keepsake book. Continue the fun with, A World of Content, full of Eye-opening, kid-friendly information that encourages an appreciation for world cultures. Subscriptions can be single month, 3,6,or 12 months long. Here is what came in our Atlas Crate with a Discover Peru theme: Fluffy Alpaca craft, Ancient tossing game of Sapo, DIY antara flute project along with fact and recipe cards all about the country of Peru, it’s people and culture.
With 3 great options for teaching your little one about exploring, Little Passports offers Early Explorers for the 3-5 year old and great themes such as oceans, dinosaurs and music. World Edition is great for the 6-10 year old and is Little Passports most popular option. Your child will discover a new country each month complete with souvenirs and hands on activities. The USA Edition for 7-12 year old will take your child to two new states each month and includes an activity packed states journal. Subscriptions can be single month, 6, or 12 months long. First month you’ll get our Explorers Kit including: A fun suitcase, your very own passport, wall-sized world map, luggage tag/coin map, stickers, photo and activity sheet and a welcome letter from new pen pals. Each month following you child will receive fun souvenirs, activity booklets, stickers for your suitcase, passport & map, trading cards, letters and photos about each months designated destination.
Subscription Boxes Kids Want: Imaginative Play
We learn a lot through play, I am constantly amazed at how big my small children’s imaginations are. Who doesn’t want to dress up like a doctor when you’re learning about bones, or a store clerk when learning about money values?! These subscriptions boxes kids want are so fun for imaginative play and will have your kids begging to play (learn) more and more.
Kids love playing doctor, veterinarian, police officer and firefighter. I personally loved being a teacher to my younger brother. Kid Wonder is an educational activity box featuring a new theme every month with easy-to-teach guides. Your child’s creativity will bloom as you explore new topics in the areas of math, science, literacy, art, social studies and STEM. Boxes are ideal for ages 3-6 years and include quality materials and instructions to complete 4+ amazing projects! I love that there is an option to add a sibling kit to each box so that you get double the materials needed for 2 children but not duplicates of instructional materials. Subscriptions can be single month, 3,6,or 12 months long. Save $10 off your first box with our link. Here is what came in our Kid Wonder Box with the theme of World Travelers:4 unique craft kits complete with all needed supplies. Each kit for a different country including France where you will recreate Monet’s painting, Japan where you will make play dough sushi and learn how to use chopsticks, Tanzania where you will make your own suitcase and camera and document your trip on an African Safari and at last Mexico where you will paint maracas and learn how to dance salsa.
What superpower does your child have? Your child will join a league of heroes and must complete “Secret Missions” to help save the world with their Superpower Academy box. Boxes are for ages 5-10 year old and each box is personalized and delivers hands-on projects, reading, project workbooks and other quirky surprises. We were so excited to get to work with our Superpower box and show you what is inside! This month we received the Superpower of Flight themed box and here is what was inside: Educational materials all about the Wright Brothers and how they developed the first airplane. The box was full of fun reading materials and hands on projects (DIY glider) to really push the lesson home. A few fun bonus items included branded stickers and washi tape that were huge hits! Subscriptions can be single month, 6, or 12 months long. Save 10% off with Code SPRING FUN.
Subscription Boxes Kids Want: Reading
Reading is obviously a huge part of our everyday and schooling. I needed reading to be something fun, that my children will fall in love with as much as my husband and I are. What better way to get excited about reading than with a new book. Since packages are a big to do at our house, a package with a book inside will likely take the excitement level over the top.
With Bookroo you can choose from board books, picture books or chapter books. The selections are determined by a team of 12 families with 22 children total. The goal is to share a new exciting book rather than a beloved classic that may already be in your house. We selected the picture book box because that is where John is currently as an emerging reader and we know that Mary will get to enjoy all of those in the future as well. Our box came beautifully wrapped in the branded Bookroo colors and contained, 3 of the most adorable books which were all new to us. We are so excited to get to read these new books as a family. You can subscribe to Bookroo for your child or it can be given as a gift to someone else. The subscription can vary by monthly, 3, 6 or 12 month duration, with cost decreasing for longer subscriptions.
Reading Bug Box
Inspiring young readers of all ages, Reading Bug Box will bring books to your door your children are going to love! Choose from 4 different levels: Newborns- read aloud from birth to foster a positive parent-child bond. Toddler- read aloud and play, learn & explore new topics together. Early Readers- read aloud or read alone. Perfect picks help inspire new readers. Readers- read alone. Explore new genres and expand minds & imaginations. Each box comes with the very best books and extras, expertly chosen and personalized by The Reading Bug. You can subscribe to Reading Bug Box for your child or it can be given as a gift to someone else. The subscription can vary by monthly, 3, 6 or 12 month duration, with cost decreasing for longer subscriptions. Here is what we received in our Reading Bug Box 3 awesome new books that we LOVE, a children’s toothbrush to go along with the theme of one book, an adorable plush reading bug and a reading journal.
Reveal Book Box
Reveal Book Box currently offers age-appropriate book boxes for toddlers through independent readers who are discovering new worlds through the magic of books. Each month your child will receive their Reveal Book Box that contains 2-3 books that are age appropriate and will be perfect for reading and learning. The subscription can vary by monthly, 3, 6 or 12 month duration.
Subscription Boxes Kids Want: Lifestyle
Healthy Living Kids
The Healthy Living Kids box is everything a parent dreams about, made up of healthy snacks, a fun book and other surprises goods that teach kids all about living a healthy lifestyle. Healthy Living Kids offers 3 standard boxes to choose from; Sample Kid’s Snack Box, which is a smaller version of their Kid’s Snack Box and includes 5-8 snacks. The JUMBO Kid’s Snack Box which is packed full of kid friendly, healthy snacks. The Healthy Living Kids box is The Complete Package, packed full of yummy healthy snacks, toys, books and other surprises. They even offer special occasion boxes like gingerbread decorating kids during the holidays. A rare and exciting option is they Allergen Free box, Free of All 8 Major Allergens, Non-GMO, All Natural, Vegan. An allergen-friendly snack box. All ingredients are free of the 8 major allergens (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy)*, NON-GMO and all natural. Did I mention that all of their snacks are selected and approved by their very own Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist! I can not tell you how impressed I am with this box! Everything that came inside was awesome. Here is what came in our box: HUGE Pixar themed coloring book with stickers and Crayola crayons, a Dr Seuss themed story book that is ALL about the healthy things we need to do for our daily living (one of my current favorite reads!), a KOOSH ball and Kinetic sand! This months highlighted healthy habit is oral hygiene, the box contained a fun toothbrush and dinosaur branded toothpaste and kid friendly flossers. There was also 4 health snack options that we opened up to try right away, along with a a recipe card for a fun and delicious kid friendly recipe.
Kidstir: Growing Up Guides
Growing up can be full of challenges and adventures. Kidstir Growing Up Guides provide a little GPS to the experience, Each Growing Up Guide includes: 3 sets of activity cards, 2 awesome gifts that give kids a chance to put their new skills into action, 1 special extra item like a game board, stickers, or cards, and a Free download of the Growing Up Guides Map! I love the variety of themes such as Friends & Family Tree: Feel closer to those you like and love the most as well as OR The Big PigEarn: save, and spend your money. I think this is a box that any kid would love! Subscriptions can be single month, 3,6,or 12 months long. With the 12 month subscription the child will receive a Growing Up Guide binder to keep all of their activity sheets and maps in.
Subscription Boxes Kids Want: Religion
One of my favorite things about John’s private school was the amazing scripture memorization they did. I mean my sweet little guy can recite Psalm 139:1-14 and it is the sweetest most precious thing. I wanted to make sure that we continued to learn and grow in our faith as we adventured into homeschooling. Hello Bible is my answer to that! Hello Bible provides your family with materials to help you teach, learn, and grow in faith. Each month, Hello Bible focuses on a specific Bible story. Each box contains a storybook, parent guides, and interactive craft projects to explore the Bible with your children at home. Subscriptions can be single month, 6 or 12 months long. They allow you to add additional supplies to each box for up to 4 siblings for a small additional fee. Here is what came in our Hello Bible Box: Magnetic Nativity, Wooden ornaments with paint and brush, Christmas story book and great teaching resources for parents.
Subscription Boxes Kids Want: Craft
Toucan Box is a flexible subscription encouraging crafting, creativity and learning in children aged 3-8. Inspired by the Montessori style of learning and STEAM concepts, each toucan Box is built by educational experts to help develop key skills appropriate to their growing minds! Each month your box will come complete with everything you need: a magazine, craft materials and instructions.The package can be personally addressed to your child and subscriptions can be single month, 3,6,or 12 months long. Here is what came in our box: 2 fun seasonal crafts, a polar bear and a Christmas wreath. All the supplies we needed were inside along with instructions, a fun magazine and STICKERS!! You can get your first box free, just pay the shipping!
We look forward to adding more great boxes to our list. If you’ve been thinking about a subscription box, but want to know more before you commit. Shoot us a message on social or comment here and we’ll try out that box for you!