These Kids' Subscription Boxes Deliver Plenty of Hands-On Fun
Recipes, science experiments, art projects, crafts, and brain-boosting toys, delivered right to your doorstep!
Margo Gothelf · 22 days ago
Keeping kids occupied with engaging new activities and experiences can be a full-time job in itself (hey, can we have that job?). Lighten the load and surprise them each month with one of these amazing subscription boxes for kids. From cooking to coding, there's no shortage of entertainment that can be delivered right to your doorstep!
Best For: Kids who might be the next Steve Jobs
Want to learn how to build your own app? The Bitsbox monthly subscription box will teach you how to do that and more. Each month open up your coding box for kids to find 12 different app-based projects that walk you through the basics of coding and teach you the ins-and-outs of computer science. This box will give unlimited screen time a whole new meaning.
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $24.95. Best suited for ages 6-12.
Best For: Kids who want to have the next viral foodie Instagram
Make your own Instagram-worthy food with a baking subscription box for kids from Foodstirs. The bi-monthly kits include everything you need to create drool-worthy treats, including out-of-this-world donuts, rainbow pancakes, and spooky spider whoopie pies. Don’t worry about falling into a sugar coma either. All of the boxes are filled with high-quality ingredients that feature junk-free mixes and natural dyes and sprinkles.
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $25.99. Best suited for ages 6 and up.
Green Kid Crafts
Green Kid Crafts
Best For: Kids who love learning about the natural world around them
Let your kids connect more to nature with a Green Kids Craft subscription kit. Each month you’ll get to choose from up to six different activities that center around the environment through STEAM-based play. Alongside the activities, each nature-focused box for kids includes a 12-page magazine to keep the learning going — all without any screens!
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $29.95. Best suited for ages 2-12.
Groovy Labs in a Box
Groovy Labs in a Box
Best for: Kids who are always tinkering around
Grab your lab coat and get ready to dive headfirst into STEM-based experiments with a monthly box from Groovy Labs. The science experiment box for kids comes with everything you need to make a science lab right in your house — so don’t worry about searching for any extra materials. Along with the science experiments, you'll get a comprehensive lab notebook to write down all of the details from your findings. You'll also get a “Beyond...in a Box” activity to continue learning outside of the lab.
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $29.95. Best suited for ages 4 and up.
Kid Made Modern
Kid Made Modern
Best For: Kids who can’t stop, won’t stop drawing and crafting
Bring the crafting store right into your home with a monthly subscription box from Kid Made Modern. Each month, treat yourself to an exciting new craft project specifically curated by art educator and process artist Meri Cherry. The crafts focus on learning new skills and developing an inner artist’s perspective. Don’t worry about needing any additional supplies: The boxes come with everything you will need, plus a little extra so you can keep crafting once the project is complete.
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $34.99 Best suited for ages 6 and up.
Best For: Kids who are always taking toys apart, just to put them back together
Have a little maker on your hands? Help them turn their ideas into reality with a subscription box from KiwiCo. KiwiCo offers kits packed with science, art, and design projects that come once a month and are geared to kids up to 16 years old. Each science and design box for kids comes with easy-to-follow instructions and materials for multiple projects. The best part? Memberships can be adjusted each month based on your kid’s ever-changing interests.
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $19.95, with options for ages 2 - teen.
Best For: Kids who want to change the world
Give your at-home library a vast and diverse selection with a subscription to Little Feminist. Each book from the Little Feminist collection spotlights stories about under-represented identities and removes classic gender stereotypes. All you have to do is select the age range you want and wait for the books to arrive. Each book comes with an activity and discussion card to keep kids engaged long after they’ve finished the book.
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $22.95. Best suited for ages newborn-9.
Best For: Little nomads waiting for their next adventure
Want to travel the world all without leaving your house? You’ll be able to do just that and more with a travel subscription box for kids from Little Passports. Your starter kit comes with a miniature suitcase, passport, and a map, plus a kid-friendly destination guide so you can start your adventure right away. Each month, explore a different country around the globe or take a virtual road trip to learn about the different states across America. No matter which direction you choose, you’ll be in for an adventure!
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $22.95. Best suited for ages 3-12.
Best For: Kids who can’t stop theorizing about Wandavision or coming up with Harry Potter headcanons
Love the MCU? How about Star Wars? Harry Potter too? If you’ve answered yes to any of the questions above, you’re probably going to want to check out a monthly subscription box from LootCrate. Each month, unbox collectibles and pop culture memorabilia from your favorite fandoms. Can’t pick just one fandom? No worries! Subscribe to the general LootCrate box to get a mix of items that include all of your favorite pop culture moments.
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $24.99.
Lovevery: Stage-Based Play
Best For: Kids who won’t realize they’re learning as they play
Want toys that are perfectly suited for your kid's age but don't know where to start? The Lovevery box has got you covered. The Montessori-inspired play kits are perfectly organized to capture your little one's interest and include toys and activities geared to your child's age and developmental stage. The sustainable and organic toys are delivered every two to three months and come with a guide for stage-based play. The toys focus on brain development and learning, but all your kids will know is that they are having fun.
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $36. Best suited for ages 0-3.
Best For: Kids whose main form of communication is emojis
Collect stickers like never before with a monthly subscription from Pipsticks. Each month enjoy 15 new sheets of stickers, a reusable holographic pouch, and an activity booklet. Don’t worry about these stickers being boring and dull either. The sets are different each month and include giant, puffy, and scratch ‘n sniff stickers.
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $17.95. Best suited for ages 3 and up.
Raddish Kids: Cooking Club for Kids
Best For: Kids who always want to lick the spoon
If it seems like you have a permanent shadow in the kitchen every time you cook, you might want to think about getting your kid a subscription to Raddish. Each cooking kit for kids comes with three recipes filled with bright illustrations of the food, easy-to-read instructions, and creative kitchen projects for you to complete while you wait for your food to cook. Don't worry about having fancy kitchen equipment either. The kit includes one tool each month, specifically curated for one of the recipes.
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $24. Best suited for ages 4-14.
Sensory TheraPlay Box
Sensory TheraPlay Box
Best For: Kids that just need a minute to center
Give your kids a chance to center and self-regulate with a subscription box from the Sensory Theraplay Box. Each box comes with five to seven items that range from fidget toys to aromatherapy doughs. While the boxes are geared towards kids with autism and sensory processing needs, they are truly beneficial for kids of all ages.
The Details: Monthly subscriptions start at $40.95. Best suited for ages 5-9.
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