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7 Educational Subscription Boxes for Kids

7 Educational Subscription Boxes for Kids


When it comes to teaching kids something new, it can be daunting on where to start. There’s reading, math, science, and geography, but as a parent, you’re probably not that well educated in those particular subjects either. Plus, we know how kids can be at certain ages, they want to be hands-on with their learning, have fun, get messy, create things that they can later stick on the fridge or bedroom walls.

Thanks to the expansion of subscription boxes, kids now have something they can get in the mail every month to teach them something new, help them create something they probably never thought was possible, and realize learning is and can be fun when done the right way. Check out these subscription boxes for children that will be an investment in their learning process.

KiwiCo Crates

Education theme: STEAM

Age Range(s): 0-36 months for Tadpole Crate, 3-4 years for Koala Crate, 5-8 years for Kiwi Crate, 6-11 years for Atlas Crate, 9-16 years for Doodle Crate, 9-16 years for Tinker Crate, and 14+ years for Eureka Crate

Subscription lengths: 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months

KiwiCo Crates has a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) box for every age range so no one in the family can feel left out. Also, kids can start with whatever crate they want and switch anytime, so they can test out the work levels for themselves. Each box comes with projects and activities catered to specific boxes, kid-friendly instructions to go with the crafts, a book or magazine to explore further, and more information posted online in the form of DIY or videos to expand their horizons than just the subscription crate.

Little Passports

Education theme: Geography and culture

Age range(s): 3- 5 years for Early Explorers, 6-10 years for World Edition, 7-12 years for USA Edition, and 9+ years for Science Expeditions

Subscription lengths: month by month, 6 months, 12 months

Little Passports takes your kid on an at-home adventure as soon as they receive the subscription box each month. The most popular subscription is the World Edition, and it welcomes new users with a blue suitcase, three animal squishes, a welcome letter, a passport, wall-sized world map, coin board and more. For the rest of the subscription, it comes with collectible coins, activity sheets, photos, toys and souvenirs that represent each county, stickers, pen pal letters, and online extras. It can immediately become a fascinating collection for the kids.

Genius Box

Education theme: STEM

Age range: 8-12 years old

Subscription lengths: 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months

Genius Box explores and unpacks a different STEM topic each month. It quickly enthralls the kids by providing a Top-Secret letter detailing all the activities they’re going to compete in the box. It contains a super extensive tool kit that creates three activities and a collectible surprise. The tools could range from liquid soap, gelatin, glue, colored sand, whatever it takes to complete the activity that’s bound to keep your child’s attention for a long time. Some of the past themes are vision, polymers, invisible science, paleontology, forensics, and much, much more. This is a subscription box that your kid will never get bored of. 


Education theme: Monthly learning

Age range: 6-11 years old

Subscription lengths: month by month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months

MyEduCrate takes on a different educational theme each month with the subscription box. To get an idea of what they have to offer, they even provide pictures of previous EduCrates and their contents. And those same crates can be bought after the fact if you missed a couple of months as a new subscriber. An example of what you might get comes from February’s theme, geology. Included in the box was a hands-on mineral kit filled with activities, a crystal making kit, books about rocks, rock candy, and sheets of info on geological information. It looks worth a try!

Kid Curated Books

Education theme: Reading

Reading age level: 0-12 years

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Subscription lengths: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months

Kid Curated Books is pretty straight forward in what it does. It creates a box of books for your children based on your kid’s interest. You fill out a questionnaire, and then you’re off to the subscription process that delivers four books a month to your child. Ages 0-4 will receive picture books, 4-8 years old will receive picture and early chapter books, and ages 8-14 will receive challenging chapter books. You also don’t have to worry about having the same book sent to you twice, because they absolutely make sure it doesn’t happen. But if it does, they have a policy that gives you $5 credit on your next order if you donate the book previously received to a library and email them a picture of you doing so.

Snail Mail for Kids

Education theme: Imagination and facts

Age range: 4-8 years old

Subscription lengths: month by month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months

Snail Mail for Kids is different than most educational subscription services by having a continuing storyline for the kids to follow. Children will receive letters from Sunny the snail where he details his adventure and travels. Included in his storyline and letters are facts, photos, souvenirs, and locations for children to learn about along the way. Snail Mail for Kids not only gets your little one excited for the mail every week but also stimulates their imagination and enhances reading skills. The first box comes with a Sunny plush toy, poster, and letterbox to get your kids started on his adventure.

Kid Wonder

Education theme: STEM

Age range: 3-6 years old

Subscription lengths: month by month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months
Kid Wonder Box uses STEM with a different theme in each box from Mad Scientist to Wild Wild West. Because of that, you never know what you’re going to get, but it’s guaranteed educational and fun for the kids. For example, the theme Let’s Play Astronauts had five activity kits such as dressing like an astronaut, a finger puppet space show, Jr. Astronaut completion program, learning about star constellations and painting a telescope, and launching a STEAM designed spacecraft down a zip line. You can even purchase previous Kid Wonder Box themes separate from the subscription as a gift or something to do on a rainy day with the kids. It’s certain to a be hit.

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