Being a parent can be a busy job. Why not take the hassle out of planning afternoon activity time by investing in a subscription box for your kiddo? We've picked out our top ten faves!
$19.95 per box
KiwiCo crates are probably some of the best on the market. They are educational, creative, convenient, and fun. They are STEAM through and through, with even the youngest subscribers getting to be hands-on with their learning. It can sometimes be hard to find activities for teens, but KiwiCo have great tinker boxes for older kids as well.
$20 per box
It can be tough to pick out the best educational toys for your kids, so why not let Amazon do it for you? The Amazon STEM Club will pick out the best age-appropriate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math toys and ship them right to your door.
3. Happi Crafts
$19.99 per box
Happi Crafts takes the hassle and guesswork out of fun DIY arts and crafts projects. Each month you'll literally get fun in a box delivered straight to your doorstep. We were lucky enough to test out one of their boxes. Our kids had a blast decorating their own bubblegum machine!
$29.99 per box
The philosophy behind Pley boxes is to keep kids off screens through creative and educational activities using trusted brands that kids love. We've been eyeing up their Hot Wheels Challenge Accepted box for quite a while now... any car-loving kid's ideal gift! There is also a princess themed box and National Geographic themed box. With each delivery you get a great mixture of STEAM activities, toys, a t-shirt, and some play accessories.
$21.95 per box
We love how different this monthly subscription box is. Hands up if your kids show resilience when it comes to eating their greens? Veggie Buds Club is all about getting your kids to dig veggies. How they achieve that is through featuring a different veggie each month and sending out recipes, crafts, worksheets and so much more, all to do with the featured vegetable. Such an innovative and hands-on way to change attitudes and promote healthy eating in kids!
Starting at $14.95 per box
Little Passports is an engaging subscription box which aims to help your child to discover the world. This is such a fun way to expose your kids to new locations and cultures. And of course with so many new materials to explore, learning is play-based and interactive... the best kind, in our opinion!
7. Kid Art Lit
$49.95 per box
Kid Art Lit aims to encourage families to foster a love of creativity and literacy by combining quality children's books and craft materials in each monthly box. We love the variety of stories included, as well as the focus on using the activities to help families Make Time Together.
8. OwlCrate Jr
$27.99 per box (+ shipping)
This monthly subscription box is all about books! It aims to make the experience of reading magical, with there being a different theme each month. It's pretty hard to find subscription boxes specifically aimed at the middle school age group, but this has certainly ticked that box!
$39.99 per box
After enjoying creative activities with her own son so much, this mama decided to share her knowledge and began her own subscription box business. Little Learning Hands aims to deliver hands on learning right to your doorstep. Each box covers all of the STEAM elements and is sure to get your kiddo developing a love of hands-on learning.
10. Two Pink Balloons
$35 per box
These boxes are all about educational activities which aim to keep little hands busy. Nearly all materials included are handmade by a knowledgable and caring mom who gets the need for meaningful activities. We also love that there is an accompanying parent guide to offer advice for helping your children to get the most out of the activities.
Do you subscribe to any monthly boxes? What are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.
Creative QT designs quality + innovative toys that declutter homes and inspire creative play. Founded by parents of five, Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle, Creative QT’s vision is to empower parents and encourage a culture of families that Make Time Together. All products are designed to enrich families’ lives through active, creative play and play based learning. Creative QT products are laboratory tested for compliance with CPSC requirements and are free of lead, cadmium and phthalates so you can play with confidence. So, go ahead … today is the day: be your kid’s hero.
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