Subscription Boxes



Educational subscription boxes are all the rage right now, and for good reason.


When you order a subscription box everything you need arrives at your front doorstep in a monthly package. No more wasted time looking for resources and/or products because they do all the work for you.


We have created a list of boxes that deliver the highest educational quality at a great price.

Science, history, art, literature, geography, and many more have made our list.  




Science


MEL Chemistry

Cost: One set each month $34.90

Two sets a month $49.90


MEL Science has created a standalone educational package that will captivate the interest of your child by demonstrating the real science in all of its beauty and depth.


Personal access to the website with fresh and interesting scientific stories.


Hands-on sets, designed by experienced scientists, constitute a do-it-at-home yearlong chemistry course, which is both fun and engaging. The complementary app will serve as a virtual 3D microscope enabling your child to better visualize what happens in each experiment at the molecular level. And their website will let you find out more about the topic of each experiment, as well as answer all related questions.


Recommended for ages 9 and up.



Groovy Lab in a Box

Subscriptions $24.95 - $29.95

Singles boxes available at $39.95


Groovy Lab in a Box blends Scientific Inquiry and the Engineering Design Process, which allows children to create ingenious inventions, enhance critical problem solving skills and have FUN!

With Groovy Lab in a Box, you will receive boxes full of everything you need to learn about and do hands on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiments for ages 8+.



Spangler Science Club

Subscriptions $9.99 - $29.99


The Spangler Science Club features highly interactive experiments and hands-on activities created by Steve Spangler. His easy to follow lessons serve as an introduction to more in-depth experiments and challenges that push the learner’s creativity to the next level. The experiments are likely to fizz, pop, bubble or erupt into something that is guaranteed to fill the room with oohs & ahhhs.


Each box is filled with Steve Spangler’s unique blend of experiences that inspire wonder, boost creativity, enhance problem-solving skills and make learning fun.


Recommended ages 5-12



Club Scikidz Labs

Subscriptions $26.95 - $29.95


Club Scikidz’ monthly lab kit is a comprehensive collection of STEM-based hands-on activities, experiments, and projects that will help young scientists and engineers explore the wonders of the world around them.


Every month we’ll send your young scientist an engaging super-fun lab kit with a career-related science theme. Each box will include science experiments, projects, and lab supplies to build your own science and technoloby lab.


Recommended ages 7-10



Literature


Kids Bookcase Club

Cost: $9.99

 

Their boxes are tailored to your child's age and gender, with books specifically chosen to keep them reading. All of their monthly boxes contain three books.


Their goal is to send out exciting new reads and hidden gems you may have overlooked. Their staff pours over thousands of titles each month to ensure their selections are the best!


Recommended ages  Newborn - Pre Teen



Story Bindles

Cost $24.95 - $99.95


Storybook Bindles provide an opportunity to spend meaningful time with your children bonding with a good book. Every Bindle includes a treasured book along with all the materials needed for accompanying activities that emphasize playing, making, and/or creating.


Using the storybook as a jumping off point, children engage in developmentally appropriate book inspired activities that are designed to cultivate curiosity, stimulate the imagination, inspire artistic expression and open up a world of pretend play that will propel them through life while instilling a love for literature.


Bindles are available for toddlers, preschoolers, primary and elementary aged children.



History


Mysteries in Time

The Classic Pack costs $13.92 - Shipping $5.17

The Bumper Box Costs $22.68 - Shipping $10.43


Mysteries in Time is a monthly educational subscription for children, designed to bring history to life for 7-11 year olds.


Each month, subscribers receive a time machine postal package packed with high-quality, fun, educational activities for children, all linked to a different period in history. This exciting journey through history for kids starts in Ancient Egypt. Other stops in history include Elizabethans, World War 2, Ancient Greece, the American Wild West, Aztecs, Ancient Rome, Victorians, Vikings, Ancient China, Space and Stuarts.


History Unboxed

$39.95 monthly subscription

$49.95 single box purchase


Immerse your students in lessons from American History, Ancient History and Middle Ages that bring the cultures, peoples, and eras of human history to life!


Stories, objects, recipes and more from far-off centuries and continents bring learning well beyond the classroom.


History Unboxed can easily be used as either as a stand alone curriculum or in harmony with your existing curriculum of choice. Each history box is tailored to one of three different age groups:

  • 5 - 9

  • 10 - 15

  • 16 +

American History, Ancient History and Middle Ages.


You can order extra consumables and craft kits with each box, to include other sibling in the fun!



KOKÚMỌ

Cost $31.99 monthly subscription


African History and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).


Each box will vary based on the historical figure highlighted for the month.  Every box comes complete with a history lesson, a science, technology, engineering, art and/or math (STEAM) activity and at least two memorabilia related to the subject matter.


The KOKÚMỌ box can be obtained in one of three separate age/learning groups.

  • The younger ages, Grades K-4 (ages 5-9), will require adult supervision especially for the emerging readers.  The vocabulary and questions will need to be facilitated and the activity will require direction.

  • Grades 5-8 (ages 10-13) may require some moderate adult supervision.

  • Grades 9-12 (ages 14-17) can be done independently.  The activities for all ages are the same but have modified vocabulary and questions based on the age groups.


Geography


Little Passports

Cost $13.95 - $20.95 plus shipping


4 subscription packages are offered.

In their new Science Expeditions, Sam and Sofia reveal the mysteries of the world through science experiments and activities. In their World Edition, their characters Sam and Sofia travel to a new country every month. In their USA Edition, Sam and Sofia travel to two new states every month. In the Early Explorers, their characters, Max, Mia and their dog Toby, travel around the world exploring a different theme each month.


The recommended age range for their subscriptions are as follows:

  • 3 to 5 years old for their Early Explorers

  • 6 to 10 years old for their World Edition

  • 7 to 12 years old for their USA Edition

  • 9+ for their Science Expeditions



Atlas Crate

$16.95 - $19.95


Globally inspired projects and activities that explore new cultures!

The journey begins with your first crate, where you'll meet travel buddies Anya and Milo. Explore your world map and master basic navigational skills. Build a real spinning globe!


Collect Atlas cards to make your own travel book, filled with fascinating facts and photos.


Recommended ages 6-11



NatGeo Pleybox

$22.99 - $24.99


Each magical box presents a new mission to solve and teaches about our planet and incredible nature.Students will learn about animals, nature and our world.


Travel to new countries every other month and rescue an extinct animal while having fun! Play with the items in the box or login to enjoy the games, activities and interactive lessons.


Recommended ages 6-11



Cultured Owl

$29.95


Cultured Owl invites children to learn about the world through their educational Country Kits.

With each Country Kit, children journey to a new land, learning about its people, culture, and way of life.


Country booklets, hands-on art projects (supplies included), and culture-based toys help foster children’s curiosity about the world around them. Additional items include country flags, country trading cards, and recipes for authentic dishes.


Choose from one of their four World Tour Packages today and watch your children delight in their global adventure!


Recommended ages 6-9



Art


Terra Create

$29.00


Each month, they send a box of possibility! Their kits include a curated selection of arts and crafts supplies focused on a particular nature theme.


Each box will contain instructions, supplies, and a short learning module related to the theme. Though they provide everything needed to complete a project, crafters are encouraged to get outdoors and collect materials to enhance their art.


Each box will contain instructions, supplies, and a short learning module about the element, the cultural history of the art-form, or other interesting tidbits.


Recommended ages 9-12



Drew’s Art Box

$35.00


Drew's Art Box is a box of 4 or more art class lessons with engaging and comprehensive videos that you can pause or rewatch at any point. As a bonus, every box comes with a list of the vocabulary and definitions used in the videos, an art history-related activity (whether a written assignment, a game, or “art history for thought”), a list of the supplies in the box, and sometimes supportive Drew's apps for the student to use hand in hand with the lessons.


All supplies are included, so your child can get the art class experience without leaving the comfort of your home!


Recommended ages 9 and up



We Craft Box

$24.99


Be creative, make memories, and enjoy time together, as each monthly box comes with a themed story, coordinating crafts, ready-to-follow photo directions, and all material needed that can be shared between two children.


Each month We Craft Box sends you a themed story, and the materials for 2-3 crafts. Each month they focus on a new art material from markers and pastels, to Magic Nuudles and Wiki Stix allowing your children to try new things and build up their crafting supplies.


Each craft is made, then assembled in a scene upon completion.


Recommended ages 3-9



Indigo Art Box

$29.99


Indigo Artbox is a subscription box for anyone looking for a creative outlet and way to learn about art. Each month, they deliver art projects that are inspired by art history to your door with all the materials that you need for an art project.


Supply delivery includes 10-12 items and is combined with 2 short online videos for inspiration and guidance. Each box, contains enough supplies for at least 2-3 works of art and for reuse to practice the project's art skill. Boxes can be easily be shared between couples or kids for a fun activity.


Recommended ages 12 and up



Cooking


Kidstir

$12.95 - $15.95


Teach kids important life skills in the kitchen and cook up fun family memories!

  • Delicious recipe

  • Kid-size tools mailed right to your door

  • Build your own cookbooks.


All new subscribers receive 2 free years of Family Circle, Parents or Rachael Ray Magazine


Recommended ages 5-12



Raddish Kids

$20.00 - $24.00


Raddish is a cooking club, culinary lesson, and mealtime solution all-in-one. They make cooking and sharing a meal fun for the whole family.  A unique theme that embeds math, science, geography, culture, and history into a fun culinary lesson.


  • A grocery list so you can easily shop for food supplies

  • Recipe guides

  • Activity cards

  • Collectible kitchen tools

  • Dinnertime conversation starters


Ages 4 to 6 can enjoy working alongside an adult in the kitchen. Kids and tweens ages 7 to 12 can explore their culinary curiosity and take on an exciting role preparing family meals. We've heard from many families with teens ages 13+ who use Raddish independently, although it depends on their level of culinary skill and ambition.



Sugar Plum Kids Culinary Boxes

$22.00


Stirring up family fun each month with new themes!  Interactive cooking activity sets filed with cooking recipes, videos, kitchen science and more.


From the founder of Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios which began in 2008 in Raleigh, NC, they are proud to bring their culinary fun to your kitchen at home with your family!


Recommended ages 5-10



Maker


Creation Crate

$22.49-$29.99


Their teacher-designed curriculum is the most educational and hands on subscription box in the world.


Each month you will get your hands on an arduino project and develop new programming capabilities month after month.


Once you receive all 12 badges you will have more hands on programming experience than 99% of current college level computer science students.


Recommended ages 12-99.




Tinker Crate

Prices vary depending on product


Tinker Crate inspires kids to explore and learn about science, engineering, and technology—and have fun doing it.


Every month, a new crate to help kids develop a tinkering mindset and creative problem solving skills.


Recommended age 9-13



DIY


New Hobby Box

$27.99 - $29.99


Every month, New Hobby Box sends its subscribers a new hobby centered around skills, electronics, arts or entertainment!


Each box is hand-picked and thoughtfully curated by their team. They send you everything needed to get started on your new hobby and the NHB community helps you master it.


  • Past hobbies include:

  • Soap Making

  • Indoor Gardening

  • Scrimshaw

  • Survival Skills

  • Crochet

  • Lock Picking

  • and more

Join them on this journey to never stop learning!


Recommended age 12 and up

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