6 of the Best Kids Subscription Boxes

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Subscription boxes make the best gift ideas!

If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained at home or are shopping for an educational gift idea for an upcoming corona-birthday, consider ordering a kid’s subscription box. We’re sharing some of the best boxes below that are a great, educational option for kids of all ages!

1. KiwiCo Crates subscription box has options for kids of all ages.

baby with kiwi crate project

KiwiCo makes various boxes for kids of different ages and interests, starting at birth and going all the way up to adult kids! One of the best things about KiwiCo is that you can switch crates at any time, so as your kids grow, they’ll receive fun, age-appropriate activities to stimulate their brains.

Choose from the following crate options:

Interested in trying KiwiCo?

For a limited time, you can save 30% OFF your first month’s KiwiCo crate subscription box when you use promo code SHARE30 at checkout. And, shipping is free!

2. Little Passports curates kids subscription boxes with exploration themes.

little passports kids subscription box

Little Passports is another fantastic monthly subscription box for kids! Every month, a new package will arrive filled with age-appropriate toys and hands-on activities. You can choose from the following different themed kits depending on your child’s age and interests.

  • Early Explorers: Ages 3-5
    • Explore a new world theme each month like music, oceans, and dinosaurs.
  • Science Junior: Ages 5-8
    • Launch a lifelong interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • World Edition: Ages 6-10
    • Discover a new country each month, with souvenirs and hands-on activities.
  • USA Edition: Ages 7-12
    • Learn about two new states each month, with activity-packed State Journals.
  • Science Expeditions: Ages 9+
    • Reveal the mysteries of the world through science experiments and activities.

Interested in trying Little Passports?

For a limited time, you Save up to 20% OFF all subscriptions, projects, and activities. Use code STOCKUP2020.

3. Spangler Science requires minimal adult supervision for right-out-of-the-box learning.

Steve Spangler Science Insta-Snow Powder

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 & ahhs.

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.

STEM Lab subscriptions start at $19.99/month and include up to 5 STEM experiences each month with minimal adult assistance required. The STEM Deluxe boxes start at $29.99 with up to STEM experiences each month that adults and children can work on together.

Interested in trying Spangler Science Club?

For a limited time, you can use promo code STEMFUN16 to save 25% OFF your first STEM Lab box!

4. Brick Loot is the perfect subscription box for the LEGO enthusiast.

brickloot box with various lego toys surrounding it

Have a LEGO lover at home? Brick Loot is a monthly subscription company dedicated to toy brick enthusiasts of all ages. Every Brick Loot box is filled with LEGO and brick related items. They search high and low for the newest, coolest, and most outrageous items you will not find at your local toy store. All items are handpicked by their LEGO loving team and sure to leave you with a BIG smile!

hand holding a skatepark lego box

Each box may include custom kits with LEGO Bricks, kits by famous LEGO Designers, Brick Loot Exclusives, LEGO accessories, custom LEGO Minifigures, and LEGO Compatible Products.

Brick Loot subscriptions start as low as $24.88/month plus shipping and you’ll receive anywhere from 4-8 Items in your box, with a retail value at over $45! Your subscription will automatically renew based on which plan you select – one month, three months, six months, or one year.

Interested in trying Brick Loot?

For a limited time, you can use promo code HELLO15 to save an additional 15% OFF your first Brick Loot subscription box.

5. Highlights Book Club features the best hidden picture and puzzle books.

highlights hidden pictures book

Not only do they sell award-winning magazines, but Highlights also offers several different book clubs for kids between the ages of 3-7+. You can subscribe to the following book clubs for kids that love finding hidden pictures, solving puzzles, or going on an adventure!

  • Hidden Picture Lovers: All kinds of Hidden Pictures puzzles, from classic scenes to sticker pages — and more!
  • Puzzle Fans: The best variety of age-appropriate, confidence-building puzzles for kids who love them all!
  • Adventure Seekers: Puzzle activities for curious kids who like to travel, explore, and solve mysteries!

Interested in trying a Highlights Book Club?

For a limited time, save up to 50% OFF a 12-month Book Club with free shipping & handling. Plus, get $10 OFF these 12-month kids book clubs with promo code DISCOVERY or use code CELEBRATE for $5 OFF any $50 order. If you buy 3 months, you’ll get the 4th one free!

6. Ivy Kids Kits are created by certified teachers who design with their own little ones in mind.

various rocket ship activities on display

If your kids are between the ages of 3 and 8 then they’re going to love Ivy Kids boxes! These educational boxes come with 10 different activities that are based on popular children’s books and the books are even included too! They’re super engaging and reinforce meaningful quality time spent with parents and siblings.

Each box will provide all of the tools you need to ensure your child has a solid foundation in math, literacy, and science. Plus, every Ivy Kids box is created by certified early childhood teachers who also have children of their own! Past boxes have included popular books like Mouse Paint and Jump, Frog, Jump!. Since you’re stocked up with so many activities and many possible ways to do them depending on the child, you’ll have more than enough fun until your next box arrives.

Interested in trying Ivy Kids Kits?

For a limited time, you can use promo code IVY20 to save an additional 20% OFF your first Ivy Kids Kit subscription box, just know that all future boxes will be full price. Plus, all new subscribers will receive a free welcome gift!

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Comments 16

  1. Kruiz528

    Are there subscription boxes that make my kids do chores? Lol

    • MaaMaaBear

      I could use one of those today too! šŸ¤£šŸ¤£šŸ¤£

  2. Jenn

    I ordered a 3 month KiwiCo crate subscription for my 3 year old niece and she loves it. My sister loves it as well, so I went ahead and bought a 12 month subscription to follow the 3 month one.

  3. Meg

    My kids and I have been following a girl on YouTube thru the quarantine (Wild Free and Crafty) and she just came out with a subscription box that looks awesome ( arts-crafts-crate.cratejoy.com ). And no, I don’t know her at all. We’ve just been having so much fun doing her projects that I feel inspired to share!

    • Trey

      Thank you!!! My daughter follows Moira Elizabeth. I just looked up crafty and this looks great! I just got her the box.

    • SuperMom

      Thanks Meg. For sharing this. But they look so expensive and information on website about the project is very less. Not much convincing šŸ˜”

  4. 1withthelord

    Plz be mindful and do your research. I have heard of an incredible amount of people who have had persistent issues with Kiwico.

    • Laura

      I’ve had a kiwico subscription for several years and never been unhappy with them. They have a great customer service team.

      • Sparrowfly

        Kiwico was very good to us, even when we did a short subscription. Iā€™d go back if we had the money!

    • Al

      Long time customer here, no issues.

  5. anna

    Both of my kids have received koala, kiwi, and tinker crates over the last few years. I cannot say enough good things about them!

  6. Didi

    We tried the coupon code for Brock Loot and it’s invalid.

    • Erica (Silly Sidekick)

      Hey there! The coupons code HELLO15 is still working for me! Maybe try in a different browser. I hope that helps!

      • Didi

        Thanks. It appears my issue is the code only works when it’s a straight up purchase, not a gift.

  7. CarolynMom

    We tried KiwiCo’s tinker crate for my 11 & 13 year olds at the beginning of the pandemic. They’ve received two crates and really loved them, so when they had a Memorial Day sale I went ahead and bought the subscription for the full year because it was MUCH cheaper per box. šŸ™‚ I love how everything they’ll need comes in the box and the boxes can be used to store everything after. I wish there were more good options for older kids!!

  8. Brit

    We also liked the Tinker box from Kiwi Co, perfect for older children! I liked the idea of that Ivy Kids box with the book activities and would like to see that for maybe a 9-12 age range also. Thanks for the ideas! I think just getting a package in the mail with their name on it is special anyway šŸ˜

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