Best Educational Subscription Boxes for Kids

There is no job harder than being a mom. You are responsible for your kiddos safety and health, spiritual and social development and their educations — yikes! Need some help? Subscription boxes to the rescue! Both fun and educational, any of these fun subscription boxes could be your superhero.

They don’t take a single minute to plan or prepare. These boxes will just arrive on your doorstep each month, and learning will automatically (and with great excitement!) ensue. How lucky are we moms?

Educational and fun subscription boxes for kids are such an easy way to increase your child’s interest in a particular subject or expose them to new subjects. These boxes also make great gifts — gifts that keep on giving all year! Seriously, these fun subscription boxes are like the gateway drug to becoming a passionate lifelong learner!

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Fun Subscription Boxes for Young Artists


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Doodle Crate Save 30% On Your First Month’s Box with code SHARE30

Doodle Crate delivers handmade fun and creativity every month. Brought to you by Kiwi Crate, Doodle Crate is designed to inspire kids ages 9 to 16+ to learn new crafting skills and express themselves creatively.



STEM Subscription Boxes

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Tinker Crate Save 30% On Your First Month’s Box

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. Suitable for children ages 9 and up.


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Amazon Stem Club

The STEM toys your child will receive each month are handpicked by Amazon’s toy experts to excite young learners with hands-on experiments and explorations of electricity, earth science, physics and math. These toys will fascinate your kiddos for a whole lot longer than five minutes, and they won’t even know they’re learning while playing.

The coolest part is that these toys are really high quality and will be loved for years! The awesome toys we’ve received have been a far greater value than the $19.99 we paid each month for our fun subscription boxes. You’ll be able to customize each box to your child’s age and preferences.



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Academics in a Box Inc

Each month your child will receive boxes full of everything she needs to learn about and do hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiments for ages 8+. Each fun subscription box comes with a 20+ page lab notebook and all of the materials for their project. Sign up for their newsletter and receive a 10% discount! Monthly, 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month packages starting at $29.95.




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Green Kid Crafts

Starting at less than $18 per month, your child will receive a themed discovery box (oceans, space, volcanoes, music, robots, safari animals…) with an educational magazine, a book, 4-8 projects, and quality, eco-friendly supplies with which to complete each project. There are 4 different educational boxes available, suitable for kids ages 2-10+.



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BUILDING THE MAKERS OF TOMORROW! Shop Now! For a limited time only at!
My kids took a MakerSpace class last year at a local museum, and absolutely loved it! I love that this fun subscription box will continue the amazing things they were learning, from the convenience of our own kitchen table!



Best Educational Subscription Boxes for Kids


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Kiwi Crate – Save 30% on Your First Month’s Order

Kiwi Crate sends your child monthly crates filled with materials and inspiration to encourage creativity and curiosity. Projects cover a number of developmental areas through art, science, imaginative play. These fun subscription boxes are suitable for kids ages 5-8.



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Little Passports Subscription Boxes

Give the gift of Adventure with these award-winning monthly boxes featuring geography, world cultures and languages, and so much more!



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How fun is this? What a perfect way to teach your kids life skills in the kitchen and cook up fun family memories! This fun subscription box will make it so easy, with no planning or prep on your part!


Sensory Play Subscription Box


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Sensory TheraPLAY Box is the sensory toy subscription box designed for children with autism and those with sensory needs. These fun subscription boxes are curated by a licensed occupational therapist and ship out the first week of each month.


Fun Subscription Boxes for Preschoolers


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HOOT for Kids

These fun subscription boxes come with high-quality educational toys selected by experts for children, newborn up to age six. Each treasure box will be customized to your child’s age and developmental stage.


Preschool Subscription Box

The Preschool Box

Fun, monthly preschool activities designed by teachers to help prepare your little one for his first experience at school. These fun subscription boxes are ideal for kids ages 3-6.


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Koala Crate

Koala Crate will spark your child’s natural creativity and curiosity. Each crate includes all the materials and inspiration for projects related to a fun theme. Crates are designed to give preschoolers exposure to new materials and new concepts that encourage hands-on learning and fun. Ages 3 to 4!



Fun Subscription Boxes for Young Humanitarians (or little hoodlums in need of empathy-training!)


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Little Loving Hands – Kids Crafts for a Cause.

Each unique subscription box contains craft materials designed to help your child learn about charitable giving. Each box in our catalog focuses on a different charitable cause — from the military to animal shelters — that your child can support by making fun crafts and donating them as gifts.



Have you tried any of these fun subscription boxes? Am I missing any? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


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  1. Your ideas on gift box subscriptions are great! I like how you talked about educational subscription boxes for kids. My daughter is really interested in science (she takes after the curiosity of her mom). I like it that you can choose which theme you want these gift boxes to come with. I wonder if there are other gift boxes available for other occasions too.

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      I think you could give these educational subscription boxes for any occasion. They would make fun Christmas or birthday gifts!

  2. I knew that subscription boxes were becoming so popular, but I didn’t know they had kid subscription boxes. That’s fantastic 🙂

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      Oh, yeah! I think the subscription boxes for kids (and especially the educational subscription boxes) are the very best ones!

  3. This is such a great list! I’ve heard of a few of these, but didn’t know there are so many availbe options for kids!

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      Yes, there are SO many fun, educational subscription box choices for kids!

  4. I had no idea most of these even existed! I love the ideas for even 2 year olds, like my daughter. The only subscription box we tried is Bookroo, a book subscription for kids, and we loved it!

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      Book subscriptions are always fun! I love that we are exposed to new authors and excellent books!

  5. I did a baking box for my neice and she loved it!! Such a great gift idea that isn’t a toy!

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      What a great idea! I’m sure her parents appreciated that gift, too!

  6. Did not even know there were preschool boxes! I looked into this earlier in the summer and after careful review, and youtube vids I decided on the Amazon one! I thought I’d like the ones that, y’know that’s what they specialize in but nope. Price had a bit to do with it tho. We love it so far.

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      The Amazon STEM club is one of our favorite subscription boxes, too! My kids are really interested in building things, science and coding.

  7. This looks like a lot of fun! much easier than buying all the little craft pieces individually.

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      I love that subscription boxes are absolutely zero preparation or planning on my part!

  8. Subscription boxes are so exciting for little people!

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      Yes, they are — my kids absolutely love their subscription boxes!

  9. I think my niece and nephew would love all the creative ones. They are pretty crafty kids. 🙂


    1. Amy Saunders says:

      I’m sure they would — that doodle crate looks pretty amazing!

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      Kiwi crates are so creative and so much fun! I love the open-ended sorts of creative projects they send. My kid’s favorites, though, are the Tinker Crate (STEM and technology-oriented) and the Amazon STEM club.

  10. Thanks for sharing! I haven’t ordered one of these yet but was always curious about them.

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      Subscription boxes are a lot of fun! They’re my kids’ favorite gifts, because they love getting something awesome in the mail each month.

  11. Ok, so I’ve heard of subscription boxes to Ipsy and all the other companies, but I had absolutely no idea that subscription boxes for educational purposes were even a thing! It’s brilliant. Truly!

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      I agree that these are brilliant! Subscription boxes make the job of educating my children so much easier and more enjoyable!

  12. Thanks I’m pinning this article for a collab board with my daughter. I know my grandson uses one of the subscriptions but not which one. He loves the one he gets via the mail. Like getting a gift.

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      We’ve used several of these subscription boxes and my kids feel the same way — like they receive a gift in the mail each month. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, ha, ha!

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