Now that I’ve officially launched my subscription box for moms, my mind is naturally jumping to subscription boxes for kids. Seriously, it’s all I can do to stop myself from looking for more boxes every time I think about the next birthday or special occasion. Don’t even get me started on why I don’t have a shaving club or feminine hygiene subscription, yet—I honestly don’t know, and I’m having a hard time not knowing and still not having them.
Here’s where you come in! I’ve rounded up some of the best subscription boxes for kids. You know, so I can experience my subscription box addiction vicariously through the magical moments you have with your brood.
Subscription Boxes for Kids
Busy Little Book Club is an activity and book subscription for kids where children 4-8 years old receive a featured picture book along with at least 2 crafts or activities that go along with it. There are even options for sibling subscriptions so no one fights for art supplies!
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Tiny Humans Read is a monthly book box for kids with three different (and affordable) plans so that everyone is your family can be a happy reader! Depending on the box you choose, you’ll receive board and/or picture books ideal for kids from newborn to 8 years old. Every box includes new books and ships free in the US!
Kidstir is one of those subscription boxes for kids that brings out the creativity in something that can be somewhat mundane: cooking. Each box brings them right into the kitchen with you! Their mission is to allow you to explore and create delicious recipes with your tiny humans.
Little Loving Hands is a unique craft subscription box in that kids are actively involved in giving to a charitable cause right from the start. Each box includes everything your child needs to create a beautiful gift and send it to that month’s cause. In return, your child learns about the organization and receives a Certificate of Achievement.
I absolutely love HOOT for Kids because they take the guesswork out of educational toy shopping. It seems like that aisle gets bigger every time I walk down it at (let’s be real) Target. It’s so time consuming to find an educational toy that’s also developmentally appropriate and in my budget. HOOT solves all of that and sends Treasure Boxes customized for your child’s age and stage.
Green Kid Crafts is a STEAM subscription box for kids, and each Discovery Box is a themed package full of educational activities and crafts. Are you noticing a theme here? Obviously, I’m a big fan of early education and lifelong learning. Parents can also sign up for their newsletter for even more STEAM activities weekly!
Candy is something my kids have to earn, and they do it with our marble system. One chore accomplished, good deed done, or random act of kindness gets them a marble. At the end of the day, how many marbles are in their jar determines how many pieces of candy they get for dessert.
My kids aren’t big candy eaters in general, but my husband sure does have a sweet tooth. Candy Club is a convenient way to keep our marble system going and the caveman’s appetite for sugar sated. Your dentist may not like you, but your kids sure will.
Epic! is a digital subscription for kids and is a great alternative to a physical subscription box for kids. Instead of a monthly shipment, your kids have instant access to thousands of educational books. I’m partial to the Fantasy genre, as are my kids, but the new National Geographic section is also a hit around here.
Little Passports is the perfect subscription box for kids who love learning about the world. Each monthly box arrives with an entire adventure to a new location, complete with skill-building educational extras like empathy and imagination. Little Passports has several subscriptions to accommodate every preference and age. You can even compare all the subscriptions here to find the right one for your child!
An honorable mention also goes to KiwiCo! Read a full review of their sensory play subscription box for kids.