Top Kid's Subscription Boxes to Help You Survive School Breaks
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I don’t know about you but school breaks are a hard time in our household. Trying to keep Sesame occupied while finding down time to relax. Since we’re an educator household, we try to really enjoy our down time and play it by ear when it comes to leaving the house.
Even though we enjoy our break from teaching other folks, we still want to make sure we’re stimulating our son’s mind in ways that not only goes along with the curriculum he has at school but also don’t mean more work for us. I mean hello it’s our vacation too. We rely on subscription boxes to help us out during school breaks.
Kiwi Crate focuses on projects that are both engaging and educational for kids ages 3-16+. Each month you receive STEM & STEAM inspired projects complete with materials and instructions to help guide your child through the activities. The parent guide is helpful, but children will likely need little assistance once you’ve explained the project. We’ve subscribed to their Koala Crate for Sesame in the past and you can check out a review and our unboxing video here.
You can purchase subscriptions month to month, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year. In addition to the annual subscriptions you can purchase single crates, mini crates, books, and party favors via their websites. Subscription boxes start at 19.95.
Little Passports has been on my radar for a while because a few of my childless friends came across it and thought Sesame might like it since we travel with Sesame frequently.
Little Passports delivers a travel adventure right to your door. They have two age categories– Little Explorers (ages 3-5) and World Edition (ages 7-12). Each monthly box contains letters, souvenirs, pop-art models, and activities highlight a new global destination or U.S. state. They also have a cute gif shop if you’re looking to purchase something compliment a home lesson.
Monthly subscriptions start at 17.95.
Sesame’s school is very big on teaching little ones about the environment and I want to make sure I’m reminding him of these lessons throughout the summer, which is why the Green Kid Crafts box is pretty high on the list.
Green Kid sends out a monthly box with fun, creative, and eco-friendly STEM activities. You can purchase a monthly subscription or individual boxes in their shop. I’m eyeing the ocean science kit because it will piggyback off his week of summer camp. I also think he’ll love the nature and nocturnal boxes.
Monthly subscription starts at 19.95
Sesame loves helping in the kitchen and is always bugging us to give a job, so this box will be perfect for him.
Kidstir is a monthly hands-on kit that helps kids build their own cookbooks, try new foods, and learn the origins of their food. Each kit includes 2 kid-sized tools and 1 special extra, 3 fun games and activities, and an e-newsletter packed with recipes and printables. Plus, a special cookbook binder, 3 step-by-step recipes that cover all food groups, 3 educational foodie pages, a digital/printed shopping list.
Boxes start at 19.95 (individual kits) and 15.95 monthly
5. Bramble Box
Bramble Box is all about playing pretend and I know how much Sesame enjoys those moments at school. Each box includes dramatic play props and activities for kids ages 3-8. Previous boxes have included post office, detective, and bakery. I’m sure yall can guess which one Sesame would love.
Monthly subscription boxes start at $25/month
This isn’t technically a subscription box, but it made the list because it’s a monthly service for kids. If your kid loves receiving mail, this is the perfect subscription. Every month, your child will receive four postcards in the mail from quirky pals. The pals share their adventures, weird animal facts, and cool places.
This subscription starts at 3.99 monthly.
If you’re looking for a way to stimulate and nurture your child’s reading skills, The Storybox is perfect. Every month you receive a box with 2 children’s books and a guide for parents. The books are curated by a nationally certified speech pathologist and are appropriate for ages 1-7. This is a great way to build your home library.
Plus, a portion of your fee is used to purchase books and educational materials to benefit children with disabilities and children from low-income families.
Subscriptions start at 21.99 a month.
8. Heritage Box
Heritage box is the first monthly subscription box that focuses on teaching children Black History and the geography of countries in Africa. It’s geared towards children ages 5-12, and I’ll likely wait until Sesame’s next birthday to start his subscription.
Boxes start at 24.99.
Have you used any kid’s subscription boxes in the past? Which ones are your favorite? Let’s chat in the comments.