Monthly subscription boxes continue to grow in popularity. And why not? It’s a surprise in your mailbox each month! That’s pretty great. But with so many boxes out there to choose from, and more becoming available everyday, it can be hard to determine which one is the right one for you or your child. If you’re searching for the perfect educational subscription for your child or as a gift, consider subscribing to one of the following education-based boxes. Your kids will love you for it!
Do you know a little gardener who loves to play in the dirt? If so, the monthly Our Little Roots subscription box might be the perfect gift. Each month, your child will receive all of the necessary tools to grow something new.
With over one hundred different seeds to choose from, they’ll never get the same one twice. The really cool thing about these boxes are that they also teache responsibility and sustainability. The soil is organic and the seeds are of the non-GMO heirloom variety. Currently, subscriptions start at $12.95 per month, and shipping is always free.
My EduCrate is geared toward children 8 through 12 and was created by certified teachers. Each month with MyEduCrate features a new and exciting theme. Past crate themes include Math Mania, Super Human Body, Bridge the Way, and Surviving the Summer (many of the past crates remain available for purchase on the website, but quantities are limited). As a part of this subscription service, your child will receive a monthly challenge, hands-on learning materials and other necessary resources required to make the most out of that specific box. MyEduCrate month subscription prices start at $29.99 per month and shipping is included within the US (additional shipping charges apply when shipping to Canada or outside North America).
When you gift your child with a monthly School Box Club subscription, the company donates an identical box to a child in need. How cool is that? Each customized box contains fun school supplies, reading books and educational activities. You can specify the recipient’s favorite subjects and areas that he or she needs to improve upon. You can also indicate things like hobbies and favorite sports teams. If there are certain school supplies you don’t need, in the next shipment, you have the option of listing those as well.
The subscription price for the School Box Club is $29.99 per month. If you pre-pay for several boxes in advance, the cost is even less.
For lessons in geography and culture, check out Little Passports! Designed for kids ages 3-12, Little Passports takes your child on an adventure across the country or around the world with every box delivered. For adventures for the littlest subscribers even arrive in a little suitcase shaped box! Older explorers can select between the World Edition or USA Edition, to further customize the program. The cost per month ranges from $11.95 to $17.95 per month, depending on which plan you select, but the total amount is billed at the beginning of the subscription. Shipping is additional for Little Passports kits.
Founded by a mom of 2, Kiwi Crate is intended to foster creativity and curiosity in kids. The hands-on learning experiences in each Kiwi Crate are the perfect blend of learning and doing, with lots of art projects. We had a Kiwi Crate subscription for almost a year and my kids loved it! Kiwi Crate can be purchased in 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions ranging from $60 to $205 (in other words Kiwi Crate is $20 per month or less depending on how many you buy). They also have mini crates and past crates available under the “shop” tab on their website. Be sure to look out for their other crates too – cricket crate, koala crate, doodle crate, and tinker crate – each one geared towards a specific age group!
Have you ordered a subscription box for your child? Which one did you order? What was your experience?