Great Subscription Boxes for Homeschoolers

We absolutely love subscription boxes at our house. Whether you are looking for something fun or something educational, they can be a perfect choice.

subscription boxes for homeschoolers

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Personally, I love subscription boxes for 3 main reasons:

1. They are a great way to supplement a homeschool curriculum. There are a lot of great educational companies who have a focus on creating subscription boxes that hit on a wide variety of themes. Whether you are learning about weather, space, rockets, dinosaurs, robots, art, or geology, chances are you can find a subscription box that goes along with what we are
learning.

2. They infuse a bit of mystery into our routine. When you subscribe to a subscription box program, you get whichever theme they have going on for that month. It’s fun to open a box that arrived on your doorstep and find out together what you are going to be learning about.

3. It saves time and money. Subscription boxes usually come with everything we need to do the projects (with the occasional exception of some things that most households have on hand). Since they send you everything, you don’t have to worry about running around town trying to find and buy all the materials. You just open the box, grab everything, and get to work.

Subscription boxes for Homeschoolers

Kiwi Co (formerly Kiwi Crate)

With a focus on STEAM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Music), this monthly
subscription box comes with all the materials you need and instructions for each of the projects. You also get extra resources such as parent guides, magazines, video tutorials, and ideas for a DIY project you can do in between boxes. To get started you select the age-appropriate box:

Cricket Age 0-2 Newborn Pack

Koala Age 3-4 Play and Learn

Kiwi Age 5-8 Science, Art, and More

Tinker Crate Age 9-16+ Science and Engineering

Doodle Crate Age 9-16+ Art and Design Techniques

After you choose the right box, you choose how long of a subscription you would like (3, 6, or 12 months). Then you can customize your order to include your child’s name on the box (because what kid doesn’t love getting mail?). You can even add a special book to your box. Kits start at $12.95 per month.

Magic School Bus Science Club

Are your kids (or you) fans of the ͞The Magic School Bus͟? I know we are! I grew up watching the show and reading the books. It has been a joy introducing my kids to it. This subscription box is the perfect way to expand on Ms. Frizzle’s teachings in a fun, hands-on way. Throughout the year, you go through 12 topics: magnets, acids and bases, volcanoes, light/rainbows and mirrors, weather station, bacteria and fungi, solids/liquids/gases, the human body, water, stars/planets, air, and fossils. Each of the monthly kits come with a colorful 12-page manual based on ͞The Magic School Bus͟ as well as the materials you need. There is also accompanying online resources that allow kids to dig even deeper. If you want to make the experience even more enjoyable, you can watch the episodes that relate to each box on Netflix since they currently have the full season available for streaming. Kits cost 19.99 each (including shipping and handling).

Green Kid Crafts

This STEAM subscription company has a two-fold mission. First, they want to provide kids with hands-on activities that make learning fun. Secondly, they want to practice and promote sustainability in the process by using green materials in everything from their packaging, the activity materials, and the themes themselves. Each box comes stuffed with 4-8 STEAM activities, the materials, and the instructions. They also include online resources you can use to extend the experience. With themes like nocturnal animals, ocean science, space, safaris, and volcanoes, your child is sure to be excited when they see this little green box in the mail. Another thing I love about Green Kid Crafts is that you can buy individual discovery boxes in addition to (or in lieu of) the monthly kits. Prices start at $17.95 per month.

Little Passports

Want your child to learn more about the world and other cultures? This subscription box is a great choice for that! With this monthly kit, your kids get an all-access pass to follow a traveling duo (Sam and Sofia) as they travel the world visiting two states OR one country per month. Your first kit comes with a really cute little suitcase filled with things like pictures of Sam and Sofia, a passport, stickers to fill the passport, fun activities, online resources, and more. Your kids will love filling their suitcase with memorabilia and their passport with stickers from all the places they learn about. There are four kits to choose from: Early Explorer (3-5 years old), World Explorers (6-10 years old), and USA Edition )7-12 years old), and Science Expeditions (ages 9+). Prices start at $12.95 per month.

Backpack the World

For ages 8 to 16, explore a new country each month with a subscription to Backpack the World. The kits include political, geographic, economic, cultural information, activities, and recipes from around the world.

These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the fun and educational ways you can enrich your homeschool experience.

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I would love to hear about any subscription boxes you guys have tried. Let me know in the comments below.

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