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. 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

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.

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Here are some subscription boxes that I think are great options for homeschoolers and students.

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.

STEM Reads

STEM Reads introduces children ages 4-8 years old to (you guessed it) science, technology, engineering, and math. Each carefully curated box contains 2 or more kid-friendly books, a variety of learning activities, and fun surprises. Some of the fun surprises included in past kits were seeds, games, and astronaut ice cream. It takes less than a minute to sign up and you are good to go. This is a great way to study STEM topics while also working on literacy. Kits cost $39.95.

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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.

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

We have added 3 of these monthly subscription boxes to our homeschool: Kiwi Crate, Doodle Crate, and STEM Reads.

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

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