Best Educational Box Subscriptions for Homeschool
For an easy way to make learning fun, you can choose from many educational box subscriptions that are perfect for adding into your homeschool activities. Many of the boxes provide everything you need for the activities inside, and some require a minimal purchase. Here are some of our favorite educational box subscriptions. **Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.
Annie’s – Want to try some new and different crafting techniques for your homeschool art class? Annie’s offers reasonably priced monthly subscription kits with all the supplies you need for your card-making, yarn-based, quilting, beading or woodworking projects. Clear, easy to follow video tutorials are also available to teach everything you need to know. Annie’s has something for crafters ages 7 and up.
Ann Williams Group – This monthly subscription box is bursting with creativity! Subscribers will explore string and thread art, paper bowl making, jewelry & accessories, room decor, and more! Watch the available video tutorials for additional assistance. Perfect for ages 5 to adult with something fun to flex your imagination and fine motor skills.
BookRoo – BookRoo is a box subscription that sends new books to your door every month. This is a perfect way to grow your home library and read new books with your kids. The nice thing about BookRoo is that the books are chosen by someone else so it introduces kids to books they may not have chosen themselves. Subscriptions are appropriate for ages 0-10, with three options: board books, picture books, or chapter books.
Green Kids Crafts – Everyone will look forward to science class with this eco-responsible STEAM subscription box. It packs up to six high-quality science and art kits per box. Every box also includes a 12-page activity booklet and achievement badges to reward your budding scientists curiosity. Order single and sibling boxes for kids ages 2 through 10+.
GroovyLab -Groovy Lab In A Box is a science-themed subscription box ideal for ages 8 and up and includes hands-on activities to teach kids about science, technology, engineering, and math. Children will learn about scientific inquiry and the engineering design process, which will help them create amazing inventions and improve critical problem solving skills all while having fun. Past Groovy Lab boxes have included projects like building and launching a rocket, making an ice lantern, and making an electric dance pad.
Kids Reveal Book Box – If you homeschool, books are one of your favorite things, especially if your student reads like the wind. If you struggle to find enough books that are fun and age-appropriate, Kids Reveal takes the guesswork out of your search by thoroughly vetting every book you receive from their subscription service.
Kidstir – Learn science through cooking with Kidstir! This flexible subscription service teaches kids the basics about nutrition and science concepts. Each Kidstir kit contains three recipes, two kid-sized cooking tools, educational pages, games and puzzles, and themed activity materials.
Kiwi Crate – What started out as Kiwi Crate has now expanded and become five different boxes that are appropriate for different age groups that provide hands-on learning and experience-based play with an emphasis on science, art, and exploration. The Cricket Crate is for age 0-2 and includes activities to engage in pretend play and strengthen fine motor skills. Koala Crate (ages 3-4) includes activities and engaging stories to support inquiry-based learning. Kiwi Crate (ages 5-8) inspires kids to be innovative and creative and includes science-based activities to build and crafts to complete. Doodle Crate (ages 9-16+) includes hand-on creativity-based projects that teach art and design techniques like candlemaking and inkwash painting. Tinker Crate (ages 9-16+) includes STEAM-based projects that teach scientific concepts like building a trebuchet, a hydraulic claw, and fiber optic stars.
Little Passports – Little Passports is a subscription box for kids that teaches culture, geography, science, and the world around us. Each month kids will explore a new theme or destination on their global adventure with Little Passports. There are now four subscription options available. Early Explorers (ages 3-5) takes kids on an adventure to learn about a new world theme like dinosaurs or the ocean. World Edition (6-10) uses souvenirs and hands-on activities to introduce kids to a new country every month. USA Edition (ages 7-10) teaches kids about two new states every month with state journals filled with activities. Science Expeditions (ages 9+) teaches science concepts through hands-on activities and science experiments.
Magic School Bus Science Club – The Young Scientists Club presents the Magic School Bus science club with a selection of box kits that teach science concepts explored in the Magic School Bus books and television shows through hands-on science experiments. The boxes include everything you need to perform multiple experiments, plus you receive a log to write down your observations and results. Young scientists will learn about a variety of things like acids and bases, fossils, magnets, and the human body.
Raddish – Raddish Kids is a children’s cooking subscription box that delivers kid-friendly recipes to your door every month. Inside each box you get a new kitchen tool and three recipe cards with step by step instructions to guide kids through the steps of preparing the meal. The recipe cards include the featured culinary skill such as chopping, peeling eggs, or using a box grater, as well as suggested ways to modify the recipe and an educational element that touches on math, science, or language. You have to get the ingredients yourself but the box includes a pre-printed shopping list for each recipe, a set of Table Talk cards to get the family talking over dinner, and an activity to complete related to the box theme. Raddish subscribers can also log on to the website and download lesson plans, playlists, free bonus recipes, and substitutions for food allergies and sensitivities.