The last thing my children need are more toys and clothes this holiday season. I love giving my children (and others– this is a great gift!) experiences rather than another toy. Subscription boxes have become a great way for kids to make memories, create something hands-on and have an experience where all of the necessary materials come delivered to their doorstep. Choose a topic that interests your child and test a box out before committing to receiving one every month or every other month. Many of these subscription services offer first time sign-up deals as you visit the homepage which is an added bonus. I tried to cover a variety of topics which includes a cooking subscription box. I can get on board with this and perhaps my Bambinos can begin to cook the family meals 😉
Raddish is a culinary lesson, creative project, and mealtime solution all-in-one.
They make it easy for families to share delicious, quality time together. Raddish kits never repeat! Kids love mail. They’ll tear into Raddish kits filled with a collectible apron patch, illustrated recipes, tools, and thematic culinary fun like, “Ticket to Japan”, “Food is Art”, and “My Dream Restaurant”. Delicious recipes are packed with math, science, geography, history, culture, and more. Raddish takes the guesswork out of cooking with kids at a fraction of the price of a cooking class. 6 options to choose from for purchase.
Also check out Kidstir.
Sensory TheraPlay Box Curated by a Pediatric OT
Toys to help develop important sensory motor skills & stimulate the senses. Engage your child in fun, silly sensory play! Items are therapeutic & can be calming or help manage anxiety. Curated for children with autism/ sensory needs in mind, but suitable for children of all abilities. Each month’s box is carefully curated by a licensed occupational therapist and includes a description card inside.
Bits Box provides monthly coding projects that teach elementary aged children how to program apps.
Kids look through the materials and pick an app. Every box comes with dozens of coding projects, ranging from simple to more advanced. Kids type the app into the Bitsbox website and start with the code from the book, then change it to make it their own. Kids use and share their apps on any mobile device. Bitsbox apps run on any computer, tablet, or phone with a web browser. There are 4 different pricing options available.
Girls Can! Create inspires girls to BE and DO anything by introducing them to fearless women who made the world better.
Each month, meet a fearless woman who changed the world. Discover her in a 20-page book filled with games, fun and experiments. Explore her field with 2-3 fun science, engineering or art activities. Play props stickers and more.
Literati helps your child fall in love with reading.
A good book has the power to enchant and transform its reader. At Literati, they seek to create the opportunity for children to experience the deep joy of being lost in the pages of a beloved book. Every month Literati scours the globe and finds 5 exceptional books that are delivered to your doorstep. These 5 books are age-appropriate and curated around a specific theme (art, adventure, science, myth, history, culture and values). Explore the books in your home for up to a week, keep the ones you love, and return the rest in the enclosed pre-paid mailer (shipping is free in both directions). Literati makes exposing your child to a planet of possibility easy while also fostering a lifelong love of literature.
Steve Spangler Science Club allows you to choose from one of three levels of hands-on science kits.
A new theme will be explored every month such as kitchen chemistry, glowing germs, the power of air or bubbling potions, electricity and more. Ideal for kids ages 5-12. Ignite the spark of science and creativity in your child. Learn the real science behind each amazing experiment. 3 packages to choose from for purchase.
Junior Explorers includes lots of fun and natural science learning that gets kids excited to explore a new habitat.
Select the right subscription plan for your Junior Explorer! Our monthly adventures are designed for elementary aged kids ages 5-11 and include both a physical and digital component for hours of fun. Every mission starts with a kit sent home to prep kids for their adventure that month.
Little Loving Hands provides a fun and educational method for parents and caretakers to engage children in learning about the importance of being kind and giving back to others.
Within each Little Loving Hands’ kit, they provide the materials for the craft project as well as the documents and other fun items to reinforce what the children are working on and how they are helping others.
Kiwi Crate, Inc believe that children learn by playing and doing and children are naturally curious and creative.
Koala Crate was created to give preschoolers exposure to new materials, new tools, new techniques, and new concepts that encourage hands-on learning and fun. They are dedicated to inspiring these young scientists, artists, explorers. Below are the various crates they offer.
Cricket Crate (Ages 0-2)
Koala Crate Play & Learn (Ages 3-4)
Kiwi Crate Science, Art & More (Ages 5-8)
Atlas Crate (Ages 6-11)
Doodle Crate Art & Design (Ages 9-16+)
Tinker Crate Science & Engineering (Ages 9-16+)
Eureka Crate (Ages 14-104)
Little Passports Science Expeditions, World Edition, Early Explorers and USA Editions are the subscriptions to choose from.
Select the adventure and subscription plan that’s right for your child. We offer fun and engaging products for children ages 3-14 and offer several different payment plans and gift options.
Search for various boxes on Pley.