Are you looking to keep young minds active while actually having fun? There's a box for that.
Kiwi Crate is a subscription that grows with your child, ranging from newborn to preteen. This box concentrates on STEAM learning with hands-on projects that are age-appropriate. Each box has items to complete several projects along with a fun magazine and a parent guide. The older your child the more challenging the project, from art to engineering. You can subscribe for as low as $16.95 per month. Visit kiwicrate.com to learn more.
Love to travel? Little Passports helps children learn about the world. There are several variations for ages 3 up to 9. This box was founded by two moms who want to inspire children to learn about different cultures. The first box is a starter kit that contains a passport, a suitcase and welcome items. After that, each shipment features a new country with travel stickers for your child's suitcase and passport and fun facts and activities from the featured country. How fun for your little subscriber to fill a passport with stickers! Subscriptions start at $12.95 a month. Visit littlepassports.com to order.
Have a budding pastry chef? Foodstirs offers fun, kid-friendly baking kits with everything you need to bake and decorate a treat. It includes organic mixes, all natural decorations, the cutters, molds, cups etc. needed, and a recipe card with easy to understand instructions. You will have an Instagram-worthy dessert in no time. Some past kits contain the cutest pink lemonade cupcakes and adorable brownie pops. This kit ships every other month, with themes based on the time of year or holiday and costs $13.09 to $14.99 a kit, depending on the length of your subscription. Check out foodstirs.com and get ready for your mouth to water.
If your tween or teen loves to read, Owl Crate is the perfect subscription. There is a box for 8 to 12 and a box for teens. In addition to a book, it will include other items such as notepads, jewelry, bags, pins, buttons, posters, snacks and more inspired by the theme of the book, along with a letter from the author. Subscriptions start at $27.99 for the junior box and $29.99 for the young adult box. Order at owlcrate.com.
How about a little magic and mystery? Magician Justin Flom has created the Magic Box for kids (and adults) of all ages. Each box contains the items needed to complete several magic tricks. It also includes a password to watch a "top secret" video to see exactly how to perform the tricks. This is a fun way for your child to build confidence and grow his or her magic collection. Magic Box costs $29 month to month. You can order at magicsubscriptionbox.com.
Discounts can be found for most subscription boxes. If you are interested in a certain box, subscribe to the supplier's email. Sometimes they will email you a discount code that can be used toward your first box. If you have any questions about subscription boxes, or need a recommendation, email email@example.com.