Top 10 Subscription Box Services for Kids – 2017

Top 10 Subscription Boxes for Kids

What are subscription boxes?  Subscription boxes for kids are educational/fun boxes that are delivered to your home on a monthly or semi-monthly basis.  You can purchase them for a variety of subjects/skills – from coding to character education to cooking and MORE.

As you can imagine, kids love getting subscription box packages.  They love opening them, and then doing the enclosed hands-on, interactive activities. And because the activities are interactive, subscription boxes are fun for the entire family.

These award winning products are parent tested and kid approved. In order to be a Parents’ Picks Award Winner, these products and websites go through a rigorous approval process with over 50 criteria, including thinking skills, character building, engagement, ease of use, innovativeness, quality, durability, and creative thinking. These products come highly recommended and we hope you will love these award winning products as much as we do.

Our 2017 list of the Top 10 Subscription Box Services for Kids.

**listed in alphabetical order**


Bitsbox – Coding for Kids – Ages 6-14

Bitsbox subscription boxes for kids provide monthly coding projects that teach grade schoolers how to program apps. You can see all the different app options here (bottom of page). This is a code academy for kids – and it teaches kids to love coding! How wonderful is that!?!


Groovy Lab in a Box – Ages 8+

With Groovy Lab in a Box, young STEMists (your children!) receive monthly, fun, hands-on projects – focused on a particular STEM topic (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Kids get to investigate, brainstorm, plan, build, test and redesign their own creations. Plus, all STEMists receive a Lab Notebook, where they can document their findings. For kids 8+.


Humble Bugs – Ages 4-11

This is a character value subscription kit. Each character building kit features a different character value (honesty, courage, empathy, goal setting, acceptance, friendship, loyalty, etc.) that helps build stronger, happier kids and families. The Humble Bugs’ Character Building Kits include supplies, information, a classic movie, crafts, and lots more that the whole family can enjoy together. You can check out what’s included in a kit at this link. Subscribers receive a new Character Building Kit at their doorstep every other month. For kids 4-11.


Kidstir – Ages 4-12

This is a kids cooking subscription. With these monthly hands-on kits, kids gain important life skills in the kitchen, try new foods, and cook up some fun family memories at the same time.  Plus, kids get to build their very own cookbooks. You can check out prior kits here. Food is not included. For kids 4-12.



KiwiCo – Ages 2-16

This subscription offers monthly hands-on STEAM Projects (STEM with Art added in) for kids 2 – 16 – so, your kids can really grow with this product.  We like that. The boxes help kids see themselves as scientists, artists, creators, and makers.


Know Yourself Adventure Series – Ages 7+
The Know Yourself Adventure Series offers a monthly subscription box. Every delivery teaches a new system of the body through games, experiments, and activities the whole family can enjoy. Kids 7+ can experience the activities through independent learning, while younger kids can benefit from side by side learning.


Little Passports – Ages 3-9+

This monthly service introduces your children to geography, science, world cultures, the arts and more. You can shop by age, geography, or by science.  Again, we like that this product can grow with your child (you can use it for years and years if you choose).


MyEduCrate – Ages 7-12
MyEduCrate subscription boxes for kids, are for children ages 7 -12. The educational theme changes monthly and crates are designed to be interactive, to engage, inspire, and entertain.


PlayKids/Explorer – Ages 1-10

These boxes focus on STREAM concepts – Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math.  All  boxes include a free book, magic cards, exclusive activities, collectible paper toys, special stickers and unlimited access to PlayKids.  It’s suggested that you download their free app to get the most out of their boxes.  Perfect – because kids love apps!


Pley/National Geographic – Ages 5-11

The subscription toy company has a line of National Geographic Kids mystery subscription boxes for kids. Each month, “junior explorers” receive a surprise box with a mission to rescue an endangered animal in a new part of the world. The physical box includes activities and accessories to complete the adventure as well as a link to a digital mission that includes interactive games, educational information and videos. Once completed, sends each child a certificate of achievement.

Aren’t kids subscription boxes great?  Would you like to see additional award winning products?  Visit our homepage for our fun and amazing lists.  🙂