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Boxes and Boxes of Fun

These subscription boxes for kids deliver fun right to your doorstep, entertaining and educating kids along the way.

The basics of subscription boxes are the same—find a themed box that fits your child’s interests, subscribe to a trial box or jump right to a monthly subscription, and hit send. Before you know it, a box of goodies will show up in your mailbox, bringing with it the joy of opening a surprise, plus fun projects, new gadgets, books or toys, and a bit of learning on the side. Bonus for the adults, most of these boxes keep kids off of screens for a bit!

Here are a dozen cool subscription boxes that will delight both kids and parents, ranging in scope from books to cooking to LEGO and coding. 

Subscription Boxes for Kids


MEL Chemistry
$34.90 per month
These science kits feature awesome monthly STEM related projects, and will teach kids about a topic with comics, a science kit, building kit, added activities and an added AR app to use with each project!

Excavating Adventures
Kits starting at $5.99
Dinosaur kiddos, budding geologists and explorers will love this subscription box! Activities include mini excavations, ten new specimens (rocks, minerals, gems and crystals), specimen storage case, identification sheets, trading cards, stickers and excavation tools.

$24.95; $16.95 digital
This coding box features monthly challenges for kids ages 6–12, introducing a new computer science concept. The apps kids build will work on any mobile device. The Basic BitsBox comes with a dozen projects and a handy binder.

We Craft Box
$29.99 per month; discounted 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions
Each We Craft Box features a craft project based on a monthly theme, and includes all the materials needed, photo instructions, a story about the project, and can be shared by two children. Geared toward ages 3–9.

Brick Loot
$27.28 per month; $24.88 prepaid 12-month subscription
Brick Loot was developed by a nine-year-old LEGO enthusiast. Monthly themed boxes include custom LEGO kits, minifigures, kits by famous designers, and fun accessories like LED light kits. 

Book Subscriptions

Atlas Book Club
$39.99 per month
Atlas Book Club was created by Bunmi Emenanjo, a local Maryland mom! Atlas aims to expose children to different cultures and introduce them to world history, which helps them learn about the world and the concepts of empathy and cultural diversity. Books are age-appropriate to your children, and range from picture books to advance readers 12 and up. Each box contains a book, a map, postcard, and a souvenir from the country or region featured that month.

$9.95 plus purchase of books
Pick your child’s age and reading level, and Literati will send you five books each month, based on a new theme. After one week you can choose whether you’d like to purchase or return them.

OwlCrate Jr.
Geared toward kids ages 8–12 and includes 4–6 goodies, a hardcover book, at least one usable item or activity, an exclusive letter from the author, and a collectible sticker. Boxes are curated for kids of all genders and the books are published within 45 days of ship date. Available for one-time box, three- or six-month subscriptions. 


America’s Test Kitchen Young Chefs’ Club
$24.99 per box
Each month features kid-approved recipes and teaches them about new food, the science behind how the recipes work, and cultural aspects of food. Plus they love to eat what they’ve made themselves! Each box comes with a cooking tool geared toward that month’s theme, a button, and recipe cards.

$24.95 per month; discounts for 4- and 12-month subscriptions
Kids can explore the world each month with Eat2Explore, as each box is geared toward learning about the food of other cultures, regions and areas of the world. Each box has several recipes, a shopping list, essential spices or mixes, cooking tools and a passport.

Social Studies

Little Global Citizens
This box teaches children about countries from around the world and their cultures. Kids (ages 4–10) will get an expertly designed box to bring a new country and its culture to life. Each box has items from that country, including authentic guides, crafts, screen-free activities, language skills, recipes, and a storybook. 

Little Passports
$20.95 per month; discounts for 3- and 12-month subscriptions
Your kids (from 3 to 9 and up) will learn about the world afar right from their home. Kits come with little blue suitcases, a passport, activities and stickers, a wall map, collectible country coins and collectible toy animals.

Looking for more great gift ideas for the holidays? Check out our Black-Owned Business Guide.

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