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17 Awesome Subscription Boxes For Kids!

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Summer vacation is here! I know Moms everywhere are thinking about how to keep their little ones busy during their break from school. It’s the perfect time to try out a subscription box with your kids! To help you sort through them all, I’ve created this list of some of my favorites.


#1 – Kiwi Crate – $19.99 / month

Use coupon code MSA30 to save 30% off your first box plus free shipping!

Great for kids: Ages 8-12 who like to make cool stuff!

Kiwi Crate is a long standing favorite in my house! Both my kids just love it. Every month, they send all the supplies and instructions to complete 2-3 activities based on a theme. They also send a great magazine for early readers. The materials they send are really high quality for the price, and it’s sure to keep your child engaged for at least 5-10 hours (not all at one time!).

Check out our Kiwi Crate reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#2 – FabKids – $39.95 / month

Use this link to get your first outfit for $9.95 with free shipping.

Great for kids: Up to age 12 who want to look sharp!

These days, even many public schools require uniforms. My kids wear uniforms to school. When summer rolls around, suddenly there aren’t enough clothes! Plus it’s a good time to let your kids express their style! FabKids offers really cute, good quality play clothing for a reasonable price. VIP’s (subscribers) are also eligible for a wealth of discounts and bargains throughout the month. They also have an excellent rewards program that just enabled me to get both my sons a pair of cool new summer kicks for free!

Check out our Fabkids reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#3 – KidStir – $15.95 / month

Great for kids: Ages 4 and up who are interested in cooking!

Summer is the perfect time to teach your kids the things they don’t learn in school. Learning to cook is an essential for everyone! Kidstir sends a fun cooking kit with recipes, activities, tips, and tools right to your door every month. In the welcome kit, KidStir sends a recipe binder, and in a short while, your child will build up an impressive repertoire of dishes they can prepare!

Check out our Kidstir reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#4 – Bitsbox – Starts at $20 / month

Great for kids: Ages 7-13 who want to build apps!

Bitsbox is perfect for anyone who wants to give their child that competitive advantage in technology, any time of year. Plus it’s super fun and the kids love it! Bitsbox teaches children how to create their own apps using real code. It’s actual computer and device programming for little ones! How cool is that? Bitsbox has dozens of projects every month, so your kids can spend as much time as they want working on their Bitsbox projects. And there’s more good news – kids can share a subscription, so there’s no need to buy multiple boxes if you have more than one child!

Check out our Bitsbox reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#5 – History Unboxed – $29.97 / month

Use coupon code MYSA294 to save 50% off your first box (regular subscription only)

Great for kids: Ages 5-15 who want to learn more about ancient history!

It seems like, in twelve years of history lessons from primary education, children would be learning everything important that ever happened in the history of the world, but in fact, there’s quite a lot that’s left out from the standard curriculum. This is what I love about History Unboxed. Not only have my children learned about ancient history from around the world, so have I! Learning together is one of my favorite things to do with my children, and we seem to go on an adventure through history together every month with History Unboxed! History Unboxed provides lessons, activities, avenues for further learning and research, crafts, snacks, recipes, and all kinds of learning enhancement.

Check out our History Unboxed reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#6 – Groovy Lab in a Box – $26.95 / month

Use coupon code GROOVYNOW20 to save 20% off your first box.

Great for kids: Ages 10-16 who love science!

Groovy Lab in a Box is perfect for both kids who love science, and kids who need a little boost in science. Every box is curated around a scientific principle, and extensive lab work is provided to reinforce that principle. That may sound pretty heavy, but the experiments are usually pretty fun! This subscription is also one that I consider a huge value, not just because of the educational value, but because it actually takes a lot of time for kids to work through all the activities!

Check out our Groovy Lab In A Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#7 – Reading Bug Box – $27.99 / month

Great for kids: All ages that love to read, and/or want to have an impressive summer reading list this year!

At the end of every school year, my kids always bring home one thing for sure: a worksheet for them to keep track of everything they read all summer. Your best resource for helping you find books that are appropriate for your child’s reading level will always be your local librarian. But do you have time to go to the library? Do you keep track of when books are due back? Do the books ever get lost or damaged? This is where Reading Bug Box can be a huge help! Every month they hand-select books for your child, and so far everything they have sent us has been a huge hit in our house! They also send little extras like art supplies to keep the creativity flowing! It’s so important to keep your kids reading over the summer, and the Reading Bug Box actually makes them want to read.

Check out our Reading Bug Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#8 – Awesome Pack – $44.99 / month

Use coupon code MSAISAWESOME to save $5 off your first box.

Great for kids: and adults to facilitate playing together!

I love my kids’ educational boxes so much, but the reality is that sometimes they need to just play. Awesome Pack facilitates loads of play time for kids, both individually and with other friends and family members. We especially enjoy the family board games they send every month!

Check out our Awesome Pack reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#9 – Tinker Crate – $19.95 / month

Use coupon code MSA30 to save 30% off your first box plus free shipping!

Great for kids: Ages 9-16 who want to learn more about mechanics!

After almost three years of subscribing, this is still my 10-year-old’s favorite subscription box! That’s saying a lot for any subscription box, but this one is also a STEM box. Can you imagine? From the good people at Kiwi Crate, Tinker Crate sends all the materials and instructions needed every month to complete one advanced feat of engineering for children ages 9-16.

Check out our Tinker Crate reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#10 – Doodle Crate – $19.95 / month

Use coupon code MSA30 to save 30% off your first box plus free shipping!

Great for kids: Ages 9-16 who love to create!

Both my sons love Doodle Crate, and I was really afraid they would think it was too “girly.” So far the projects have been fairly gender neutral, and the boys are really into it! As with all Kiwi Crate products, I am consistently impressed with the materials and the project selections. This subscription yields the most impressive keepsakes, too!

Check out our Doodle Crate reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#11 – Koala Crate – $19.95 / month

Use coupon code MSA30 to save 30% off your first box plus free shipping!

Great for kids: Ages 2-5 to create and learn!

Kids in the preschool age range are absolutely filled with wonder when they create something with their own hands that can be used and played with long after the project is over. And parents will be proud and amazed at what their little ones have made! The fourth in the family of Kiwi Crate subscriptions, Koala Crate also provides astounding value with their wonderful project selection and quality of materials. You simply cannot go wrong with any of the Kiwi Crate subscriptions.

Check out our Koala Crate reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#12 – My Amazing Pen Pal – $24.99 / month

Great for kids: Ages 6-11 who are curious about the world!

My Amazing Pen Pal allows your child to follow the adventures of a treasure hunter named Greg as he travels the world. Every month he sends a package filled with activity books, crafts, recipes, postcards, stickers and treasures from his most recent expedition. The online content is impressive with this subscription, including no less than four video updates per month. The most impressive thing to me, however, is that Greg answers each and every email (or letter) from subscribers – individually.

Check out our My Amazing Pen Pal reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#13 – My Pretend Place – $50 / quarter

Use coupon code pretend to save 30% off your first box.

Great for kids: Ages 2-6 who love pretend play!

Once per quarter, your little one will receive a really nice, fully accessorized costume and lots of supportive play materials, including books, snacks, and other props. In the months that no costume is sent, My Pretend Place sends letters and suggestions for activities to keep the imaginary scenario going, and it really works! If your child loves dramatic play, this is the subscription for you!

Check out our My Pretend Place reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#14 – Nerd Block Jr. for Boys and Nerd Block Jr. for Girls – $19.99 / month

Use coupon code NERDADDICTION to save 17% off your first box.

Great for kids: Ages 6-11 who are blossoming geeks!

Kids who are really into sci-fi, cartoons, superheroes, and video gaming will love Nerd Block Jr.! Every month they send about five items that will totally resonate with your little mini-nerd, such as action figures, blind bags, and other collectibles. My sons love this box!

Check out our Nerd Block Jr. for Boys reviews and Nerd Block Jr. for Girls reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#15 – Surprise Ride – $24.94 / month

Use coupon code SIX15 to save $15 off your 6-month subscription!

Great for kids: Ages 6-11 who like to learn, craft and explore a wide variety of topics!

We have been subscribers to Surprise Ride for a long time now, and both my sons really have enjoyed it. Every month they choose a new, totally different and usually really unexpected topic as the theme. Then they send a book, a snack, a couple of toys, and two projects to completely explore the theme. Topics have ranged from whales to Picasso to Italy – we just never know! It’s always a surprise!

Check out our Surprise Ride reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#16 – Panda Pals – $15 / month

Use coupon code PAL to save 15% off your first box.

Great for kids: Up to about 8 years old who have feet!

Haha! This is about the best kids’ sock subscription I have ever seen. In addition to two pairs of really cute socks THAT SNAP TOGETHER (!!!), kids receive stickers and other activities just for fun. This makes for a really nice gift subscription.

Check out my Panda Pals reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


#17 – Kiwibop Postcard Pals – $3.99 / month

Great for kids: That are new readers and love to get mail!

This is a really inexpensive subscription that offers a lot of bang for your buck. Every month, your child receives an envelope with four really beautiful postcards. Each postcard has pictures and interesting facts about a different topic. My eight-year-old and I have learned a lot just from reading them! In addition to the postcards, there are a plethora of topics online that kids can go to for more fun facts.

Check out our Kiwibop Postcard Pals reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

What’s your favorite subscription box for children?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Would love to see a comparison of book boxes for kids. We are loving Bookroo!

    • Good idea Ashleigh!

    • I’m loving Bookroo, Litjoy and Lil Bear Book Club! Great idea!

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