If you've ever spent time with a preschooler, you know they have a lot of energy and can definitely benefit from focused attention. There are so many great ideas out there for keeping kids busy and hitting their milestones, but if you're a mom of multiple kids, sometimes you don't have the time to put together those elaborate sensory tables or gather materials to make the perfect seasonally themed projects. That's where these monthly subscription boxes for preschoolers can really come in handy. Let's see how some of these age-appropriate boxes can help harness that wonderful energy that seems abundant in preschoolers! From DIY craft boxes that target fine motor skills to activity books that keep kids engaged, this list is filled with goodies (and great gift ideas too!).
Educational Subscription Boxes to Keep Your Preschooler Engaged and Learning
The Cost: Starts at $19.95 per month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
For Ages: 3-4
What They’ll Get: KiwiCo has a box for every age including Koala Crate which is designed specially for the 3-4-year-old in your life. This box will contain everything you need to entertain and educate your child with 2-3 hands-on learning activities. Not only do they provide a parent guide that can help you facilitate their learning, but they also include an Imagine! magazine that includes engaging stories and a booklet with complete instructions for the activities. This is a great open-and-go option that kids will love!
Read our Koala Crate reviews for more info. Ships Worldwide.
The Cost: $32.95 per month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
For Ages: 3-6
What They’ll Get: The Preschool Box offers simple activities based on teaching beginning phonics skills, math, and writing for children ages 3-6. This box includes a book along with hands-on activities and games that will get your child engaged in their learning, and with over 16 educational activities, you'll have a full month of activities planned out for you! They include a parent guide and break the lessons down into weeks for you making it a great option for long-term learning. With a variety of worksheets and activities, this a great option for any type of learner. This is also a subscription that gives back; a portion of all proceeds for this subscription supports an orphanage for at-risk children in Uganda through Rafiki Africa Ministries!
Read our Preschool Box reviews for more info. Ships Worldwide.
The Cost: $29.95 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
For Ages: 3-5
What They’ll Get: Green Kid Crafts is a subscription that is a little more STEAM-oriented (Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math) and includes 4-6 hands-on science and art projects. They offer two different boxes; a Discovery box for older kids and a Junior Box meant for ages 3-5-year-olds that focuses just a bit more on the craft aspect. They provide a booklet with some basic educational information related to the theme for the month along with a broad range of engaging projects. This is great for those kiddos who enjoy learning about science or making things with their hands!
Read our Green Kid Crafts reviews for more info. Ships to the US and Internationally.
The Cost: $24.95 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
For Ages: 3-5
What They'll Get: Little Passports offers several different subscription options and Early Explorers is their box designed just for kids ages 3-5. Through this subscription, children will explore the world in a fun and engaging way discovering landmarks, music, animals, food, art, and so much more through each monthly box. Your first box will be their introductory kit that will include a little suitcase and a world map so that they are ready to head out on each new adventure as they learn through both pen-to-paper and hands-on activities. They will even receive some fun souvenirs from the different places they visit and stickers to place on their suitcase. This is a fun way to introduce new cultures at a level appropriate for younger children!
Read our Little Passports reviews for more info. Ships to the US and Internationally.
5. Wiggle Worm Kits (formerly Wonder Kits)
The Cost: $23.00 per month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
For Ages: 3-6
What They'll Get: The Wiggle Worms Kit (formerly known as Wonder Kits) includes 5-7 handcrafted STEM activities and crafts that are curated just for ages 3-6. They have a playful learning approach that was designed by actual educators and the boxes include all of the materials needed. Not only do they provide step-by-step directions, but there are also video demonstrations available online. The materials are high-quality and some are even reusable so that the learning never has to stop!
Read our Wiggle Worms Kit reviews for more info. Ships Worldwide.
6. My PreK Box
The Cost: $37.95 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
ACTIVE DEAL: 30% Off
For Ages: 3-5
What They'll Get: The activities inside this box are mom and childhood educator-designed ensuring that they are fun and engaging. The activities are thematic and play-based with a focus on math, literacy, sensory, and crafts. The lessons are pre-free and almost everything you need is included in the box with the exception of some household items like glue, scissors, and pencils! There will often be seasonal themes that are based on popular holidays, but this is a secular curriculum with the goal of teaching essential pre-kindergarten skills.
Ships to the US.
The Cost: $35.99/month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
For Ages: 3-5
What They'll Get: Each month you'll receive a themed box with an activity booklet and everything you need including colored pencils and other materials to complete several art activities and a simple science experiment. The activities focus on math, literacy, science, and art and are meant to span the entire month. There are suggestions for teaching meaning you have everything you need to facilitate some child-led learning.
Ships to the US.
The Cost: $58.00 per month + free shipping. Subscribe here!
For Ages: Preschool aged children
What They'll Get: Every box from Get Ready for Kindergarten will be focused on a monthly theme and contain everything you need to complete the activities over the course of the month. The cartons will contain new books, colorful cards for building vocabulary, activities focused on math and language, five craft kits, recipes, family trip ideas, and a monthly science long along with a parent guide. The activities are meant to engage children in their learning and encourage thinking as they make new connections in their learning.
Good to know: If you sign up for their year-long program, you'll also gain total access to their exclusive GR4K Preschool Membership Site!
The Cost: $55.00/month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
For Ages: 2-5
What They'll Get: Each month PreKrate sends carefully curated preschool lessons and materials to your door, along with suggestions for supplemental materials such as children's books and music that you can use to enhance your lessons. The lessons are designed by two educators and they focus on math and literacy skills while following the national standards for Early Childhood Education. The activities all come prepared for you with everything you need with simple plans. The fun activities they include are also reusable so you can continue to reinforce the skills after the lesson is complete!
The Cost: Pricing starts at $34.00 per week. Subscribe here!
For Ages: 2-6
What They'll Get: This box is just a bit different because Growing Brilliant Virtual Preschool is actually an online preschool, but they do deliver a physical box with all of the supplies necessary for participating in the lessons. This includes all of the basic craft supplies like scissors, tape, crayons, and glue along with a whiteboard and markers. The class schedules are flexible and you can pause anytime or take your lessons anywhere you have access to the internet. The classes are actually interactive as well as hands-on with a virtual component via video chat making this a great option for homeschooling. This fun and educational subscription can be a great alternative to in-person preschool! They offer lessons for different age ranges going all the way up to Kindergarten:
- Early Explorers: ages 2-3
- Little Learners: ages 3-4
- Kindergarten Readiness: ages 4-5
- Kindergarten Club: ages 5-6
Do you have a preschooler at home? Which of these boxes do you think would work best for them? Tell us in the comments!
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