10 of the BEST Homeschool Subscription Boxes for your Kids July 1, 2017 By Bekki 7 Comments This content may contain affiliate links. Inside: Top picks for homeschool subscription boxes by moms like you. These subscriptions will spice up your homeschool Travel to the future with me, and let’s give each other a virtual high five today. Ready? HIGH FIVE There are two boxes and an envelope on the kitchen table for your child. YOU are so excited, you can’t contain yourself. Visit Ivy Kids Kits here You close your eyes and think to yourself: “Don’t say they’re for school!”“Don’t say they’re educational!”“Don’t say they’ll be fun learning lessons!” You are squirming with excitement, because you know your child is holding the future in their hands and waiting with anticipation for the go ahead to peek inside. They hold up one of the boxes. “This one?” YOU: Not, yet. They try to hide disappointment, and hold the the other box. “This one?” What’s inside?!?!? YOU: Maybe you should open the envelope first.((Insert wink.)) They tear open the paper and read, “You are about to get a glimpse of the future. Something that will some to you every month for the rest of next year!!!” At this point, tell them to pause while you get another cup of tea or coffee and ask them to guess what’s inside. YOU: What do you think it could be? ((Insert virtual high-five here)) They are so excited, they can barely contain themselves. What is in the boxes? 💛 Excitement💛 Curiosity💛 Fine motor Development💛 FUN How is this possible? Something for everyone Related: Learning by Surprise Enhances Memory I polled hundreds of homeschool moms and compiled their favorites list of kits into a list for you. My own 15-year old gets the Kiwi Co Tinker Crate each month. When it arrives, he places it on the ottoman and waits for the end of the day. That evening, he opens the box with great fanfare, making sure his DAD sees and is equally impressed. Then he gets building. Careful reading of instructions Fine motor development Engineering and design Problem solving and math skills Those are the words we HIDE AWAY from his ears and replace them with WOW! FUN! Let me see. MAGIC. You have time to make this happen. Most kits take a few weeks to get to you and there is one for almost every kind of child and passion. Just be stealthy and I promise… …I won’t spoil the surprise. Food for thought: These make GREAT gifts for people in nursing homes too!! Quick Links to the top Homeschool Subscription Boxes Green Kid Crafts KiwiCo Mel Science Bitsbox Ivy Kids Young Woodworkers Let’s Make Art Rock By Rock Raddish Letter from Afar Highlights Little Passports Think Outside Craftsman Crate Sensory Therapy Play Box BarkBox DIY Preschool Earth Box Plan DIY ABCs of God Plan Free Science for three months from Mel Science? Here’s how you register! When you really want to know what’s best you ask the experts, right?Kids LOVE getting stuff in the mail! Surprise them with a special gift – A subscription box just for THEM! Perfect for birthdays, holidays and more! But, if you’re like me you’re wondering which are the BEST Subscription Boxes for kids. So I asked all the moms On our Facebook page: I’m looking for subscription box and membership ideas for homeschoolers. Most subscription boxes are chosen to meet a specific need, want, or interest. Throw in the fact that you don’t need to look for duct tape, buttons, or instructions for how to whip together something cool and BOOM. Your kids will think you’re the coolest mom on the planet. Not sure which boxes will best fit your family? That’s exactly why I asked a few dozen of my homeschooling friends. Check out all the AMAZING subscription boxes other Homeschool Moms love. 11 of the Top Homeschool Subscription Boxes from Homeschool Moms like you Green Kids Crafts Green Kid Crafts is empowering the next generation of environmental leaders using creative, nature-based STEAM activities. Founded by mother and environmental scientist Penny Bauder in 2010, Green Kid Crafts has sold over 1.5 million kids subscription boxes specially designed to help children exercise creativity, develop a love of discovery, and learn about the world around them. GreenKidsCrafts KiwiCo KiwiCo was created to celebrate kids’ natural creativity and curiosity, while helping parents who want to bring enriching experiences to their children. We want to make it fun, easy, and delightful for families to spend time building, exploring and creating together. Since its inception, the KiwiCo team has grown. We’ve added creative designers who dream up the projects, valued experts who review them, and a community of kid testers who keeps us on our toes and ensures the projects are fun and engaging. KiwiCo Shop now Our son built his first Eureka Crate today. “So Cool!”- 14-year old What Moms Are Saying about KiwiCo “Well worth it.” Michelle I also recommend the various Kiwi Co crates. My girls each received a 3 month subscription for Christmas (each got a different line…Kiwi, Tinker, and Doodle). They loved them! They each asked for more for their birthdays, and my 2 older girls also spent their own money to order more. Tricia We love Kiwi crates. Lisa We did Kiwi Crates a while back when they were younger… awesome stuff! Always a great time! Tami Mel Chemistry get your kits! Education disguised as entertainment Our kits come with engaging descriptions that help your child understand what’s going on with every experiment. What Moms Are Saying about Mel Science Mel science, Bit Box, and Universal Yums. We love them all! We used to get Radish. Janine BitsBox Bitsbox exists to make STEM education a crazyfun part of kids’ everyday lives—at home, at school, and everywhere in between. We focus on the three C’s (computational thinking, computer science, and coding) because that’s where we think we can do the most good. We believe two things: that every kid has the right to learn, and that it’s our job to make stuff that works for every kind of kid. Receive a variety of projects every month! The projects never expire so siblings can learn at their own pace at different times! What Moms Are Saying about BitBox Mel science, Bit Box, and Universal Yums. We love them all! Janine Ivy Kids Ivy Kids is a monthly educational subscription box for children ages 3-8. Our goal is to make every moment with your child “quality time.” Have the tools at your fingertips to ensure your child has a solid foundation in math, literacy, and science. Help your child build confidence and be well-rounded in all disciplines to ensure future academic success. The activities in the Ivy Kits have been created by certified early childhood teachers with children of their own. What Moms Are Saying about Ivy Kids IvyKids is our very favorite! Stephanie love ivy kids- love the inexpensive sibling add on feature. (As many kids as u have!) plus the crafts, games, activities included are all educational but fun and keep us busy for the whole month. Gone are my dollar store trips and hours of prepping a million crafts n activities for my kids. Kristi Young Woodworkers Club The Young Woodworkers Kit Club is a woodworking craft kit series designed for children from 7-12 years of age—the perfect window of opportunity to pass on a love of woodworking to the next generation. Kids will love the feeling of pride and accomplishment that comes with mastering real-world building skills they’ll carry into adulthood. What Moms Are Saying about These 7-12 year old wood working kits are awesome! Marlene Let’s Make Art Not everyone has a ton of time or space to create. That’s why we’ve made it easy for you to start now. We’ll encourage you to try new things and take risks. We’ll laugh with you when things don’t turn out quite as planned. We promise to challenge you and to teach you to enjoy the process of making art. What Moms Are Saying about Let’s Make Art Let’s make art. It’s a water color subscription kit with free tutorials on YouTube. With some inexpensive items like additional brushes and watercolor paper multiple people could utilize the one subscription. If you have younger kids they could also join in but I would add an inexpensive watercolors like Prang or crayola. The kit does come with the liquid watercolor paint you’ll need for the 4 monthly projects. This definitely can be used for HS elective credits but is fun for the whole family. They’ve been adding to their subscription kit line but I’ve only personally used the watercolor kits. *note, they have free templates online and you could easily use what you have available to learn and paint along. Julia Rock by Rock Rock by Rock‘s mission is to equip families and educators with the tools, resources, and supports they need to build socially responsible learners who are confident, capable and ready to lead by making our world a better place one rock at a time. What Moms Are Saying about Rock by Rock Rock by Rock is a new subscription box focused on giving back and social topics like endangered species. We design it to be interdisciplinary with a focus on reading, writing and humanities. Sung-Ae Raddish We believe kids who cook, eat; that cooking is the foundation for a healthy, wholesome life. Combining her experience as a middle school teacher and mom of two, Samantha adapted Kitchen Kid’s proven techniques to launch Raddish: a cooking club and curriculum for children of all ages. What Moms Are Saying about Raddish Raddish Kids for cooking and they have free homeschool lessons to print out that goes along with the theme of the monthly recipes. Mistee Raddish Kids for sure. We’ve been doing them for almost 3 years now. My son has a great collection of recipes and tools and he’s planning and cooking entire days himself. They also have a playlist that for as with each box, bonus free online recipes as well as a homeschool study for each box. I believe the owner/ creator also still Homeschools as well. Gavi Letters from Afar In a time when almost everything is digital, the art of snail mail is going extinct. It’s our mission to help keep it alive and well.There is nothing quite like the nostalgia of receiving a handwritten letter addressed to you. Letters From Afar are for travel lovers of all ages to learn about the world in a fun, old fashioned way. Not everyone can be a globetrotter – these letters bring a spark of adventure right to your mailbox. What Moms Are Saying about Letters from Afar We love this. Rebekah Highlights for kids What Moms Are Saying about Highlights Highlights has mystery boxes that are geography based that are VERY good. Elizabeth Little Passports https://www.littlepassports.com/ Little Passports creates award-winning subscriptions for kids that inspire them to learn about the world. What Moms Are Saying about Little Passports We love little Passports! Sarah Think Outside Boxes https://www.thinkoutsideboxes.com/ THiNK OUTSiDE is a monthly subscription box full of outdoor gear and resources that will get your kids away from a screen and outside exploring nature! What Moms Are Saying about Think Outside “My boys have been out exploring about every other day. We just tell them to go wherever they end up and look around, get rocks, watch butterflies, whatever they think of. They’re having a blast with it. And it’s the only time they get along!” Janice Craftsman Crate Craftsman Crate is our answer to a world that has very little to offer hands-on young people. What Moms Are Saying about Craftsman Crate These subscription boxes aren’t your run-of-the-mill ‘read a bit, do a bit’ projects. They are in-depth, hands-on experiences. Since the subscription’s inception, we’ve done wood burning, wood carving, calligraphy, and metal working. This month, however – as you’ll see in the unboxing – got the “Coolest Kit Ever!” award. The boxes are designed to teach artisan skills, such as those your grandfather or great-grandfather would have learned, and it’s one of the best boxes for teens currently out there. Holly Sensory Therapy Play Box Toys that bring a smile to your child’s face, delivered to your door monthly. Wonderful items to help your child self regulate… or simply for fun therapeutic play! What Moms Are Saying about Sensory Therapy Play Box Excellent for those needing to add some sensory play to their specials day to bring about calm and such. LOVE it) Marlene BarkBox For your fur babies! A Themed Collection Every Month Every BarkBox has 2 innovative toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew, curated from each month’s unique themed collection. Looking for DIY Boxes for Kids? I’ve decided to create the most affordable kits around for you by curating Crates that you can simply order yourself. While I LOVE our subscription boxes, not everyone can afford them. This is a terrific alternative! See the growing collection Best Subscription Box List KiwiCo Mel Science Bitsbox Ivy Kids Young Woodworkers Let’s Make Art Rock By Rock Raddish Letter from Afar Highlights Little Passports Think Outside Craftsman Crate Sensory Therapy Play Box BarkBox DIY Preschool Earth Box Plan DIY ABCs of God Plan 🌱 If you think ahead, you can sign your child up for a fun subscription box and HOLD the first 2-3 kits for a future date. 🌱 Slip them under you bed, or onto a top shelf and wait until the first day of school, the holidays, their birthday, or a rainy Tuesday rolls around to wrap them up special. When they open the kits, explain that for the next year (or few months) they will receive a NEW and surprise kit in the mail JUST for them! 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