10 Fun and Educational Summer Subscriptions for Kids

[School’s coming to an end, which means summer vacation will soon be in full swing. Your child suddenly has tons of free time, and you’re probably scrambling to figure out how to keep their minds active without resorting to iPads, smartphones, or TVs.

Good news! Subscription boxes are the perfect solution for keeping the little ones’ engaged and entertained with curated learning activities throughout summertime break. Check out our top picks for the best educational and fun boxes for kids — these boxes will have ’em looking forward to learning!

1. Surprise Ride


Price: Starts at $24.00/mo

What You’ll Get: Tired of the parenting scramble? Receive pre-planned activities at your door! Surprise Ride thought of everything for you, so you can take a break while the kids learn and play without the gadgets. Each box has a theme which includes all the supplies needed for two activities, a book, a snack, and instant fun. Also makes a great gift!

Shipping: Only ships within United States

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2. Spangler Science Club


Price: Starts at $9.99/mo

What You’ll Get: The Spangler Science Club features the coolest hands-on science experiments designed by Steve Spangler. Conduct STEM experiments and take-it-further challenges that combine the perfect mix of critical thinking, tinkering, and fun. Make science fun!

Shipping: Ships to select countries from United States

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3. Mysteries in Time


Price: Starts at £7.95/mo

What You’ll Get: With Mysteries in Time, young historians will receive a time machine bursting with high-quality, fun activities bringing world history to life. Follow Max & Katie’s exciting adventures through history in the illustrated story books while learning fun facts in the colorful history booklet. Get creative, make a stunning craft, and have fun solving the puzzles!

Shipping : Ships worldwide from United Kingdom

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4. MyEduCrate


Price: $39.95/mo

What You’ll Get: MyEduCrate is an award-winning monthly subscription that delivers educational-themed items to motivate and engage your 6-11 year old child’s growing mind. Each box will include learning challenges, hands-on learning materials, resources selected by certified teachers, and non-fiction books.

Shipping : Ships worldwide from United States

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5. Terra Create


Price: Starts at $29.00/mo

What You’ll Get: The TerraCrate by Narwhal Natural is a box for tweens (8-12) who love to create. Each month, your child will receive a box with quality craft supplies curated around a theme that uses one or more natural elements such as sand or wood as a key component. Kids are encouraged to get outside to collect materials to enhance their projects and learn more about the natural world.

Shipping : Only ships within United States

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6. Creation Crate


Price: $29.99/mo

What You’ll Get : Creation Crate will teach anyone (yes anyone!) how to build electronics with educational projects delivered monthly. Recommended age is 12+. If your child likes puzzles, LEGO, building things, or wants to learn electronics…this is the perfect box for them!

Shipping : Ships worldwide from Canada

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7. The Preschool Box


Price: Starts at $29.95/mo

What You’ll Get: The Preschool Box is full of fun, simple activities that will have your child excited to learn. The Preschool Box focuses on teaching your child beginning phonics skills, counting, and writing with different hands-on activities and games. Learning is fun with the Preschool Box!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from United States

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Price: Starts at $29.95/mo

What You’ll Get: GIRLS CAN! CRATE inspires girls ages 5-10 to believe they can be and do anything by introducing them to fearless women who made the world better. Each crate celebrates the life of an awesome lady from history and includes a 20-page activity book with her story, 2-3 hands-on STEAM activities, a focused character trait to develop, and fun play props!

Shipping: Ships to select countries from United States

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9. Reading Bug Box


Price: Starts at $19.99/mo

What You’ll Get: For all reading bugs aged 0-13, Reading Bug Box is a personalized subscription box for your one-of-a-kind child. Their in-store experts carefully match the very best books and gifts to your child’s unique age, interests, and reading level to get children and their families excited about reading, learning, and discussing new topics.

Shipping: Ships to Hong Kong and United States from United States

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