Are you smarter than your 5th grader?
If you’re at the point where you don’t know the answers to the questions your kids are asking about their science homework or feel like you can’t keep up with their STEM-inspired hobbies, it’s probably time you called (ordered) backup. The whole family will thank you.
Here are 9 subscription boxes that will supply, inspire, and fuel your kid’s science experiments!
What You’ll Get: If the science projects being performed in your home are more tech-inspired, then Creation Crate is what you need. This subscription box teaches electronics through hands-on activities. Every box comes with supplies, instruction book, components, and Uno R3. This box is for ages 12 and up, so everyone in the family can join in on this learning fun!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada
What You’ll Get: A subscription box for engineers and scientists starting at age 7! If your kid needs a challenge then go for Club Scikidz Labs. They’ll learn about a variety of career-based activities from medicine to robotics to food science. Boxes come with experiments, lab notebooks, supplies for a home lab, and more. This monthly delivery is the perfect way for them to expand their minds and have fun while doing it!
Shipping: Ships between the 23rd and 25th of every month to select countries
Price: Starts at $9.99/mo
What You’ll Get: The team behind this subscription curates experiments for ages 5 to 12. Spangler Science Club delivers STEM-based products to inspire the next generation of scientists. You can choose the Snack, Lab, or Lab Deluxe box. Join and help your kid start their journey into the world of science!
Shipping: Ships around the 5th of every month to select countries
What You’ll Get: If your kid loves to collect all things interesting, scientific, and maybe even a little bit weird … then have we got a box that they would love! This monthly subscription specializes in acquiring interesting pieces of matter that are guaranteed to spark their curiosity. Each box comes with 3 to 5 items of materials, objects, specimens, or artifacts that will wow anyone who opens it!
Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 4th of every month
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
What You’ll Get: Through the Young Scientists Club, children get a monthly dose of The Magic School Bus and Clifford science clubs that deliver award-winning science kits for ages 3-12. Each hands-on science kit comes with supplies for 7 experiments/activities and a colorful manual that includes a parent guide. Topics include Magnets, Acids/Bases, Water, Bacteria/Fungi, Air, Volcanoes, Fossils, Weather Station, Light/Rainbows/Mirrors, Stars/Planets, and Liquids/Solids/Gases.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. during the middle of the month
Price: Starts at $15.00/month
What You’ll Get: The best part about science is being able to create. Slime is all the rage these days and we have to say, it’s pretty fun to play with. Each box comes with the ingredients and instructions needed to make themed slime. Your kid will love the process of creating their very own slime. They’ll learn about the ingredients’ unique properties all while having a blast!
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. during the first week of every month
Price: Starts at £7.95 + GBP/month
What You’ll Get: Kids and dirt just go hand-in-messy-hand. With the Mud & Bloom monthly subscription, you’ll give them the gift of getting dirty and connecting with nature. Featuring 2 planting activities and 2 nature crafts, complete with instructions, games and quizzes, the focus each month will be on learning the science behind plants, insects, the seasons, animals and birds. No need to have a yard or garden, just a willingness to get outside and play!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. at the very end of every month
Price: Starts at $27.00/month
What You’ll Get: Ever make Mentos + Diet Coke explosions as a kid? Now your kids can explore more science experiments each month with the Genius Box. Explore a new STEM topic with 3+ hands-on activities delivered each month. All the materials are included to foster curiosity and a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math in a fun and engaging way.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3 business days of purchase