When you make the decision to homeschool, you know that a challenge lies ahead, but you also know that there will be plenty of excitement, fun, and learning, too! How can you minimize the challenges, and maximize your successes? We think a big part of that equation is making sure you come to the home classroom prepared.
One easy way to create fun and engaging study sessions with your kiddos is with the help of monthly subscription boxes for homeschoolers. Curated by educators and experienced homeschool moms and dads, these monthly boxes bring already prepped and planned STEM projects, literary-themed crafts, and tasks that foster empathy and emotional growth.
So whether you’ve taken the plunge into homeschooling or you’re looking for a fun way to bring educational activities into the home, we’ve gathered up some grade-A subscription boxes that pack in plenty of fun and value!
Price: Starts at $23.96/month
What's Included: Available in 4 different subscription options, focusing on Activists, Innovators, Artists, or a mix of all 3, each Wonder Crate aims to teach kids that good is not a thing you are; it’s a thing you do! Each box delivers new books, activities and conversation cards that help children develop a mindset of growth, and supplies them with the foundation for empathy, leadership and activism.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $35.42/month
What's Included: Perfect for early learning homeschooling, the Kindergarten Crate comes highly rated by preschool, kindergarten and 1st-grade teachers who say it’s a valuable addition to their classrooms. Designed as a classroom accompaniment, each monthly box comes packed with all the necessary supplies and materials for a pre-planned activity, including between 5-8 items, like a themed storybook, craft supplies, a teacher T-shirt and a surprise gift.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 20th or 21st of the month
Price: Starts at $33.95/month
What's Included: KidArtLit is a monthly subscription box where storytime meets art class. The creation of moms with plenty of educational expertise, each box is suitable for kids between the ages of 3-8 and available for either 1 or 2 children. Every monthly delivery sends 1 newly released hardcover children’s book, along with high-quality arts and crafts supplies, and open-ended themed projects that encourage creativity.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $27.08/month
What's Included: Personalized to each individual child based on the child’s grade level, hobbies and interests, and favorite subjects, Learning Crates is an educational subscription that is dedicated to making literacy and learning to read a whole lot of fun. Every month’s box is packed with plenty of value, featuring 7-10 items, including at least a handful of age-appropriate reading and activity books, small learning toys, games, and simple experiments.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $28.75/month
What's Included: Superpower Academy is a month-to-month subscription box that strives to inspire kids to develop their own superpowers by teaching them useful life skills, like resilience, courage and empathy. Since superheroes are just regular people doing extraordinary things, kids are encouraged to uncover the superhero strength and compassion that’s inside through workbooks, educational comics and interactive STEM activities.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S.
Price: Starts at $39.95/quarter
What's Included: From the first box on, Little Global Citizens is on a mission to help teach kids about different countries and cultures, and expand their horizons. Acting as a little passport for children ages 3-8, each curated box features a different country and brings 2-4 craft activities, 1-2 cultural games, a keepsake book, a recipe and a themed dinner party idea, 1 souvenir and a useful Children's Guide, for an immersive learning experience.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. at the end of the month
Price: Starts at $37.49/quarter
What's Included: For Purpose Kids is a quarterly box that's designed to teach kids that being kind should just be a way of life. Delivering books and interactive activities that use multi-cultural characters, children learn to help and value people, animals and the environment. Each themed box focuses on a different local or global cause to help engage kids and encourage them that doing good should become a habit of everyday life.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3-5 days within initial order
Price: Starts at $12.50/month
What's Included: Now more than ever, issues of social justice should be taught in any all-encompassing homeschool curriculum, and Little Justice Leaders is here to do just that. Available in both a digital information-only subscription or a physical subscription box, each monthly box brings educational books, arts and crafts supplies and info cards that outline the history of a social justice issue, along with action steps to begin to make positive change.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of every month
Price: Starts at $22.99/month
What's Included: Despite what some might believe, kindness is a skill that needs to be taught. Make it easy to teach empathy and compassion with the monthly Cultivate Kindness Box. Centered around a new cause or charity each month, get a kindness starter kit complete with 1 'kindness activity' to support the featured cause, plus 1-2 special gift items, and plenty of printables, like kindness party planning printables to help cultivate kindness in others.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 1st-3rd of each month
Price: Starts at $14.99/quarter
What's Included: OurShelves is a quarterly book subscription that provides the perfect opportunity to build a homeschool library filled with stories that feature a diverse cast of characters. Available in either 1 or 3 book options in 3 unique age ranges, every book is handpicked to be ethnically diverse and LGBTQ+-friendly. Make learning to read fun and exciting with stories that depict all kinds of families!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 5th of the month, every 3 months
Price: Starts at $36.00/bi-monthly
What's Included: One of the best ways to learn to be kind and grateful is by being in service to others. The Kindness Crate aims to create direct connections to causes that matter by sending a bi-monthly subscription box that delivers original educational content and family community service activities centered around everything from homelessness and diversity, to anti-bullying initiatives and ending hunger.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. at the beginning of Mar, May, Jul, Sept and Nov
Price: Starts at $24.95month
What's Included: Help kids build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills with Bitsbox, a unique monthly subscription that allows them to be on the creative side of technology. Designed to guide kids ages 6-12 through the process of creating and building apps, this subscription service is available in either a digital format or in 2 mailed box options that deliver thought-provoking app projects, plus fun add-ins at the Deluxe level.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. shortly after receipt of order
Price: Starts at $24.95/month
What's Included: Geared towards children and tweens, Groovy Lab in a Box is one of the best subscription boxes to bring hands-on STEM activities and science experiments into the homeschool classroom. Each box focuses on tasks that have been specifically crafted to combine scientific inquiry with the engineering design process, and arrives with all the necessary materials and supplies needed to get kids excited and engaged.
Shipping: Ship to select countries from the U.S. around the 30th of the month
Price: Starts at $17.95/month
What's Included: Right from the first month, kids will love the creativity packed inside every special delivery from Green Kids Crafts, and parents will love the ease of use and the company's commitment to being sustainable. Each monthly craft box is created for 2 year olds on up to 10 year olds, and brings age-appropriate STEAM activity kits, complete with all the necessary materials and supplies for 6 DIY lessons, activities and projects.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 1 week of receipt of order
Price: Starts at $22.49/month
What's Included: Start at the very beginning and track learning and progress over time with the hands-on projects delivered in each monthly Creation Crate. A fun STEM subscription box that focuses on acquiring new skills and gaining programming experience through electronics and coding projects, every subscription includes access to an Online Classroom, filled with step-by-steps, video lessons and bonus challenges.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada every Monday and Friday of the week