Kids live to make noise, get dirty and have fun. Learning through play is what their lives are all about. The Cratejoy marketplace is filled with subscription boxes for kids that focus on what kids love: books, pretend play, crafts and hands-on learning.
Put a smile on their faces when you begin a new family tradition and promote extra bonding time with your children or grandchildren with any of these amazing monthly boxes for little ones and early explorers.
We’ve handpicked 20 of the best subscription boxes for kids, delivering everything from early learning activities and kids book clubs, to fun toys and slime! Just watch how excited they get with each special delivery.
The Best Subscription Boxes for Kids (Ages 0-13)
Cost: Starts at $43.95/month
What's Included: It’s time to put away all the screens and spend some quality time with Together Unplugged, a monthly subscription box packed with interactive games for kids ages 6+. Play together as a family and have fun with lesser-known board games, MadLibs, jigsaw puzzles, silly holiday fun, conversation starters and more. Gain access to the Digital Family Connection Map course, and join in a family photo contest each month.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of every month
Cost: Starts at $8.33/month
What's Included: Inspire the kids in your house to pick up a book instead of their phone or a video game controller with the Kids BookCase Club. Each month's box includes 3 new hardcover, age-appropriate children's books, each book is specifically selected to spark their imagination and creativity. They offer six subscription options for kids ages 0-12, and include durable board books for the youngest readers!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of the month
Cost: Starts at $13.00/month
What's Included: Created to be open-and-go, the Little Learners Busy Box includes 5 or more pre-prepped activity kits that can be mixed-and-matched to make more than 30 activities in every box. Designed by a teacher-turned-homeschooling mom of 3, it’s practical, packed in reusable storage bins, and meant to be used again and again, making it ideal for busy families and their toddlers (meant for kids ages 2-4).
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 5th-8th of every month
Cost: Starts at $13.00/month
What's Included: Slime has become super popular with kids and tweens, and they’ll be thrilled to get their hands in the oh-so-good gooiness contained in the Slime box. A guaranteed fun time for boys and girls, each month’s themed box sends a wide variety of premium slime in an array of different colors, along with a few extra sweet treats or accessories. They offer 3 subscription sizes: Mini Mailer for two 4oz slimes and 1-2 extras, Monthly Slime Box for four 4oz slimes and 3-4 extras, and the Mega Box for four 8oz slimes and many extras.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of every month
Cost: Starts at $18.00/month
What's Included: Reading Bug Box is a children's book club that helps foster a love of reading from a young age. Thoughtfully curated age-appropriate books are handpicked according to your child’s age and interests (they offer multiple options for various age ranges). With 3-4 books and reading related gift items in every box, instill a love of reading early on while developing their reading skills and expanding their interests.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 10th-20th of each month
Cost: Starts at $25.00/month
What's Included: With the We Craft Box, each month delivers kids crafts and the opportunity to spend some quality time getting creative and crafty together. Every box sends out 2-3 fully prepared crafts (all supplies are included), so just open the box and get ready to roll. With the prep-work already done, craft time is straightforward and stress-free, making it simple to get down to having fun and making memories. Craft projects are generally targeted for kids ages 3-9 years old.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of every month
Cost: Starts at $14.99/month
What's Included: Owl Post Books is setting out to make, “Just one more chapter!,” a familiar bedtime refrain from the kids in the house. One of many great book subscriptions for kids, it’s available for 3 different age groups, from early learners to tweens. Each monthly box includes 1-3 books, depending on the selected reading level, along with a themed toy. The best part? Everything arrives in a fun box that’s designed to be colored by the kids!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. between the 1st-4th of the month
Cost: Starts at $19.67/month
What's Included: Playing dress up or creating fairy tales is a childhood right of passage. The Fairy Bag monthly subscription delivers dress up fun with jewelry and accessories to add to any dress up wardrobe. Choose from 2 different subscription options, for ages 4-6 or ages 7-10, each sending 4-5 high-quality accessories like bracelets, headbands, bows, play nails, necklaces and more!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 17th-21st each month
Cost: Starts at $25.00/month
What's Included: CHIC & UNIQUE is a monthly subscription box curated to help kids and tweens express their creative personalities and celebrate what makes them unique. Each month’s delightfully themed box features plenty of fun and whimsy, sending 6-10 exciting (and useful) items like stationery, socks, pencil cases, washi tape and more.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 18th-25th each month
Cost: Starts at $19.99/month
What's Included: Guided by a true passion for reading, My First Reading Club includes 3-4 hardcover books each month. Select from 5 distinct age groups, including the Just Starting Out box for newborns or the Established Readers box for pre-teens, all sending books specifically selected for a particular reading level. Send the joy of reading to children and watch them grow and learn. Plus, each box includes a bonus activity book and fun a gift for mom!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 48 hours from receipt of order
Cost: Starts at $22.07/month
What's Included: Learning Crates is an educational subscription box, but what sets it apart is the customization and personalization for each kid. Simply fill out their short survey before signing up, with questions like age, favorite subjects, and hobbies, then each box is curated for each individual child with 7-10 items including lots of books, plenty of hands-on activities, and engaging experiments.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 15th of every month
Cost: Starts at $16.95/month
What's Included: Build a high-quality home library for the littlest family members with the help of the Bookroo monthly subscription. Choose from board books (ages 0-3), picture books (ages 2-6) or chapter books (ages 7-10), and start an ever-growing library of classics and hidden gems that you and your children will love to read together.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 15th of each month
Cost: Starts at $28.95/month
What's Included: Club Scikidz Labs is a monthly subscription box that delivers fun and challenging tech and science experiments. Each box includes activities around different careers (like robotics, geology, and astronomy) with fun engineering projects, supplies to build an at-home science lab, an interactive lab notebook, and extra science surprises! Activities are generally geared for kids ages 7-10.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 25th of the month
Cost: Starts at $14.00/month
What's Included: Snail Mail for Kids puts a clever spin on the word by having Sunny the Mail Snail send kids a weekly letter. Kids love getting mail, so they’ll be thrilled by Sunny’s letters, telling tales of silly adventures, engaging animal facts and details about exciting locations from around the world. In addition, kids get a stuffed toy, a poster and a letterbox. Sunny’s a delight for the whole family, becoming a quick friend, and leaving everyone waiting for his next letter to arrive!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. each week
Cost: Starts at $24.00/month
What's Included: BOTI stands for "beautiful on the inside" and that's exactly the message delivered in each monthly BOTI box. Designed for girls ages 8-12, each themed box focuses on empowerment, sending positive quotes affirming the power of inner beauty, along with fun items including bath and beauty products, jewelry, and fun girly accessories.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Cost: Starts at $17.99/month
What's Included: Elephant Books subscription service is designed to be the perfect happy mail for little readers ages 0-6. Delivering a beautifully wrapped package each month, they’ll unwrap a thoughtful selection of 2-3 recently published hardcover books, a few special extras, and a personalized gift note from you to them. Easily return any titles you already have and prepare to cuddle up with some fun stories!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. around the 15th of the month
Cost: Starts at $20.00/month
What's Included: Little ones love to dream of becoming a princess, and with the Petite Princess Box, that dream can come true month after month. Each box centers around an enchanted theme, delivering 4 princess accessories and items that are perfect for pretend play and make believe. It’s a unique box of princess goodies sent directly to their modern-day castle.
Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 7th of every month
Cost: Starts at $24.00/month
What's Included: Toy Box Monthly is all about toys, toys, and more toys! When shopping with kids, they will invariably spend some time in the toy aisle wanting to take it all home. Instead, spend that time playing with a box of curated toys sent to the house. Affordable and fun, choose either a boy or girl subscription to get a box of 4-6 of the latest and greatest toys, including fan favorites like Shopkins or Tech Deck.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 20th-23rd of every month
Cost: Starts at $24.16/month
What's Included: Calling all kids with big goals! The Dream Girl Box is perfect for kids between the ages of 4-16 (choose between 2 different age ranges), and is curated to help girls develop the life and leadership skills to make their goals a reality. Each box includes 4-5 creative and inspirational items that help them practice vital skills, like setting realistic goals and staying focused, and creates an opportunity to bond with your child constructively. DIY activities and dream challenges illustrate that goals are attainable and dreams can come true. They also now offer a Hero Boy Subscription with a similar theme and message!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 24th of each month