Unbox Your Creativity with the Top 11 Education and Maker Boxes

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Sure, summer vacation for kids is supposed to be fun and filled with adventures, playing, and relaxing, but it’s also important to keep the kiddos mentally stimulated over the summer.

We’ve picked 11 of our favorite educational subscriptions that pack fun, creativity, and learning all into one box that’ll make them look forward to putting down the iPad and other electronics!



1. MyEduCrate – Starting at $39.95/month


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 nonfiction readers.

Details: Ships worldwide from United States



2. Creation Crate – Starting at $29.99/month


Perfect for the budding engineer or maker, Creation Crate helps kids learn how to build electronics through educational projects and activities. The team behind Creation Crate believes trial-and-error is life’s greatest teacher, and they inject that philosophy into each month’s box with projects that are hands on, beginner friendly, and empowering. For kids who don’t have access to STEAM programs in school, this box is the perfect tech-educator in a box!

Details: Ships worldwide from Canada



3. Mysteries in Time – Starting at £7.95/month

Mysteries in Time

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 colourful history booklet. Get creative and make a stunning craft and have fun solving the puzzles.

Details: Ships worldwide from United Kingdom



4. Sensory TheraPLAY – Starting at $39.95/month

Sensory TheraPLAY Box

Sensory TheraPLAY boxes include 5-8 carefully curated sensory toys for children on the autism spectrum and those with sensory processing needs in mind. Each box includes items like playdough, coloring books, play foam, and more, to encourage development of motor skills.

Details: Ships to the U.S. and Canada from United States



5. GIRLS CAN! CRATE – Starting at $29.95/month


The Girls Can! Crate inspires girls between the ages of 4 and 8 to believe they can BE and DO anything by introducing them to fearless women who made the world a better place. 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! This box is a feminist-first education tool that puts girls in the driver’s seat of their education and lives.

Details: Free shipping to the U.S. and Canada from the United States



6. Surprise Ride – Starting at $29.99/month


Tired of the parenting scramble? Surprise Ride sends monthly pre-planned activities right to your door so you can take a break while the kids learn and play. Each box covers a theme and includes all the supplies needed for two activities, a book, a snack, and instant fun. This crate is great for kids ages 6-11 and promises hours of creative learning and play.

Details: Free shipping to the United States (only ships to U.S.)



7. Spangler Science Club – Starting at $29.99/month


Looking to inspire the next generation of scientists? Look no further than the Spangler Science Club subscription box. Each month, your box will feature the coolest hands-on science experiments designed by America’s science teacher, Steve Spangler. Perfect for children in grades K-6, this box offers brainy projects and “take-it-further challenges” that combine just the right mix of critical thinking, tinkering, and fun.

Details: Free shipping to select country from the United States



8. Bitsbox – Starting at $20.00/month


Calling all coders! Founded by Ex-Googlers, Bitsbox is a subscription that offers dozens of new app projects to re-ignite kids’ interest in coding every month. Kids love getting physical stuff in the mail, and Bitsbox uses that excitement to help them keep learning. Geared towards 6-12 year olds, this subscription teaches kids to code apps for real devices.

Details: Ships worldwide from United States





Didn’t see the box for you on this list?

Check out our entire list of educational subscription boxes for an array of fun!

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