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12 Educational and STEM Subscription Boxes for Kids

If you want to be certain that your child’s brain development and sensory development is being stimulated while they’re having fun, you might be interested in trying educational toy subscriptions.

Children need toys made specifically to enhance the fun of learning and educational development and Cratejoy’s marketplace includes subscription boxes geared toward hands-on learning for all ages. From sensory toys and monthly science kits, to children's books, these boxes have it all!

We’ve picked out some of our best educational subscriptions that pack fun, creativity, and learning all into one box so you can be involved in your kid’s social and mental growth.

1. Sensory TheraPLAY Box


Price: $39.95/mo

What You’ll Get: 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.

Shipping: Ships worldwide in the first week of every month

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2. HOOT for Kids


Price: Starts at $34.99/mo

What You’ll Get: HOOT for Kids focuses on refining motor skills, sensory play, strength, oral motor, and visual perception development. No developmental stone goes unturned! Your children will receive 3 or more toys every month depending on the subscription size you choose.

Details: Ships within the U.S. every week

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3. 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 nonfiction readers.

Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 20th of every month

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4. 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 and make a stunning craft and have fun solving the puzzles.

Details: Ships worldwide on the 23rd of every month

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Price: Starts at $29.95/mo

What You’ll Get: 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.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada around the 15th of every month

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6. Surprise Ride


Price: Starts at $29.99/mo

What You’ll Get: 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.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 7th of every month

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7. Spangler Science Club


Price: Starts at $9.99/mo

What You’ll Get: 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.

Shipping: Ships to select countries around the 5th of every month

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8. The Preschool Box


Price: Starts at $29.95/mo

What You’ll Get: If you’re getting ready for your little ones to start school but want to know that they’re prepared, let The Preschool Box help you out. You can choose to receive enough materials for 1 or 2 children. The boxes include books, pamphlets, coloring tools, activities that build phonics skills, and much more.

Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 6th of every month

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9. Two Pink Balloons


Price: Starts at $42.00/month

What You’ll Get: Two Pink Balloons is an educational subscription box that promotes quiet play and learning. The first box includes a felt lapboard with subsequent boxes are curated around a new theme and include items like felt board activities and games, puzzles, and pretend play items. Additionally, boxes include a parent’s guide to get the most out of the box’s contents. Two subscription options are available; for children ages 2-4 and 4-6 years.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada on the 10th of each month

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10. Kid Wonder


Price: Starts at $24.95/month

What You’ll Get: Kid Wonder is on a mission to reduce the time children spend in front of screens by promoting imaginary play. Perfect for kids ages 3-6, each box includes 5 creative activity kits curated around a special theme for every month. Plus, Kid Wonder has a sibling box to promote cooperative play!

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 4th of each month

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11. Snail Mail for Kids


Price: Starts at $20.00/month

What You’ll Get: Snail Mail for Kids is a uniquely personal gift idea for any child. Each week a new story-telling letter will be delivered that includes awesome animal and geography facts and fun adventures to encourage curiosity and the love of reading. Letters also include fun items like stickers, souvenirs, and trading cards.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. once every week

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12. Monkey CoCo STEM Box


Price: Starts at $27.90/month

What You’ll Get: Monkey CoCo STEM Box delivers fun, hands-on activities to help kids learn new science concepts. Each box includes 2 new activities created to require 2-4 hours of hands-on building, plus knowledge cards to simplify learning complex science concepts. Grow kids' love of science every month!

Shipping: Ships worldwide either mid-month or the first week of each month depending on when orders are placed

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