Best Montessori Subscription Boxes for All Ages from Baby Toys to STEM Kits

With the pandemic slowing social interactions and turning playrooms into classrooms, parents-turned-educators need all the help they can get with keeping young minds engaged and inspired through development-friendly books and age-appropriate toys. Montessori materials and playthings are perfect for filling the gap.

What is a Montessori subscription box?

Hands-on learning, collaboration, and self-directed playtime are just a few of the hallmarks of the Montessori method of education. Monti kids are the result of the experiential educational system developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. The method has been shown to deepen a child's understanding of academic basics, while building social skills that reinforce empathy. The method includes everything from Montessori schools to Montessori toys that maximize sensory play and crafts.

From homeschooling to unschooling, monthly subscription programs that are created by parents and child development experts alike ensure you have everything you need on-hand to engage little minds. Monthly subscription boxes take away the headache of restocking your kits alone.

What types of boxes are Montessori-friendly?

The best baby and kids subscription boxes for the Montessori method are packed with high-quality wooden toys, age-appropriate books, and hands-on STEAM and crafts fit your child's age. Anything that stimulates an imagination, from a preschoolers' with a coloring activity to a grade school kid with an object permanence box, is fair game. We've pulled together the best Montessori-minded subscription boxes on the Cratejoy marketplace.


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Little Learners Busy Box

From $13.50 per box
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Why You'll Love It: Made with 2-year-olds to 4-year-olds in mind, Little Learners' box is curated by a former educator and a homeschooling mom of three kids. There's no better experience than that! Reviewers rave about the cute activities that keep kids engaged, so much so that a lot of folks upgrade from the Mini Box to the Big Box pretty quick! Families even take these activities on the go.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 5th of each month


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Green Kid Crafts STEAM Box

From $28.00 per box
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Why You'll Love It: Designed for ages 2-10+, kids get a well-designed box of hands-on DIY STEAM projects in each monthly box from Green Kids Crafts. Each themed box focuses on scientific principles, like flight, color or transportation, and aims to excite children into a world of exploration with a mix of 6+ age-appropriate activities, lessons and projects, complete with eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials and supplies, and easy-to-follow instructions.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within a few days of ordering, with renewals shipping around the 2nd week of each month


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Sensory TheraPLAY Box!

From $38.50 per box
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What You’ll Get: Learning through hands-on play is essential for the development of all children. Though the Sensory TheraPLAY Box is all about providing tactile stimulation that's ideal for teaching and calming toddlers, young kids, and children with specific sensory processing needs. Packed with 5-7 items, kids will get a fun play kit filled with soft, squishy, bumpy and textured toys, like putty and hand fidgets, supporting everything from the development of gross and fine motor skills, to language and cognition.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. during the 1st week of each month


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Monthly Tinkering Toddler Crates for Ages 3-5

From $39.99 per box
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What You’ll Get: Help your preschoolers develop a strong foundation for learning with Tinkering Toddler Crates. Designed by a teacher and mom, each themed box offers your 3- to 5-year-olds all the materials needed for 3 fun and engaging hands-on activities. Promote play each month because play is the highest form of research!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. beginning on the 1st business day of the month


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Monthly Premier Paletteful Pack

From $36.50 per box
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Why You'll Love It: Let their creativity loose with a box of some of the finest art supplies on the market with Paletteful Packs. Available in packs curated specifically for young, budding artists and those with more experience, children will get a high-quality selection of 4 or more hard-to-find art supplies and essential tools, including specialty pens and pencils, sketchbooks, colorful paints, brushes, stencils and more.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st of every month


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Loop Lab Box

From $28.33 per box
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Why You'll Love It: Who says the Montessori method has to stop in preschool? Keep it going with the ultimate STEM kit for junior scientists. This is perfect subscription service for kids aged 8+. The team at Mad Science provides four activities per month that are safety-tested and kid-approved. The best crate to build independence, this play kit is designed to need minimal adult supervision.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S on the 10th of each month


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Pen Pals Letter Set

From £4.95 per box
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Why You'll Love It: The Little Globe boxes are themed to a new country each month and include an array of activities that make each kid feel special. The first box includes a cute suitcase, passport, and world map to track adventures and subsequent boxes come with illustrated pen pal letters, crafts, recipes, and writing activites. Our Little Globe stands by #differentisbrilliant and that is a core tenet of Montessori education.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. on the 30th of each month


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DIY Kids Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Art and Craft Box

From $30.00 per box
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What You’ll Get: Providing excellent value for the price, the We Craft Box is a monthly service bringing stress-free crafting that's designed for kids between the ages of 3-9. Incorporating a fun story and a coordinating theme, dive into hours of learning through creating art and getting crafty. Leave the prep work to the pros with 2-3 complete craft kits, including all the materials, supplies, tools and instructive step-by-steps needed to get right to it!

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. beginning on the 1st of the month


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Hoppi Box

From $66.00 per box
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What You’ll Get: Beyond being playthings, toys are crucial for early brain development, helping little ones develop hand-eye coordination and fine and gross motor skills. With the quarterly Hoppi Box, you'll get the opportunity to discover amazing toys from some of the best brands in the biz. Curated specifically to bring little learners high-quality, sustainable toys made of natural materials, every box is tailored to match each child's stage and help them hit their developmental milestones.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. by the 20th of Mar, Jun, Sept and Dec


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The Preschool Box

From $42.95 per box
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Why You'll Love It: Give your little ones a head start with The Preschool Box, a monthly subscription that prepares toddlers for school success. Developing the basic building blocks for learning, each box brings interactive and engaging activities to help them practice phonics, numbers, shapes and colors. Colorful, hands-on tasks, a book, stickers, and an instructional learning guide for parents makes navigating the early stages of learning simple and fun.

Shipping: hips to select countries from the U.S. on the 6th of every month


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My First Reading Club

From $17.99 per box
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Why You'll Love It: My First Reading Club isn't just a sweet book box for kids, it's even got parents in mind. Each box comes with a small gift for adults, and you can choose between five age groups to ensure the two to three books that arrive each month are suited for your little.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 1st of each month


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Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Club

From $12.95 per box
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What You’ll Get: While sticker charts may not be the norm in Montessori learning, stickers themselves offer toddlers and young children the perfect opportunity to practice their fine motor skills. Packed with plenty of colorful cuteness from 15 or more themed sticker sheets, Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Club brings it all, including special foil sheets and sparkly sets. Club members get a mix of brand-new designs and tried-and-true favorites.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 4th of each month