Do your kids love getting mail as much as mine? There is something about the surprise of what awaits in the mailbox, and the mystery of what waits inside the envelope or box that just sends them into a frenzy.
Subscription boxes make some of the BEST presents for kids, as they are the gift that just keeps on giving. Plus, rather than opening one surprise, your child can get several months of surprises sent right to your door.
The world of subscription boxes is vast however, and it can be a chore trying to decide which ones are a good fit for your child. From educational activities, to games, to cooking, and exploring new hobbies or clothing, there are so many different options.
I’ve took the time to compile some of the best subscription boxes for your young children (under 5 years old). Each of these subscription boxes are perfect for babies, toddlers, or preschoolers that give them some sense of learning and exploration!
Kiwi Co is the perfect subscription box for every personality type and age. It features hands-on learning and fun through enriching exposure to new materials, tools, techniques, and concepts.
You can choose boxes based on your child’s age (from babies through older children) and/or interests. The younger boxes feature tons of age appropriate crafts and science experiments that every little learner will enjoy.
At the time of publication, you get 50% off of your first box with code JOYFUL! That’s definitely worth it to try it out and cancel at anytime.
Lovevery has done all the research so you don’t have to! If you are overwhelmed with toy choices, Lovevery makes it easy. Just when your child is getting bored with their old toys, a new set of fun gets dropped at your door!
With research backed choices for developmentally appropriate activities, Lovevery brought researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines together for a holistic approach that is simple, accessible, and relevant to you and your baby.
These playkits include developmentally appropriate toys and objects for your child based on age in months. The great thing about it is that they have kits designated for specific ages, so a 27 month old will get toys for their age and not the same items as a 34 month old.
If you are looking for a subscription box that can keep your child entertained for weeks, Lovevery is the perfect choice.
Sago Mini Box
Sago Mini Box is a monthly make-and-play subscription that brings quality, creative play for preschoolers right to your door.
Each unique box includes a Sago Mini collectible figurine and a set of kid-friendly activities that explore fun themes from road trips and oceans to pets and tools. Sago Mini Box is also packed with amazing play-based learning opportunities.
The unique part about the Sago Mini Box is that it’s environmentally friendly as it’s made to use the box as part of the play!
Highlights Kid Magazine Subscription
Hello (Ages 0-2) or High Five (Ages 2-5) by Highlights is a very inexpensive monthly book subscription for little ones. Suitable for babies through preschoolers, your child will receive a new book every month.
Each issue follows a theme with colorful images, stories, poems, and activities. My favorite thing about these books is that they are made of baby-safe, tear-resistant, washable material and are the perfect size for little hands to hold, fitting easily into a diaper bag for on-the-go entertainment. Only $30 for a whole years worth of gifts showing up to their doorstep is a great deal!
Highlights also offers learning kits, perfect for preschoolers to brush up on their Kindergarten readiness. Give them educational activities for learning to trace, write, draw shapes, letters, and numbers- all right to your door!
Hoppi Box is a toy subscription company that delivers an expert-curated assortment of high quality toys to support your little one’s development, curiosity, and imagination. They send award-winning Montessori inspired toys curated by child development experts, right to your door.
Each box is especially tailored to your baby’s age and developmental milestones and offers high quality, natural, eco-friendly and sustainable toys. Hoppi Box is curated for ages 0-4 years of age.
Kids love to paint. Painting makes your kids happy! Painting also helps to relieve stress and sparks creativity which makes this subscription box one of my favorites!
Pottery Awesomeness provides an excellent screen-free activity that even the whole family can enjoy. As a give back, with each purchased kit, a child in the hospital receives a free pack of art therapy supplies. Win/Win!
Did you know that 85% of the brain is formed by age 3? Monti Kids supports both babies, toddlers, and parents during the most important years of brain development.
Each traditional wooden toy in the Monti Toys Subscription box promotes curiosity, creative play and learning while supporting language development, executive functioning and brain growth. They are perfect for children ages 0-3.
In addition to the authentic Montessori toys, you’ll receive a 12-week email course with video guides and articles that show you how to prepare an environment that supports growth and learning, and keep your child active, engaged, and thriving.
If your kids love books (or even if they don’t and you want them to start reading more), this subscription box will be a perfect choice! Literati Kid’s curation team maintains lists of thousands of book recommendations from educators, publishers, librarians, teachers, parents, and kids.
Literati searches for vibrant stories that enchant and nourish young readers all personalized by age group from 0-12 years old. They’ll send you books based on their developmental age and your child gets to make the final decisions!
This subscription box would make the perfect gift for any young reader on your list because it gives them new content to read every month once they’re bored with their old books.
Guide Dots is the perfect choice for the budding little artist in your family dedicated to ages 4-10. Using strategically placed dots and online video instruction, Guide Dots gives your child the map to unlock their creative ability.
They send you the kit with all the art supplies that you need and from a video, your child can learn to draw new and intricate designs!
Guide Dots allows your child the freedom to explore art in the comfort of their own home, on their own time, at their own pace. If creativity is something your child craves, this box would be the ideal choice.
When children see from an early age that girls can achieve anything, they grow into adults who believe that people are equal. With every Kidspire Crate, they learn while having fun and feel good knowing that they’re doing something worthwhile.
The Kidspire crate comes with all you need for little girls to do just that. It includes fun activities for 3-6 year olds and a book on a female hero that will inspire little girls along the way.
Little Global Citizens
Ready to set your child up for success by offering some global awareness to their play? Little Global Citizens is expertly designed to bring a new country and its culture to life for any child ages 4-10.
Inside each box you will find authentic guides, inspired crafts, screen free activities, recipes, a high quality storybook, and an incredible amount of inspiration based on the country of choice! Your child can travel the world without leaving the comfort and safety of your home with this unique subscription box.
Come Together as a family over Country, Culture, & Cuisine. Eat2explore is not just about putting another meal on the table; it’s about carving out time for family, learning tangible cooking skills, exploring world cuisine & cultures, and cultivating sustainable consumption habits at an early age.
Each kit comes with recipe cards, essential spices and mixes, a shopping list, educational materials on the cuisine and culture, and fun cooking tools. Your tiny chef will love nothing more than to create these exotic dishes with you at their side! This subscription box is perfect for your young child who loves to cook with you and explore new and fun recipes.
Pick Up Sports
Pickup Sports is a sports starter kit for kids ages 3-6 that introduces them to new sports! Their goal is to provide busy families with an exciting sports curriculum and quality equipment that will encourage young kids to sample multiple sports, improve their skills, become fans and learn to love all exercise.
If your kids love both books and baking, Bookakery is the ideal choice. This box includes a kid approved picture book, and an easy kid recipe along with an ingredient or baking tool to provide a little extra help! This box is perfect for building memories right inside your home.
Sensory Theraplay Box
Have a sensory-loving kid that can’t get enough squishing, touching, stretching, and moving? The box includes products that are recommended by both therapists and parents alike, develop important sensory motor skills and stimulate the senses.
The items are therapeutic & can be calming or help manage anxiety. They are designed for children with autism/ sensory needs in mind, but suitable for children of all abilities.
The creator of this Sensory TheraPLAY box is a pediatric occupational therapist and these toys will bring a smile to your child’s face and provide hours of therapeutic play delivered right to your door each month.
Got a kid who is all about clothes? The KidBox subscription box offers personalized shopping for your children delivered straight to your door!
After completing a style quiz your child will be rewarded with fun new styles and clothes to try each and every month! Keep the items you love, and send back those you don’t.
No matter which subscription box you choose your children are sure to have hours of fun creating memories that will last a lifetime!
Which will you choose? Let me know in the comments!