10 Best Subscription Boxes for Homeschoolers (Updated)

Educational subscription boxes are perfect for homeschoolers. Boxes are available in themes ranging from science, to music, to geography, and beyond. Whether you’re on the hunt to replace a textbook, mix things up a bit, or encourage a new interest, here are the 10 best subscription boxes for children who are homeschooled.

Little Passports

Little Passports offers a variety of different subscription boxes based on age, including:

  • Early Explorers (ages 3-5)
  • Science Junior (ages 5-8)
  • World Edition (ages 6-10)
  • USA Edition (7-12)
  • Science Expeditions (ages 9+)

The boxes provide students with an excellent way to study geography and science. Each box, regardless of age or edition, revolves around a new theme each month. Prices range from $20.95 to $25.95 per month, with discounts available for those who pay for three or six months in advance.

Steve Spangler Science Club

Homeschool science can be a blast with the Steve Spangler Science Club. It’s available in two sizes — STEM Lab (up to five activities) and STEM Deluxe (up to 10 activities). This unique science box is packed with anything and everything a student needs to explore the subjects of:

  • science
  • technology
  • engineering
  • mathematics

Every activity comes with an easy-to-follow instruction guide. The Steve Spangler Science Club is designed for children ages 5-12 years. STEM Kits start at just $24.99 per month. 

Sol Book Box

Homeschoolers studying Spanish will find the Sol Book Box to be an excellent resource! The monthly subscription box carefully curates Spanish-language and bilingual books from Spain, Latin America, and the United States, then sends one gift-wrapped like a present right to your doorstep. A month-to-month subscription costs $20.

Learning Crates

Learning Crates provide students and parents with an excellent way of supplementing just about any subject with fun activities. Upon signing up, you select your child’s grade level, gender, favorite hobbies and academic interests. You can also select any specific need or subject you’d like your monthly subscription box to cover. Each month, a box of fun academic items hand-picked for your child by K-6 teachers will arrive on your doorstep. A month-to-month subscription with Learning Crates costs $24.99.

Little Minds Learning Box

Little Minds Learning Box is another monthly subscription box which provides preschool-aged children with a slew of developmentally appropriate activities. Myriad different subscription options are available, from a one-child/one-theme box, to a one-child/two-theme box, to boxes for several children in the same household. Boxes include 13-16 activities per theme. All are carefully designed to follow a child’s development with motor skills, STEM, crafts, language, and more. Single-child boxes begin at $29.95.

Genius Box

The Genius Box monthly subscription box invites homeschoolers to “think inside-out of the box!” Each box is delivered right to your doorstep, and includes a minimum of three STEM activities with everything a child needs to complete. Boxes always follow a theme. A few past themes have included:

  • shapes and structures
  • flight
  • polymers
  • exercise science.

The average price for a themed box is $29.00, and a selection of past boxes are available for purchase.

The Preschool Box

Designed for children ages 3-6, The Preschool Box provides you with a great way to introduce fun learning activities to your young children at home. Each box is packed with a minimum of 16 hands-on activities meant to:

  • teach important reading skills
  • encourage creativity
  • engage students in basic math concepts, and much more

Subscribers even receive a fun new read-aloud book in every box! Have more than one child? The Preschool Box can be adapted to include materials for up to three kids. The price for the boxes begin at $32.95 per month.

Club SciKidz Labs

With the Club SciKidz Labs subscription box, engaging in science has never been more fun! This monthly box is designed to invite young scientists of all ages to explore the world around them. Each new box contains multiple hands-on activities, experiments, and projects, plus:

  • a lab notebook
  • science quotes & riddles
  • facts about inspiring scientists, and more

Every month, students can explore a new theme. A few past past themes have included:

  • weather
  • forensic science
  • fossils
  • robotics

It is even possible to purchase a past box should a particular theme be of special interest. A month-to-month subscription is $32.95.

Ignite English

Whether a student loves reading, or needs a bit of inspired help in the subject, Ignite English is an ideal solution. Ignite English’s Englishbox is a bimonthly box curated by experienced teachers. Each new box features:

  • a classic or bestselling novel
  • an in-depth reading guide complete with discussion questions
  • 2-3 kid-approved gifts relating to the theme of the book

Subscribers even have access to Ignite English’s online bookclub, a perfect resource for discussing the reading with peers. Boxes are priced from $30.00.

Paletteful Packs

Make art class a breeze by subscribing to Paletteful Packs. Best for older students, Paletteful Packs include a number of art supplies ranging from pens to paints. Each box includes everything that is needed to create a beautiful work of art. Art projects are varied, so students are exposed to a variety of mediums. Prices begin at $33.50/month.

By BCS Staff
October 2021

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