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    19 Super-Fun Subscription Boxes Kids Will Love

    From crafts to books to costumes to other monthly surprises that kiddos will adore!

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    1. My First Reading Club, because it's never too early to instill a love for literature in your little one.

    My First Reading Club / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: Three or four books for children of all ages delivered monthly; select from newborn to 2 years old, 3–5 years old, 6–8 years old, 9–10 years old, or 11–12 years old. Also includes an activity book and a parents' gift in each delivery.

    Promising review: "MFRC is absolutely great to work with!! They are accommodating and helpful! I receive books every month and use them in my classroom for teaching and for my students to read, they absolutely love it and the activity books!! I recently had to ask to change my age range to a higher reading level and they were so helpful and made the transition with no problems. I recommend anyone and everyone to join My First Reading Club if you work with kids, have kids, or know any kids that love books!" —Danielle

    Price: $26.99/month; get $5 off your first order with code NEWREADERS

    2. Or Second Star Books, a subscription for the tween or teen YA fan that also comes with accessories like candles and other themed goodies.

    Second Star Books / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A box perfect for tween or teen fans of YA lit. Each box contains a new book by a debut author, a wood-wick candle, a woodmark, and an enamel pin.

    Promising review: "I was so pleased with my book box. Great quality candles, bookmarks, and pins. The books are typically different then the ones in other book boxes. If I had to cancel all my subscription boxes (which is a lot) and could only keep one, this is the one I’d choose." —Miranda

    Price: $28.99/month

    3. We Craft Box, so your kids always have an exciting go-to project at hand for the next rainy day at home.

    We Craft Box / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A monthly package geared toward 3- to 9-year-olds that comes with two or three prepared seasonal crafts. All materials are included to complete the project (except scissors), and the box can be shared between two children.

    Promising review: "My kids LOOOOVE getting their box every month! We decided to try a few subscription boxes this summer to help with summer boredom and this is their favorite. Keeps them entertained for hours and they find additional items in our recycle bin to add to the projects over the following weeks until their next box arrives. It encourages open-ended play and creativity that we don't get from other boxes. We love our We Craft Boxes!" —Katie

    Price: $29.99/month; get an additional free box with any three-month or longer subscription with code CJSPECIAL

    4. Kindergarten Crate, for the teacher who loves to spoil their class with fun supplies and activities.

    Kindergarten Crate / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A subscription box designed for pre-K, kindergarten, and first-grade teachers that includes a selection of classroom supplies, a student activity, and a surprise for the teacher. Each shipment comes with five to eight items.

    Promising review: "Kindergarten Crate has met every one of my expectations: price, quality, number of products, and enjoyment. My own children love seeing it in the mailbox and my classroom kiddos love to see it on my desk. The activities are engaging and fun the snacks are always delicious. You’ll never make a better investment." —Kandi

    Price: $39/month; save 10% with code SAVE10

    5. Kid Wonder, a subscription that'll spark your child's imagination and have them going on a new adventure every month.

    Kid Wonder / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: An imaginary play-based subscription for ages 3 through 6 that comes with an educational booklet and five activity kits with crafts, games, projects and more each month. Previous subscription themes include "fun at the farm" and "astronaut adventure."

    Promising review: "This box is wonderful. You cannot beat it for the price. There are five separately packed activities in each box, and most of the time, there are extras included in each activity. For example, there may be a maze or a counting activity to complete while you do something like wait for paint to dry. It’s very well thought out. I will say that if your child has only just turned 3, then the extra things like mazes and reading the little magazine may be beyond them, but there is still plenty to do for a young 3-year-old. Also, I can see this being really great to use with siblings in this age range. Definitely recommend!" —Jess

    Price: $24.95+/month; save 30% off your first subscription with code CRATEJOY30

    6. Unicorn Dream Box, for the unicorn-loving tiny human in your life.

    Unicorn Dream Box / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: Unicorn makeup, stationery, decor, and accessories, plus an edible surprise every month; choose from either three to four items or six to nine items in each delivery.

    Promising review: "I sent this box to my nieces who are three and six. My sister-in-law said that they 'fought over it like angry Tasmanian devils' as soon as she opened it. I’m really glad that it contained eight items, because they each got four. They loved it. Thank you!" —Anna

    Price: $19.95+/month

    7. Surprisly, a clothing subscription box that makes a wonderful gift idea, because "too many baby clothes" isn't a phrase that exists for new parents.

    Surprisly / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A baby-outfit subscription box with three adorable cotton or organic cotton outfits from boutique brands for "baby’s day out, playtime, and snooze."

    Promising review: "In my first box I got seven items! I love everything! They sent me the cutest hedgehog onesie with a hood and these rockin' geometric pink pants. This is my favorite subscription yet! I couldn't wait for my box to arrive, and boy did it not let me down! I recommend this to everyone with little ones! Its so easy to let them do all the work in finding cute outfits for my little girl!" —Kellie

    Price: $69/month

    8. Atlas Crate, a travel-themed monthly subscription box for kids ages 6-11 that'll give them a glimpse into cultures around the world, even if they've never set foot on a plane before.

    Atlas Crate

    What it is: A box featuring globally inspired projects that explore new countries, using high-quality materials and kid-friendly instructions to encourage your kiddo to have a greater understanding of and appreciation for cultures around the world.

    Price: $16.95+/month; use code SCHOOL to get 20% of six months or more

    9. Quirky Crate, a ridiculously fun box full of the most vibrant and unique novelty items and accessories you've ever seen that'll indulge your kid's love for colorful, random stuff.

    Quirky Crate / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A box of at least seven to ten bright, playful goods — like stationery, stickers, and accessories like an enamel pin from a featured artist and a fun pair of socks. Each box's products total at least a $70 retail value and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

    Promising review:
    "Quirky Crate is always a fun surprise to open each month! It is a box full of themed items which change per month, that are pretty random. You could get a journal one month or a crazy flamingo purse the next. I have always been able to find at least half of the things in the crate something that I enjoy. I would highly recommend this to anyone that likes cute and random things!" —Fay

    Price: $34.99/month; get a special discount with code SPOOKY

    10. Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Club, because what kid (and kid at heart) doesn't love a monthly delivery of surprise stickers at their doorstep?!

    Mrs. Grossman's Stickers / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A themed pack of 15+ sheets of our stickers straight from the Mrs. Grossman's factory in California, including iconic designs, staff favorites, brand-new releases, exclusives from their archives, and more. (Plus special bonuses just for members.)

    Promising review: "I am a huge planner lover and sticker enthusiast. I've visited Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Factory several times over the past decade. Each month when I get my envelope, it takes me back to my sticker collecting days. I enjoy the nostalgia of the vintage stickers that come in the gold envelope as well as the new products like puffy stickers. But mostly I just love the die-cut classics! Mrs. Grossman's has always offered such a unique variety of quality stickers. Being able to get this treat every month for such a great price is such a cheerful present." —Jennifer

    Price: $12.95/month

    11. Booklandia, a book subscription that'll help your little one learn to be bilingual.

    Booklandia / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A monthly or bimonthly delivery of Spanish and bilingual books for children up to middle-school age.

    Promising review: "I'm not sure who is more excited when the Booklandia package arrives — my 5-year-old or me! I'm so pleased with the selection of bilingual books that are curated for our family. My daughter will be starting dual-immersion kindergarten soon and her library is already growing with beautiful books that bring wonderful Spanish stories to our lives." —Sarah

    Price: $27.95+/shipment

    12. Superpower Academy, a subscription that aims to develop leadership skills via fun projects and workbooks.

    Superpower Academy / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A personalized "top-secret" package filled with hands-on projects, workbooks, stories to inspire learning, and other surprises to help children build real-world innovation and leadership skills.

    Promising review: "Superpower Academy is a unique family treasure for so many reasons: Our children are forced to challenge themselves with engaging, non-screentime activities; my husband and I have access to well-curated, high-quality literature about important socio-emotional topics; And the fun keeps returning on a regular basis and the kids go nuts with joy! The subscription fee is a small price to pay for so much benefit for ALL." —Pamela

    Price: $33/month

    13. Little Bookish Wardrobe, to inspire your little one's imagination and give them a reason to get dressed up even when it's not Halloween.

    Little Bookish Wardrobe / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A monthly book and costume box for children that includes one book, a costume, themed accessories, arts and crafts, games, and more.

    Promising review: "My little 3-year-old LOVES to dress up and she also LOVES to read — so when I found a box that combines the two and gives her something to do — I was thrilled! I have only gotten one box so far, and it was fabulous! She got a gorgeous book in the mail, along with a stunning cloak that we were able to wear for Christmas. Her favorite item was a kitty cat that 'meowed' when you pressed her belly, and a treasure map pencil case. The card had her hide a special note and create a treasure map to give someone to find the special note. She loved it, and I loved that it helped her use her imagination. I'll be getting this box for a long time!" —MichelleWolett

    Price: $32.99/month

    14. A Paletteful Pack "Young Artist" subscription, a delivery that'll motivate kids of all ages to get to work on their next artistic masterpiece.

    Paletteful Pack / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A monthly art subscription that includes everything to create a work of art in each box. Choose the "Young Artist" option, which comes with at least four artist-quality supplies — including pens, pencils, sketch pads, oil paints, tool sets, and more — for ages 8 and up.

    Promising review: "I've been buying the Paletteful Packs (Petite) box, for quite a while now. I think my favorite part about them is that every box is enough to create multiple projects. I've never gotten a box that wasn't worth more than I paid. Plus every month has a new theme to keep those creative juices flowing, and keep you thinking outside the box. Love this box so much!" —Kaatydid

    Price: $30.95/month

    15. Slime Box, because slime is trending — and you're not like a regular mom, you're a cool mom.

    Slime Box / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A themed box for slime lovers that includes between two to four containers of "premium" slime, plus other fun items and candy to accompany them.

    Promising review: "I previously subscribed to a monthly toy box for my daughter, and she really enjoyed it, but started to feel like she 'outgrew' the items. I am not a fan of slime... BUT will say that not only is this my daughter's favorite subscription, but mine as well. I love that we don't have to make the slime and that mess is no longer an issue. The premade scented fun slimes are amazing. No mess, in their own containers, AND are high quality. Each month is a different theme and they are so clever. I chose the mini box and the value of items far exceeds the low cost. We've had a few months of deliveries, and each one is more fun than the last. No foreseeable cancellations. I know we will be members for many months to come." —Christina

    Price: $15+/month (choose from three subscription options)

    16. Hair Bow Box, a subscription full of the cutest hair bows for your kid, whether they're a newborn or a teen.

    Hair Bow Box / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: An adorable collection of hair bows, hair accessories, and more, for ages newborn through 18+ years.

    Promising review: "We love this company. The bows are wonderful and very well made. The customer service is awesome and very, very fast. If you have a problem they will fix it. We love everything we get <3" —Casey

    Price: $10/month

    17. Girls Can! Crate, which will empower your little girl to do big things by teaching her about incredible women throughout history who have changed the world.

    Girls Can! Crate / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A subscription for girls ages 4–8 years that aims to inspire by teaching them about the women who have made a huge impact on the world. Each box celebrates the life of a fearless woman and includes a 20-page activity book with her story, two or three hands-on STEAM activities, a focused character trait to develop, and creative play props.

    Promising review: "I can't begin to tell you the quality of the items in this box. They teach us historical events, geography, math, science experiments, and ways to encourage our girls to achieve by boosting their confidence through knowledge. The quality of the materials included are superb. You need a whole month to dive into all the materials they included in the workbook. My granddaughters were inspired to create and learn and so was I....I will be a long-term Girls Can Crate subscriber." —Lynn

    Price: $18.50+/month (choose from three subscription optionsl

    18. The Preschool Box, to get your mini-me pumped about learning a new skill, whether they've started school already or not.

    The Preschool Box / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: A box for preschool- or kindergarten-age children packed with fun, simple activities that aim to make your child excited to learn; contents focus on phonics skills, counting, shapes, colors, and writing. Each delivery contains a parent guide to help you teach your child, stickers, a book, and crafts, games, and other learning activities.

    Promising review: "The Preschool Box has allowed us to prepare our daughter for Kindergarten while we are on the road! We travel everywhere for my husband's job so preschool isn't an ideal option for us. The Preschool Box includes all the essentials to teach preschool skills right at home!" —Jessica

    Price: $32.95+/month (choose from subscriptions for one or two kids); get $5 off a three-month pre-pay or higher with code 5PREPAY

    19. And Mix Box, so you and your kiddo can bond by taking on a delicious new baking project each month.

    Mix Box / Via Cratejoy

    What it is: Ingredients and step-by-step instructions necessary for a homemade dessert in each box, perfect for beginners and advanced bakers alike. Number of items vary depending on the month's recipe, and you can swap desserts based on your preferences.

    Promising review: "My daughter and I love baking together and I'm glad I found this box for bakers. Our first box was the black bottom cupcakes and OMG, they were delicious! Very soft and moist. My daughter was able to follow the instructions by herself! I'm not a fan of scones so we are skipping the next box, but we cannot wait to get the coconut cake mix box!!!" —Auriel

    Price: $26.95/month

    Happy subscriptioning!


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