In this post, we are going to profile a number of subscription boxes focused on helping kids engage in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related topics. Each box comes with fun activities, projects, and puzzles that are usually centered around one particular theme. We have not had the opportunity to order any of these ourselves, but each one of them grabbed our interest. We hope you find this list useful. We will be continuing to post regularly about cool tech products for kids and teens. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our mailing list to receive notifications about new posts, news and discounts for our upcoming classes and workshops, and more.
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Tinker Crate has some really cool looking boxes and kits, with themes such as building a trebuchet or a working electric motor. Each box includes all the supplies necessary to create the project, detailed blueprints with tips and tricks for success, and a new issue of their Tinker Zine. Each Tinker Zine promises engaging stories and additional at-home activities to reinforce the science behind each box’s topic. Their monthly subscription (including free shipping) starts at $19.95 per month and goes down to $16.95 per month with a 12-month prepaid subscription. That works out to two free months over the course of the year, not too shabby. Visit tinker.kiwicrate.com/ for more information, to subscribe today, or to order a gift subscription.
Groovy Lab in a Box
Groovy Lab in a Box sure does seem popular! Every single one of their previous monthly boxes is sold out despite prices ranging from $35.95 to $38.95 a month. Monthly subscriptions bring the price down, however, with a one month subscription priced at $26.95. A prepaid year long subscription will drop that a few bucks a month to $23.95 per delivery. They also offer free shipping and gift subscription options. Each box contains all the needed materials, and each box encourages engagement in the engineering design process with a topic-specific engineering design challenge. Your child can use the also included lab notebook for guidance and they will also have access to the Beyond …In a Box section of their website with even more information and activities to complete! Past themes have included electricity, aviation, sound, gravity, and many more of the “big ideas” in STEM. Check them out at groovylabinabox.com/.
Green Kid Crafts
Green Kid Crafts focuses on subscription boxes and kits that are eco-friendly not just in their packaging, but also in the content of the activities they contain. Their upcoming boxes, Rainforest Science and Safari Science, focus on other countries and their ecosystems. They include fun experiments and projects for your young ones to create as they travel the world learning about the different environments. Their monthly subscription starts at $19.95 per month and falls to $17.95 per month with a yearly commitment. Find out more at greenkidcrafts.com/.
Genius Box is designed for kids between the ages of 8 and 11. Each box contains 3+ activities tied to the month’s topic. Their goal with each box is to put their kid geniuses in a position to succeed with minimal adult intervention. Each box also contains narrative story and activity cards that will explain the activities and the concepts behind them in a fun, engaging manner. They offer 1 month, 3 month, and 6 month subscriptions for $25, $24, and $23 a month respectively, which also includes free shipping. $1 from each box sold is donated to an organization called ManyMentors, which connects high school and middle school students interested in STEM fields with near-age peer mentors. Their website is located at geniusbox.me/
Just Scratching the Surface
In case you weren’t aware, subscription boxes have become a major trend. These are just a few of the many different options out there that feature science, technology, engineering, and math-related projects and activities for kids. Please drop us a line if you have personally ordered any of these, or any other, STEM subscription boxes for kids. We would love to hear your thoughts and to share them with the other families who read this blog. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.