2021 Best 8 Subscription Boxes For Preschoolers (3-5 Years)

Best 8 Subscription Boxes For Preschoolers (3-5 Years)

It’s so exciting for preschoolers to receive a package delivered to their house, with their own name on it!

Subscription boxes are a great resource for stimulating young minds, equipping them with life skills and helping them to be fully engaged in learning.

Here are our top picks for subscription boxes for young learners. They range from STEM activities, to baking, to developing growth mindsets.

Best of all, most of these ship worldwide!

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1. Little Passports – Early Explorers (3-5 Years)

Little Passports Early Explorers subscription box activities for preschoolers
  • Winner of National Parenting Product Awards 2017
  • Free little suitcase with first order, plus wall-sized world map and luggage tag
  • New themes each month
  • Developed with educators & tested by kids

Launched in 2009 (more than 11 years ago!) by two mums, Little Passports has been providing kids around the world with fun educational boxes about different countries and culture.

To further assist in home-based learning, they have free activity printables as well as a Montessori guide to using their subscription boxes.


2. The Preschool Box

Preschool learning homeschool activities subscription box
  • Hands on activities and games teaching beginning phonics skills, counting, shapes, colours and writing
  • 16+ activities in every box
  • Parent guide to help you teach your child
  • Fun book included in every box

The Preschool Box is developed by Tina Schnell, a previous kindergarten teacher with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. The boxes are designed using concepts and skills that are taught in early childhood education.

She has a particular passion for teaching kids to read, and the Preschool Box will help parents to engage their child in fun and meaningful learning activities.

My three year old has absolutely loved these crafts and activities! I can’t wait for the next ones! Thank you for such amazing and creative ideas!

Kayce S, Aug 2020

3. Kids Night In – Box Experience/Sensory Kits

Kids Night In sensory box unicorn kit

Sensory Kits

  • Use for free play or follow the guided instructions.
  • Curated for kids between ages 3 – 7.
  • Can accommodate up to two children.
  • Example sensory kit experiences: unicorn kit and shark kit.
Kids Night In subscription box with book, crafts and activities

Regular – Box Experience

  • Custom designed themes.
  • Curated for kids between ages 3 – 7.
  • Can accommodate up to two children.
  • Example regular box experiences: sportsmanship and growth mindset.

The Kids Night In Box is put together by a team of teachers, mums, dads, aunts and uncles who take pride in creating experiences for kids, and not just another toy to collect dust.

They take inspiration from real life moments (life lessons) and with the help of a certified teacher and an incredible team, package it into an experience for your child.


4. Wiggle Worms Wonder Kits

Preschool boy with DIY craft activities
  • 5 – 7 hands-on STEAM and craft activities, of which at least 2 are reusable.
  • Every material you need is included.
  • Printed step by step instructions as well as online video demonstrations.
  • Designed by educators, and curated for ages 3 – 6.

Wiggly Worms Kits are a great way to incorporate STEM activities into your child’s learning and play. Each kit contains 5 – 7 STEM activities. Printed step by step instructions are included as well as online video demonstrations.

The best thing is, all materials which you need for every activity is included and ready to go.

We have been ordering these boxes since the very first one and my 2.5 year old loves them! He looks forward to them every day and always gets excited about the different themes. Ms. Chrissy does an amazing job on Facebook live to help keep the kids engaged! We love wiggle worms!

Stephanie D., June 2020

5. Groovy Labs – Young Creator

STEM activities preschool kids subscription box
  • Edison Awards 2020 Finalist
  • Emphasis on STEM
  • Each box includes its own Engineering Design Challenge to develop critical thinking
  • Access to exclusive online portal for extended learning on each box’s topic
  • Curated for ages 4 – 7

Groovy Lab in a Box is the brainchild of scientists, parents, educators and business owners whose goal is to harness the innate ability of children to create. Children will receive a lab notebook, where they can read about that month’s topic, perform investigation activities and document their findings.

Whilst these investigation activities have step-by-step directions, the Engineering Design Challenge doesn’t. Instead, they must rely on their critical thinking skills, and what they’ve learned through the investigation process from the Lab Notebook and online activities.


6. National Geographic Little Kids

National Geographie Little Kids subscription magazine
  • Magazine for 3 – 6 year olds
  • Filled with teaching tools
  • Brings animals, nature, science and fun to little learners

Whilst not a subscription “box” per se, National Geographic for kids is an innovative subscription magazine full of learning and fun for today’s preschoolers and their parents.

Specifically designed for children between the ages of 3 – 6, you’ll find lively photos, engaging stories, and interactive picture games. Each issue provides fresh and imaginative teaching tools created by the noted team at National Geographic.


7. Green Craft Kids Junior Box

Green Craft Kids space theme preschool subscription box
  • 4 – 6 Science and Arts projects
  • 12 page magazine supporting learning and connection
  • Curated for kids between ages 3 – 10
  • Green and sustainable business (making use of recycled materials)
  • Extra learning activities delivered to your inbox

Green Kid Crafts has in business for 10 years and offers a range of kids activity boxes with nature themes centred around sustainability.

It has a 4.2 stars rating from over 200+ reviews on CrateJoy, a subscription box marketplace.

If you’re an eco-conscious mama, the Junior Science & Crafts subscription box from Green Kid Crafts is a wonderful way to open up conversations about environmental impact through creative S.T.E.AM activities.

We love our green kids box and I’m so happy to provide a review of this box. We received the Junior “little kid” nocturnal animals box and there were so many different kits in our box and also ideas for extending the play. 

Sue.S – 06 April 2019

I signed up my daughter for this box because she loves science and art. It did not disappoint! The experiments and projects are well thought out and the guide is super handy. As a science teacher, I approve this box!

Jenna.H – 20 June 2020

8. Mini Mitts Kids Baking Kit (Ages 2+)

Mini Mitts Kids Baking Kit (Ages 2+)
  • Developed by a pro-baker with baker quality ingredients
  • Kid-friendly recipes and instructions
  • Comes with activities for down time while the oven is baking
  • Every kit includes pre-measured dry ingredients
  • Ships worldwide

This is a super fun subscription box for all budding bakers. We love that they’re thoughtful enough to include activities for down time when the treats are baking.

Pro-tips from the pastry chef is sure to help children develop their baking skills too. Bake something new and tasty each month.

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