Choosing a Subscription Box for Kids

There are literally hundreds of subscription boxes for kids. So how's a mom or dad or grandparent supposed to choose which one to buy?

Here's a quiz to help you find a good fit for your kiddo!

What type of subscription box are you looking for?

  • Clothing
  • Cooking
  • Books
  • General activities
  • Educational activities

If you're interested in the top 3 types of subscription boxes, check out these brands: Stitch Fix and Rockets of Awesome (clothing), Raddish Kids and Kidstir (cooking), and Literati and Lillypost (books).

If you're interested in the subscription activity boxes, then keep reading! We've highlighted Plum Spark's features in blue.

How much educational value would you like?

  1. Little
  2. A lot

Do you prefer that the learning is creative or traditional similar to a school curriculum?

  1. Creative
  2. Traditional

Does your kid like crafts?

  1. Yes
  2. No or not important

What do you want your kid to get out of it?

  1. Have fun
  2. Learn science
  3. Think creatively
  4. Develop out-of-the-box perspectives

For “a” answers, check out Kiwi Co or Green Kid Crafts.

For “b” answers, check out the Magic School Bus Science Club or the Spangler Science Club.

For “blue” answers, then Plum Spark would be a great fit! 

Disclaimer: We’re not endorsing any of the brands in this post. Just some ideas to help you out. All opinions are our own and are for boxes that cover 4-9 year olds and are gender neutral.


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★ Reviews

What our customers are saying

9 reviews
Making the kids think and be inspired

Got this as a gift for my nephew and niece. Their mother is a teacher and didn't want the typical video game or off-the-shelf present. So I got this hoping they would like it. Even better. They loved it and so did mom. So kid-approved and mom-approved.

Really nice to see when kids are interacting and actually learning. Reminds me of the time when I'd watch Nova and PBS and be so curious about the world. Thank you.

This just made our day! We're so happy your niece and nephew are enjoying their learning adventures!
3 Months ($24.50/mo)

Enjoying the adventures!

Great variety of activities!

My kids really enjoyed learning where chocolate comes from, how it is made, tasting it, and doing a craft all centered around chocolate. It was very well thought out box with everything they needed ready to go. We hope to explore other boxes from Plum Spark!

So glad your family enjoyed it! We hope you'll check more Plum Spark learning adventures too!
We maximized family time with Plum Spark!

Our family loved receiving our first Plum Spark learning adventure! The kids (ages 4-8) were super excited to gather around the box that came in the mail for them and open together. My oldest took the lead to pull out and examine each activity one at a time. The topic explored in this month’s box is Yoga, and the activities included were super fun for them! The boys gravitated towards a spice matching activity game, and I, as a mom, was pleasantly surprised with the sophisticated and high quality guide book and spice cards that had facts and information not only relevant and interesting to the small people in my life, but also me as an adult! Who knew cumin oil was used in some perfumes??!! We also loved the yoga cards and poses to try as a family and had a fun experience practicing together. My daughter adored the hands-on inner ear activity, and I appreciated having all of the important parts of the craft perfectly curated for me so less hassle and more family time. Excellent educational product! Couldn’t be happier with our family’s purchase and will definitely be a subscriber!

Learning made fun!

My daughter really enjoyed this kit, she can’t stop doing her yoga poses now! The activities are fun and are stimulating a lot of curiosity in my little one. The activities are well explained and there is a lot of attention in every little detail. It is also a great opportunity to try new things that you wouldn’t have imagined that your kid could be interested in! We really loved doing it together!