How Not to Scare Kids with Science

Science subscription boxes for kids

Recently, we came across an Instagram post about how many kids think science is scary. And we thought whaaatt? We love science—how could it be scary? According to this article, it’s because people don’t understand what science is. Well, there could be many reasons, but what we know is that we 100% do not want kids to think science is scary!

One of the best ways to make science less daunting is to show kids that science is everywhere—in the color of their favorite lollipop, in the seesaw they play on, or in the changing of the seasons. But if you don't have the time or background to come up with a myriad of science explanations and activities, what do you do? Answer: science subscription boxes for kids!

We’ve come across a lot of parents who want their kids to enjoy science, but they might not know how to integrate science into their kids’ time at home or it may have been 15+ years since they studied science. In these situations, science subscription boxes for kids can be hugely helpful.

Science subscription boxes or science kits for kids typically include different science-related activities, materials for the activities and guides. A good guide should spell out all the steps for the activity and explain the science behind that activity. (Some subscription boxes do this better than others. More on that in a future post.)  Early or beginning readers may need some grownup help following the guide. 

There are a bunch of different science subscription boxes for kids of different ages, all with pros and cons (also more on this in the future). What we suggest is finding a subscription box or science activity kit that is fun, engaging, relatable to a child and offers kid-friendly explanations of the science behind each activity.

Disclaimer: That’s our approach here at Plum Spark:) We take things kids can relate to or are excited about—chocolate, rockets, hurricanes, mummies—and connect those things to science in fun ways.

Keep an eye out for a future post on the different science subscription boxes for kids!

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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!