2020’s Best Subscription Boxes for Homeschoolers

Homeschooling can be challenging sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be just curriculum. Have your kids look forward to every study session by getting them these educational, yet super fun subscription boxes. Check out our list of the best subscription boxes for homeschoolers below and find even more educational subscription boxes for kids in our subscription box directory!

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The Best Subscriptions for Homeschool!

All of these boxes are great for adding tactile, hands-on learning experiences to virtual learning!

Science, STEM, and Coding Social Studies & History Art & Music Books & Reading Unique Extras

Teaching preschool at home? See our list of the best picks for preschoolers!

Science

1. MEL Chemistry by MEL Science

What we love: Kids who love to engage in science experiments should get this cool box! Each MEL Chemistry box contains an experiment that is completely safe and designed for home use. Each month, you can get 2 to 3 experiments that you can try with the whole family. The box will contain all the stuff that you need and complete instructions, so all you have to do is to enjoy making each of them!

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Price: $34.90 per month

Deals:

  • Subscribe to a prepaid Mel Chemistry subscription and get up to 3 FREE months! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe. $41.90 off a 12-month gift, $15.70 off a 9-month gift.
  • Get 25% off your first month! Use coupon code HELLO25. PLUS get FREE Starter Kit and VR headset when you subscribe!

2. Bitsbox

What we love: Kids as young as 6 years old can start learning how to code through BitsBox! It’s a monthly subscription for techie wannabes, providing a fun way of coding and making apps. Boxes include a highly informative booklet, trading cards, temporary tattoos, stickers, and a lot more!

Read our Bits Box reviews to see the apps and skills we’ve tried!

Price: The monthly subscription is $29.95 per month, also available in 3 months ($86.85) and 12 months ($299.40) subscription.


3. Tinker Crate by KiwiCo

What we love: Develop and enrich your kid’s creative problem-solving skills! Every box of Tinker Crate includes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) projects specially designed for kids ages 9-16. Monthly boxes also include Tinker Zine, a reading material with fun science information, and extension projects.

See all our Tinker Crate Reviews and check out past STEM projects.

Price: Get the subscription for $19.95 per month, or save up to $155.40 with longer subscription plans.

Deals:

  • Get up to 4 months FREE! Use coupon code PRESENT.
  • Save 50% on your first month! Use this link to get the deal.
  • Save 10% off on Kiwico shop purchases! Use coupon code HAPPY10.

4. Spangler Science Club

What we love: Spangler Science Club is the easiest way for your homeschooled kid to experience the wonders of science in the comforts of your own home. Each package contains hands-on experiments and activities designed to make kids more excited about learning science! They currently offer 2 types of boxes: STEM Lab with 3-5 experiments and STEM Deluxe with 6-10 experiments. There are also one time kits that start at $34.99. Everything is ideal for kids ages 5-12.

Visit our Spangler Science Club reviews to find out what activities we’ve done in the past.

Price: STEM Lab is $19.99 per month, while STEM Deluxe is $29.99 per month. Free shipping to the US, $16 International.

Deals:

  • Take 40% off your first STEM Deluxe box for 3 month or 12 month subscription. Use coupon code SPANGLER16AF.
  • Save 20% on your first STEMlab kit! Use coupon code SIGNSAVE20. Not valid on deluxe box.

5. MEL Science Kids

What you get: Ideal for kids ages 5-10, MEL Science Kids sends science experiments and hands-on projects to help expand your child’s horizons. Some of the topics they have currently covered are Pressure, Sound, Aerodynamics, and Reactive Motion, and they’re coming up with even more. Boxes also include educational comics and a unique piece of a story that kids can collect. Subscribers are also encouraged to download their own AR app, which can accompany kids in learning about science!

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Price: Each monthly box is $24.90.

Deal: Get 25% off your first month! Use coupon code HELLO25.


6. Beautiful Discovery

What we love: Beautiful Discovery teaches STEAM skills using patterns and rhythms found in nature. This subscription box is ideal for kids 9 and up! Each kit includes science-oriented games and drag-and-drop block code, plus stories and art activities for preteens and fascinating lessons for adults or teens.

Price: Get a box for $35 per month.


7. Green Kid Crafts

What you get:  Each Green Kid Crafts box is packed with up to 6 unique and engaging STEAM kits designed to foster a child’s creativity while helping to raise the nation’s next generation of creative leaders. Junior Boxes are perfect for kids ages 2-4; Discovery Boxes are sent to kids 5-10+. Each box includes a 12-page STEAM activity magazine and achievement badges. Sibling and book add-on options are available.

Check out the Green Kid Crafts Reviews page to know more!

Price: Junior Discovery Box and Discovery Box Subscription start at $24.95 per month. Sibling Box starts at $44.95.

Deals:

  • Save up to $50 on subscriptions! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe. That's $15 off any 3-month subscription, $25 off any 6-month subscription, OR $50 off any 12-month subscription (FREE gift with first box with an annual plan)!
  • Save 50% on your first box! Use coupon code HELLOSUB50.

8. Creation Crate

What we love: Creation Crate is tech education in a box! Monthly boxes contain electronic projects with complete materials and easy-to-follow instructions, ideal even for those who have zero experience in building electronics. Projects range from games and music to displays, sensors, and more.

See our Creation Crate reviews to find out more!

Price: The monthly project costs $29.99.

Deal: Save 10% on your first box! Use coupon code HELLO10.


9. Eureka Crate by KiwiCo

What we love: Eureka Crate is a monthly STEM and maker subscription box that teaches kids and adults how to apply principles of science and math to make awesome things you will love to use every day – from an articulated desk lamp to an electric pencil sharpener to a wooden ukulele.  Every Eureka Crate includes an engineering project, detailed step-by-step instructions, everything you need to complete the project, a Maker’s Guide that explains all the design, process, and engineering behind the design, plus a design challenge to take your project knowledge to the next level!

Check out our Eureka Crate Reviews to find out more.

Price: Get the box for $29.95 per month.

Deals:

  • Get up to 4 months FREE! Use coupon code PRESENT.
  • Save 50% on your first month! Use this link to get the deal.
  • Save 10% off on Kiwico shop purchases! Use coupon code HAPPY10.

10. Groovy Lab In a Box STEMist Series

What we love: Hands-on experiments at home? Why not! Indulge your little engineer, scientist, or mathematician with fun science projects through Groovy Lab in a Box. It’s a subscription filled with hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experiments for ages 8+.

Read our Groovy Lab in a Box reviews to find out more.

Price: $29.95 per month. Free shipping to the US, varies shipping to Canada.

Deal: Annual subscriptions equal four months free boxes! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.


11. Little Passports Science Expeditions

What we love: Little Passports Science Expeditions is a monthly subscription science kit packed full of science experiments related to themes like rockets, forensic science, vision, caves and crystals, northern lights and magnetism, hydrology, and more! Science Expeditions lets kids solve real-life scientific mysteries every month through science experiments, hands-on STEM activities, and more. Every box includes a 16 page comic with scientific mysteries to solve and fun activities, 8-page experiment guides, hands-on experiment guides, and achievement badges for your lab notebook! This subscription is intended for children ages 9 and older.

See our Little Passports Science Expeditions Reviews for more details.

Price: It’s $25.95 for a monthly plan, $24.95 for a 6-month prepay plan, and $22.95 for a 12-month prepay plan.

Deal: Get ONE month FREE on any 6+ month subscription! Use coupon code FIRSTMONTH.


12. Black Girl MATHgic

Why we love it: The Black Girl MATHgic Box helps increase math confidence and decrease math anxiety in girls! It’s ideal for those who are on the 3rd-8th grade math level. Boxes will include math lessons and activities, fun educational items, a math affirmation, profile of a black woman mathematician + more!


13. Genius Box

What we love: Genius Box is a STEM-focused activity and education subscription box for children ages 8-11.  Each month, your child will receive a box containing 3+ STEM activities that they can do by themselves. Each month’s box has a different theme; previous themes have included sound, magnets, and circuits.

Check out our Genius Box Reviews!


14. Magic School Bus

What we love: Magic School Bus takes kids on a “field trip” even without leaving home! This subscription, based on the TV show of the same name, has a total of 12 kits which will be delivered to your doorstep one at a time. Boxes contain exciting and thrilling science experiments ideal for ages 5 to 12!


15. Little Workbox

Each month get up to four projects connected to a STEM theme, physics, chemistry, engineering, robotics and more! Our kits come with all necessary materials, tools, and instructions to complete successful projects. Unplug kids from digital devices and engage them in the real world with real projects!

Deal: Get 25% off your first box! Use coupon code HELLO25.


16. Math Bricks

A Subscription Service that combines the fun of building models out of Lego® bricks with a tangible exploration of fundamental math concepts. Intended for early elementary age children, each package contains a lesson, instructions for building a model, bricks, & a minifig. Building each model adds to previous models & prepares for future lessons.


17. MEL Physics by MEL Science

What we love: Perform up to three experiments a month through MEL Physics by MEL Science. They offer a completely safe and fun activity that involves the study of force, energy, and mass! Each kit comes with hands-on experiments along with the necessary hardware, components, and instructions, VR lessons, and live physical lessons that help every kid improve their academic performance. This kit is perfect for children between the ages of 8-14+.

You can see what experiments we’ve worked on in the past months when you visit our MEL Physics by MEL Science reviews.

Price: Subscribe to the box for $34.90 each month.


Social Studies & History

Extend around the world studies with a language app!

18. Atlas Crate by KiwiCo

What we love: The journey begins with your first crate, where you’ll meet travel buddies Anya and Milo. Explore your world map and master basic navigational skills. Build a real spinning globe! Collect Atlas cards to make your own travel book, filled with fascinating facts and photos.

See more at our page!

Price: $20 per month

Deals:

  • Get up to 4 months FREE! Use coupon code PRESENT.
  • Save 50% on your first month! Use this link to get the deal.
  • Save 10% off on Kiwico shop purchases! Use coupon code HAPPY10.

19. Around the World Stories

What we love: Around the World Stories has audio stories that will draw young listeners, ages 5-12, into the fun adventures of children from other cultures and countries, bringing to life how they live, play, eat, think and learn. Each 30-minute story comes with a parent guide including discussion points, background information and activities to make the story a truly memorable and educational experience.


20. Little Passports World Edition

What we love: Little Passports World Edition is a monthly kids’ educational subscription box with fun activities about the different countries in the world. This box is designed for children 6-10. Your child will learn about the geography and culture of the world with a monthly delivery of around the world adventures.

Read our Little Passports World Edition Reviews.

Deal: Get ONE month FREE on any 6+ month subscription! Use coupon code FIRSTMONTH.


21. Little Global Citizens

What we love: Little Global Citizens takes kids to a new destination every month through a curation of cultural materials in a box. It’s designed by a team of experienced travelers and educators for kids ages 3-7.  Each box includes a book, a toy or collectible, 2-4 hands-on crafts with supplies, activities like family games and musical activities with supplies, and dinner party theme. They also donate a percentage of their profits to Room to Read, in supporting education equality and literacy for developing countries.

Price: The box costs $38.95, and a sibling add-on of $10.95 per month.

Deal: Save $5 on your first box! Use coupon code HELLO5.


22. History UnBoxed

What we love: Learning history has never been this fun! History Unboxed is a monthly subscription that sends materials to help kids aged 5 to 15 learn more about ancient civilizations and other historic events. Items might include recipes, crafts, and art materials.

Take a look at our History Unboxed reviews to see more about our past projects.


23. Little Passports USA Edition

What we love: Little Passports (USA Edition) is a kids’ educational subscription with crafts and fun activities about the fifty states. This box is designed for children 7-10, but any bright kid 5+ would like it. Your kids will learn about the geography and culture of the United States with the USA Edition.

See our Little Passports USA Reviews.

Deal: Get ONE month FREE on any 6+ month subscription! Use coupon code FIRSTMONTH.


24. Mysteries in Time

What we love: Mysteries in Time is all about history! It’s an educational subscription box discussing history in a kid-friendly way. Boxes are ideal for 7 to 11-year-old kids and each one is packed with high-quality, fun, educational activities for children, all linked to a different period in history. Expect some fiction, non-fiction, puzzles, crafts, and more!

Price: Receive a box for $16 per month.

Deal: Save 20% off the cost of the first box! Use coupon code OFFER20.


25. WompleBox

What we love: WompleMail makes snail mail more fun and exciting! Created for kids who love adventures, each package will include fun letters and engaging activities about a new off-the-beaten-path place in the world. The box also encourages reading through storytelling and teaches kids about different cultures and destinations. This subscription is ideal for kids age 6-11.

Price: Each box is $24.99 monthly. You can save more when you subscribe to a 3, 6, or 12-month plan.

Deal: Get $5 off any subscription Use coupon code HELLOWOMPLE.


Art & Music

Want to get a little more crafty? Check out our list of the best kids arts & crafts subscription boxes!

26. Art History Kids

What we love: The Studio is Art History Kids monthly digital membership that introduces you and your kids to a new (super fun and engaging) art history topic each month, and invites kids to explore their own creativity through curiosity-based conversation and open-ended hands-on activities!

Price: $23 per month


27. Doodle Crate by KiwiCo

What we love: Doodle Crate is a member of the KiwiCo family geared toward kids 9+. It inspires young makers to learn new skills and gain creative confidence through craft and art projects by teaching them basic and intermediate techniques of a new artistic medium each month. The sky is the limit, and crafts made from the same kit can be kept simple, or they can be made as intricate as the artist desires.

Visit our Doodle Crate reviews to find out more.

Deals:

  • Get up to 4 months FREE! Use coupon code PRESENT.
  • Save 50% on your first month! Use this link to get the deal.
  • Save 10% off on Kiwico shop purchases! Use coupon code HAPPY10.

28. Music Library

What we love: Music Library introduces young readers to all types of music and musicians! Receive one children’s books about music every month, along with other engaging items and activities for kids. Parents will also gain access to a subscriber’s only digital resource page. Everything is designed to supplement each book and enhance the reading experience! Their boxes are ideal for pre-readers, new and independent readers!

Price: Get it for $37 a month.

Deal: Get 15% off any Music Library subscription! Use coupon code HELLOML15.


29. Sparketh

What we love: Learning art with Sparketh is fun and effective. Gain unlimited access to a library of 500+ bite-sized video lessons taught by talented mentors. With new courses added to the library weekly, you will never run out of new things to learn. Spark your creativity.


30. Masterpiece Society

What we love: Masterpiece Society teaches kids and teens a quality art education (both in technique and appreciation) with art courses and art appreciation curriculum that work for multiple ages and are FUN for the entire family!


31. You ARE an Artist

What we love: You ARE an Artist by Chalk Pastel is a Hodgepodge of topics from seasonal tutorials to sharks to American landmarks and the far reaches of space! Now, we even have video art courses. We think you will find that You ARE an artist with our art curriculum for all ages.


Books & Reading

See our complete list of the best book clubs for kids plus your award-winning picks of the best kids book subscriptions! Older kids? Check out the Best YA Book Subscription Boxes! Diversify your homeschool with these kids book subscriptions focusing on diversity!

32. Bookroo Chapter Books

What we love: Bookroo Chapter Books is a monthly book subscription for kids age 7-10! With this subscription, you’ll receive two gift-wrapped chapter books (one hidden gem and one admired favorite) sent every other month to help your child build their library, discover new books, and fall in love with reading.

Check out all our reviews on Bookroo Chapter Books.

Deal: Get 15% off on any subscription! Use coupon code HELLOBOOKROO. Gift Subscription not included. Cannot be combined with any other offers.


33. OwlCrate Jr.

What we love: OwlCrate Jr is a monthly magical book box for young readers ages 8-12.  Boxes will contain a brand new middle-grade novel, along with magical goodies that are both fun and educational.

Know more about from our OwlCrate Jr. Reviews.

Deal: Save 15% off your first subscription! Use coupon code HELLO15.


34. Kids BookCase Club

What we love: BookCase.Club now has a subscription for children of all ages – the Kids BookCase Club! You’ll get a monthly shipment of handpicked books that you and your kids will surely love. Each BCCKids case comes with three handpicked children’s books, chosen to ignite the imagination and inspire creativity.

Check out our review on Kids BookCase Club!

Deals:

  • Save 50% on your first month! Use coupon code HELLOSUB501M.
  • Get 10% off your entire order! Use coupon code HELLOSUB10.

Unique Extras

Check out these lists for subscriptions that will add all the extras to your homeschool:

35. Raddish Kids

What you get: Raddish Kids is a kids’ activity box about food and cooking! It’s ideal for kids aged 4 to 14+, and there will be new themes every month like Seasonal Spotlights, Global Cuisine, Creative Cookery, and Holiday Celebrations. Each box include 3 illustrated recipe guides, 3 culinary skill cards, a creative kitchen project, kid-friendly tools and collectibles such as Table Talk cards, a culinary tool, and an iron-on Raddish patch. Ingredients are not included but they will email you a shopping list!

Price: Monthly membership for $24/month, a 6-month membership for an upfront payment of $132 ($22/month), and a 12-month membership for an upfront payment of $240 ($20/month).

Deals:

  • Get $15 off on 6-month subscription OR get $30 off on annual subscription! Use coupon code RADGIFT.
  • Get $20 off on a 12 month membership! Use coupon code CHEF20.
  • Get a FREE Apron with 6+ month membership! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
  • Get $15 off on a 6 month membership! Use coupon code ATHOME.

36. Universal Yums

What you get: Each box from Universal Yums means a new adventure and a fun ride around the globe! The products selected are delicious, unique, and often extremely difficult (or even impossible) to find in the United States! Each box also comes with an interactive guidebook to steer your adventure – including trivia, games, recipes, culture, and more. There are 3 sizes of the boxes which are the Yum, the Yum Yum, and the Super Yum box, just choose which fits you best!

Read the Universal Yums Reviews to know more!

Price: $14.00 per month

Deal: Get $5 off your first month when you sign up for a Super Yum Box subscription! Use this link to get the deal.


37. Sonder Kids

What we love: Sonder Kids sends a wellness journal for children ages 6-12 every month. Subscribers can look forward to new themes in each box, plus interactive activities. This is a good opportunity for them to reflect and set intentions daily, identify and process feelings, develop writing skills, spark their curiosity, and discover who they are as they grow.

Price: Each box is $12.99 per month.

Deal: Get 20% off your first 3-months subscription! Use coupon code SONDERKIDSVIP.


38. CuriosityStream

What we love CuriosityStream is the award-winning streaming destination where viewers can journey through our world and beyond with over 2,000 documentary features and series. Whether you want to explore Mars or travel back to ancient civilizations, CuriosityStream adds new binge-worthy films and series each week, empowering you to dive deep into your favorite subjects and explore new territory sure to entertain, enlighten and inspire.

Price: $2.99 per month.


39. Yumble Kids

What we love: Yumble sends pre-prepared meals for kids, perfect for homeschoolers and their busy parents! All of their meals are suited to the specific tastes, nutritional needs, and portion size requirements of children. To make things more fun, they also include activities in each box! They also make it easy for parents because the meals only need minimal heating or no heating at all.

Visit our Yumble Kids Reviews page and see past box contents!

Price: Individual meals range from $5.99 to $7.99 depending on your box plan, and shipping is always free.

Deal: Get free shipping on every delivery + save up to 25% on meals! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.


40. Girls Can! Crate

What we love: Girls Can! Crate introduces girls ages 5-10 to a fearless female role model. Each box includes a 20-page activity book telling the heroine’s story plus games and experiments, 2-3 hands-on science, engineering, and art activities related to her field, a collectible button, monthly tips and strategies for parents raising fearless girls, and more!

Check out our Girls Can! Crate Reviews to know more!

Price: Each box is $29.95 per month.

Deal: Get 15% off your first crate in any subscription. Use coupon code HELLO15.


41. Sensory TheraPLAY Box

What you get: For young kids aged 4-9, this box delivers sensory toys curated by a pediatric occupational therapist. The box is actually suited for autistic children, those with sensory processing disorders, and those who suffer from ADHD, anxiety, and behavioral issues. The box sends out fun toys, so any kid will actually love this, although there are items that are sensory-specific!

Learn more by visiting the Sensory TheraPLAY Box Reviews page!

Price: Get the box for $39.95 per month.

Deals:

  • Get 10% off your first box when signing up for the month to month plan. Use coupon code WELCOME.
  • Get 10% off your first box! Use coupon code WELCOME.

42. THiNK OUTSiDE BOXES

What we love: THiNK OUTSIDE BOXES promotes exploration and survival in the great outdoors, and it even involves the whole family! Boxes are themed and will include outdoor gear, water-resistant resource cards, a 16+ page educational and activity booklet, as well as an outdoor challenge to do as a family. Your first box will also include a lightweight packable daypack and you can choose what color you like!

Check out THiNK OUTSIDE BOXES Reviews and see past activities!

Price: The box costs $34.95 per month. Free shipping within the US.

Deal: Get $10 off on any subscription order! Use coupon code HELLO10.


43. Ivy Kids

What we love: Create more bonding time between you and your young ones through Ivy Kids, a subscription that delivers monthly activities focusing on Literacy, Science, and Math. Box contents are designed to make sure that parents and kids will have quality time together. Ideal for kids ages 3 to 8 years old.

You can read our past Ivy Kids reviews to find out what activities we’ve done in the past months.

Deals:

  • Take 30% off your first box! Use coupon code IVYCYBER30.
  • Get 10% off on any past kits! Use coupon code PASTKITS10.
  • Save 20% on your first box! Use coupon code IVY20 .
  • Get 10% off past boxes! Use coupon code PASTKITS10.

44. PLACES, PLEASE! Theatre Box

PLACES, PLEASE! theatre boxes will provide hours of entertainment and education for your family! It’s a great STEAM resource for homeschoolers. No experience is needed for this step by step acting curriculum! Performances can be staged as simply as in your living room or go big and set up your garage, sell tickets and serve popcorn to an audience.


45. MUZZY

Muzzy offers a fun language learning experience for all ages - from pre-reader to reader, and even up to grade school. This digital subscription gives you full access to all 7 Muzzy languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese. Also included are games, songs, and animated series to aid in learning.


46. Lit League

Lit League is a monthly kids' book subscription designed by a team of educators. Each box will include a book, a book-specific vocabulary bookmark, 4-5 book-inspired activities, and discussion questions and answers.

Deal: Get 15% off entire order for Hello Subscription readers. Use coupon code hello15.


And that’s our list of best subscription boxes for homeschool kids! Did you find the perfect subscription box for your family?

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