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Published March 31st 2020
Fun activities delivered to your doorstep every month
Do not let the pandemic and the new laws from our government drive you crazy with the little ones stuck at home. Beat the madness and the boredom with this genius list of keeping the kids entertained and educated with Subscription Boxes that get delivered straight to your doorstep each month.

Children need to engage in educational, creative, and enjoyable activities. It helps them to develop essential skills, sharpen their minds, express themselves, and learn and grow. And now with many school children stuck at home, it is more important more than ever to keep them educated, creative and provide entertainment.

What are monthly subscription boxes?

Subscription boxes are themed packages that are sent by companies/ brands to subscribers each month. There is usually a flat fee, and the subscription box providers will 'curate' a selection of products/activities to deliver to your home. There are wide ranges of various items, including games, educational, cooking, creative, and more to suit each child's age and interests.

The list below features the best Child-friendly Subscription Boxes in Australia:

1. My Creative Box
Cost: $35.95 per month
Recommended Age: Toddlers (2-4yrs) or Preschool (4-7yrs)
Best For: Science, technology, engineering, art, and maths.
Details: This box of STEAM fun is based on learning activities that come with a new theme every month. Each month, the little ones will receive a box that contains 5-6 creative art and craft learning activities including instructions and parenting prompts to help support and guide your child's skills, learning, and development. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from My Creative Box Facebook


2. Box for Monkeys
Cost: Boxes range from $40-$70 per box.
Recommended Age: 3-12 years old.
Best For: Kids with a variety of interests.
Details: Each box features something for all interests, including puzzles, books/reading, play dough, plastic animals, eco-friendly, unisex activities, food, colour kits, animal build, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Box For Monkeys Facebook


3. Brilliant Boxes
Cost: Single Box: $33-$38, Two Terms (5 boxes): $160 & One Year (10 Boxes): $77.50 every 3 months for 12 months.
Recommended Age: 3-12 years old.
Best For: Homeschooling kids or kids who need educational supplements.
Details: Boxes include English and maths activities, curriculum theme activities such as civics, health, history, and arts, worksheets, game boards, cards, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Sunshine Collective Facebook


4. Peeky Me
Cost: Single Boxes: $29.95, 3 Month Subscription: $84, 6 Month Subscription: $165 & 12 Month Subscription: $315
Recommended Age:3-7 years old.
Best For: Art and craft, science, garden and cafe enthusiasts.
Details: PeekyMe craft boxes help children to be creative and imaginative. It also encourages the development of fine motor skills, problem-solving, and learning new things through inquiry. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from PeekyMe Facebook


5. Engineering & Science Kits
Cost: See website for all box prices.
Recommended Age: See each box for the recommended age
Best For: Science and engineer enthusiasts.
Details: These packs include science of hears, friction and projectiles, automaton, friction climbers, ballista, mechanics, pinball machine game physics, flight activities, robots and coding, chemistry, vortex lab, glow lab, electronics, science, and more. Do note- this is an American company that ships to Australia. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from KiwiCo Facebook


6. Craft for Kids
Cost: See website for box prices.
Recommended Age: See each box for the recommended age.
Best For: Little artists and creative minds
Details: These boxes include crafting materials and interesting techniques including building, exploring, and creating with science and art kits, handmade soups, journal writing, desktop corkboard making, building a solar system, playing with puzzles, arts and crafts including medieval, rainforest and dinosaurs, and more. Do note- This is an American company that ships to Australia. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from KiwiCo Facebook


7. Creative Kits
Cost: From $44.95 per box
Recommended Age: 5-8 age groups
Best For: Little artists and creative minds
Details: There is anything from making your own candles, magic, building your own kaleidoscope, gold panning, DIY music circuit, flower art, clay masks making, and much more. Click here for the website.

8. Bambino Box
Cost: See website
Recommended Age: Birth to 4 years old
Best For: New mothers and babies to toddlers.
Details: Every month you will receive monthly picks products, including fact sheets, themed and must-have products, craft packs, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bambino Box Australia Facebook


9. StickyBoo
Cost: See website.
Recommended Age: All ages
Best For: All interests.
Details: Each month receive awe-inspiring stickers created by talented artists and designers across the globe, delivered straight to your door. Each month includes 7-8 super cute, fun, creative and handpicked sheets of stickers to put on kids homework, lunch boxes, make a sticker collage, etc. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from StickyBoo Facebook


10. The Book Stork
Cost: $40 monthly or $37 per month for 3 months.
Recommended Age: 0-12 years old.
Best For: Bookworms
Details: Each month the little ones will receive two books lovingly and carefully selected for their age and interests. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Book Stork Facebook


11. Cruise Kids
Cost: See website subscription prices.
Recommended Age: All ages
Best For: All interests.
Details: Cruise Kids helps equip parents with quality toys that help your child's development every step of the way. Boxes include wooden toys, puzzles, numbers, memory activities, books, and more. Click here for the website.

12. Envelope of Awesome
Cost: $11.95 Monthly
Recommended Age: 4-14 years old.
Best For: Creative minds and all interests.
Details: This box will be packed with fun, cartooning, creativity, and education for the little ones. Each Envelope is based around a specific theme and will include, a letter personally addressed to the subscriber, how to draw, stickers, jokes, collectable character cards, puzzles, unique button/badges, fun facts, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Envelope of Awesome Facebook


13. Activity Boxes- From Aunt Matilda
Cost: Single Boxes: $44 & Monthly Subscription: $38.50 per month.
Recommended Age: 3-11 years old.
Best For: All interests.
Details: The little ones will not miss out on another adventure with these activity boxes. There are bug boxes, egg trails mystery boxes, and monthly subscription boxes which include STEM activities, wooden toys, musical instruments, old-fashioned games, art & craft, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from From Aunt Matilda Facebook


14. Castle & Kite Craft Boxes
Cost: See website for all box prices.
Recommended Age: 3-6 years
Best For: Creative & Artistic minds
Details: These boxes include 6-9 activities that are individually packaged so craft time is unique and has a purpose. Each box helps the little ones, particularly preschool-aged children, to complete them by practising their cutting techniques, practice their literacy skills, develop fine motor skills, encourage self-expression, and inspires creative thinking. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Castle & Kite Facebook
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Why? Keep the kids entertained and educated
When: All year round
Where: Deliveries are available across Australia
Cost: See above
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