Summer is quickly approaching, and soon, you’re going to have your kids around you all of the time. While parents love their kids, they don’t usually enjoy the constant “I’m bored” whine that they’re bound to hear.

Ward off the potential boredom with subscription boxes for kids! You’ll find a plethora of options to choose from, so whenever your kid comes up to you with “I have nothing to DO-OO,” because they will, you can hand them a kidbox and say “here, try this out.”

Your kids – and your sanity – will thank you.

Boxes for Kids and Summer Fun

#1 Cooking

All kids like to get into the kitchen and try their hand at cooking, but as parents, sometimes we aren’t sure how to make that happen.

Summer is the perfect time of the year to let the kids experiment in the kitchen and learn how to do some real cooking. Thankfully, there are many places you can get a pre-made box subscription that has everything prepared for you.

Foodstirs gives you and your kids the opportunity to learn basic cooking skills that end with delicious sweet treats for everyone to enjoy.

Kidstirs is another one that provides you with kid-friendly cooking tools, shopping lists, and educational pages, so your children can understand what is happening as they go from the farmers market to the table.

Raddish Kids is yet another cooking-oriented subscription box that will give you everything you need to cook with your kids, minus the ingredients.

#2 Arts and Crafts

Summertime is also the perfect time of the year to engage in arts and crafts projects with your children. Kids love to get messy, and they like to paint.

More often than not though, when you’re on your own buying materials, you end up buying more supplies than what you need because they’re sold in larger quantities than what projects typically demand.

Consider an arts-oriented subscription box that will give you exactly what you need, no more, no less. A couple of good choices include the Happy Trunk & DIY Happy Kit, as well as Green Kid Crafts.

Green Kid Crafts will send you a monthly box full of stuff to create fun crafts for your kids. You can tailor it to your kids’ ages, too, so if they’re younger or older, you can make this one fit.

Happy Trunk & DIY Happy Kits are also wonderful options. If you choose a Happy Trunk, you’ll get a box every month. Inside, you’ll find enough materials for 2-3 projects. The DIY Happy Kits are available on a quarterly basis and are geared towards older kids.

#3 Science

Do your kids sometimes say that learning isn’t fun? Make learning fun again with science crates that spur on the creativity and imagination.

Chances are the same things happen with science options that are out there. You probably hesitate due to having to buy the supplies, but with the different science crates, you can get exactly what you need.

Engineering and science go hand in hand, and most kids enjoy building things. You can get a Tinker Crate set up on a monthly subscription to let them have fun building and creating courtesy of the boxes that make science fun.

Alternatively, if your child likes to see how different compounds interact, maybe a chemistry set is more his or her speed. Check out Groovy Lab in a Box or MEL Chemistry to see what your kids can do.

MEL Chemistry is a newer subscription out on the market and is peaking up steam as you give your kids the opportunities to do hands-on experiences to see just how fun science can be.

After all, reading about science is boring, but doing science is a whole other thing that most kids actually enjoy.

#5 Pretend Play

Kids have a ton of imagination. Summertime is the perfect time to encourage creative play. What better way to do that than by giving your kids something fun?

For the princess in your life, consider the Disney Princess Pleybox. Inside, you’ll find official Disney products, a magazine, and a related DIY activity to get your child’s creative juices flowing.

You’ve also got the Hot Wheels Challenge Accepted Pleybox as an option, too. You’ll get some cars, shirts, and some track building options.

#6 Reading

If you have a voracious reader, you might consider getting boxes that encourage spending time curled up on a couch, expanding horizons.

You can find books for every age group, from preschoolers to older kiddos, too. LitJoy is great, as is The Story Box. For the littlest ones, there is also a subscription box called My First Reading Club that caters to pre-readers.

Take the Time

While these are great activities for summer, don’t forget that these monthly subscription boxes for kids are fun to have just because they’re entertaining. Rainy day fun, winter fun, these boxes can do it all. All you need to do is take the time to pick what you want based on what your kid will actually enjoy.

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