Remember when opening the mailbox used to be fun? When I was a kid, I wanted mail SO badly! I remember asking my mom how old I had to be to get bank statements like my older siblings. Can you imagine getting excited over a bank statement? I totally was.

I’m pretty jealous that kids today can get all kinds of fun mail. The good news for parents is this mail is also entertaining, educational, and can provide a much-needed break without the guilt of planting the kids in front of the TV. We’ve all been there.

I’ve rounded up some popular subscription boxes that provide fun activities to keep your kids happy and busy.

1. Little Passports

Your kids will love learning about other destinations with this monthly mailing. You can choose the Early Explorers (ages 3-5), World (ages 6-10), or USA Edition (ages 7-12), depending on your child’s age and interests. Your first shipment comes with a cute suitcase, and each additional delivery contains stickers, souvenirs, information cards, and more to help your kids learn about different cities, countries, and cultures.

2. Kiwi Crate

If your kids are into arts and crafts, imaginative play, or science, the Kiwi Crate has you covered. I first heard about Kiwi Crate three years ago, and I’ve been seriously impressed with their quality and the fun selection of activities ever since. Each box focuses on a theme like “Colorful Inspiration” and comes with enough materials for kids ages 3-8 to complete two to three activities. There is no shortage of fun in these deliveries, and the activities can provide several days of entertainment for kids. They also have other crate options for various ages and interests, including: Koala Crate (ages 3-4), Tinker Crate (ages 9-14+) and the Doodle Crate (ages 9-16+).

  • Website: http://www.kiwicrate.com
  • Cost: Plans start at $19.95/month with free shipping (discounts are available for longer subscriptions).

3. Bramble Box

Bramble box takes pretend play to a new level. Each monthly box contains props and other activities based around a theme like post office, detective, or florist. The idea is to encourage kids ages 3-8 to imagine and create their own fun, all while learning more about the world around them.

4. Awesome Pack

If spending time together as a family is high on your priority list, then the Awesome Pack is right up your alley. Each month they deliver a box to your door that contains a board game, a craft or other activity for hands-on fun, a mini puzzle or something similar, and an activity book. Each box is customized based on your family profile. They even offer options for families with kids under 15, and another for families with kids over 12.

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