Need some inspiration? We have tried every subscription box out there and have narrowed it down to a few of our favs. See below for a comprehensive list of some of the best boredom busters out there?
Young Wild and Friedman
This is a great option for kids of all ages. ZERO mommy effort. No instructions or steps, just open and let them play. Each month is a new theme that pushes creativity and imagination. This is true Mom bliss in a box. Play dough for days.
The 411: $35 a month (SO well spent!); have boxes curated for both girls and boys. Check the website as well as you can find a la carte items such as sensory bins, fun foams, and sands all with a cute theme. The cute boxes help keep you organized.
Eating with a light read! Junk food options from all over the world–each month a different country! This is perfect for those who want to travel and have all the experiences, but aren’t quite there yet. The box comes with an informational packet on the country–complete with a fun quiz. Eat and rate the food. So easy! Some recent travels include South Korea, and Greece.
The 411: Boxes range from $15-$38 dollars. The Super Yum box is a great deal.
They make it on every list and there is a reason for that. These boxes are great. They require more parent involvement but it’s pretty stress free! It’s a mixture of STEM and arts/craft projects. Great for one on one time with your child without having to read a novel.
The 411:$17.50 a month plus shipping (but search for discount codes!)
This will become your new obsession! Yoto reads stories to kids, plays podcasts and music all centered around the idea of no screens or extra technology. How it works: a card that has a book loaded onto it gets inserted into a player and then someone reads a book out loud.The club sends you two new book cards a month–let the kids pick from a selection and then they come.
The 411: $9.99 a month or $99 for the year
Pipsticks Kids Club
Monthly envelopes that are filled with colorful and unique stickers! Sign us up! Do you remember the days of sticker books? While our kids don’t quite do that these days, this is the closest thing to mimicking that joy! Great for art projects, decorating and making awesome postcards. Your kids will run off and start creating things right away. ZERO mommy effort at all.
The 411: $17.95 a month or petite pack $11.95 a month
MEL Science kits
Super cool BUT lots of directions for parents so that’s why they make honorable mention. Great boxes for your chemist at heart, not ideal to have around young kids. It’s 8+ and they mean it.
The 411: $25.90 a month
Happi Crafts Brain Changer Letter Box
These themed boxes come with a hefty price tag, but are so worth it if you have kids learning to read or do letter recognition. These seasonal kits are beautiful and fun. The maker is a resin play artist who makes fun tools for kids to learn letters.
The 411: Boxes range from $40-$70 per box.
Another great light reading and junk food box but this one is exclusive to Tokyo. Super fun items each month and always includes a fun toy that the kids love. Lots of US brands like Oreo’s and Kitkats but the flavors featured in Tokyo, like strawberry milk flavored Kit Kat. They always include a fun soda as well, definitely not a healthy box, but a fun one!
The 411: $31.50 a month