Who doesn’t love getting a little box of awesomeness through the post? There are so many postal and online subscriptions for kids that cover a huge range of craft and educational activities. I’ve found things to help with reading, craft kits, STEM activities, gardening, cooking, writing and nature. Although I’m not the biggest fan of screen time, there’s some really good online subscriptions for kids available. There’s two different types of online subscription – printables based and those used on the website itself.
Here are my reviews of some of the online and postal subscriptions we have tried out. Some are more suited for particular ages than others. I’ve indicated under each photo what the appropriate age is.
Postal Craft Boxes for kids
This isn’t a postal subscription but it’s a really great way to do something slightly different, that’s then professionally finished, in your own home. They deliver everything you need to paint your pottery, but only within a 10 mile radius of the Chalfonts in Buckinghamshire. You can read my full review here.
I buy almost all of my craft supplies from Baker Ross but they also have a monthly craft subscription package for kids. The craft boxes are excellent value and my kids can’t wait to do the activities each month. Read the full review here.
Educational / reading subscriptions for kids
A children’s reading subscription with tailor-made boxes form 2-3 years, 3-4 years, foundation, year 1 & year 2. There are books, activities and worksheets in each box. We tried out the 2-3 years and 3-4 years boxes. Here’s what we thought of them.
This amazing educational postal subscription is suitable for EYFS / pre-school children. As well as all the resources to do four activities there’s a parent’s guide to help with learning through play. You can either buy the boxes as a one-off or a subscription. Find out how we got on when we tried out a couple of different boxes here.
A weekly kids comic subscription by a local company. Suitable for boys and girls. We’ve had this subscription for years! The artwork is incredible and the stories are really engaging. My review of The Phoenix Comic is here.
Nature Subscriptions for Kids
A monthly gardening subscription for EYFS and particularly KS1 kids. You get two things to grow as well as the resources for at least two nature crafts. Find out more about what’s in the box here.
Online subscriptions for kids
You can find lots of free home education resources for EYFS, KS1 & KS2 by clicking here.
There are lots of different subscription boxes that can be posted out to you, but there’s also a lot of online subscriptions available. These might be printables or access to apps and online activities.
Twinkl – Online education resources and activities for EYFS, KS1, KS2. Some resources are FREE, but there is also a subscription package available for full access.
Teach your monster to read – The online version is FREE. There is a small charge for the app, but there are also regular promotions when it’s FREE as well. Suitable for Foundation and Year 1 children.
The Maths Factor – Online maths lessons and games by Carol Vorderman. Suitable for ages 4-12. It’s £4.99 per month, and there’s a 21 day free trial. We tested this out during lockdown when the kids were bored with what was being set at school. They really enjoyed it! (affiliate link)
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