I’ll be the first to admit that I am more than a little obsessed with monthly subscription boxes for kids. The idea is genius, and I love that I can have planned activities for the kids delivered to my doorstep. Of course, the stem subscription boxes for kids are my favorite, and we subscribe to an embarrassing number!
In this article, I’ll review the best monthly boxes for kids that will help them to learn skills important to coding. These monthly STEM kits are educational and fun! Coding is the perfect skill for your kids to pick up with monthly lessons.
A subscription to a learning crate is the perfect way to get kids excited about STEM. There are so many options out there with crates that it might be overwhelming to choose. Here are some of the most popular learning crates that will teach them the fundamentals of coding, and experiencing their world in a whole new way.
Bitsbox will help your kids master some pretty neat computer science challenges and be fun for them at the same time. They will work on projects online, and then once completed, will be able to play the project that they created. Bitsbox teaches kids to code by focusing on a single coding concept monthly.
The Bitbox crate will be like Christmas arriving in the mail each month to your kids. It’s perfect for kids from ages 6-14.
Bitsbox also runs a program for schools with workbooks and educational texts available to purchase for your classroom.
KiwiCo. has outstanding crates from little ones to adults, where they learn by experience.
They have the Tinker Crate, which is perfect for ages 9-16+, teaching them Science, technology, engineering, art and math, all at the same time. You can check their other lines for additional age groups.
Your kids will create some really cool stuff, looking forward to each month for something new to learn. KiwiCo. also has crates that will teach older kids how to make an electric pencil sharpener, a limit switch, and a lamp that actually works.
Your kids are sure to love Little Passports: Science Expedition. They will learn about solar power, how elevators work, aerodynamics, forensic science while creating neat projects that they will find fun. With a focus on STEM, the activities will be sure to stretch your kids thinking and imagination. These skills are important foundational skills for coding! Little passports offer learning crates for 3-year-olds on up.
There are so many great activities and neat things to make with your Creation Crate. It will teach your older kids about programming, circuitry, and problem-solving. Something they might not come across in school.
You will be able to make an FM radio that actually picks up stations, an infrared security system that actually sounds an alarm when someone walks by, and create a weather device that actually tells the temperature and humidity.
This is a perfect crate for your middle school-aged students. It involves challenging them with engineering, robotics, and critical problem-solving. Your child will make electronic games, a working calculator, a room alarm, and much more in the kits that they will receive in the mail monthly. Your student will learn how to create their own circuits, and other electrical basics with Make Crate.
Thimble’s Coding Crate will teach kids about robotics, and how electronics work while having them make really neat projects. Thimble will take your child’s knowledge of programming and coding, to a whole new level of understanding quickly. Who says learning can’t be fun?
This box is recommended for kids 8+, and will teach them concepts important to science, technology, and engineering. There are many labs in these kits that will challenge their thinking of how things work. Kids will be able to make three types of rockets being made out of balloons, paper, and foam, and many more great things to build. The Groovy Lab hands-on lab kit will be delivered each month with a new engineering challenge for your student to complete.
Benefits of Kids Learning to Code
There are several benefits of your kids learning to code. Some of the benefits of learning to code include teaching kids to think critically. Kids will gain new perspectives and learn to problem-solve efficiently. The job demand for coding only keeps growing, let your kids have fun and create a potential future for themselves.
STEM Subscription Boxes: Final Thoughts
There are hundreds of great subscriptions out there for learning crates for your kids. These are a few of the popular ones out there that your children are sure to love. Which crates do you plan on getting your kids this summer to keep them busy besides video screens? What other subscription crates have you received in the past did your children enjoy most? Let me know in the comments below!
Katie is mom of two rambunctious boys and a self-proclaimed super nerd. With a background in neuroscience, she is passionate about sharing her love of all things STEM with her kids. She loves to find creative ways to teach kids computer science and geek out about coding and math. You can find her blogging at Teach Your Kids Code.
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