Best Kids Subscription boxes – activity boxes
Being a parent, we’re all looking for new and creative ways to engage kids. From birth to 5 years, a child’s brain develops at the highest pace. And this is the reason, why early stimuli have a great impact on a child’s personality in the later years. What matters in these early formative years are the right explorations, positive stimuli, and quality Psychosocial experiences. Remember in our Parenting Journey, these experiences along with the genetics play an important role in a child’s behavior. With the way, digitization is taking over every age group, these subscription boxes, aka, activity boxes act as a breather. Let me tell you’ll, I’m not at all against the screen time. If we cannot give away our screen time, how can we expect kids to do so? But what matters is a right balance between the mindful screen time and delightful engaging activities.
While I’ll talk about mindful screen time soon this week, here, I’ll be sharing some of the best activity boxes available in India for kids. As a Parent, I’ve experienced all of these subscription boxes for kids. What after 30-45minutes of screen time a day? These activity boxes act as a perfect parenting partner due to the innovative and interactive learning which they offer. Let me tell you, most of these kits will act as an equilibrium between the Right and Left sides of the brain. While your child will certainly enjoy the creativity involved, their logical side will also become strong.
5 Best Subscription boxes (activity boxes) for Kids aged 2-6 in India
1. Flintobox :
I would say, Flintobox is one of my favorite subscription activity box. They have subscription kits ranging from 2-12 years, full of 3-4 thematic activities per month. Themes might be one, but the activities introduce kids to multiple themes in one box itself. As in a science concept to marine life to a DIY number play. Activities are a lot engaging and playful and the best part is kids learn via the modes of Role Plays and fun family plays. Read my detailed FIintobox review.
Mostly the kit includes :
- A “Flinto” character storybook
- All materials required for the activity with activity mats
- Detailed step by step activity instruction sheets
- All activities are packed in eco-friendly sheet
Apart from that, monthly you get lots of relatable worksheets for your kid, which are again fun to do. The best way to teach a child is via various interesting activities and worksheets and Flintobox does complete justice to it.
Age: Flintobox is available for 2-12 years old kids in 3, 6, 12-month subscription pattern. You can get to know the theme of your subscription months on their website.
Price: The basic kit is of Rs1195 per kit, but Various discounts are available from time to time and on different subscription modes. At the time of publishing this post, the sale is going on for different subscription modes.
2. Intellikit :
Coming from the house of one of best e-commerce portal for kids, First cry, this kit is indeed an “Intelligent Kit”. Intellikit is indeed for a smarter child. It has lots of activities to engage kids for a complete month. Having 8 activities per kit, much beyond the simpler ones, I found Intellikit as one which really taps on every skill and sense of a child. You’ll certainly have to sit with your lil one, which will ensure a perfect quality time. The activities are elaborate and fun and again theme based.
What do you get in your Intellikit?
- 8 Age appropriate activities
- A lovely storybook to tap the reading skills
- A whole calendar of activities
- Happy Tracker to keep a track of your child’s development over the time
- Set of worksheets to help kids retain the concepts
Age: Intellikit is available for ages 2-6years.
Price: The basic price is Rs1499 per kit, but again the discounts are heavy on subscription modes. They have 3 and 6-month subscription and at the time of publishing, more than 46% discount is going on. You can also opt for Trial kit of just Rs299 with a limited set of activities (3), 5 worksheets and a storybook. Check out my detailed review on my Instagram :
3. PodSquad :
PodSquad is an activity box coming from the house of educationists, experienced in designing educational books and its focus is on the theory of Multiple Intelligence by Dr. Howard Gardner, according to which there are 8 Intelligence levels. Read more about this theory here (Point #3)
This holistic kit, enhanced with related digital content, is available basis the age group and includes
- A colorful storybook
- A super adorable and funny plushie tody referred as “Pod”, which signifies kids personalities.
- Letter to parents with instructions of activities
- Cute certificate of achievement, which can be assigned to kids after the completion of the activity.
- Activities, all packed neatly in colorful drawstring bags.
This kit is rich in arts and crafts, varied science experiments, flash cards which are all quite a lot engaging and interesting. An added Digital content is a big plus and I recommend it thoroughly.
Age: PodSquad subscription box is available for kids starting from a year to 10 years.
Price: The basic price is Rs1500 per kit, but you’ll get it in a much better rate, due to the ongoing discounts. At the time of publishing this post, 50% discount is going on for most of the activity boxes on their site.
4. Xplorabox :
This monthly subscription activity box has lots of skill-enhancing activities. Again a thematic age-appropriate box, it is full of exciting DIY games, science projects and more. With the subscription modes of 3,6,12 months, you get 5 Fun based Learning activities neatly packed with instructions. You also get 20 downloadable activity worksheets via email every month.
Read out my detailed review on XploraBox
Age: Xplorabox is available for 2-12-year-old kids
Price: Basic price is Rs1199, but again you get it at nearly half the rate due to ongoing discounts in various subscription modes. The discounts are ranging from 40-50% on this basic price for now.
5. Magic Crate :
Again on the similar lines, Magic Crate activities are a lot of fun. Usually, DIY Project-based learning, you design the activities and then have fun with them in the form of play or various projects. The kit comes with 3 wholesome activities and one colorful storybook as well. Again, these kits are well themed every month, to give kids a good dose of learning with fun.
Magic Crate is available in 3 subscription modes, 3, 6 and 12 months.
Age: Magic Crate is available from 0years (with experiential toys crafted with love) to 13+ years (project driven).
Price: The subscriptions have various discounts and you can get a 12month subscription at as low as Rs599 per month.
For simple crafty boxes, with numerous cute activties, you can also check out DigitoxKits.
Conclusion on Kids subscription boxes (Activity boxes):
Convinced enough to try these activity kits for kids? All that you need is the right approach for this fun-based learning. These kits are worth try. You might love one subscription box (activity kit) over another and it is completely basis your experience. But the generic things remain the same, as
- Don’t think that your task is complete, once a craft/activity is done. You’ll have to re-iterate the concepts learned with many practical experiences.
- Many of these activities are re-playable. Keep on doing them more than once.
- As a parent, you’ll have to guide your child, but forget the thought of putting 80% of your own efforts. Your child should put in 80% efforts and you should jump in between only for the rest 20%. Control your temptation!!
- Leave the kids with their completed craft, you’ll wonder, how their imagination soars as they’ll bring across a new concept/story. Believe me, I’m always amazed at how much kids can think and weave around one craft.
Keep engaging kids by then!