Monthly kids subscription boxes are fun! These boxes are a great way to get children outside. Perfect for outdoor activities.
With all the “competition” from electronics, it can hard to get your kids outside! These 5 super cool subscription boxes for kids can help.
The Harvard Health Blog lists 6 reasons children need to play outside, but many kids don't spend enough time outdoors.
There are many reasons for this–electronics, too many scheduled activities, or lack of access to safe outdoor play areas. So, as parents, we need to look for opportunities to get outside.
When people ask why join Cub Scouts, I tell them that getting my kids outdoors is the top reason.
But when they aren't at a Cub Scout meeting, it can take some “motivation” to get them out the door.
Don't worry – these fun monthly subscription boxes for kids can help!
What is a Subscription Box?
A subscription box is a recurring delivery of a box full of niche products. These niches cover just about any interest you may have! Books, food, plants, sports, candles–you name it, there's probably a subscription box for it!
Here are some of the more interesting ones I've seeen.
- Marshmallow of the Month Club
- Unicorn Dream Box
- Skulls Unlimited (yes, a bone box!)
- My Sci-Fi Club
My favorite subscription is Once Upon a Book Club. Every month, I get a book and several gifts. Each gift has a page number on its packaging. You're supposed to open the gift when you get to that page of the book. It is so fun!
My friend Linda has a great list of subscription boxes that are perfect gift of the month ideas, so if you're shopping for an adult, you'll want to check it out.
But let's talk about the subscription boxes that can get your kids outside.
Seven Outdoorsy Kids Subscription Boxes
1. Think Outside Subscription Box
Think Outside is a year-long outdoor curriculum for kids ages 7 and up. Each month, your Cub Scout will get a box with a 24+ page education and activity booklet, resource cards, outdoor challenges, and 3 – 5 pieces of quality gear. Your first box comes with a daypack in your choice of either blue, pink, or orange.
The boxes have a monthly theme, so your kids can learn about topics such as first aid, star-gazing, or shelter-building. If you keep your subscription for the entire year, you'll get all of the themes.
2. Sports Box Co.
Sports Box Co. includes training aids, gear, and sports swag delivered monthly in a box! For kids of all ages who play baseball, softball, basketball, hockey, soccer or football.
The thing I really like about this box is that you can choose the age range for your child. For example, the baseball box has three options:
- Tee Ball for kids under age 6
- Coach Pitch for kids ages 6 to 8
- Kid Pitch for 8 to 12-year-olds
- Sr. League for kids who are 13 and older
3. Junior Golf Box
Each Junior Golf Box is designed to teach kids the fundamentals of golf. They'll learn all about golf including the basics, swings, etiquette, shots, terms, skills, trivia, rules, and more.
The subscription will include products such as golf balls, tees, training aids, apparel, accessories, gear, and more!
These boxes were created by junior golfers for junior golfers. They'll also help improve the parent's golf game!
4. Young Woodworkers Kit Club
The Young Woodworkers Kit Club is a woodworking craft kit series designed for children from 7-12 years old. Your first three kits will include 5 kid-sized tools.
The kits introduce many woodworking skills including how to use screws and nails, how to use sandpaper, how to handle a hammer, how to make careful measurements (and why that's important), and more.
Your kids will make crafts and toys they can enjoy right away, and they'll have fun learning as they go!
5. Sprout and Blossom Box
Sprout and Blossom is a monthly gardening activity box geared toward children ages 4 to 9 years. But don't let that deter you from getting it for different ages. Gardening activities are fun for everyone!
Sprout and Blossom's monthly themed boxes include:
- A book to go with the theme
- A planting activity or science experiment
- A craft
- Activity pages
- And more!
6. Get Outside Club
The Get Outside Club is part outdoor scavenger hunt, part escape room, and part mystery!
Whether trying to solve the mystery of lost pirate treasure or helping the police solve a case of a heist or going on a dragon quest, your kids will be immersed in these fun and exciting games.
Which boxes do you think your Cub Scout would like? Let me know in the comments below!
Note: “Sold out” just means the current box is sold out. You can still order the next box.
Yours in Scouting,
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The Think Outside box sounds terrific and so does the Sports box!
Tuesday 29th of September 2020
I think my boys would like the Sports Box. They are active in scouts and also sports (pretty much year-round). We have also like Kiwi Crates, which aren't necessarily outdoors, but they at STEM related and the projects are always fun and customized to their age/ability.
Monday 28th of September 2020
I think all of the Box subscriptions have great merit. Some that stand out to me as a Den Leader and as a Parent. Skulls Unlimited, What an opportunity to learn about animals in a way that provides interesting and potentially exciting things to share with Friends and peers. Think Outside, appears to be a well thought out program that could last all year and maybe even beyond. My favorite however would be the Super Power Academy Box. Who doesn't like STEM curriculum? And there is a parent guide to assist when I may not understand the concept or lesson!