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9 Subscriptions Offering Free or Discounted Boxes for Family Fun

9 Subscriptions Offering Free or Discounted Boxes for Family Fun

Subscription boxes for kids offer lots of at-home activities for your kids during a time of social distancing. Here are some that are offering deals.

For most of us, it's only the first week of social distancing due to the Coronavirus national emergency, and you might already be running out of engaging indoor activities for the kids.  There are only so many games of Monopoly and Scattergories you can play in a row and you certainly don't want to rely solely on screen time activities. Luckily, some of our favorite kid-approved subscription services are offering discounted or even free boxes to help families stay sane, have fun, and continue to learn new things during this unprecedented time. 


In an effort to help families affected by Coronavirus continue to try new things and build new life skills, Kidstir is giving away 5,000 free cooking kits, beginning with Soup's On. Recipes for Oodles of Noodles, Pizza Soup, and Cheesy Broccoli Bowls; Giraffe Chopsticks and a Turtle Grater; a Soup Word Scramble; and six pages of learning games and activities like Make Your Own Bread Bowl and How to Use Chopsticks will be included in the free kit. Visit the Kidstir website to get your free kit

Raddish Kids

The kids culinary subscription service is offering 25,000  more free kits (on top of the original 25,000 they already gave out!) You can sign up on the Raddish Kids website to receive a free cooking kit on Thursday, March 19 at 9am.  Raddish Kids just asks that parents cover $4 shipping costs.  In the mean time, Raddish Kids has lots of free online content including a virtual cooking camp, recipes your kids can make with pantry staples, and learning extensions across science, geography, language arts, and more. 


Little Sous

Little Sous, a monthly, screen free, hands-on cooking club for kids, offers lessons, recipes, food science, creative activities, stickers, posters, games, puzzles, and so much more. In an effort to step up for families affected by the Coronavirus, it is offering a free digital download of one of its kits, Cheese: The Grate Adventure, through the end of April. This kit offers 6-8 hours of STEAM, language arts, and social studies activities through a cooking lens. Download your digital kit here and keep an eye on the Little Sous Instagram for 20 days of activities.

Banyan Tree

For 15% off Banyan Tree's activity boxes, use the code SPRING2020. It will also continuously update the website with DIY project ideas, tips and tricks to keep learning fun, hands-on educational learning ideas, kids recipes, and more. 

Little Passports 

Little Passports is offering 15% off all subscriptions and activities using the code SPRING2020 to help support learning at home during this time. Choose from Early Explorers (ages 3-5), Science Junior (ages 5-8), World Edition (ages 6-10), USA Edition (ages 7-12), and Science Expeditions (ages 9+) to learn about the world through experiments, activities, and other resources. 

Little Bookish Wardrobe

This imaginative monthly or one time box sends a children's book and 2-3 coordinating costumes and accessories to match the characters in the book. For 25% off all One Time Boxes, use the code READANDLEARN25. You can get 10% off month to month and prepaid subscriptions by using the code BOXFORYOU.

Brick Loot

The subscription box for LEGO and Brick fanatics is offering 10% off all boxes with the code LEGO10. You can also participate in the Daily Brick Loot Build Challenge for a chance to win prizes by visiting the Brick Loot Facebook page

Sensory TheraPLAY Box

This box filled with sensory friendly, self regulating, and therapeutic toys for individuals with autism is offering 25% off all boxes with the code SENSORY25. Boxes promote the development of sensory motor skills, stimulate the senses, help manage anxiety, and of course provide silly, sensory fun.



These fun and enriching science and art projects are currently offering a Learn At Home promotion for 15% off subscriptions (LEARN) and free at-home resources offering parent toolkits, activities by age, and daily DIYs. For discounts on individual crates, use code SPRING2020.

Main image courtesy Little Sous

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